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Ferries from Helsinki to Riga

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Journey Information

There is one daily ferry from Helsinki to Riga. Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Riga usually takes around 18 hours and 30 minutes, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance225 mi (361 km)
Shortest duration18h 30m
Cheapest price€60.53
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceTallink and Silja Line
Ferry lines1

What ferry companies travel from Helsinki to Riga?

There is one ferry company that operates from Helsinki to Riga. Tallink and Silja Line is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Tallink and Silja Line118h 30m€60.53
  • Tallink and Silja Line

    Tallink and Silja Line

    Book Tallink and Silja Line from Helsinki to Riga from €61. There are 1 Tallink and Silja Line schedules from Helsinki to Riga and you can expect on average to pay for a Tallink and Silja Line ticket to Riga. In Helsinki, Tallink and Silja Line departs to Riga from Kauppatori and no other station. In Riga, Tallink and Silja Line arrives at Eksporta iela 3A and no other station.

    An average trip on Tallink and Silja Line from Helsinki to Riga takes 18 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Tallink and Silja Line offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Riga.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Helsinki to Riga during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all ferry passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the ferry.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the ferry ride?

What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Helsinki to Riga?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Helsinki to Riga is on Sunday. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Sunday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Sunday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Helsinki?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Helsinki to Riga. Therefore, the 17:00 ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

How many ferries are there each day?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Helsinki to Riga. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Helsinki?

Departure stations

Most ferries depart from the main station in Helsinki.

All ferry stations in Helsinki:

  • Kauppatori

Where does the ferry arrive in Riga?

Arrival stations

All ferries from Helsinki arrive at one main station in Riga.

Ferry stations in Riga:

  • Eksporta iela 3A

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