How to travel from Riga to Berlin

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from Riga to Berlin

You can get from Riga to Berlin by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Riga to Berlin on Dec 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:10AMRiga International Airport1h40 09:50AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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06:30PMRiga, Prāgas Iela20h00 01:30PMBerlin
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06:20PMRiga International Airport1h40 07:00PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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07:15AMRiga International Airport1h40 07:55AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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06:05AMRiga International Airport5h30 10:35AMBerlin Brandenburg Airport
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Travel Information from Riga to Berlin

distanceDistance522 miles (842 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $658
fastestFastest modeFlight • $658 (€599) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Baltic

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 522 miles (842 km) to Berlin from Riga. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Air Baltic among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Riga to Berlin.

How to Travel from Riga to Berlin

Travelers journey between Riga and Berlin frequently for both business and leisure. It is convenient to travel from Rega to Berlin by plane or bus with direct routes departing multiple times per day. Key arrival points in Berlin include the Tegel and Schönefeld airports, as well as the ZOB bus stations.

Buses from Riga to Berlin

Riga to Berlin Travel Comparison

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What is the best way to travel from Riga to Berlin?

Cheapest way to travel from Riga to Berlin


Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Riga to Berlin. Buses traveling from Riga to Berlin take at least 18:15 h to arrive either Berlin ZOB or Alexanderplatz bus station. Indirect services require a change in Marijampole (LT). Over 10 buses travel from Riga to Berlin every day with the first bus departing Riga at 9:40 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Riga to Berlin include InfoBus, Ecolines and Eurolines.

Fastest way to travel from Riga to Berlin


Flying is the fastest way to travel from Riga to Berlin. Flights traveling from Riga to Berlin depart from either Riga's main airport and arrive at either Berlin's Tegel or Schönefeld airport. Several airlines offer both direct and indirect flights throughout the day, seven days a week. Airlines that fly directly from Riga to Berlin include Lufthansa, EasyJet, Eurowings, and Air Berlin.

Most popular way to travel from Riga to Berlin


Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Riga to Berlin, as it is significantly faster and less expensive that taking the train when booked even slightly ahead of time. Over 10 direct flights travel from Riga to Berlin per day. Some of the airline ticket cost can be offset by planning ahead and booking your Riga to Berlin travel as far ahead of time as possible.

Travel to Riga

Riga International Airport is 10 km South-West of the city center and is linked by bus and minibus shuttles as well as taxis and rental cars. It is always cheaper to pre-book taxis while buses operate until late evening. International buses to Riga arrive at a bus station located within a short walk of the Old Town. Bus routes serve most major European cities. Trains from Russia and Estonia terminate at Riga Central Station, also located in the city center.

About Berlin

The epicenter of Germany's art scene, Berlin attracts everyone from history buffs to techno addicts with its variety of activities and different neighborhoods. If you're visiting during the summer, make sure to visit on of Berlin's famous beer gardens or take a party boat cruise through the city on the canal. No matter if you're taking it easy enjoying an excellent German beer in the park or raving until the sun comes up at one of the city's many famous clubs, Berlin has something to interest and excite young and old.

Travel Tips: Travel from Riga to Berlin

Travel Tips: Travel to Berlin 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 Riga to Berlin.

International travel from Riga, Latvia to Berlin, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Latvia?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Berlin if traveling from Riga?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Berlin, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Riga and Berlin.

Return travel to Riga, Latvia from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Latvia from Germany?

Entry into Latvia is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Latvia from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Latvia:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Latvia?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Latvia to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Riga, Latvia was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Riga from Berlin.

There are 4 ways to travel from Riga to Berlin including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Riga and Berlin is by taking a train with an average price of $9 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Berlin:

A train is $123 (€112) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Riga to Berlin costing on average $132 (€120).

A train is generally $649 (€591) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $658 (€599) from Riga to Berlin.

The fastest way from Riga to Berlin is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Berlin that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Berlin by bus can take on average 18 h 45 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

The distance from Riga to Berlin is approximately 522 miles (842 km).

The average frequency per day from Riga to Berlin is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Berlin from Riga as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Riga, Prāgas Iela to Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Riga International Airport and arrive in Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Riga to Berlin:

  • You can go to Berlin from Riga by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $132 (€120) with Flixbus from Riga to Berlin on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Riga and Berlin with Air Baltic, and you can find Air Baltic Riga to Berlin tickets for $658 (€599) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Riga to Berlin with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Berlin with Flixbus or Ecolines with 1 direct bus per day.

Direct services to Berlin tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Many of our customers traveling from Riga to Berlin don't make Berlin their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Berlin are Amsterdam, Prague or Paris, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Berlin to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Riga to Berlin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $132 (€120) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $658 (€599) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $9 (€8) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Riga to Berlin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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