How to get from Helsinki to Riga

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from Helsinki to Riga

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

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To get from Helsinki to Riga on 18 Aug we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:25Helsinki Vantaa Airport1h00 21:25Riga International Airport
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11:05Helsinki Vantaa Airport1h00 12:05Riga International Airport
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07:40Helsinki Vantaa Airport1h10 08:50Riga International Airport
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08:30Helsinki Vantaa Airport1h05 09:35Riga International Airport
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Travel Information from Helsinki to Riga

distanceDistance224 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £128
fastestFastest modeFlight • £128 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesLux Express or nordic regional airlines oy

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 224 miles from Helsinki to Riga. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Lux Express or nordic regional airlines oy among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Helsinki to Riga.

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FAQs

Travel from Helsinki, Finland to Riga, Latvia is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Riga from Helsinki restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Finland.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 03/08/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Helsinki to Riga closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Helsinki, Finland from Latvia is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Helsinki, Finland from Riga, Latvia?

Reentering Finland is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Helsinki, Finland regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. 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 Helsinki from Riga here.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Riga. Tickets for a train cost on average £4.

This is compared to other travel options to Riga:

A train is generally £53 less than a coach for the same route. A coach costs on average £57 from Helsinki to Riga.

A train is about £123 less than a flight, which costs on average £128 for this route.

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

Other travel options from Helsinki to Riga can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 22 h 10 min   of travel time.

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Riga is approximately 224 miles away from Helsinki.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Helsinki to Riga:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Helsinki and arrive in Riga, Prāgas Iela.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Helsinki Vantaa Airport and arrive in Riga International Airport.

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

  • You can take a coach from Helsinki to Riga with Lux Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £57 with Lux Express from Helsinki to Riga.
  • You can take a flight from Helsinki to Riga with nordic regional airlines oy. Cheap tickets can be found for £128 with nordic regional airlines oy from Helsinki to Riga.

Yes, there are direct services available from Helsinki to Riga with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights with nordic regional airlines oy or Air Baltic.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Riga as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Helsinki and Riga.

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

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

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £57 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £128 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £4 one way on average.

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

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