Trains in Latvia
It's time to explore the north of Europe with an Interrail Pass! The Latvian railway carrier brings you all over the country, from the coast at the Baltic Sea, to historical towns and beautiful nature.
Domestic trains in Latvia
Trains in Latvia are operated by Pasažieru Vilciens. The main hub is the capital Riga. All trains in Latvia are regional and for most of them it's not possible to make reservations.
Average travel time from Riga to other Latvian cities:
|Riga - Liepaja||3h 18mins (only on Fridays and Saturdays)|
|Riga - Daugavpils||3h 20mins|
|Riga - Valga||2h 40mins|
International trains in Latvia
There are no direct international trains from Latvia to neighbouring countries. However, there are connections (with a change of trains) to Estonia and Lithuania.
Latvia to Estonia: Riga - Valga line
The last stop of the Riga - Valga line, is on Estonian territory. Here you can change to an Estonian train directly to Tallinn or other destinations in Estonia.
Latvia to Lithuania: Riga - Daugavpils line
At Daugavpils station you can change to a Lithuanian train that goes directly to Vilnius, or other destinations in Lithuania.
Please note: trains to Russia (eg. St. Petersburg and Moscow) are not included in the Interrail Pass.
Latvia has great connections to Sweden and Germany These ferries are not included in the Pass, but Pass holders can get a discount on their passage. Check the benefits portal for more information on these ferries:
Ferries to Germany:
- Liepaja (Latvia) - Travemunde (Germany): this route is offered by Stena Line and takes approximately 27 hours.
Ferries to Sweden
- Riga (Latvia) - Stockholm (Sweden): this route is offered by Tallink Silja and takes around 17 hours.
- Ventspils (Latvia) - Nynäshamm (Sweden): this route is offered by Stena Line and takes around 7,5 hours.
Reservations in Latvia
You can make reservations on 2 routes in Latvia, for all other trains there are no reservations possible:
|Riga - Daugavpils||
Once per day there is a train on this route with a comfort class section. For this specific train it's highly recommended to make reservations.
This train also stops at the following stations: Ogre, Aizkraukle, Plavinas, Krustpils and Līvāni
|Riga - Zilupe||
Once per day in the weekends and on public holidays there is a train on this route with a comfort class section. For this specific train it's highly recommended to make reservations.
This is only valid for part of the route: Riga - Rezekne
This trains also stops at the following stations: Ogre, Aizkraukle, Pļaviņas, Krustpils and Viļāni.
How to make reservations:
By phone: +371 90000 1222
Please note that you can book your reservations up to one hour before departure of the train.
Train stations in Latvia
The central railway station in Riga is the main station in Latvia. All domestic routes leave from this station. There are several services you can make use of:
Luggage storage facilities are offered at Riga Central Station.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found service is provided by “Pasazieru vilciens” Customer Service Centre at Riga Central Station. In case of lost or found items please contact by phone: +371 67232135. More info can be found here.
Railway station, Stacijas laukums 2, Riga.
Phone: +371 67232135
Opening hours daily from 7:00-19:00
Latvia Rail Passes
We have a range of options for you to see Latvia by train. Just pick the Pass that fits your travel plans!
Interrail Pass options for Latvia
Interrail Latvia Pass
Offers you extensive rail travel in Latvia.
Youth, senior and family discounts available.
Prices from € 80
Interrail Global Pass
Have the freedom to visit Latvia and up to 32 other Interrail countries
Youth, senior and family discounts available
Prices from € 185