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There are 6 ways to get from Kraków to Riga by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Krakow  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Riga (RIX) KRK - RIX

$84 - $235

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Train, bus  •  16h 48m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa to Riga

$45 - $69

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Train to Warsaw Chopin, fly  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
  2. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Riga (RIX) WAW - RIX

$56 - $140

Bus  •  20h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Riga

$55 - $85

Train  •  20h 25m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Wschodnia Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok Ic
  3. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas
  4. Take the train from Kaunas to Vilnius(LT)
  5. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  6. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 817 / ...

Drive  •  12h 41m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Riga 595.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Riga is to train and bus which costs 160 zł - 260 zł and takes 16h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Riga is to fly which costs 310 zł - 900 zł and takes 6h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków and arriving at Riga. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 20h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Riga. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Riga via Warszawa Wschodnia, Białystok, Kaunas, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 25m.

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The distance between Kraków and Riga is 813 km. The road distance is 953.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 16h 48m and costs 160 zł - 260 zł.

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It takes approximately 6h 7m to get from Kraków to Riga, including transfers.

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

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Kraków to Riga train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Riga is to fly which takes 6h 7m and costs 310 zł - 900 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 200 zł - 310 zł and takes 20h 15m, you could also train, which costs and takes 20h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Riga.
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  • Distance: 508.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 7m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Riga, Latvia?

LOT, Ukraine International Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Kraków to Riga hourly. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Kraków to Riga twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $85 and the journey takes 20h 15m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Krakow to Riga via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Krakow to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Riga via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Kaunas to Vilnius(LT)
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
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
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Riga
Ave. Duration
13h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kraków to Riga
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Riga Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Riga is 1h ahead of Kraków. It is currently 8:49 PM in Kraków and 9:49 PM in Riga.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Riga is 953 km. It takes approximately 12h 41m to drive from Kraków to Riga.

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KLM, Ukraine International Airlines, Finnair and four other airlines offer flights from Krakow 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 Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19m and costs 14 zł - 21 zł.

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