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Journey Information

There are 25 intercity buses per day from Tallinn to Riga. Traveling by bus from Tallinn to Riga usually takes around 4 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Lux Express bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance173 mi (279 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$8.20
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceLux Express
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Tallinn to Riga?

$13.48 is the average price of a bus ticket from Tallinn to Riga. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Tallinn to Riga by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $22 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Tallinn to Riga?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Tallinn to Riga that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Lux Express usually offers more choice, with 22 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus84h 46m$15.75
Lux Express224h 15m$19.18
  • FlixBus


    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from Tallinn to Riga, and usually makes the trip in about 4 hours and 46 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Lux Express

    Lux Express

    Book Lux Express from Tallinn to Riga from $14. There are 22 trips per day offered by Lux Express from Tallinn to Riga and you can expect on average to pay for a Lux Express ticket to Riga. In Tallinn, Lux Express departs to Riga from Vana Paaskula Bus Stop and one other station. In Riga, Lux Express arrives at Central Bus Station .

    An average trip on Lux Express from Tallinn to Riga takes 4 hours and 15 minutes , while the fastest available Lux Express trip will get you to Riga in 4 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Lux Express offers 22 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Riga.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Tallinn to Riga during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Tallinn to Riga?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 173 miles from Tallinn to Riga. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Riga at the end of the week. 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Tallinn?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Tallinn to Riga, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 25 scheduled buses that travel from Tallinn to Riga every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 23 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Tallinn?

Main departure station: Reval Bus Station

Tallinn has two bus stations with service to Riga.

All bus stations in Tallinn:

  • Reval Bus Station

  • Vana Paaskula Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Riga?

Main arrival station: Central Bus Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Riga.

All bus stations in Riga:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Pragas Str. 1

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