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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Geneva (GVA) RIX - GVA

$90 - $220

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  28 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Białystok
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Berlin Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB Ice
  5. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$329 - $525

Bus Sindbad  •  37 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Suwałki 848001 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Suwałki to Genève

$92 - $135

Train, night train via Berlin Ostbahnhof  •  38 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Ostbahnhof En
  3. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Basel SBB Ice
  4. Take the train from Olten to Genève 5 / ...

$327 - $511

Bus Autokar Polska  •  45 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Grodno Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Grodno to Bialystok
  3. Take the bus from Bialystok to Geneva

$104 - $142

Train, night train  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Milano Rogoredo R
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Ec

$212 - $367

Drive, train  •  24 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Lüneburg
  2. Take the train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf Ice
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Geneva

$367 - $564

Drive  •  22 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Geneva 1339.3 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Geneva is to bus which costs $90 - $140 and takes 37 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Geneva is to fly which costs $90 - $220 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Genève via Suwałki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Genève via Minsk-Passajirskii, Berlin Ostbahnhof, Basel SBB and Olten. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 49 min.

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The distance between Riga and Geneva is 1713 km. The road distance is 2142.9 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Geneva without a car is to bus and train which takes 28 h 54 min and costs $320 - $550.

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Riga to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Riga to Geneva train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Geneva is to fly which takes 5 h 41 min and costs $90 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 37 h 52 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 1070.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Geneva, Switzerland?

Air Baltic, LOT and five other airlines fly from Riga to Geneva every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Geneva via Suwałki in around 37 h 52 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Geneva via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Geneva via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Riga to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
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 Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lüneburg to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Olten to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
13 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
www.rw.by
Night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Milano Rogoredo
Ave. Duration
33 h 36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
www.rw.by
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Białystok
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Suwałki
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Grodno to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Sindbad
Intaks
Website
intaks.by
Bus from Riga to Grodno Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
intaks.by
Bus Grodno
Website
avgrodno.by
Bus from Grodno to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
avgrodno.by
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Grodno to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Bialystok to Geneva
Ave. Duration
32 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 50 min.

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Riga to Geneva bus services, operated by Sindbad, arrive at Genève station.

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Geneva is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 8:38 AM in Riga and 7:38 AM in Geneva.

Riga to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Genève station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Geneva is 2143 km. It takes approximately 22 h 25 min to drive from Riga to Geneva.

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Air France, Air Baltic, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 397+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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