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There are 8 ways to get from Riga to Salzburg by plane, train, bus, 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 to Salzburg  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Salzburg (SZG) RIX - SZG

$120 - $370

Cheapest option

Train  •  32 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Brest Central D
  3. Take the train from Brest Central to Warszawa Wschodnia D
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf Eic
  5. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$75 - $121

6 alternative options

Fly to Munich, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Munich (MUC) RIX - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$122 - $235

Bus, train via Warszawa Centralna  •  20 h 46 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 Wien Hbf Eic
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$95 - $150

Bus  •  27 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Praha 848001
  2. Take the bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South N538

$83 - $130

Bus, night train  •  30 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Praha 848001
  2. Take the night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf En

Bus, train  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Wien
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$120 - $182

Drive  •  18 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Salzburg 1060.9 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Salzburg is to bus which costs $80 - $130 and takes 27 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Salzburg is to fly which costs $120 - $370 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Salzburg, Salzburg South via Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Minsk-Passajirskii, Brest Central, Warszawa Wschodnia and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 49 min.

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The distance between Riga and Salzburg is 1261 km. The road distance is 1697.4 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Salzburg without a car is to bus and train which takes 20 h 46 min and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Riga to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Salzburg is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $120 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $130 and takes 27 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs $75 - $130 and takes 32 h 49 min.

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  • Distance: 788.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Salzburg, Austria?

Air Baltic, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines fly from Riga to Salzburg 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Salzburg via Praha and Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc in around 27 h 45 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Riga to Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Riga to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Riga to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Munich via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Train operators
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 München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hl.n. to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $5
Coupe
$5 - $7
Train from Brest Central to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
www.rw.by
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 Praha
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Wien
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Salzburg, Salzburg South
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Salzburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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Riga to Salzburg bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Salzburg, Salzburg South station.

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Salzburg is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 8:58 AM in Riga and 7:58 AM in Salzburg.

Riga to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Salzburg is 1697 km. It takes approximately 18 h 38 min to drive from Riga to Salzburg.

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Air Baltic, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1211+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $68 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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