There are 5 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga by subway, plane, train, bus, night 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

Line 2 Metro, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the line 2 Metro from Sennaya Ploshchad to Park Pobedy
  2. Fly from St. Petersburg (LED) to Riga (RIX) LED - RIX

$87 - $252

Cheapest option

Night train  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Riga Pass Express

$19 - $45

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Pskow Pass Express
  2. Take the bus from Pskov to Riga 858102

$22 - $47

Bus  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Балтийский Вокзал to Rīga 858004 / ...

$25 - $55

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Riga 357.2 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga is to night train which costs RUB 1200 - RUB 2900 and takes 14 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga is to line 2 Metro and fly which costs RUB 5500 - RUB 16000 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Saint Petersburg and Riga is 491 km. The road distance is 571.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 50 min to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Балтийский Вокзал and arriving at Rīga. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from St Petersburg Vitebskii and arriving at Riga Pass. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Saint Petersburg, Russia and Riga, Latvia?

Lux Express operates a bus from Saint Petersburg to Riga every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $55 and the journey takes 11 h 1 min. Ecolines also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from St. Petersburg to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Pskow Pass
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Kupé)
$16 - $24
Night train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
14 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
AutoFavorit
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Pskov to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Балтийский Вокзал to Rīga
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Schedules at
ticket.luxexpress.eu

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