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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Riga to Tallinn. Traveling by bus from Riga to Tallinn usually takes around 4 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Lux Express bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance173 mi (279 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$11.47
Trips per day20
Most frequent serviceLux Express
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Riga to Tallinn?

$15.10 is the average price of a bus ticket from Riga to Tallinn. 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

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Riga to Tallinn in June, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $23 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Riga to Tallinn?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Riga to Tallinn that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Lux Express usually offers more choice, with 21 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus54h 46m$18.29
Lux Express214h 15m$21.56
  • FlixBus

    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 5 trips from Riga to Tallinn, 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 Riga to Tallinn from $15. There are 21 trips per day offered by Lux Express from Riga to Tallinn and you can expect on average to pay for a Lux Express ticket to Tallinn. In Riga, Lux Express departs to Tallinn from Central Bus Station . In Tallinn, Lux Express arrives at Vana Paaskula Bus Stop and one other station.

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

    On weekends, Lux Express offers 21 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Tallinn.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Riga to Tallinn 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 Riga to Tallinn?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 173 miles from Riga to Tallinn. 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?

Because many passengers travel from Riga to Tallinn at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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 Riga?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Riga to Tallinn, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Riga to Tallinn every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 20 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 Riga?

Main departure station: Central Bus Station

Riga has two bus stations with service to Tallinn.

All bus stations in Riga:

  • Central Bus Station

  • Pragas Str. 1

Where does the bus arrive in Tallinn?

Main arrival station: Reval Bus Station

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

All bus stations in Tallinn:

  • Reval Bus Station

  • Vana Paaskula Bus Stop

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