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There are 8 ways to get from Chișinău to Riga by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Chisinau  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Chisinau (KIV) to Riga (RIX) KIV - RIX

$100 - $310

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  37 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Orscha Central D
  2. Take the bus from Orsha to Riga

$27 - $58

6 alternative options

Train to Odesa, fly  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Odessa Gl.
  2. Fly from Odesa (ODS) to Riga (RIX) ODS - RIX

$82 - $251

Train Ukrainian Railways (UZ), bus  •  32 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Razdelnaja
  2. Take the train from Razdelnaja to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  3. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  4. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga

$29 - $49

Train  •  35 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Razdelnaja
  2. Take the train from Razdelnaja to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  3. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  4. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  5. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$31 - $50

Bus  •  36 h

  1. Take the bus from Anenii Noi to Novaya Guta Border
  2. Take the bus from Novaya Guta Border to Rīga

$76 - $148

Train, night train  •  39 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Chisinau to Novosokolniki D
  2. Take the night train from Novosokolniki to Riga Pass D

$31 - $58

Drive  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Chișinău to Riga 954.8 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Chișinău to Riga is to train which costs $30 - $50 and takes 35 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chișinău to Riga is to fly which costs $100 - $310 and takes 6 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chișinău to Riga. However, there are services departing from Chişinău and arriving at Rīga via Anenii Noi and Novaya Guta Border. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Chișinău to Riga. However, there are services departing from Chisinau and arriving at Riga via Razdelnaja, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 53 min.

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The distance between Chișinău and Riga is 1152 km. The road distance is 1527.6 km.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 32 h 56 min and costs $28 - $50.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Chișinău to Riga, including transfers.

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Chișinău to Riga bus services, operated by Chisinau Bus Station, depart from Anenii Noi station.

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Chișinău to Riga train services, operated by Moldovan Railways (CFM), depart from Chisinau station.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Riga is to fly which takes 6 h 22 min and costs $100 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 35 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs $75 - $150 and takes 36 h.

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Map of how to get from Chișinău to Riga.
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  • Distance: 719.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

What companies run services between Chișinău, Moldova and Riga, Latvia?

Ukraine International Airlines, Air Moldova and four other airlines fly from Chișinău to Riga 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chișinău to Riga via Razdelnaja, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius, and Daugavpils in around 35 h 53 min.

Airlines
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Chisinau to Riga via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Odesa to Riga via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Chisinau to Riga via Pulkovo
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Flights from Chisinau to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Chisinau to Riga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Odesa to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $280
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Chisinau to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Odesa to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Chisinau to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Train operators
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Odessa Gl.
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Razdelnaja
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
25 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Novosokolniki
Ave. Duration
30 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
railway.md
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Vilnius to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Novaya Guta Border to Rīga
Ave. Duration
17 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Chisinau Bus Station
Phone
+373 22 542-185
Email
autogara@mtc.md
Website
autogara.md
Bus from Anenii Noi to Novaya Guta Border
Ave. Duration
15 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
autogara.md
Gomel City Transport
Website
gomeltrans.net
Bus from Orsha to Riga
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
gomeltrans.net
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There is no direct flight from Chisinau Airport to Riga Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chișinău to Riga is 1528 km. It takes approximately 18 h 45 min to drive from Chișinău to Riga.

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Austrian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, LOT and two other airlines offer flights from Chisinau Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chișinău to Chisinau Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $1.

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