How to travel from Riga to Tallinn

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from Riga to Tallinn

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

Our recommendation

To get from Riga to Tallinn on Mar 26 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00AMRīga, Prāgas iela4h05 11:05AMTallinn
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05:00PMRiga, Prāgas Iela4h30 09:30PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam
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03:30PMRīga, Prāgas iela4h05 07:35PMTallinn
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07:00PMRiga, Prāgas Iela4h20 11:20PMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam
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04:00PMRīga, Prāgas iela4h05 08:05PMTallinn
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Travel Information from Riga to Tallinn

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $176
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 15 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $176 (€157) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLux Express or Air Baltic

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 173 miles (279 km) from Riga to Tallinn. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Lux Express or Air Baltic among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Riga to Tallinn.

How to get from Riga to Tallinn

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Riga to Tallinn there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Riga to Tallinn. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel to Tallinn 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 Tallinn.

International travel from Riga, Latvia to Tallinn, Estonia is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Estonia if coming from Latvia?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Tallinn, Estonia due to the pandemic?

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

  • Social distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 3/22/23; 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 to Tallinn from Riga.

The restriction level for your return to Riga, Latvia from Estonia is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Riga from Tallinn restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Latvia:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Riga, Latvia?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Latvia was last checked on 3/22/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Riga from Tallinn closer to your date of departure here.

You can travel from Riga to Tallinn 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Tallinn is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $20 (€18) compared to other travel options to Tallinn:

A train is $1 (€1) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Riga to Tallinn costing on average $21 (€19).

Taking a train is about $156 (€139) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $176 (€157) for this trip.

The fastest way from Riga to Tallinn is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 4 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 15 h 17 min   on average.

The Riga to Tallinn distance is around 173 miles (279 km).

The average frequency per day from Riga to Tallinn is:

  • 17 buses a day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Tallinn from Riga as scheduled services by bus, 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 Tallinn:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Riga, Prāgas Iela and arrive in Tallinn, Pärnu mnt / Lõikuse (Vana-Pääsküla).
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Riga to Tallinn depart from Riga International Airport to Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport.

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

  • You can go to Tallinn from Riga by bus with Lux Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $21 (€19) with Lux Express from Riga to Tallinn on Omio.
  • You can go to Tallinn from Riga by plane with Air Baltic. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $176 (€157) with Air Baltic from Riga to Tallinn on Omio.

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

  • You can find 16 direct buses per day to Tallinn with Flixbus, Ecolines or Lux Express.

Direct services to Tallinn 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.

Looking to extend your trip from Riga to Tallinn? Many Omio customers who go from Riga to Tallinn usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Saint-Petersburg, Vilnius or Warsaw. If you're looking to explore Saint-Petersburg, Vilnius or Warsaw from Tallinn, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • A bus ticket costs $21 (€19) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $176 (€157) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $20 (€18) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Riga to Tallinn 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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