Travel options
from Tallinn to Riga

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

Our recommendation

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

04:20PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 08:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$231One-way
Cheapest
10:50PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h00 02:50AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$171One-way
Other options
10:20AMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 02:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$231One-way
08:00AMTallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 12:25PMRiga, Prāgas Iela
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$201One-way
06:20PMTallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 10:25PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$231One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Oct 25
$19Flixbus
$170nordic regional airlines oy
Tue
Oct 26
$17Lux Express
$158Air Baltic
Wed
Oct 27
$17Lux Express
$126Air Baltic
Thu
Oct 28
$20Lux Express
$126Air Baltic
Fri
Oct 29
$15Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Sat
Oct 30
$15Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Sun
Oct 31
$17Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Mon
Nov 1
$15Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Tue
Nov 2
$15Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Wed
Nov 3
$12Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Thu
Nov 4
$12Flixbus
$91Air Baltic
Fri
Nov 5
$12Flixbus
$91Air Baltic
Sat
Nov 6
$12Flixbus
$91Air Baltic
Sun
Nov 7
$12Flixbus
$91Air Baltic
Mon
Nov 8
$12Flixbus
$91Air Baltic
Tue
Nov 9
$12Flixbus
$72Air Baltic
Wed
Nov 10
$12Flixbus
$72Air Baltic
Thu
Nov 11
$15Flixbus
$72Air Baltic
Fri
Nov 12
$15Flixbus
$72Air Baltic
Sat
Nov 13
$17Flixbus
$72Air Baltic
Sun
Nov 14
$15Flixbus
$72Air Baltic

Travel Information from Tallinn to Riga

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$15 - $80
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $80 (€65) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Baltic

Take a bus or flight to travel 173 miles (279 km) between Tallinn and Riga. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). 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 Tallinn to Riga.

How to get from Tallinn to Riga

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Tallinn to Riga 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 Tallinn to Riga. 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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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Latvia due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling to Riga from Tallinn?

Travel from Tallinn, Estonia to Riga, Latvia is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Riga from Tallinn restricted?

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

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

  • 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Riga, Latvia?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 10/23/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Tallinn to Riga closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

The restriction level for your return to Tallinn, Estonia from Latvia is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Tallinn from Riga restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Tallinn, Estonia?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Estonia was last checked on 10/23/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Tallinn from Riga closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Tallinn to Riga?

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

What is the cheapest way to go from Tallinn to Riga?

The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Riga is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€12) compared to other travel options to Riga:

Taking a bus is about $65 (€53) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $80 (€65) for this route.

What is the fastest way to get from Tallinn to Riga?

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

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

In comparison, getting to Riga by bus can take on average 4 h.

What is the distance between Tallinn and Riga?

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

How many services a day are there to Riga from Tallinn?

The average frequency per day from Tallinn to Riga is:

  • 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Tallinn and Riga as scheduled services by bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Tallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam and tend to arrive in Riga, Prāgas Iela.
  • Flights from Tallinn to Riga most often leave from Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport and arrive in Riga International Airport.
Which travel companies can take me from Tallinn to Riga?

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

  • You can travel by bus from Tallinn to Riga with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Tallinn to Riga tickets for $15 (€12) on Omio.
  • You can go to Riga from Tallinn by plane with Air Baltic. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $80 (€65) with Air Baltic from Tallinn to Riga on Omio.
Can I travel directly from Tallinn to Riga?

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Riga with Lux Express.

Direct services to Riga 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 journey.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Tallinn to Riga?
Looking to extend your trip from Tallinn to Riga? Many Omio customers who go from Tallinn to Riga usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Vilnius, Warsaw or Berlin. If you're looking to explore Vilnius, Warsaw or Berlin from Riga, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase Tallinn to Riga tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $15 (€12) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $80 (€65) one way on average.

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

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey