There are 5 ways to get from Riga to Tallinn by plane, bus, train 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. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Tallinn (TLL) RIX - TLL

$33 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Tallinn 800703 / ...

$13 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus via Pärnu  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Pärnu 800703 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu bussijaam to Tallinna bussijaam 171 / ...

$15 - $56

Train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Valga 866 / ...
  2. Take the train from Valga to Tartu
  3. Take the train from Tartu to Tallinn

$18 - $25

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Tallinn 195.5 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Tallinn is to bus which costs $13 - $45 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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

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The distance between Riga and Tallinn is 280 km. The road distance is 312.8 km.

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

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

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Tallinn. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Tallinn via Valga and Tartu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Tallinn.
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  • Distance: 174.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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 twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $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
Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Valga
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Website
pv.lv
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Valga to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
elron.ee
Train from Tartu to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
elron.ee
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Pärnu
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Riga to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 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

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