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There are 9 ways to get from Riga to Zakopane by plane, bus, train, shuttle 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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Fly to Krakow, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Krakow (KRK) RIX - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$92 - $246

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Bus, train  •  15 h 16 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 Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$44 - $69

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Fly to Kosice, train  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Kosice (KSC) RIX - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Strba

$106 - $186

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  12 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Katowice (KTW) RIX - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$88 - $175

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  11 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Budapest (BUD) RIX - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane

$157 - $275

Fly to Warsaw Chopin, train, bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) RIX - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$63 - $147

Bus  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Riga to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$59 - $90

Train  •  23 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Riga to Daugavpils 704 / ...
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
  4. Take the train from Kaunas to Białystok R
  5. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  6. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Zakopane Eic

$49 - $77

Drive  •  14 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Riga to Zakopane 737.1 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Riga to Zakopane is to bus and train which costs $40 - $70 and takes 15 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Riga to Zakopane is to fly and bus which costs $90 - $250 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Riga to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Riga to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Riga and arriving at Zakopane via Daugavpils, Vilnius(LT), Kaunas, Bialystok and Warszawa Centralna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 12 min.

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The distance between Riga and Zakopane is 894 km. The road distance is 1179.4 km.

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The best way to get from Riga to Zakopane without a car is to bus and train which takes 15 h 16 min and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Riga to Zakopane, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Riga to Zakopane is to bus which takes 22 h 55 min and costs $55 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 23 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Riga to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 558.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a bus from Riga to Zakopane via Kraków in around 22 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Riga to Zakopane via Daugavpils, Vilnius, Vilnius(LT), Kaunas, Białystok, Bialystok, and Warszawa Centralna in around 23 h 12 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Riga to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Flights from Riga to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Riga to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $270
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $290
Flights from Riga to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Riga to Budapest
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Riga to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $480
Flights from Riga to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Riga to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Riga to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Riga to Katowice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Riga to Katowice via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Riga to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Riga to Krakow via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Riga to Kosice via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Kosice via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Minsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Riga to Budapest via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Košice to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $9
Premium
$13 - $16
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
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 Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
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 Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$17 - $26
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
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
Train from Kaunas to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Kaunas to Białystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
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 Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
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 Kraków
Ave. Duration
20 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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There is no direct flight from Riga Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Riga to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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Zakopane is 1 h behind Riga. It is currently 6:00 PM in Riga and 5:00 PM in Zakopane.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Riga to Zakopane is 1179 km. It takes approximately 14 h 4 min to drive from Riga to Zakopane.

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Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2796+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 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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