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

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Map of how to get from Kaunas to Riga.
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  • Distance: 142.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Kaunas to Riga via Panevėžys in around 5 hours 20 minutes.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Avg. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Palanga to Riga
Avg. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $150
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Kaunas to Vilnius(LT)
Avg. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezis
Avg. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
kautra.lt
Book at
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Palangos oro uostas
Avg. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
kautra.lt
Book at
autobusubilietai.lt
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezys
Avg. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Panevėžys to Rīga
Avg. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Riga
Avg. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
ecolines.net

How far is it from Kaunas to Riga?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Kaunas to Riga?

The cheapest way to get from Kaunas to Riga is to bus which costs $20 and takes 5 hours 20 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Kaunas to Riga?

The quickest way to get from Kaunas to Riga is to drive which takes 3 hours 35 minutes and costs $35.

Is there a direct bus between Kaunas and Riga?

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 hours.

How long does it take to get from Kaunas to Riga?

It takes approximately 5 hours 20 minutes to get from Kaunas to Riga, including transfers.