There are 6 ways to get from Bucharest to Riga by plane, 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  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Riga (RIX) OTP - RIX

$101 - $232

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Bus  •  47 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
  2. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Białystok
  3. Take the bus from Bialystok to Grodno
  4. Take the bus from Grodno Bus Station to Riga

$88 - $115

4 alternative options

Bus Ecolines  •  40 h 40 min

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

$165 - $242

Train, bus via Wien Hbf  •  41 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok Ic
  4. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas
  5. Take the bus from Kaunas to Panevezis 281 / ...
  6. Take the bus from Panevėžys to Rīga

$178 - $254

Train, bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station Bucharest
  2. Take the bus from Kyiv Vydubychi to Rīga 822502

$117 - $173

Drive  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Riga 1072.9 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Riga is to bus which costs $85 - $120 and takes 47 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Riga is to fly which costs $100 - $240 and takes 7 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Riga. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Riga via Bratislava. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 40 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Riga is 1398 km. The road distance is 1716.7 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 40 h 40 min and costs $160 - $250.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Bucharest to Riga, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Riga bus services, operated by Omega Group, depart from Bucuresti station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Riga is to fly which takes 7 h 41 min and costs $100 - $240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $160 - $250 and takes 40 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Riga Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h and has one stopover.

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Bucharest to Riga bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Riga station.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Riga.
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  • Distance: 874 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Riga, Latvia?

Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines and 17 other airlines fly from Bucharest to Riga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Riga via Bratislava in around 40 h 40 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Bari
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bucuresti to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Bratislava to Riga
Ave. Duration
26 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Panevėžys to Rīga
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kyiv Vydubychi to Rīga
Ave. Duration
22 h 11 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezis
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
kautra.lt
Book at
autobusubilietai.lt
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezys
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Sindbad
Bus Grodno
Website
avgrodno.by
Bus from Bialystok to Grodno
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
avgrodno.by
Intaks
Website
intaks.by
Bus from Grodno Bus Station to Riga
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
intaks.by

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Riga is 1717 km. It takes approximately 23 h 37 min to drive from Bucharest to Riga.

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Wind Rose, Ukraine International Airlines, KLM and nine other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1119+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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