There are 6 ways to get from Kaunas to Riga by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Panevezys  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Panevezys 120
  2. Take the bus from Panevėžys to Rīga 1070104 / ...

$16 - $22

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Riga

$18 - $27

Train  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Kaunas to Vilnius
  2. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  3. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$20 - $29

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Kaunas to Riga 161.1 miles

$28 - $45

Train to Vilnius, fly  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Kaunas to Vilnius
  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

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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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No, there is no direct train from Kaunas to Riga. However, there are services departing from Kaunas and arriving at Riga via Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 17 min.

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The distance between Kaunas and Riga is 228 km. The road distance is 257.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kaunas to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs .

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

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Kaunas to Riga bus services, operated by Kautra, depart from Kaunas station.

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Kaunas to Riga train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Kaunas station.

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The best way to get from Kaunas to Riga is to bus which takes 5 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Kaunas to Riga.
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  • Distance: 142.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

You can take a bus from Kaunas to Riga via Panevezys and Panevėžys in around 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kaunas to Riga via Vilnius and Daugavpils in around 9 h 17 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)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Kaunas to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
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
Bus operators
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezys
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
kautra.lt
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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
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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Kaunas to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaunas to Riga is 258 km. It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to drive from Kaunas to Riga.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Vilnius 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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