There are 5 ways to get from Riga to Tallinn by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 31 min

  1. RIX - TLL

$33 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus Minsktrans  •  6 h 3 min

  1. 7514

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. 800703 / ...

$14 - $45

Bus via Pärnu bussijaam  •  4 h 35 min

  1. 800703 / ...
  2. 171 / ...

$15 - $57

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. 195.5 miles

$35 - $55

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

Air Baltic flies from Riga to Tallinn 5 times a day. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Tallinn once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Temptrans also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Pärnu
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
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
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
peatus.ee
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Riga to Ainaži
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
1188.lv
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Ainaži to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Riga and Tallinn is 280 km. The road distance is 313 km.

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Tallinn is to bus which costs $11 - $17 and takes 6 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Riga to Tallinn is to fly which takes 2 h 31 min and costs $30 - $120.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rīga and arriving at Tallinn. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Riga to Tallinn, including transfers.