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There are 5 ways to get from Tallinn to Riga by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 14m

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

$14 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus via Pärnu  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu to Rīga 800706 / ...

$14 - $58

3 alternative options

Train  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu
  2. Take the train from Tartu to Valga
  3. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru 865 / ...

$19 - $25

Drive  •  4h 11m

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Riga 194.7 miles

$35 - $50

Fly  •  2h 37m

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

$32 - $112

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The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Riga is to bus which costs 12€ - 40€ and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Riga is to fly which costs 27€ - 100€ and takes 2h 37m.

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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 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tallinn to Riga. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Rīga pasažieru via Tartu and Valga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 47m.

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The distance between Tallinn and Riga is 280 km. The road distance is 311.5 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 4h 14m and costs 12€ - 40€.

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

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Tallinn to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Tallinn station.

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Tallinn to Riga train services, operated by Elron, depart from Tallinn station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Riga is to bus which takes 4h 14m and costs 12€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 16€ - 22€ and takes 7h 47m, you could also fly, which costs 27€ - 100€ and takes 2h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Riga.
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  • Distance: 174.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

Ecolines operates a bus from Tallinn to Riga 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $22 and the journey takes 4h 14m. Temptrans also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tallinn to Riga via Tartu and Valga in around 7h 47m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Train operators
Elron
Phone
673 7400
Email
info@elron.ee
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Elron
Train from Tartu to Valga
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Elron
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Pärnu to Rīga
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Phone
+372 600 6022
Email
temptrans@temptrans.ee
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Bus from Pärnu Bus to Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Temptrans
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Phone
+372 515 1882
Email
info@taisto.ee
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Go Bus AS
Phone
631 0011
Email
info@gobus.ee
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Go Bus AS
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Peatus Estonia

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

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Tallinn to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Rīga station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Riga is 312 km. It takes approximately 4h 11m to drive from Tallinn to Riga.

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Finnair and Air Baltic offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1152+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to line 4 tram which takes 18m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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