There are 4 ways to get from Riga to Vitebsk by bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Vitebsk

$10 - $15

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 8 min

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

$2 - $3

2 alternative options

Train, night train  •  10 h 13 min

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

$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 10 h 8 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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The distance between Riga and Vitebsk is 426 km. The road distance is 493.3 km.

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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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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 10 h 8 min.

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There are 203+ hotels available in Vitebsk. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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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 $10 - $15 and the journey takes 8 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Vitebsk via Polatsk and Polock in around 10 h 8 min.

Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Polock to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
gomeltrans.net
Book at
ticketbus.by

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