There are 3 ways to get from Valga to Riga by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru 875 / ...

$5 - $8

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Valkas AO to Rīgas SAO 7600 / ...

$6 - $13

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Valga to Riga 158.8 km

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Valga to Riga is to train which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Valga to Riga is to drive which costs 16€ - 24€ and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valkas AO and arriving at Rīgas SAO. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valga and arriving at Rīga pasažieru. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Valga and Riga is 149 km. The road distance is 158.8 km.

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The best way to get from Valga to Riga without a car is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs 4€ - 7€.

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The train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru takes 2h 31m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Valga to Riga bus services, operated by SIA "VTU Valmiera", depart from Valkas AO station.

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Valga to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Valga station.

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  • Distance: 148.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

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

Latvian Railways (PV) operates a train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 2h 31m. Alternatively, SIA "VTU Valmiera" operates a bus from Valkas AO to Rīgas SAO 5 times a day, and the journey takes 3h 30m. Three other operators also service this route.

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The best way to get from Valga to Riga is to train which takes 2h 31m and costs 4€ - 7€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 6€ - 12€ and takes 3h 30m.

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Valga to Riga bus services, operated by SIA "VTU Valmiera", arrive at Rīgas SAO station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Valga to Riga is 159 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Valga to Riga.

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