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

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

Bus Ecolines  •  4 h 14 min

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

$15 - $23

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

$12 - $17

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Riga 194.7 miles

$35 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 36 min

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

$30 - $112

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

Ecolines operates a bus from Tallinn to Riga 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 4 h 14 min. Alternatively, Air Baltic flies from Tallinn to Riga 4 times a day.

Air Baltic
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Avg. Duration
50 min
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Bus operators
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Bus from Tallinn to Ainaži
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
Book at
1188 Latvia
Bus from Ainaži to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tallinn to Riga?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Riga?

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Riga is to bus which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Tallinn to Riga?

The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Riga is to fly which takes 2 h 36 min and costs 24€ - 95€.

Is there a direct bus between Tallinn and Riga?

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.

How long does it take to get from Tallinn to Riga?

The bus from Tallinn to Rīga takes 4 h 14 min including transfers and departs three times a day.