There are 11 ways to get from Smolensk to Riga by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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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Train, bus via Vilnius(LT)  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii D / ...
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT)
  3. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga

$24 - $39

Cheapest option

Night train  •  12 h 8 min

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

$10 - $16

9 alternative options

Train  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii D / ...
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT)
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Daugavpils
  4. Take the train from Daugavpils to Rīga pasažieru 703 / ...

$28 - $43

Bus  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Smolensk to Minsk
  2. Take the bus from Minsk Tsentralny to Riga 810502

$36 - $59

Train, bus Gomel City Transport  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Vitebsk AVE
  2. Take the bus from Vitebsk to Riga

$16 - $24

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Smolensk to Riga 392.6 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Minsk, fly  •  8 h 25 min

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

$79 - $184

Train to Moscow Sheremetyevo, fly  •  9 h 33 min

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

$117 - $357

Train, train to Vilnius, fly  •  9 h 38 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

$35 - $161

Train to Moscow Vnukovo, fly  •  10 h

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

$117 - $346

Train, train to Vitebsk, fly  •  16 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
  2. Take the train from Orscha Central to Vitebsk
  3. Fly from Vitebsk (VTB) to Riga (RIX) VTB - RIX

$95 - $282

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Smolensk to Riga is to night train which costs RUB 600 - RUB 1100 and takes 12 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Smolensk to Riga is to train and fly which costs RUB 5000 - RUB 12000 and takes 8 h 25 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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It takes approximately 12 h 31 min to get from Smolensk to Riga, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Smolensk to Riga. However, there are services departing from Smolensk and arriving at Riga via Minsk Tsentralny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 10 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 Rīga pasažieru via Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius(LT) and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 8 min.

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

You can take a train from Smolensk to Riga via Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius(LT), and Daugavpils in around 14 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Smolensk to Riga via Minsk and Minsk Tsentralny in around 15 h 10 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from Vitebsk to Riga via Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Flights from Vitebsk to Riga via Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Vitebsk to Riga via Kaliningrad, Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $410
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 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $260
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vitebsk to Riga via Kaliningrad, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Train operators
Russian Railways (RZhD)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Night train from Smolensk to Polock
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Moskva Belorusskaja
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
pass.rzd.ru
3rd Class (Platzcart)
$13 - $20
2nd Class (Kupé)
$19 - $29
Train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Train from Smolensk to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT)
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
www.rw.by
Night train from Polock to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
www.rw.by
Train from Orscha Central to Vitebsk
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$2 - $3
Coupe
$3 - $4
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Latvian Railways (PV)
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Vilnius to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Minsk to Rīga
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Smolensk to Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
intercars-tickets.com
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Minsk Tsentralny to Riga
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Gomel City Transport
Website
gomeltrans.net
Bus from Vitebsk to Riga
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
gomeltrans.net
Book at
ticketbus.by

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