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The Helsinki Riga ferry route connects Finland with Latvia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Tallink Silja. The crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 18 hours 30 minutes.
Helsinki Riga sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Located in the Uusimaa region of southern Finland, on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, is the city of Helsinki. The capital of Finland is roughly 80 km to the north of Tallinn in Estonia, 400 km to the north of Stockholm in Sweden and 300 km to the west of St Petersburg in Russia. Helsinki is widely regarded as one of the major cities in northern Europe and is the country's main hub for politics, finance, commerce and culture.
Popular visitor attractions in the city include Helsinki's largest museum, the National Museum of Finland. It contains a large collection of historical artefacts that date back to prehistoric times through to the present day. The museum's home, a neomedieval castle, is also a popular tourist attraction in its own right. The Helsinki City Museum, the Finnish National Gallery and the Design Museum are three other museums in the city that are worth visiting.
Helsinki's port, the largest in Finland and the second largest in the Nordic countries, has three harbours and 6 passenger terminals. Ferry services using the port depart to Stockholm in Sweden, Travemunde in Germany and Tallinn in Estonia.
Riga is the capital city of Latvia and is located at the mouth of the River Daugava, on the shores of the Gulf of Riga, in the Baltic Sea. Riga, with long and illustrious history and cultural heritage, is a multicultural city which is perhaps because it has always been situated at the junction of some major trading routes. For the city's visitors this is a good thing as there are many things to do and see in the city including the diverse architecture on offer, especially the art nouveau buildings. In fact, because of its collection of art nouveau buildings, which is one of the largest in the world, Riga has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Riga's Commercial Port sits at the heart of the city. There are two primary passenger routes operating through the port. There is a service to Stockholm in Sweden, with a crossing time of around 17 hours, and a service to the German port of Lubecka with a crossing time of around 31 hours.