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Bus  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Siauliai Central Bus Station Riga - Klaipeda / ...
  2. Take the bus from Šiaulių autobusų stotis to Telšių autobusų stotis M-422A / ...

$11 - $22

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Torņakalns to Jelgava
  2. Take the bus from Jelgava, station to Siauliai Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Siauliai to Telsiai 13 / ...

$15 - $22

Bus via Jelgava  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
  2. Take the bus from Jelgava to Šiauliai
  3. Take the bus from Šiaulių autobusų stotis to Telšių autobusų stotis 163 / ...

Drive  •  2h 42m

  1. Drive from Riga to Telšiai 196.9 km

$22 - $35

Fly, bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Palanga (PLQ) RIX - PLQ
  2. Take the bus from Palangos autobusų stotis to Telšių autobusų stotis

$38 - $340

Riga to Telšiai by bus

The bus journey time between Riga and Telšiai is around 16h 45m and covers a distance of around 215 km. The fastest bus normally takes 13h 25m. Operated by Ollex, 1188 Latvia, Klaipedos Autobusu Parkas and others, the Riga to Telšiai bus service departs from Riga Central Bus Station and arrives in Telšių autobusų stotis. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
16h 45m
Fastest bus time:
13h 25m
Bus distance:
215 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
26 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
15:00
Last bus departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Riga to Telšiai bus schedules

Latvia → Lithuania
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International entry into Lithuania from Latvia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Lithuania from Latvia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden
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Considerations leaving from Latvia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Lithuania from Latvia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Telšiai is 1808.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Telšiai is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Telšiai is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1808.

No, returning to Latvia from Lithuania is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Telšiai is to bus which costs $11 - $23 and takes 4h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Telšiai is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga station to Telšiai. However, there are services departing from Riga Central Bus Station and arriving at Telšių autobusų stotis via Šiaulių autobusų stotis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Riga and Telšiai is 157 km. The road distance is 196.9 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Telšiai without a car is to bus which takes 4h 39m and costs $11 - $23.

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It takes approximately 4h 39m to get from Riga to Telšiai, including transfers.

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Riga to Telšiai bus services, operated by Ollex, depart from Riga Central Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Palanga Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Riga to Telšiai bus services, operated by Lietuvos transporto saugos administracija, arrive at Telšių autobusų stotis station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Telšiai is 197 km. It takes approximately 2h 42m to drive from Riga to Telšiai.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Telšiai.
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  • Distance: 156.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 39m

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

You can take a bus from Riga to Telšiai via Siauliai Central Bus Station and Šiaulių autobusų stotis in around 4h 39m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Palanga
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Train operators
Bus operators
Ollex
Phone
+370 5 210 4304
Email
info@ollex.lt
Website
ollex.lt
Bus from Riga Central Bus Station to Siauliai Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Website
Ollex
1188 Latvia
Klaipedos Autobusu Parkas
Phone
(+370 46) 41 15 59
Email
klap@klap.lt
Website
klap.lt
Bus from Riga to Šiauliai
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
klap.lt
Bus from Jelgava to Šiauliai
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
klap.lt
Lietuvos transporto saugos administracija
Website
ltsa.lrv.lt
Bus from Šiaulių autobusų stotis to Telšių autobusų stotis
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
visimarsrutai.lt
Bus from Palangos autobusų stotis to Telšių autobusų stotis
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
visimarsrutai.lt
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Šiauliai to Telšiai
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Palanga to Telšiai
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Jelgava, station to Siauliai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SIA "Ekspress-Ādaži"
Phone
+371 67294888
Email
info@bbus.lv
Website
bbus.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
SIA "Ekspress-Ādaži"
Sia "Dobeles Autobusu Parks"
Phone
+371 63 723 444
Email
autobusuparks@dobele.lv
Website
dobelesautobusuparks.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Sia "Dobeles Autobusu Parks"
IK "Auto un būve"
Phone
+371 67 280 485
Email
info@atd.lv
Website
atd.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
IK "Auto un būve"
AS "Liepājas autobusu parks"
Phone
+371 634 22754
Website
lap.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
AS "Liepājas autobusu parks"
Nordeka
Phone
+371 67464620
Email
nordeka@nordeka.lv
Website
nordeka.lv
Bus from Rīgas SAO to Jelgavas AO
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Nordeka

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