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Timetable Tallinn to Riga

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10:00AMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 02:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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10:20AMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 02:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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06:00PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 10:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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06:20PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 10:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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10:30PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h20 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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10:50PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h00 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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The fastest buses from Tallinn to Riga

Showing times and prices for Jun 22

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 13 m

Buses per day

6

Distance

280 km

Of the 6 buses that leave Tallinn for Riga every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 280 km distance in an average of 4 h 13 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:50PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h00 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
10:20AMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 02:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$241One-way
2nd Fastest
06:20PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 10:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$241One-way
10:30PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h20 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$181One-way
06:00PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 10:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$241One-way

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Mon
Jun 21
$18Lux Express
$202nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Jun 22
$18Lux Express
$132Air Baltic
Wed
Jun 23
$18Lux Express
$116Air Baltic
Thu
Jun 24
$20Lux Express
$98Air Baltic
Fri
Jun 25
$18Lux Express
$116Air Baltic
Sat
Jun 26
$18Lux Express
$126nordic regional airlines oy
Sun
Jun 27
$20Lux Express
$132Air Baltic
Mon
Jun 28
$14Lux Express
$148nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Jun 29
$18Lux Express
$98Air Baltic
Wed
Jun 30
$18Lux Express
$98Air Baltic
Thu
Jul 1
$18Lux Express
$98Air Baltic
Fri
Jul 2
$18Lux Express
$81Air Baltic
Sat
Jul 3
$18Lux Express
$113nordic regional airlines oy
Sun
Jul 4
$18Lux Express
$81Air Baltic
Mon
Jul 5
$14Lux Express
$81Air Baltic
Tue
Jul 6
$14Lux Express
$81Air Baltic
Wed
Jul 7
$14Lux Express
$61Air Baltic
Thu
Jul 8
$18Lux Express
$81Air Baltic
Fri
Jul 9
$18Lux Express
$61Air Baltic
Sat
Jul 10
$18Lux Express
$81Air Baltic
Sun
Jul 11
$18Lux Express
$61Air Baltic

The cheapest buses from Tallinn to Riga

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Cheapest

$18

Average

$22

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Tallinn to Riga will cost around $ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

Cheapest
10:30PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h20 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$181One-way
Cheapest
10:50PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h00 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$181One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:00PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 10:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$241One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:00AMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 02:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$241One-way
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10:20AMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 02:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$241One-way

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Journey Summary

Tallinn to Riga Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
4 hours 13 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $18
Buses depart from:Tallinn
Bus arrives in:Riga
Distance:280 km
Bus Companies:Ecolines, Lux Express

Buses from Tallinn to Riga

Traveling by bus offers a convenient and enjoyable way to travel between the capitals of Estonia and Latvia. There will be 15 buses from Tallinn to Riga, seven days a week, all year-round. The journey time isn't especially long, ranging from four hours 20 minutes to four hours 30 minutes.

Which bus companies travel from Tallinn to Riga?

Travelers will have a couple of options to consider when taking buses to Riga from Tallinn. Most buses are operated by Lux Express, but there are also a few daily services from TOKS. Both run direct to Riga, with no changes needed.

How long is the bus from Tallinn to Riga?

Buses to Riga from Tallinn will usually have journey durations of between four hours 20 minutes and four hours 30 minutes.

How many buses are there from Tallinn to Riga?

The Tallinn to Riga route is very well served by TOKS and Lux Express. Combined, the two bus companies offer 15 daily services. None of them require passengers to change at any stage, running straight to the heart of Riga.

What  are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Tallinn to Riga?

Departure Bus Station: All buses from Tallinn to Riga will depart from Tallinna Bussijaam - the city's major intercity bus terminal. Bussijaam is located in Lastekodu district, about one mile south-east of the historic center of town. To get there, passengers can hop on the number two or four trams, both of which run from the Old Town. The number four tram also offers connections from Tallinn Airport, but arrivals by air may prefer to catch the train from Lennujaam to Bussijaam. Transfers should take 20 minutes at most. Trains also run south to the bus station from Tallinn's ferry port, and take 25-30 minutes.

Arrival Bus Station: Buses from Tallinn will arrive at Riga's Pragas Iela bus station - which is attached to the city's largest rail hub. The bus station is less than 800 meters from the historic heart of the Latvian capital, and has direct tram connections to most hotels and attractions. Just catch Tram five, which runs into the downtown area, and takes 10-15 minutes at most. It's also simple to transfer from Pragae Iela to Riga Airport via buses 22 or 322. Expect transfers to take 35 minutes, while taxis should get there in 20-25 minutes.

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Buses from Tallinn to Riga
Take the bus to Riga easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Tallinn to Riga.
FAQs
Is travel by bus currently allowed from Tallinn, Estonia to Riga, Latvia?

Travel between Tallinn, Estonia and Riga, Latvia by bus is: Restricted.

What is the status of international entry into Latvia from Estonia?

International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Estonia

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Latvia from Tallinn?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons

What are the safety rules to follow in Riga, Latvia?

When traveling in Latvia, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 6/20/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Tallinn and Riga before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Estonia from Riga, Latvia?

The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Riga to Tallinn is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Estonia from Latvia?

Reentry to Estonia is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Estonia from Riga?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 6
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Tallinn, Estonia?

The government of Estonia has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

Last checked on 6/20/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Tallinn from Riga here.

How much do cheap bus tickets from Tallinn to Riga cost?
Bus tickets between Tallinn and Riga for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $18 (€14)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus to Riga from Tallinn?
If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Tallinn to Riga bus to cost on average $18 (€15)  one way.
How far is Tallinn to Riga by bus?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Tallinn and Riga by bus to be approximately 173 miles (279 km).
How long is a bus to Riga from Tallinn on average?
The Tallinn to Riga bus duration is on average 4 h, which is to be expected when traveling 173 miles (279 km) from Tallinn to Riga. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which bus providers should I travel with from Tallinn to Riga?
When taking a bus from Tallinn to Riga, you can count on Ecolines or Infobus for the best way to get you to Riga. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service between Tallinn and Riga and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Are there any nonstop bus services from Tallinn to Riga?
Yes, you can find a direct bus between Tallinn and Riga with Lux Express  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
When can I take the first bus from Tallinn to Riga? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus for this journey departs from Tallinn at 7: 20 AM. The last bus leaves from Tallinn at 7: 50 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Tallinn to Riga and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Tallinn to Riga to get the best deals?
If you buy a bus ticket from Tallinn to Riga within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $18 (€15) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Tallinn and Riga are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Tallinn
Riga
Tallinn
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Tallinn airport
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Tallinn sea port terminal A
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Tallinn sea port terminal D
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Tallinn, Estonia
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