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

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Line 2 Metro, fly  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the line 2 Metro from Sennaya Ploshchad to Moskovskaya
  2. Fly from Pulkovo (LED) to Riga (RIX) LED - RIX

$87 - $252

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Bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Baltiyskaya to Rīga 858004 / ...

$24 - $45

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  10h 33m

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

$34 - $45

Train  •  14h 15m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tapa
  2. Take the train from Tapa to Tartu
  3. Take the train from Tartu to Valga
  4. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru 865 / ...

$41 - $73

Drive  •  8h 14m

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Riga 357.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga is to train and bus which costs RUB 2200 - RUB 3000 and takes 10h 33m.

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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 17000 and takes 4h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Baltiyskaya and arriving at Rīga. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saint Petersburg station to Riga. However, there are services departing from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station and arriving at Rīga pasažieru via Tapa, Tartu and Valga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 15m.

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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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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 10h 33m and costs RUB 2200 - RUB 3000.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga, including transfers.

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Saint Petersburg to Riga bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Baltiyskaya station.

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Saint Petersburg to Riga train services, operated by Go Rail, arrive at Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station.

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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga is to bus which takes 11h 1m and costs RUB 1600 - RUB 2900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs RUB 2600 - RUB 4800 and takes 14h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga.
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  • Distance: 306.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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 $24 - $45 and the journey takes 11h 1m. Ecolines also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Saint Petersburg to Riga via Tapa, Tartu, and Valga in around 14h 15m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
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
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $23
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$11 - $18
2nd Class (Kupé)
$15 - $23
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tapa
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $55
Website
gorail.ee
Seating
$24 - $27
3rd Class (open sleeping)
$40 - $44
2nd Class (coupe)
$48 - $53
1st Class (SV coupe)
$100 - $110
Elron
Phone
673 7400
Email
info@elron.ee
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tapa to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Elron
Train from Tartu to Valga
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Elron
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
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Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Pskov to Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Saint Petersburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Saint Petersburg to Riga bus services, operated by Lux Express, arrive at Rīga station.

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Riga is 1h behind Saint Petersburg. It is currently 8:53 PM in Saint Petersburg and 7:53 PM in Riga.

Saint Petersburg to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Rīga pasažieru station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Riga is 571 km. It takes approximately 8h 14m to drive from Saint Petersburg to Riga.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Pulkovo Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1152+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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