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from Riga to Tartu

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Travel Information to Tartu from Riga

distanceDistance138 miles (222 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus
fastestFastest modeBus • $21 (€17) • 4 h
carriersPopular travel companiesLux Express

Travel 138 miles (222 km) by bus between Riga and Tartu. Lux Express is the main travel company operating this route. Travelers can even take a direct from Riga to Tartu.

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FAQs
Does Estonia have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling from Riga to Tartu?

Travel between Riga, Latvia and Tartu, Estonia is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Latvia enter Estonia?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Estonia:

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

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 10/23/21. 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 to Tartu from Riga.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Riga, Latvia from Tartu, Estonia?

The current restriction level for returning to Riga, Latvia from Estonia is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Riga, Latvia from Tartu, Estonia?

Reentering Latvia is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Estonia

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Riga from Tartu?

  • 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 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)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

Which rules do I need to follow in Riga, Latvia regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Latvia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Riga from Tartu here.

How do I go from Riga to Tartu?

Travel from Riga to Tartu by taking a bus.

What is the fastest way to travel between Riga and Tartu?

The fastest way to travel from Riga to Tartu is by bus with an average journey time of 4 h.

What is the distance between Riga and Tartu?

You should expect to travel around 138 miles (222 km) between Riga and Tartu.

When traveling to Tartu from Riga, what are the departure and arrival points in Riga and Tartu?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Riga to Tartu:

  • Buses mostly depart from Riga, Prāgas Iela and arrive in Tartu, Bussijaam.
Who can get me from Riga to Tartu?

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

  • Travel with Lux Express for buses to Tartu. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lux Express Riga to Tartu tickets on Omio for $21 (€17).
Where else should I travel to after my journey between Riga and Tartu ends?
Many of our customers traveling from Riga to Tartu don't make Tartu their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Tartu are Tallinn, Saint-Petersburg or Vilnius, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Tartu to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Riga and Tartu online to get the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $21 (€17) one way.

But we recommend booking Riga to Tartu 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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