There are 4 ways to get from Riga to Tartu by bus, train or car
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Bus Ecolines • 4 h 12 min
$11 - $23
Train • 4 h 55 min
$10 - $13
2 alternative options
Bus 1188 Latvia • 6 h
$11 - $16
Drive • 3 h 17 min
$27 - $40
Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Riga to Tartu is to train which costs $10 - $14 and takes 4 h 55 min.
The quickest way to get from Riga to Tartu is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 3 h 17 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rīga and arriving at Tartu. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 12 min.
No, there is no direct train from Riga to Tartu. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Tartu via Valga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.
The distance between Riga and Tartu is 223 km. The road distance is 245.1 km.
The best way to get from Riga to Tartu without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $11 - $23.
The bus from Rīga to Tartu takes 4 h 12 min including transfers and departs twice daily.
Riga to Tartu bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Rīga station.
Riga to Tartu train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.
The best way to get from Riga to Tartu is to bus which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $11 - $23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $10 - $14 and takes 4 h 55 min.
What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Tartu, Estonia?
Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Tartu twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Tartu via Valga in around 4 h 55 min.
Bus from Rīga to Tartu
- Ave. Duration
- 4 h 12 min
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $11 - $23
- Schedules at
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More Questions & Answers
Riga to Tartu bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Tartu station.
Riga to Tartu train services, operated by Elron, arrive at Tartu station.
Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Tartu is 245 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Riga to Tartu.
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