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There are 4 ways to get from Riga to Vilnius by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Vilnius 850105

$13 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Daugavpils 704 / ...
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Vilnius

$15 - $21

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Vilnius 178.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Vilnius (VNO) RIX - VNO

$25 - $134

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Vilnius is to bus which costs $13 - $20 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Vilnius is to fly which costs $24 - $140 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rīga and arriving at Vilnius. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Vilnius. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Vilnius via Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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The distance between Riga and Vilnius is 261 km. The road distance is 286 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Vilnius without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $13 - $20.

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The bus from Rīga to Vilnius takes 4 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Vilnius is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $13 - $20. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $14 - $21 and takes 7 h 12 min, you could also fly, which costs $24 - $140 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Vilnius.
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  • Distance: 163.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

Ecolines operates a bus from Riga to Vilnius once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Vilnius via Daugavpils in around 7 h 12 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
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Vilnius Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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

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Riga to Vilnius train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), arrive at Vilnius station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Vilnius is 286 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Riga to Vilnius.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Riga Airport to Vilnius Airport.

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There are 983+ hotels available in Vilnius. Prices start at $39 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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