There are 6 ways to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga by subway, plane, train, bus or car

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Line 2 Metro to Pulkovo, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  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  •  11 h 1 min

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

$24 - $45

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Train to Helsinki, fly  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Riga (RIX) HEL - RIX

$106 - $230

Train, bus  •  10 h 33 min

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

$34 - $45

Train  •  14 h 17 min

  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 Riga 865 / ...

$41 - $74

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Saint Petersburg to Riga 357.2 miles

$60 - $95

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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 11 h 1 min.

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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 Riga via Tapa, Tartu and Valga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 17 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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The best way to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min 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 11 h 1 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Pulkovo Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Saint Petersburg to Riga.
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  • Distance: 306.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

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 11 h 1 min. 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 14 h 17 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Pulkovo to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Helsinki to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Riga via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Train operators
VR Osakeyhtiö
Phone
0600 41 902
Email
firstname.lastname@vr.fi
Website
vr.fi
Train from Pietari (Finljandski) to Tikkurila
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
vr.fi
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from St Petersburg Vitebskii to Pskow Pass
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$11 - $18
2nd Class (Kupé)
$16 - $24
Go Rail
Website
gorail.ee
Train from Saint-Peterburg Moskovsky Station to Tapa
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Once 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
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tapa to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
elron.ee
Train from Tartu to Valga
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
elron.ee
Latvian Railways (PV)
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 - $19
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

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Riga is 1 h behind Saint Petersburg. It is currently 3:38 PM in Saint Petersburg and 3:38 PM in Riga.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saint Petersburg to Riga is 571 km. It takes approximately 8 h 14 min 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 1110+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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