There are 2 ways to get from Riga to Saaremaa by bus or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Pärnu 800703 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare 772 / ...

$17 - $57

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Fly, bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Tallinn (TLL) RIX - TLL
  2. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare

$41 - $133

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Saaremaa is to bus which costs $16 - $60 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Saaremaa is to fly and bus which costs $40 - $140 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Saaremaa. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Kuressaare via Pärnu bussijaam. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Riga and Saaremaa is 187 km.

The best way to get from Riga to Saaremaa without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 8 min and costs $16 - $60.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Riga to Saaremaa, including transfers.

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Riga to Saaremaa bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Rīga station.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Tallinn Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Riga to Saaremaa bus services, operated by Sarbuss AS, arrive at Kuressaare station.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Riga Airport to Tallinn Airport.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Saaremaa.
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  • Distance: 116.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Saaremaa, Estonia?

You can take a bus from Riga to Kuressaare via Pärnu and Pärnu bussijaam in around 6 h 8 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Bus operators
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Pärnu Bus
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Sarbuss AS
Website
sarbuss.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
sarbuss.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
sarbuss.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Sirel Reisid OÜ
Website
sirelreisid.com
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Kuressaare
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
sirelreisid.com
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
sirelreisid.com
Lux Express
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Sareta Aktsiaselts
Website
sareta.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Orissaare
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
sareta.ee

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