There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Riga by plane, bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  7 h 41 min

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

$101 - $232

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Chisinau
  2. Take the train from Chisinau to Minsk-Passajirskii
  3. Take the night train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Riga Pass

$45 - $66

5 alternative options

Bus  •  40 h 40 min

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

$164 - $241

Train, bus  •  42 h 5 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

$177 - $252

Bus via Lwiw Stryiskyi bus station  •  47 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
  2. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Lwiw Stryiskyi bus station
  3. Take the bus from Lviv to Rīga

$66 - $111

Train, night train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Kazatin Tovarnij
  2. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Novosokolniki
  3. Take the night train from Novosokolniki to Sebesh
  4. Take the night train from Sebesh to Riga Pass

$88 - $141

Drive  •  23 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Riga 1072.9 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Riga is to night train and train which costs $45 - $70 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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

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The distance between Bucharest and Riga is 1398 km. The road distance is 1717 km.

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

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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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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Riga. However, there are services departing from Bucharest - Gara de Nord and arriving at Riga Pass via Kazatin Tovarnij, Novosokolniki and Sebesh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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

Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and 14 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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Bari
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
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 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 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
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Riga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
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)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
19 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Night train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Chisinau
Ave. Duration
13 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.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 Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
23 h 33 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Night train from Novosokolniki to Sebesh
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Kupé)
$11 - $17
Night train from Sebesh to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
25 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
railway.md
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
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
$85 - $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 Lviv to Rīga
Ave. Duration
22 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $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
$10 - $22
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Chernivtsi to Lwiw Stryiskyi bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua

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