There are 6 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 43 min

  1. RIX - VIE

$78 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  18 h 35 min

  1. 846009
  2. Ec

$61 - $98

4 alternative options

Fly to Bratislava  •  9 h 26 min

  1. RIX - BTS

$69 - $550

Fly to Budapest, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. RIX - BUD

$122 - $226

Bus  •  26 h 50 min

$75 - $120

Drive  •  15 h 34 min

  1. 871 miles

$170 - $260

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

Ryanair, UTair Aviation and six other airlines fly from Riga to Bratislava 3 times a day. 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
3 h 55 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 Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
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
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
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
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Prague
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
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
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Warszawa Centralna 02
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Riga and Bratislava is 1085 km. The road distance is 1394 km.

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Bratislava is to bus and train which costs $60 - $100 and takes 18 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Riga to Bratislava is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 43 min and costs $75 - $210.

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.

It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Riga to Bratislava, including transfers.