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

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Train, night train  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Polatsk
  2. Take the night train from Polock to Smolensk D

$5 - $9

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Bus, night train  •  12 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Vitebsk
  2. Take the night train from Vitebsk to Smolensk D

$17 - $26

Train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Polatsk
  2. Take the train from Polock to Orscha Central
  3. Take the train from Orscha Central to Smolensk D / ...

$8 - $13

Bus  •  12 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Panevėžys
  2. Take the bus from Panevezys to Minsk
  3. Take the bus from Minsk to Smolensk

$35 - $46

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Smolensk 393.4 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Minsk, train  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Minsk (MSQ) RIX - MSQ
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
  3. Take the train from Orscha Central to Smolensk

$80 - $178

Fly to Moscow Sheremetyevo, train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) RIX - SVO
  2. Take the train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk

$115 - $348

Fly to Moscow Vnukovo, train  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) RIX - VKO
  2. Take the train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk

$119 - $336

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Smolensk. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Smolensk via Panevezys and Minsk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Smolensk. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Smolensk via Polock. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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The distance between Riga and Smolensk is 550 km. The road distance is 629.5 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Smolensk without a car is to train and night train which takes 11 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 40 min to get from Riga to Smolensk, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Smolensk is to train which takes 12 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Minsk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Riga to Smolensk bus services, operated by Intercars Europe, arrive at Smolensk station.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Smolensk.
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  • Distance: 343.8 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 40 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Smolensk, Russia?

You can take a train from Riga to Smolensk via Polatsk, Polock, and Orscha Central in around 12 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Smolensk via Panevėžys, Panevezys, and Minsk in around 12 h 52 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Riga to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Riga to Minsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Riga to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $230
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Riga to Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Night train from Polock to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
www.rw.by
Night train from Vitebsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Polock to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$2 - $4
Coupe
$3 - $5
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $5
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Moskva Belorusskaja to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $29
Bus operators
Gomel City Transport
Website
gomeltrans.net
Bus from Riga to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
gomeltrans.net
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ticketbus.by
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Panevezys to Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Minsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
intercars-tickets.com

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Smolensk is 1 h ahead of Riga. It is currently 1:51 AM in Riga and 1:51 AM in Smolensk.

Riga to Smolensk train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), arrive at Smolensk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Smolensk is 629 km. It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to drive from Riga to Smolensk.

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines and Air Baltic offer flights from Riga Airport to Minsk Airport.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Smolensk. Prices start at $21 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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