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There are 6 ways to get from Riga to Vienna by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  2h 47m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Vienna (VIE) RIX - VIE

43€ - 283€

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Bus, train via Warsaw  •  21h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Warszawa
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Wien Hbf Eic

50€ - 95€

Train  •  26h 7m

  1. Take the train from Riga Pass to Minsk-Passajirskii
  2. Take the train from Minsk Pas to Brest C
  3. Take the train from Brest C to Warszawa Wschodnia Ic
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf Eic

55€ - 112€

Bus, train  •  26h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Hradec Králové
  2. Take the train from Pardubice, hl. nádraží to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

64€ - 108€

Bus, night train, train  •  26h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Wrocław
  2. Take the night train from Wroclaw Glowny to Breclav Nj
  3. Take the train from Breclav to Wien Mitte Re

85€ - 116€

Drive  •  15h 28m

  1. Drive from Riga to Vienna 1351.4 km

120€ - 190€

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International entry into Austria from Latvia

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Austria, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, Cyprus, Monaco, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Latvia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Latvia
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Finland, Iceland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Vatican
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Austria 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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vienna is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Latvia from Austria.

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Last updated: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Vienna is to bus and train which costs $75 - $140 and takes 26h 26m.

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The fastest way to get from Riga to Vienna is to fly which takes 2h 47m and costs $50 - $350.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Riga Pass and arriving at Wien Hbf via Minsk Pas, Brest C and Warszawa Wschodnia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 7m.

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The distance between Riga and Vienna is 1102 km. The road distance is 1351.4 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Vienna without a car is to bus and train via Warsaw which takes 21h 25m and costs $60 - $120.

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It takes approximately 2h 47m to get from Riga to Vienna, including transfers.

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Riga to Vienna train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, depart from Riga Pass station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Vienna is to fly which takes 2h 47m and costs $50 - $350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $140 and takes 26h 7m.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Vienna is 1h behind Riga. It is currently 8:58 PM in Riga and 7:58 PM in Vienna.

Map of how to get from Riga to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 1101.6 km
  • Duration: 2h 47m

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Vienna, Austria?

Air Baltic, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Riga to Vienna 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Vienna via Minsk Pas, Brest C, and Warszawa Wschodnia in around 26h 7m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 410€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 170€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday
Estimated price
15€ - 110€
Train operators
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 26€
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 17€
1st Class
21€ - 26€
Train from Brest C to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 17€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 12€
1st Class
13€ - 17€
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 26€
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
14€ - 17€
1st Class
21€ - 26€
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Riga Pass to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
9h 29m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
26€ - 40€
2nd class
35€ - 50€
1st class
55€ - 80€
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk Pas to Brest C
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 20€
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
5€ - 11€
1st Class (Coupe)
9€ - 20€
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Pardubice, hl. nádraží to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 27€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
17€ - 27€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wroclaw Glowny to Breclav
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Nightjet
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Wien Mitte
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
4€ - 6€
Business
5€ - 7€
1st Class
5€ - 7€
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Warszawa
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Hradec Králové
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Wrocław
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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Riga to Vienna train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Vienna is 1351 km. It takes approximately 15h 28m to drive from Riga to Vienna.

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Ryanair, LOT, Austrian Airlines and Air Baltic offer flights from Riga Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 1705+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to drive which takes 11 min and costs $1 - $2.

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