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Trains from Moscow to Riga

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Railroad route Moscow - Riga overview

Train from Moscow to Riga depart 1 time a day. Departure of the train a day - at 16:54. Travel time between Moscow and Riga takes from 15h 34min. Train tickets from Moscow to Riga cost from 192 EUR to 906 EUR, depending on a ticket category, date of travel and additional services.


On this page we have collected all the important, useful and relevant information about the railway and trains between Moscow and Riga: train schedules, train types, travel time, ticket classes and prices, main trains on a route, recommended trains, answers to frequently asked questions and traveler reviews.

  • The relevance of the information on this page is April 2020.

Departure and Arrival stations

Departure station:

Moscow Rizhskiy Railway station (Москва (Рижский Вокзал))

Arrival station:

Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская)


Complete schedule of trains from Moscow to Riga

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Train category Price from
16:54 08:28 15h 34min 001Р Regular Train 75 EUR

Frequently Asked Questions about trains between Moscow and Riga

Yes there are direct trains departing from Moscow Rizhskiy Railway station (Москва (Рижский Вокзал)) and arriving to Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская). Trains depart 1 time a day.

Trains from Moscow to Riga depart from Moscow Rizhskiy Railway station (Москва (Рижский Вокзал)) and arrive to Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская).

The fastest train is 001Р , departing at 16:54 from Rizhskiy Railway station and arriving to Riga-Pasazieru. Travel time of the fastest train 001Р - 15h 34min. Tickets cost from 75 EUR.

The cheapest train is 001Р , departing at 16:54 from Rizhskiy Railway station, traveling for 15h 34min and arriving to Riga-Pasazieru at 08:28. Tickets for this train cost from 75 EUR.

Travel time between Moscow and Riga takes from 15h 34min to 15h 34min, depending on a train and date.

 

Trains from Moscow to Riga depart from Moscow Rizhskiy Railway station (Москва (Рижский Вокзал)). The first train a day departs at 16:54.

Trains from Moscow to Riga arrive to Riga Riga-Pasazieru (Рига-Пасажирская).

Train tickets from Moscow to Riga usually cost from 192 EUR to 906 EUR per passenger depending on a train, ticket class and date of travel.

Ticket fares for Moscow to Riga train tickets are regulated by a dynamic pricing system. The main principle can be formulated as follows: the higher the demand and the fewer the seats, the higher the ticket price. We recommend booking 2-3 months in advance, in this case you are able to catch the best fares, starting from 192 EUR per passenger, which is not available a few days before the departure.

Yes, you can buy tickets online on our website.

Yes, trains in Russia are safe and convenient. You can travel from Moscow to Riga by train without any problems.

In rare cases, there really are changes in the schedule: changing the departure time, canceling trains, launching additional trains, but in most of cases this schedule is accurate. In all situations, we urge you to build your plans based on a real schedule for a specific date, and not on an approximate generalized schedule

Between Moscow and Riga there is only one train. Therefore, you should choose the desired date, and then buy tickets of the desired category

Train categories on a route between Moscow and Riga

Regular Trains

Regular Train is historically the first class of trains, nowadays is the most common type of train in Russia that can take you to almost everywhere, slow and reliable. Such trains run at a speed of about 60-80 km/h and make stops at all (or most) stations on their route. Stops can be either for 1-5 minutes, or for 20-30 and even for an hour and a half. Check the train route and duration of stops using the ROUTE button next to each train.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Riga depart 1 time a day, covering the whole route from 15h 23min to 16h 06min.

Regular Trains between Moscow and Riga have the following numbers: 001Р

Interesting fact: at long stops, passengers of Regular Trains often go to the platform and buy traditional pies or local crafts from Babushkas on the platform.
Important: at stops, do not go far from the train! You may not notice the train departing and your personal belongings will go on a trip without you, and you can stay at this station for several hours or even days. Your ticket will not be valid for traveling on the next train and you will have to buy a new ticket at the box office of this station. The staff does not speak any language other than Russian.

Tickets for the Regular Train are usually cheaper (compared to other classes of trains or plane tickets). Regular Train on the route from Moscow to Riga have the following ticket classes:

  • 4-сl. open sitting - from 75 EUR
  • 3-сl. open sleeping - from 84 EUR
  • 2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 192 EUR
  • 1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 285 EUR
  • De Luxe sleeping - from 906 EUR

Departure time Arrival time Travel time Train Price from
16:54 08:28 15h 34min 001Р 75 EUR

Classes of tickets on trains between Moscow and Riga

1-сl. sleeping compt.

Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the type of the carriage, meal-set, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


2-сl. sleeping compt.

2-class is one of the most popular type of the compartment due to the best correlation of price and comfort. The air-conditioned compartment are equipped with four comfortable beds. Bed linen is included. Depending on the carriage, meal, travel-kit, TV, newspapers might be availiable.


3-сl. open sleeping

3-Class Open Sleeping also known as "Platzkart" or "Hostel Sleeping", the open type carriage with couchettes, is one of the cheapest options to travel by rail. The Plazlkart is rather comfortable and gives an opportunity to travel in a big company, mix with locals and chat with neighbours all the time.


4-сl. open sitting

Carriage with open seating area, used for relatively short journeys. This may include plaid, newspaper, meal, travel kit and air conditioning.


De Luxe sleeping

Journey in a deluxe compartment lets you to relax and enjoy the views. Air-conditioned compartment with two comfortable beds is equipped with the private bathroom. Meal, travel kit, press, bed linen are included in the price. The cabin is designed for two people, however it is possible to purchase both seats in your compartment and travel alone.


Recommended trains

Recommended train between Moscow and Riga

Between Moscow and Riga there is only one direct train, so we recommend it:

001Р,   Regular Train
Departing from Moscow at 16:54 - arriving at Riga at 08:28
Travel Time - 15h 34min

Ticket classes:

4-сl. open sitting - from 75 EUR
3-сl. open sleeping - from 84 EUR
2-сl. sleeping compt. - from 192 EUR
1-сl. sleeping compt. - from 285 EUR
De Luxe sleeping - from 906 EUR

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