There are 4 ways to get from Tallinn to Riga by plane, bus 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

Fly  •  2 h 31 min

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

$30 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus Minsktrans  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Ainaži
  2. Take the bus from Ainaži to Riga 7514

$11 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus Ecolines  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 800706 / ...

$14 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Riga 194.7 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Riga is to bus which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Riga is to fly which takes 2 h 31 min and costs 26€ - 100€.

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The distance between Tallinn and Riga is 280 km. The road distance is 312 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Tallinn to Riga, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tallinn and arriving at Rīga. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 14 min.

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What companies run services between Tallinn, Estonia and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic flies from Tallinn to Riga 5 times a day. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Tallinn to Riga 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min. Temptrans also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Bus operators
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Tallinn to Ainaži
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
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ticketbus.by
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Ainaži to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
1188.lv

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