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There are 6 ways to get from Stockholm to Riga by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Stockholm

  1. Fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Riga (RIX)

Fly from Stockholm Bromma

  1. Fly from Stockholm Bromma (BMA) to Riga (RIX)

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Stockholm City station to Nynäshamn station
  2. Take the car ferry from Nynäshamn to Ventspils
  3. Take the bus from Ventspils AO to Tukuma lauktehnika
  4. Take the train from Tukums 2 to Rīga pasažieru

Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Riga

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Stockholm to Berlin central bus station
  2. Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Riga Bus Station

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn
  2. Drive from Tallinn to Riga

Stockholm to Riga by bus

The bus journey time between Stockholm and Riga is around 37h 40m and covers a distance of around 2371 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by FlixBus, the Stockholm to Riga bus service departs from Stockholm and arrives in Riga Bus Station. Typically 11 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

11 Weekly Buses
37h 40m Average Duration
$113 Cheapest Price
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International entry into Latvia from Sweden

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Latvia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals, with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Latvia from Sweden

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Latvia

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Considerations leaving from Sweden

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Latvia is currently allowed from Sweden.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Riga is 113, 8303.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Riga is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Riga is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 113, 8303.

No, returning to Sweden from Latvia is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 15 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Stockholm to Riga is to fly which costs 350 kr - 2100 kr and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Stockholm to Riga is to fly which costs 350 kr - 2100 kr and takes 3h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stockholm to Riga station. However, there are services departing from Stockholm and arriving at Riga Bus Station via Berlin ZOB [Fernbus]. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Stockholm and arriving at Riga. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h.

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The distance between Stockholm and Riga is 442 km.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Riga without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 16h 6m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 55m to get from Stockholm to Riga, including transfers.

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Stockholm to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stockholm station.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Riga is to fly which takes 3h 55m and costs 350 kr - 2100 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 1100 kr - 1400 kr and takes 37h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Stockholm to Riga.
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  • Distance: 442.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 55m

What companies run services between Stockholm, Sweden and Riga, Latvia?

Norwegian Air International, Air Baltic and Ryanair fly from Stockholm to Riga 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stockholm to Riga via Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] in around 37h 40m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Stockholm to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Flights from Stockholm Bromma to Riga via Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Stockholm to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$8 - $110
Flights from Stockholm Bromma to Riga via Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$18 - $120
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Stockholm Bromma to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Stockholm to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$12 - $170
Train operators
Bus operators
IK "Auto un būve"
Phone
+371 67 280 485
Email
info@atd.lv
Website
atd.lv
Bus from Ventspils AO to Tukuma lauktehnika
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
IK "Auto un būve"
Pašvaldības SIA "Ventspils reiss"
Phone
+371 63 629 904
Email
v.reiss@ventspils.lv
Website
ventspilsreiss.lv
Bus from Ventspils AO to Tukuma lauktehnika
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
Pašvaldības SIA "Ventspils reiss"
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stockholm to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Riga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Stena Line
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Stockholm to Riga
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $190
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
$75 - $140
Inside cabin
$85 - $120
Outside cabin
$130 - $190
Deluxe/Suite
$310 - $430
Car ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $200
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
$75 - $150
Inside cabin
$90 - $120
Outside cabin
$140 - $200
Deluxe/Suite
$330 - $450
Adult
$90 - $140

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The quickest flight from Stockholm Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Stockholm to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Riga Bus Station.

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Riga is 1h ahead of Stockholm. It is currently 1:15 AM in Stockholm and 2:15 AM in Riga.

Norwegian Air International, Ryanair and Air Baltic offer flights from Stockholm Airport to Riga Airport.

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Book your Stockholm to Riga bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 153+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Stockholm to Stockholm Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 277 kr.

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