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

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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Bus, train  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Augustów
  2. Take the bus from Augstow to Ełk
  3. Take the train from Elk to Olsztyn Glowny R

$27 - $44

Cheapest option

Bus via Suwałki DA  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Suwałki
  2. Take the bus from Suwałki DA to Lidzbark Warmiński DA
  3. Take the bus from Lidzbark to Olsztyn

$23 - $37

6 alternative options

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Kaliningrad 820901 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Olsztyn Kaliningrad

$24 - $37

Train  •  18 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Daugavpils 704 / ...
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
  4. Take the train from Kaunas to Białystok R
  5. Take the train from Bialystok to Olsztyn Glowny

$39 - $61

Drive  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Olsztyn 304.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Gdansk, train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Gdansk (GDN) RIX - GDN
  2. Take the train from Gdansk Wrzeszcz to Ilawa Glowna
  3. Take the train from Ilawa Glowna to Olsztyn Glowny

$94 - $243

Fly to Warsaw Chopin, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) RIX - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Ilawa Glowna
  3. Take the train from Ilawa Glowna to Olsztyn Glowny

$63 - $143

Fly to Kaliningrad, bus, train  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Kaliningrad (KGD) RIX - KGD
  2. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Elbląg
  3. Take the train from Elblag to Olsztyn Glowny

$128 - $165

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Olsztyn is to bus which costs $23 - $40 and takes 12 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Olsztyn is to fly and train which costs $90 - $250 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Olsztyn. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Olsztyn via Kaliningrad. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Olsztyn. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Olsztyn Glowny via Daugavpils, Vilnius(LT), Kaunas and Bialystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 45 min.

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The distance between Riga and Olsztyn is 419 km. The road distance is 486.6 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Olsztyn without a car is to bus and train which takes 10 h 59 min and costs $26 - $45.

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It takes approximately 10 h 59 min to get from Riga to Olsztyn, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Olsztyn is to bus which takes 12 h 30 min and costs $24 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $65 and takes 18 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Olsztyn.
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  • Distance: 262.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 59 min

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

You can take a bus from Riga to Olsztyn via Kaliningrad in around 12 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Olsztyn via Daugavpils, Vilnius(LT), Kaunas, Białystok, and Bialystok in around 18 h 45 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Riga to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Riga to Kaliningrad via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Riga to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Kaliningrad via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $300
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Riga to Kaliningrad via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $230
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Riga to Kaliningrad via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Riga to Kaliningrad via Minsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $260
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 Elk to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Bialystok to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Gdansk Wrzeszcz to Ilawa Glowna
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Train from Ilawa Glowna to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Ilawa Glowna
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Elblag to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
Train from Kaunas to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Kaunas to Białystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Augustów
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
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
PKS Nova
Phone
703 302 505
Website
pksnova.pl
Bus from Augustów to Ełk DA
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
pksnova.pl
Bus from Suwałki DA to Lidzbark Warmiński DA
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
pksnova.pl
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Riga to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Olsztyn
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Elbląg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Transwal
Phone
89 766 09 14
Email
lidzbark@transwal.pl
Website
transwal.pl
Bus from Lidzbark to Olsztyn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
transwal.pl

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Gdansk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Riga to Olsztyn bus services, operated by Kaliningrad Avtovokzal, arrive at Olsztyn station.

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Olsztyn is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 2:51 PM in Riga and 1:51 PM in Olsztyn.

Riga to Olsztyn train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Olsztyn Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Olsztyn is 487 km. It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to drive from Riga to Olsztyn.

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Air Baltic and LOT offer flights from Riga Airport to Gdansk Airport.

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There are 288+ hotels available in Olsztyn. Prices start at $31 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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