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There are 6 ways to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Riga (RIX)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ülemiste to Valga
  2. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru

4 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn, Bus Station to Riga Bus Station

Bus via Viru

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Riga

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Riia

Drive

  1. Drive from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga

Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga by bus

The bus journey time between Tallinn Airport (TLL) and Riga is around 4h 37m and covers a distance of around 314 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7 min. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 35m. Operated by Go Bus AS, Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS and FlixBus, the Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga bus service departs from Lennujaam and arrives in Riga Bus Station. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
4h 30m
Layover time:
7 min
Total time:
4h 37m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
4h 35m
Bus distance:
314 km
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$19
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
14:45
Last bus departs at:
14:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga is to train which costs €15 - €24 and takes 6h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga is to fly. Taking this option will cost €26 - €120 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga station. However, there are services departing from Lennujaam and arriving at Riga Bus Station via Tallinn, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga. However, there are services departing from Ülemiste and arriving at Rīga pasažieru via Valga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 37m.

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The distance between Tallinn Airport (TLL) and Riga is 278 km. The road distance is 312.7 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 5h 31m and costs €16 - €23.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga, including transfers.

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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Tallinn, Bus Station.

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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga train services, operated by Elron, depart from Ülemiste station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga is to fly which takes 1h 24m and costs €26 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €23 and takes 5h 31m, you could also train, which costs €15 - €24 and takes 6h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga.
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  • Distance: 277.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

What companies run services between Tallinn Airport (TLL), Estonia and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic flies from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Tallinn, Bus Station to Riga Bus Station 4 times a week. Tickets cost $19 - $24 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Train operators
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Tallinn, Bus Station to Riga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $24
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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Lux Express
Phone
+372 6800 909
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Lux Express
Night bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Riia
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Lux Express

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Riga Bus Station.

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Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Rīga pasažieru station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga is 313 km. It takes approximately 4h 15m to drive from Tallinn Airport (TLL) to Riga.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport.

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