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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Vienna, bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Vienna (VIE) RIX - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$78 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  17 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Białystok
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bratislava hl.st. Ec

$51 - $80

5 alternative options

Fly to Bratislava  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Bratislava (BTS) RIX - BTS

$68 - $547

Fly to Budapest, train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Budapest (BUD) RIX - BUD
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.

$123 - $226

Bus  •  26 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Bratislava

$75 - $120

Train  •  33 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Breclav En
  3. Take the train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st. Ec / ...

$134 - $165

Drive  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Bratislava 871 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Bratislava is to bus and train which costs $50 - $80 and takes 17 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs $75 - $210 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Riga and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 26 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Minsk-Passajirskii and Breclav. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 9 min.

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The distance between Riga and Bratislava is 1085 km. The road distance is 1393.6 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Bratislava without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 41 min and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Riga to Bratislava, including transfers.

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Riga to Bratislava bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Riga station.

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Riga to Bratislava train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Bratislava is to fly which takes 7 h 57 min and costs $65 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 26 h 50 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $170 and takes 33 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 678.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Bratislava, Slovakia?

Ryanair, Air Baltic and four other airlines fly from Riga to Bratislava twice daily. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Bratislava twice a week. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 26 h 50 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Malta
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Riga to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Kiev
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Latvian Railways (PV)
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Breclav
Ave. Duration
19 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Train from Břeclav to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Białystok
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
26 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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