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

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Bus Kautra  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Šiauliai 321 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Siauliai Central Bus Station to Riga Central Bus Station Klaipeda - Riga

$24 - $28

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Bus Ecolines  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Riga

$18 - $27

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Train  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the train from Kaunas to Vilnius(LT)
  2. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  3. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 817 / ...

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from Kaunas to Riga 161.1 miles

$28 - $45

Train to Vilnius, fly  •  3h 40m

  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  •  5h 36m

  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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The cheapest way to get from Kaunas to Riga is to bus which costs $18 - $27 and takes 6h.

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

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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 6h.

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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 9h 23m.

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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 5h 58m and costs $24 - $28.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m 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 5h 58m and costs $24 - $28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 9h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Kaunas to Riga.
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  • Distance: 142.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 58m

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

You can take a bus from Kaunas to Riga via Siauliai Central Bus Station in around 5h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kaunas to Riga via Vilnius(LT), Vilnius, and Daugavpils in around 9h 23m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Palanga to Riga
Ave. Duration
45m
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(LT)
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Šiauliai
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Kautra
Bus from Kaunas to Palangos oro uostas
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Website
Kautra
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Šiauliai
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Siauliai Central Bus Station to Riga Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13
Website
Ollex

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

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Kaunas to Riga bus services, operated by Ollex, arrive at Riga Central Bus Station.

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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 3h 35m 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 1152+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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