Latvia by Train

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A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Latvia.

Here you will find information for Latvia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 1.92 million

Currency: Euro

Language: Latvian

Capital: Riga

Country Code: +371

Time Zone: Eastern European Time

Train Companies

All of the country’s passenger trains are operated by Pasazieru Vilciens (PV).

Train Tickets

Buy your cheap train tickets for Latvia online on the Latvian Railways (PV) official homepage.

Rail Passes

Interrail / Eurail Pass

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TrAIN tYPES

Domestic Trains in Latvia:

Pasazieru Vilciens is the sole operator and has two different kinds of trains, diesel and electric both offering the same amenities.

  • 1st (Comfort) and 2nd Classes offered
  • Most trains are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, and a refreshment trolley.
  • Reservations are not possible on most routes except for two routes: Riga – Daugavpils, and Riga – Zilupe.

Although there are no direct connections to Estonia and Lituania from Latvia, PV makes it convenient to transfer at Valga and Daugavpils. See https://www.evr.ee/en to book from Valga, Estonia onward and  https://www.traukiniobilietas.lt/portal/en to book onward tickets from Daugavpils, Latvia to Lithuania with Lithuanian Railways.

For night train trips from Riga to Moscow Russia, book with Russiantrain.com. The overnight section of this journey begins in Tallin, Estonia. See Estonia Night Trains for details of Night Train amenities.

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Latvia

National

 
From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Riga to Liepaja 3:15 Direct Train
Riga to Daugavpils 2:34 Direct Train
Riga to Valka 2:33 Direct Train

 

International

 
From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Riga to Tallin, Estonia 6:50 1 Train
Riga to Vilnius, Lithuania 3:50 Direct Bus
Riga to Moscow, Russia 17:27 Direct Train
Riga to Stockholm, Sweden 18:00 Direct Ferry Stena Line
Ventspils – Nynäshamm, Sweden 9:30 Direct Ferry Tallink Silja
Liepaja – Travemunde, Germany 27:00 Direct Ferry Stena Line

Latvia travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Riga
  • Daugavpils
  • Rezekne

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Latvia

We recommend traveling anytime between April and September, although you outside of the winter season, you may still experience extreme weather changes during the summer. Don’t forget your rain jacket and also some tank tops!

In the spring, the colorful flowers brighten the previously barren, wintered landscapes. Enjoy the medieval city centers and street cafes. If traveling during the winter, don’t forget some rugged winter gear, it’s often in the negatives… in both Celsius and Fahrenheit!

 

  • High Season: June – August
  • Low Season: October – March

 

Accommodation In Latvia

Booking

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Hostelworld

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Guidebooks For Latvia

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Travel Insurance

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