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

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Fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$91 - $179

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Bus, train, EuroNight  •  20 h 56 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 EuroNight from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld

$64 - $100

2 alternative options

Bus  •  31 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Budapest Népliget

$94 - $136

Drive  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Budapest 993.5 miles

$170 - $260

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Budapest without a car is to bus and train and EuroNight which takes 20 h 56 min and costs .

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Budapest is to fly which takes 5 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Budapest Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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

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Budapest is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 11:11 AM in Riga and 10:11 AM in Budapest.

Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Budapest is 1590 km. It takes approximately 17 h 24 min to drive from Riga to Budapest.

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  • Distance: 690.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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
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 Boryspil
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
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Wien Hauptbahnhof to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
cd.cz
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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Air Baltic, Ukraine International Airlines, Belavia Belarusian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Budapest Airport.

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