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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 8 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:20Tallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 11:25Rīga, Prāgas iela
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£171One-way
Cheapest
22:50Tallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h00 02:50Rīga, Prāgas iela
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£121One-way
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08:00Tallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h25 12:25Riga, Prāgas Iela
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£151One-way
18:20Tallinn, Vana-Paaskula4h05 22:25Rīga, Prāgas iela
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£171One-way
06:30Tallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam4h20 10:50Riga, Prāgas Iela
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£151One-way

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Tue
7 Dec
£12Lux Express
£122nordic regional airlines oy
Wed
8 Dec
£12Lux Express
£114Air Baltic
Thu
9 Dec
£11Flixbus
£102Air Baltic
Fri
10 Dec
£12Flixbus
£91Air Baltic
Sat
11 Dec
£9Flixbus
£78Air Baltic
Sun
12 Dec
£17Lux Express
£78Air Baltic
Mon
13 Dec
£9Flixbus
£78Air Baltic
Tue
14 Dec
£9Flixbus
£78Air Baltic
Wed
15 Dec
£9Flixbus
£78Air Baltic
Thu
16 Dec
£9Flixbus
£78Air Baltic
Fri
17 Dec
£14Lux Express
£78Air Baltic
Sat
18 Dec
£12Flixbus
£66Air Baltic
Sun
19 Dec
£12Flixbus
£78Air Baltic
Mon
20 Dec
£9Flixbus
£66Air Baltic
Tue
21 Dec
£11Flixbus
£66Air Baltic
Wed
22 Dec
£11Flixbus
£66Air Baltic
Thu
23 Dec
£12Flixbus
£52Air Baltic
Fri
24 Dec
£12Lux Express
£66Air Baltic
Sat
25 Dec
£9Lux Express
£52Air Baltic
Sun
26 Dec
£12Flixbus
£66Air Baltic
Mon
27 Dec
£9Flixbus
£52Air Baltic

Travel Information from Tallinn to Riga

distanceDistance173 miles (279 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£11 - £58
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £58 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Baltic

Take a coach or flight to travel 173 miles (279 km) to Riga from 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 coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Air Baltic among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Tallinn to Riga.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Latvia due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory 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 who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 29/11/2021. 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.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Estonia from Riga, Latvia?

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Tallinn, Estonia regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Estonia 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021. 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 Tallinn from Riga here.

What are my travel options from Tallinn to Riga?

You can travel between Tallinn and Riga 2 different ways: coach or flight.

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

The cheapest way from Tallinn to Riga is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Riga:

A coach is £47 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Tallinn to Riga costing on average £58.

What is the fastest way to Riga from Tallinn?

The quickest way to travel from Tallinn to Riga is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 4 h.

How many miles from Tallinn to Riga would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 173 miles (279 km) from Tallinn to Riga.

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

The average frequency per day from Tallinn to Riga is:

  • 1 coach a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Tallinn to Riga?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Tallinn, Tallinna Bussijaam to Riga, Prāgas Iela.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Tallinn Lennart Meri Airport and arrive in Riga International Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from Tallinn to Riga?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Riga by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Tallinn to Riga for £11 on Omio.
  • Air Baltic can take you to Riga by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air Baltic from Tallinn to Riga for £58.
Is it possible to travel directly to Riga from Tallinn?

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Riga with Lux Express with around 1 direct coach every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Riga with Air Baltic.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Riga tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Riga from Tallinn ends?
Omio customers who travel from Tallinn to Riga often also extend their holiday to go to Vilnius, Warsaw or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Riga and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy Tallinn to Riga tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £11 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £58 one way.

But we recommend booking Tallinn to Riga tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.