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

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Fly  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) RIX - OTP

$103 - $228

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Train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kazatin Tovarnij
  3. Take the train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Bucharest - Gara de Nord

$61 - $90

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Bus, train  •  31 h 49 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 Bohumin Ec / ...
  4. Take the train from Bohumin to Brno hl.n. R
  5. Take the bus from Brno to Bucharest

$149 - $224

Bus via Bratislava  •  40 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Bucuresti

$161 - $231

Bus Sindbad  •  41 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Suwałki
  2. Take the bus from Suwałki to Chernivtsi
  3. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Bucharest

$67 - $107

Train via Vitebsk  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the train from Riga to Polatsk
  2. Take the train from Polock to Vitebsk D
  3. Take the train from Vitebsk to Kiev Pass D
  4. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord

$67 - $102

Drive  •  23 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Bucharest 1075.1 miles

$190 - $280

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Bucuresti via Bratislava. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Bucharest - Gara de Nord via Polock, Vitebsk and Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Riga and Bucharest is 1398 km. The road distance is 1720.2 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Bucharest without a car is to bus and train which takes 31 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to get from Riga to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Bucharest is to fly which takes 8 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 40 h 41 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 2 days 2 h.

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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Riga to Bucharest bus services, operated by Omega Group, arrive at Bucuresti station.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 874 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 26 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Bucharest, Romania?

Wizz Air, Ryanair and 13 other airlines fly from Riga to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Riga to Bucharest via Bratislava in around 40 h 41 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $260
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $600
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
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
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 Bohumin
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Brno hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cd.cz
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Polatsk
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Minsk
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
pv.lv
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Polock to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$2 - $3
Coupe
$3 - $4
Train from Vitebsk to Kiev Pass
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Kazatin Tovarnij
Ave. Duration
15 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
www.rw.by
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
26 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kazatin Tovarnij to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
24 h 39 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
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
Bus from Rīga to Suwałki
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brno to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Brno to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
14 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bratislava to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Chernivtsi to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua

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Riga to Bucharest train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Bucharest - Gara de Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Bucharest is 1720 km. It takes approximately 23 h 40 min to drive from Riga to Bucharest.

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Austrian Airlines, Air France, Ukraine International Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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