Riga to Tallinn

Riga to Tallinn

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4h 30m First: 12:00 Last: 17:00

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Riga to Tallinn Schedule

Riga to Tallinn Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
AirBaltic Economy #BT31107:45 - 08:35€ 72.94
Ecolines Standard AC 12:00 - 16:30€ 18.38
Ecolines Standard AC 17:00 - 21:30€ 18.38
Ecolines Standard AC 19:00 - 23:45€ 18.38
AirBaltic Economy #BT136123:10 - 23:59€ 139.24

Transportation from Riga to Tallinn

How to get from Riga to Tallinn

When you want to get from Riga to Tallinn, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 278.97. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as EUR 18.38.

How far is Riga from Tallinn?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Riga to Tallinn. Your trip will be a total of 199 miles (319 km). The flying distance is 178 miles (286 km).

How long does it take to get from Riga to Tallinn?

The travel time from Riga to Tallinn can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 25 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Riga to Tallinn?

The cost of the trip from Riga to Tallinn varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Ecolines: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as EUR 18.38 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 278.97.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Riga to Tallinn:

  • Bus tickets - EUR 18.37 to EUR 18.37;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 72.93 to EUR 278.97;

How many trips per day are there between Riga and Tallinn?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Riga to Tallinn depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 12:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Riga to Tallinn. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is EUR 72.93.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Riga to Tallinn
AirBaltic, Finnair, Lufthansa


Taking a bus from Riga to Tallinn is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Riga to Tallinn

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Riga to Tallinn? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.