There are 10 ways to get from Smolensk to Riga by bus, train, night train, car or plane

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Bus via Minsk  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Smolensk to Minsk
  2. Take the bus from Minsk to Panevezys
  3. Take the bus from Panevėžys to Rīga

$34 - $46

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Night train  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the night train from Smolensk to Polock D
  2. Take the night train from Polock to Riga Pass Express

$9 - $14

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Train, bus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Orscha Central D / ...
  2. Take the train from Orscha Central to Polock
  3. Take the bus from Polatsk to Daugavpils
  4. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$19 - $28

Bus Russian Intercity Buses  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Smolensk to Pskov 902
  2. Take the bus from Pskov to Riga 858102

$34 - $38

Train  •  14 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Orscha Central D / ...
  2. Take the train from Orscha Central to Novosokolniki D
  3. Take the train from Novosokolniki to Riga Pass D

$26 - $52

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Smolensk to Riga 392.6 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Minsk, fly  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii
  2. Fly from Minsk (MSQ) to Riga (RIX) MSQ - RIX

$78 - $182

Train to Moscow Sheremetyevo, fly  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Moskva Belorusskaja
  2. Fly from Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) to Riga (RIX) SVO - RIX

$115 - $355

Train, train to Vilnius, fly  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT)
  3. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Riga (RIX) VNO - RIX

$34 - $159

Train to Moscow Vnukovo, fly  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Moskva Belorusskaja
  2. Fly from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) to Riga (RIX) VKO - RIX

$116 - $336

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Smolensk to Riga. However, there are services departing from Smolensk and arriving at Rīga via Minsk and Panevėžys. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Smolensk to Riga. However, there are services departing from Smolensk and arriving at Riga Pass via Orscha Central and Novosokolniki. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 58 min.

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The distance between Smolensk and Riga is 550 km. The road distance is 628.1 km.

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The best way to get from Smolensk to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 5 min to get from Smolensk to Riga, including transfers.

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Smolensk to Riga bus services, operated by Intercars Europe, depart from Smolensk station.

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Smolensk to Riga train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), depart from Smolensk station.

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The best way to get from Smolensk to Riga is to bus which takes 13 h 5 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Minsk Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Smolensk to Riga.
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  • Distance: 343.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 5 min

What companies run services between Smolensk, Russia and Riga, Latvia?

You can take a bus from Smolensk to Riga via Minsk, Panevezys, and Panevėžys in around 13 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Smolensk to Riga via Orscha Central and Novosokolniki in around 14 h 58 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Minsk to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Minsk to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
UTair Aviation
Website
utair.ru
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $300
RusLine
Website
rusline.aero
Flights from Moscow Vnukovo to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Novosokolniki to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Night train from Smolensk to Polock
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $28
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Orscha Central to Polock
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$2 - $4
Coupe
$3 - $5
Train from Orscha Central to Novosokolniki
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
www.rw.by
Night train from Polock to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
www.rw.by
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Smolensk to Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
intercars-tickets.com
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk to Panevezys
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Panevėžys to Rīga
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Pskov to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Gomel City Transport
Website
gomeltrans.net
Bus from Polatsk to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
gomeltrans.net
Book at
ticketbus.by
Russian Intercity Buses
Website
bus.aviabus.ru
Bus from Smolensk to Pskov
Ave. Duration
8 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
bus.aviabus.ru
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Riga is 1 h behind Smolensk. It is currently 12:44 AM in Smolensk and 12:44 AM in Riga.

Smolensk to Riga train services, operated by Russian Railways (RZhD), arrive at Riga Pass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Smolensk to Riga is 628 km. It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to drive from Smolensk to Riga.

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Belavia Belarusian Airlines and Air Baltic offer flights from Minsk Airport to Riga Airport.

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