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There are 5 ways to get from Riga to Vitebsk by bus, train, night train or car

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Bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Vitebsk

$11 - $16

Cheapest option

Train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Polatsk
  2. Take the train from Polock to Vitebsk D

$2 - $3

3 alternative options

Bus via Daugavpils  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Daugavpils 7983
  2. Take the bus from Daugavpils to Vitebsk

$14 - $21

Train, night train  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Polatsk
  2. Take the night train from Polock to Vitebsk D

$2 - $3

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Vitebsk 308.3 miles

$55 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Vitebsk is to train which costs $2 - $3 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Vitebsk is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Riga and arriving at Vitebsk. Services depart twice a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Vitebsk. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Vitebsk via Polock. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 42 min.

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The distance between Riga and Vitebsk is 426 km. The road distance is 493.3 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Vitebsk without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 59 min and costs $11 - $16.

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The bus from Riga to Vitebsk takes 8 h 59 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Riga to Vitebsk bus services, operated by Gomel City Transport, depart from Riga station.

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Vitebsk is to bus which takes 8 h 59 min and costs $11 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $2 - $3 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Vitebsk.
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  • Distance: 266.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Vitebsk, Belarus?

Gomel City Transport operates a bus from Riga to Vitebsk twice a week. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 8 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Vitebsk via Polatsk and Polock in around 9 h 42 min.

Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Polock to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$2 - $3
Coupe
$3 - $4
Bus operators
Gomel City Transport
Website
gomeltrans.net
Bus from Riga to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
gomeltrans.net
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ticketbus.by
Bus from Daugavpils to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
gomeltrans.net
Book at
ticketbus.by
1188 Latvia
Website
1188.lv
Bus from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
1188.lv
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by

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Riga to Vitebsk bus services, operated by Gomel City Transport, arrive at Vitebsk station.

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Vitebsk is 1 h ahead of Riga. It is currently 2:10 AM in Riga and 3:10 AM in Vitebsk.

Riga to Vitebsk train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), arrive at Vitebsk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Vitebsk is 493 km. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Riga to Vitebsk.

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There are 184+ hotels available in Vitebsk. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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