There are 3 ways to get from Riga to Kaunas by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Kaunas 848001

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Kaunas 161.2 miles

$28 - $45

Fly, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Vilnius (VNO) RIX - VNO
  2. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

$30 - $142

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Kaunas is to bus which costs $12 - $18 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Kaunas is to bus which costs $12 - $18 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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The distance between Riga and Kaunas is 228 km. The road distance is 257.9 km.

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The bus from Rīga to Kaunas takes 3 h 23 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rīga and arriving at Kaunas. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Kaunas, Lithuania?

Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Kaunas once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 23 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $8
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