There are 4 ways to get from Valga to Riga by train, 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

Train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. 874 / ...

$7

3 alternative options

Bus 1188 Latvia  •  3 h 15 min

  1. 7600 / ...

$7 - $12

Bus Ecolines  •  3 h 55 min

  1. 801202

$7 - $11

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. 99.3 miles

$17 - $26

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

1188 Latvia operates a train from Valga to Riga twice daily. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, 1188 Latvia operates a bus from Valga to Riga 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Ecolines also services this route once daily.

Train operators
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
1188.lv
Bus operators
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Valka to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
1188.lv
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Valka to Rīga
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Valka to Rīga Pļavnieki-2
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Valga and Riga is 149 km. The road distance is 159 km.

The cheapest way to get from Valga to Riga is to train which costs 6€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Valga to Riga is to drive which takes 2 h 7 min and costs 15€ - 22€.

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 2 h 42 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valka and arriving at Riga. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

The train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru takes 2 h 42 min including transfers and departs twice daily.