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from Cologne to Riga

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Travel Information between Cologne and Riga

distanceDistance807 miles (1301 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$39 - $142
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $39 (€33) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $39 (€33) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air or Ecolines

Travel 807 miles (1301 km) by flight or bus between Cologne and Riga. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $39 (€33). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Malta Air or Ecolines among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cologne to Riga.

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FAQs
Does Latvia have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling between Cologne and Riga?

Travel between Cologne, Germany and Riga, Latvia is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Germany enter Latvia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Riga from Cologne?

Conditions of entry into Latvia:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Riga, Latvia?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Latvia has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 12/7/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Cologne to Riga.

Are there restrictions on reentering Germany from Riga, Latvia due to the coronavirus pandemic?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Latvia is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Riga restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Riga?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 12/7/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Riga closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Riga from Cologne?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Cologne to Riga. You can take a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Riga?

The cheapest way to go to Riga from Cologne is by taking a flight, which costs on average $39 (€33).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Riga:

A flight is generally $103 (€86) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $142 (€119) from Cologne to Riga.

What is the fastest way to travel to Riga from Cologne?

The fastest way to get to Riga from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Riga can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 33 h 25 min   on average.

How far is it from Cologne to Riga?

You should expect to travel around 807 miles (1301 km) between Cologne and Riga.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cologne to Riga?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Riga:

  • Most travelers board their plane from Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Riga International Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Riga, Prāgas Iela.
Which travel operators can get me to Riga from Cologne?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cologne to Riga, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Malta Air to go to Riga by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Malta Air Cologne to Riga tickets on Omio for $39 (€33).
  • Ecolines can get you to Riga by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Ecolines from Cologne to Riga for $142 (€119) on Omio.
Where should I go next after I travel to Riga from Cologne?
Many of our customers traveling from Cologne to Riga don't make Riga their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Riga are Tallinn, Vilnius or Warsaw, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Riga to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets between Cologne and Riga online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cologne to Riga, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $39 (€33) one way.
  • A bus ticket costs $142 (€119) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Riga tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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