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

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Train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Riga Pass to Daugavpils Express / ...
  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 33 min

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

$23 - $140

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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 $23 - $140 and takes 2 h 33 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 bus from Rīga to Vilnius takes 4 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 Pass and arriving at Vilnius via Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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The nearest airport to Vilnius is Vilnius (VNO) Airport which is 5.1 km away. Other nearby airports include Kaunas (KUN) (83.3 km), Minsk (MSQ) (199.6 km), Riga (RIX) (261.2 km) and Kaliningrad (KGD) (301.7 km).

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

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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 6 h 45 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 Pass to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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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