How to travel from Riga to Saint-Petersburg

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Travel Information to Saint-Petersburg from Riga

distanceDistance304 miles (491 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $121 (€108) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLux Express or Air Baltic

Travel 304 miles (491 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Saint-Petersburg from Riga. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lux Express or Air Baltic among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Riga to Saint-Petersburg.

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Travel from Riga, Latvia to Saint-Petersburg, Russia is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Saint-Petersburg from Riga restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Saint-Petersburg, Russia from Riga?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Saint-Petersburg, Russia?

The government of Russia has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 6/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Riga and Saint-Petersburg closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Riga, Latvia from Russia is: Restricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Latvia from Russia?

Entry into Latvia is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Russia.

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

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 6/25/22. 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 Saint-Petersburg.

There are 4 ways to get from Riga to Saint-Petersburg: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Saint-Petersburg is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $1 (€1) compared to other travel options to Saint-Petersburg:

Taking a ferry is usually $36 (€33) less than taking a bus to Saint-Petersburg, which costs on average $36 (€33) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $121 (€108) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $121 (€108) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is about $6 (€5) less than taking a train, which costs on average $6 (€5) for this trip.

The fastest way from Riga to Saint-Petersburg is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Saint-Petersburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h.

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

In comparison, getting to Saint-Petersburg by train can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 304 miles (491 km) from Riga to Saint-Petersburg.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Riga to Saint-Petersburg:

  • Buses mostly depart from Riga, Prāgas Iela and arrive in Санкт-Петербург (St. Petersburg), ul. Babushkina.
  • Flights most often depart from Riga at Riga International Airport and arrive in Saint-Petersburg at Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport.

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

  • Lux Express can take you to Saint-Petersburg by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Lux Express from Riga to Saint-Petersburg for $36 (€33).
  • Air Baltic can take you to Saint-Petersburg by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Baltic from Riga to Saint-Petersburg for $121 (€108).
Your trip from Riga to Saint-Petersburg doesn't have to end in Saint-Petersburg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Moscow, Tallinn or Helsinki. If you’d like to add Moscow, Tallinn or Helsinki to your Riga to Saint-Petersburg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Saint-Petersburg today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $36 (€33) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $121 (€108) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost $1 (€1) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $6 (€5) one way on average.

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

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