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There are 9 ways to get from Geneva to Riga by plane, train, bus, 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 from Geneva  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Riga (RIX) GVA - RIX

$90 - $228

Cheapest option

Bus Sindbad  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Genève to Elbląg
  2. Take the bus from Elbląg to Kaliningrad
  3. Take the bus from Kaliningrad to Olaine

$87 - $123

7 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Riga (RIX) ZRH - RIX

$173 - $375

Train, bus via Leipzig Hbf  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice
  4. Take the bus from Leipzig to Rīga

$284 - $499

Bus Ecolines  •  36 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Prague 000259 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Rīga 848002

$106 - $204

Train, bus  •  40 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Bern 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bern to Basel SBB 61 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the bus from Freiburg to Rīga

$195 - $318

Train, night train  •  45 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Olten 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Brest Central D
  4. Take the train from Brest Central to Novosokolniki D
  5. Take the night train from Novosokolniki to Riga Pass D

$280 - $463

Drive, train  •  26 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Lüneburg Ice / ...
  4. Drive from Lüneburg to Riga

$365 - $564

Drive  •  22 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Riga 1341.6 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Riga is to bus which costs SFr 85 - SFr 130 and takes 41 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Riga is to fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 230 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Riga. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Rīga via Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Riga. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Riga Pass via Olten, Basel SBB, Karlsruhe Hbf, Brest Central and Novosokolniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 35 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Riga is 1713 km. The road distance is 2146.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 34 h 55 min and costs SFr 280 - SFr 500.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Geneva to Riga, including transfers.

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Geneva to Riga bus services, operated by Tour Bus, depart from Geneva station.

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Geneva to Riga train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Genève station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Riga is to fly which takes 5 h 31 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 210 and takes 36 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Riga.
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  • Distance: 1070.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Geneva to Riga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Riga via Prague in around 36 h 8 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Geneva to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Geneva to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $400
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Geneva to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Geneva to Riga via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Riga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Olten
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bern to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
18 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Lüneburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Leipzig to Rīga
Ave. Duration
23 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Prague to Rīga
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Freiburg to Rīga
Ave. Duration
35 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Geneva to Prague
Ave. Duration
12 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Genève Gare Routiere Place Dorcière to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Geneve, Gare Routiere, pl. Dorciere to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
14 h 53 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
regiojet.com
Sindbad
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Elbląg to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Kaliningrad to Olaine
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 45 min.

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

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Geneva. It is currently 11:35 PM in Geneva and 12:35 AM in Riga.

Geneva to Riga train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Riga Pass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Riga is 2147 km. It takes approximately 22 h 29 min to drive from Geneva to Riga.

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Brussels Airlines, Air Baltic, Finnair and three other airlines offer flights from Geneva 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 Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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