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There are 4 ways to get from Riga to Gauja National Park by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Rīga pasažieru to Cēsis 876 / ...

$4 - $5

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Bus  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Rīgas SAO to Cēsu AO 7730 / ...

$2

2 alternative options

Bus via Riga  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Cēsis 7730 / ...

$5 - $6

Drive  •  1h 33m

  1. Drive from Riga to Gauja National Park 104.8 km

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Gauja National Park is to bus which costs $2 and takes 3h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Gauja National Park is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Gauja National Park. However, there are services departing from Rīgas SAO and arriving at Kainaži via Cēsu AO. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Riga and Gauja National Park is 95 km. The road distance is 104.8 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Gauja National Park without a car is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs $4 - $6.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Riga to Gauja National Park, including transfers.

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Riga to Gauja National Park bus services, operated by CATA, depart from Rīgas SAO station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Gauja National Park is to train which takes 3h 31m and costs $4 - $6. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 and takes 3h 32m.

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Riga to Gauja National Park bus services, operated by CATA, arrive at Cēsu AO station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Gauja National Park is 105 km. It takes approximately 1h 33m to drive from Riga to Gauja National Park.

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  • Distance: 94.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Gauja National Park, Latvia?

Latvian Railways (PV) operates a train from Rīga pasažieru to Cēsis 4 times a day. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 1h 49m. Alternatively, CATA operates a bus from Rīgas SAO to Cēsu AO hourly. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

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There are 131+ hotels available in Gauja National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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