There are 4 ways to get from Riga to Budapest 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  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Budapest (BUD) RIX - BUD

$91 - $179

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  20 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Białystok
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Wschodnia Ic
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Budapest-Nyugati Ec

$70 - $110

2 alternative options

Bus  •  31 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Budapest Népliget

$95 - $137

Drive  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Budapest 993.5 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Budapest is to bus and train which costs $70 - $110 and takes 20 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Budapest is to fly which costs $90 - $180 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Riga and Budapest is 1105 km. The road distance is 1589.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Riga to Budapest, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Budapest. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Deák Ferenc tér M via Népliget M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 54 min.

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What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Budapest, Hungary?

Air Baltic, LOT and five other airlines fly from Riga to Budapest every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Budapest twice a week. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 31 h 35 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 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 Wschodnia to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
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 Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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