There are 5 ways to get from Kaunas to Riga by bus, car, train or plane

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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Bus via Panevėžys  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Panevezis 281 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Panevėžys to Rīga 1070104 / ...

$16 - $22

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Riga

$18 - $27

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Kaunas to Riga 161.1 miles

$28 - $45

Train to Vilnius, fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Kaunas to Vilnius(LT)
  2. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Riga (RIX) VNO - RIX

$29 - $150

Bus to Palanga, fly  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Palangos oro uostas
  2. Fly from Palanga (PLQ) to Riga (RIX) PLQ - RIX

$45 - $141

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaunas to Riga is to bus which costs $16 - $22 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaunas to Riga is to drive which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $28 - $45.

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The distance between Kaunas and Riga is 228 km. The road distance is 258 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Kaunas to Riga, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaunas and arriving at Riga. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h.

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What companies run services between Kaunas, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia?

You can take a bus from Kaunas to Riga via Panevezis and Panevėžys in around 5 h 20 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Palanga to Riga
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $150
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Kaunas to Vilnius(LT)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
Bus operators
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
Bus from Kaunas to Palangos oro uostas
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $21
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
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
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 Kaunas to Riga
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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