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There are 4 ways to get from Vilnius to Riga by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2h 26m

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Riga (RIX) VNO - RIX

$23 - $141

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Train  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 817 / ...

$9

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga 1070104 / ...

$13 - $20

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Riga 178.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Riga is to train which costs $9 and takes 7h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Riga is to fly which costs $23 - $150 and takes 2h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vilnius and arriving at Rīga. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Riga. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Riga via Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 12m.

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The distance between Vilnius and Riga is 261 km. The road distance is 285 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 4h 25m and costs $13 - $20.

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It takes approximately 2h 26m to get from Vilnius to Riga, including transfers.

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Vilnius to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Vilnius station.

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Vilnius to Riga train services, operated by Traukinio, depart from Vilnius station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Riga is to fly which takes 2h 26m and costs $23 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $13 - $20 and takes 4h 25m, you could also train, which costs $9 and takes 7h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Riga.
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  • Distance: 163.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic flies from Vilnius to Riga 4 times a day. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Vilnius to Riga once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $20 and the journey takes 4h 25m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators

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The quickest flight from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Vilnius to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Rīga station.

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Vilnius to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Riga is 285 km. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Vilnius to Riga.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1152+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7m and costs $1 - $2.

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