There are 7 ways to get from Ljubljana to Riga by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly from Ljubljana  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Ljubljana (LJU) to Riga (RIX) LJU - RIX

$130 - $313

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Train  •  39 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Ljubljana to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Bischofshofen Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Bischofshofen to Minsk-Passajirskii R / ...
  4. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  5. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  6. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$116 - $190

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Shuttle to Venice, fly  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Riga (RIX) VCE - RIX

$144 - $622

Shuttle to Vienna, fly  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Vienna Airport
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Riga (RIX) VIE - RIX

$120 - $913

Bus  •  24 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Ljubljana to Udine, Udine 403 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Udine Autostazione to Tallinn
  3. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 920

$144 - $269

Shuttle, bus  •  33 h 54 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ljubljana to Vienna
  2. Take the bus from Wien to Riga

$125 - $792

Drive  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Ljubljana to Riga 1107.5 miles

$220 - $320

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No, there is no direct bus from Ljubljana to Riga. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Rīga via Udine Autostazione, Kaubamaja and Tallinn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ljubljana to Riga. However, there are services departing from Ljubljana and arriving at Riga via Villach Hbf, Bischofshofen, Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 45 min.

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The distance between Ljubljana and Riga is 1379 km. The road distance is 1772 km.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Ljubljana to Riga, including transfers.

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Ljubljana to Riga bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Ljubljana station.

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Ljubljana to Riga train services, operated by Slovenian Railways (SŽ), depart from Ljubljana station.

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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Riga is to fly which takes 7 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h 19 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 39 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ljubljana Airport to Riga Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Ljubljana to Riga.
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  • Distance: 861.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 32 min

What companies run services between Ljubljana, Slovenia and Riga, Latvia?

Finnair, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Ljubljana to Riga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ljubljana to Riga via Udine, Udine, Udine Autostazione, Tallinn, Kaubamaja, Bussijaam, and Tallinn in around 24 h 19 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Vienna, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Venice to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $800
Flights from Venice to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $280
Flights from Venice to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Vienna to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Venice to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Vienna to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $500
Flights from Venice to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ljubljana to Riga via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Bischofshofen
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Bischofshofen to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
22 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
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
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $390
Schedules at
goopti.com
Book at
goopti.com
Shared
$43 - $47
Private
$210 - $390
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $750
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $65
Private
$310 - $750
Shuttle from Ljubljana to Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $700
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
$45 - $60
Private
$310 - $700
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ljubljana to Udine, Udine
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Wien to Riga
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Ljubljana. It is currently 11:36 AM in Ljubljana and 12:36 PM in Riga.

Ljubljana to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ljubljana to Riga is 1772 km. It takes approximately 19 h 30 min to drive from Ljubljana to Riga.

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Air France, Finnair, Aeroflot Russian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Ljubljana 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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The best way to get from Ljubljana to Ljubljana Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs .

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