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

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Fly  •  5 h 2 min

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

$86 - $181

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  35 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Breclav Ec / ...
  2. Take the night train from Breclav 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 / ...

$78 - $117

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  24 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna Ic
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa to Riga

$83 - $123

Drive  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Budapest to Riga 991.9 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Riga is to train and night train which costs 22 000 Ft - 33 000 Ft and takes 35 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Riga is to fly which costs 24 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 5 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Riga. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Riga via Breclav, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 1 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 15 min and costs 23 000 Ft - 35 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Budapest to Riga, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 6:55 AM in Budapest and 7:55 AM in Riga.

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

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Riga.
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  • Distance: 690.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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

Air Baltic, LOT and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Riga 4 times a day.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
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 Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Breclav
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Breclav to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
18 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
cd.cz
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 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators

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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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Lufthansa, Finnair, Air Baltic and LOT offer flights from Budapest Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $36 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 350 Ft.

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