There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Riga by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Riga (RIX) BUD - RIX

$86 - $181

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Train, bus  •  24 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec
  3. Take the bus from Warszawa to Riga

$110 - $166

Train  •  34 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf D / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii R / ...
  3. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  4. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  5. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$104 - $154

Drive  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Riga 991.9 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Riga. However, there are services departing from Kelenföld and arriving at Riga via Wien Hbf, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 26 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Riga is 1105 km. The road distance is 1587.1 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Budapest to Riga, including transfers.

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Budapest to Riga train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Kelenföld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Riga is to fly which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 34 h 26 min.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 9:23 AM in Budapest and 10:23 AM in Riga.

Budapest to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Riga is 1587 km. It takes approximately 17 h 24 min to drive from Budapest to Riga.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Riga.
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  • Distance: 690.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic, LOT and three other airlines fly from Budapest to Riga 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Riga via Wien Hbf, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius(LT), Vilnius, and Daugavpils in around 34 h 26 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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
Train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
19 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
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Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Finnair and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1110+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs .

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