There are 7 ways to get from Riga to Bucharest by plane, bus, train, night 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  •  8 h 16 min

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

$103 - $228

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the night train from Riga Pass to Minsk-Passajirskii
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Chisinau AVE
  3. Take the train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$46 - $70

5 alternative options

Bus, train via Wien Hbf  •  37 h 59 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 Wien Hbf Ec
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A D

$164 - $250

Bus  •  40 h 41 min

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

$168 - $243

Train  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Riga Pass to Welikie Luki
  2. Take the train from Novosokolniki to Bereshti D
  3. Take the train from Ungheni to Bucuresti Nord Gara A

$62 - $107

Bus, train Ukrainian Railways  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Minsk Vostochny
  2. Take the bus from Minsk Vostochnyi to Kiev
  3. Take the train from Kyiv-Passazhyrskiy Station to Bucharest - Gara de Nord

$102 - $150

Drive  •  23 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Bucharest 1075.1 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Bucharest is to night train and train which costs $45 - $75 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Bucharest is to fly which costs $100 - $230 and takes 8 h 16 min.

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

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Riga to Bucharest, including transfers.

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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 Pass and arriving at Bucuresti Nord Gara A via Welikie Luki, Novosokolniki, Bereshti and Ungheni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1 h.

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

Wizz Air, Ryanair and 14 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 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 London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Bari
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $650
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
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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Bucharest Otopeni via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $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 Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Latvian Railways (PV)
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga Pass to Welikie Luki
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
pv.lv
Night train from Riga Pass to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
pv.lv
Moldovan Railways (CFM)
Website
railway.md
Train from Ungheni to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
railway.md
Train from Chisinau to Bucuresti Nord Gara A
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
railway.md
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
$65 - $95
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
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
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bratislava to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
12 h 51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Riga to Minsk Vostochny
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Bus from Minsk Vostochnyi to Kiev
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by

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