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There are 10 ways to get from Riga to Croatia by plane, shuttle, night bus, bus, 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 Zagreb  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Zagreb (ZAG) RIX - ZAG

$120 - $210

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Train  •  37 h 26 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 Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec

$80 - $126

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Fly to Split  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Split (SPU) RIX - SPU

$126 - $476

Fly to Ljubljana, shuttle, night bus  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Ljubljana (LJU) RIX - LJU
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana Airport to Trieste Centrale
  3. Take the night bus from Trieste to Rijeka

$159 - $477

Fly to Budapest, bus  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Budapest (BUD) RIX - BUD
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Osijek

$109 - $209

Bus, train via Warszawa Centralna  •  25 h 23 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 Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec

$100 - $155

Bus GlobTourist  •  28 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Warszawa 848001 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw to Zagreb

$117 - $147

Bus  •  33 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Zagreb

$105 - $151

Bus, train  •  36 h

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Wien
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zagreb Glavni Kolod. Ec

$125 - $187

Drive  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Zagreb 1103.9 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Croatia is to train which costs $80 - $130 and takes 37 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Croatia is to fly which costs $120 - $480 and takes 6 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Rīga and arriving at Zagreb via Warsaw. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Croatia. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. via Minsk-Passajirskii, Brest Central, Warszawa Wschodnia and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 26 min.

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The distance between Riga and Croatia is 1357 km. The road distance is 1766.3 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Croatia without a car is to bus and train which takes 25 h 23 min and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 7 h 46 min to get from Riga to Croatia, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Croatia is to fly which takes 7 h 46 min and costs $120 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $150 and takes 28 h 21 min, you could also train, which costs $80 - $130 and takes 37 h 26 min.

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  • Distance: 847.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 46 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Croatia?

LOT, Air Baltic and 10 other airlines fly from Riga to Velika Gorica hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Zagreb via Warszawa and Warsaw in around 28 h 21 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Warsaw, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Riga to Split via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Split
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Riga to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Ljubljana via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Riga to Zagreb via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Minsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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
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 Zagreb Glavni Kolod.
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Trieste to Rijeka
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Osijek
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Warszawa
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
26 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
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
GlobTourist
Phone
+48 94 354 54 19
Email
info@globtourist.com
Website
globtourist.com
Bus from Warsaw to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Schedules at
globtourist.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Bratislava to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Bratislava Zob to Zagreb Zob
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
globtour.com

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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Zagreb Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Riga to Croatia bus services, operated by GlobTourist, arrive at Zagreb station.

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Croatia is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 5:31 PM in Riga and 4:31 PM in Croatia.

Riga to Croatia train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Croatia is 1766 km. It takes approximately 19 h 35 min to drive from Riga to Croatia.

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CSA, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Zagreb Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Croatia. Prices start at $23 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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