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

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Fly to Vienna  •  5 h 1 min

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

$89 - $214

Cheapest option

Train  •  29 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Minsk
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Brest Central D
  3. Take the train from Brest Central to Warszawa Wschodnia D
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf Eic

$35 - $56

4 alternative options

Fly to Bratislava, bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Bratislava (BTS) RIX - BTS
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Airport to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg

$75 - $558

Bus, train  •  17 h 40 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 Eic

$55 - $85

Bus  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Wien

$80 - $120

Drive  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Vienna 870.4 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Vienna is to train which costs $35 - $60 and takes 29 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Vienna is to fly which costs $85 - $220 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Riga and arriving at Wien. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 28 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Wien Hbf via Minsk-Passajirskii, Brest Central and Warszawa Wschodnia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 43 min.

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The distance between Riga and Vienna is 1102 km. The road distance is 1392.7 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Vienna without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 40 min and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Riga to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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Riga to Vienna train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), depart from Riga station.

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The best way to get from Riga to Vienna is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs $85 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 28 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs $35 - $60 and takes 29 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 688.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

Air Baltic, LOT and three other airlines fly from Riga to Vienna every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Vienna twice a week. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 28 h 10 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Malta
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $370
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Warsaw, Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Copenhagen, Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Vienna via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Pobeda Airlines LLC
Website
pobeda.aero
Flights from Riga to Bratislava via Moscow Vnukovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $320
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
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Brest Central
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $5
Coupe
$5 - $7
Train from Brest Central to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Airport to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Wien
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Riga to Vienna bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Wien station.

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Vienna is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 2:03 PM in Riga and 1:03 PM in Vienna.

Riga to Vienna train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Vienna is 1393 km. It takes approximately 16 h 2 min to drive from Riga to Vienna.

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Finnair, LOT, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 2089+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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