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There are 4 ways to get from Riga to Bratislava by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly, bus  •  5h 32m

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

$78 - $207

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  17h 41m

  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. Ic

$51 - $80

2 alternative options

Bus  •  26h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Bratislava

$75 - $120

Drive  •  15h 34m

  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 17h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Bratislava is to fly and bus which costs $75 - $210 and takes 5h 32m.

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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 26h 50m.

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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 17h 41m and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m 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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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Bratislava is 1h behind Riga. It is currently 8:57 AM in Riga and 7:57 AM in Bratislava.

Map of how to get from Riga to Bratislava.
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  • Distance: 678.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Bratislava twice a week. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 26h 50m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
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
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
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
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Białystok
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Riga to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Bratislava is 1394 km. It takes approximately 15h 34m to drive from Riga to Bratislava.

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Finnair, LOT, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 556+ hotels available in Bratislava. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27m and costs .

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