The cheapest buses from Tallinn to Riga

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$20

Average

$25

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 $ 25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 20.

2nd Cheapest
10:30PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h20 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$201One-way
2nd Cheapest
10:50PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h00 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$201One-way
01:00PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h40 05:40PMRiga, Prāgas Iela
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$211One-way
08:00AMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 12:25PMRiga, Prāgas Iela
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$211One-way
06:30AMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h20 10:50AMRiga, Prāgas Iela
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$211One-way

COMPARE Prices across different modes

Fri
Sep 17
$35Lux Express
$352Air Baltic
Sat
Sep 18
$19Flixbus
$147Air Baltic
Sun
Sep 19
$21Ecolines
$175Air Baltic
Mon
Sep 20
$17Flixbus
$115Air Baltic
Tue
Sep 21
$17Lux Express
$97Air Baltic
Wed
Sep 22
$17Lux Express
$97Air Baltic
Thu
Sep 23
$17Lux Express
$97Air Baltic
Fri
Sep 24
$15Flixbus
$97Air Baltic
Sat
Sep 25
$15Flixbus
$97Air Baltic
Sun
Sep 26
$17Flixbus
$97Air Baltic
Mon
Sep 27
$17Flixbus
$97Air Baltic
Tue
Sep 28
$17Lux Express
$80Air Baltic
Wed
Sep 29
$17Lux Express
$80Air Baltic
Thu
Sep 30
$17Lux Express
$80Air Baltic
Fri
Oct 1
$15Flixbus
$80Air Baltic
Sat
Oct 2
$16Flixbus
$80Air Baltic
Sun
Oct 3
$13Lux Express
$80Air Baltic
Mon
Oct 4
$13Lux Express
$60Air Baltic
Tue
Oct 5
$17Lux Express
$60Air Baltic
Wed
Oct 6
$17Lux Express
$60Air Baltic
Thu
Oct 7
$17Lux Express
$60Air Baltic

The fastest buses from Tallinn to Riga

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

4 h

Average

4 h 16 m

Buses per day

17

Distance

280 km

Of the 17 buses that leave Tallinn for Riga every day 17 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 16 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 40 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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$201One-way
2nd Fastest
04:20PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 08:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$261One-way
2nd Fastest
10:20AMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 02:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$241One-way
2nd Fastest
09:20AMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 01:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$261One-way
2nd Fastest
12:50PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 04:55PMRīga, Prāgas iela
0 changes
$291One-way

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Bus Information from Tallinn to Riga

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$21 (€16)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus companiesEcolines, Lux Express, TOKS, Infobus or Eurolines Lithuania

Buses from Tallinn to Riga cover the 173 miles (279 km) long trip taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Ecolines, Lux Express, TOKS, Infobus or Eurolines Lithuania. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $21 (€16), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $17 (€14).

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Tallinn
Riga
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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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