Distance from New York (US) to Riga (LV)

Name New York Riga
Country United States Latvia
Country ISO codes US / USA LV / LVA
Continent North America Europe
Continent code NA EU
DD coordinates 40.714353 / -74.005973 56.922080 / 23.979807
Time zone America/New_York Europe/Riga
Airports 3 1
Straight distance from New York to Riga is 6752 kilometers (4195 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is New York from Riga, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: 40.714353 / -74.005973 and 56.922080 / 23.979807.


When planning a trip on your own, you want to know how many hours it would take to get to your destination and find the shortest way between your current location and the target point. Our service is designed to deliver fast and accurate information on how far New York (US) from Riga (LV) is for you to make a sound decision as to the best transportation mode and other details of your journey.

The distance from New York to Riga amounts to 6752 km / 4195 mil. It is calculated as an air miles distance since this is the fastest and most direct path between two points. However, it is not exactly a straight line because the trigonometric formula used in the calculations takes into account the curvature of the Earth’s surface. We have factored in the actual sites occupied by the cities and figured the distance by taking coordinates from 40.714353 / -74.005973 and coordinates to 56.922080 / 23.979807.

The flight time of 8 hours, 2 minutes is calculated based on the average speed of modern commercial aircraft. However, you are not limited to traveling from New York (US) to Riga (LV) by plane and can estimate your drive time and backward distance if you opt for traveling by car. Also, note the time zones of the cities, which are America/New_York / Europe/Riga.

Reverse direction from Riga to New York.

Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from New York (US)
Arrives in Riga (LV)
New York to Riga distance 6752 km / 4195 mil
Avg car duration 75 hours, 1 minute (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 112 hours, 31 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 67 hours, 30 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 7 hours, 30 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest distance between New York and Riga is 6752 kilometers = 4195 miles, the calculation is carried out using the formula Haversine between latitude / longitude points on the Earth's surface, using an ellipsoidal model.
The shortest flight distance from New York (40.714353 / -74.005973) to Riga (56.922080 / 23.979807) is 4195 miles. If you travel by airplane (average speed of 560 miles) flight time to Riga takes approximately 7 hours, 30 minutes.
It will take you about 112 hours, 31 minutes to drive from New York, US to Riga, LV, plus time for stops like food breaks, bathroom breaks, gas breaks and overnight stays.
Yes, but conditions apply when entering Riga.