There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Riga by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Riga (RIX) VIE - RIX

$88 - $223

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  21 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok Ic
  3. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas
  4. Take the bus from Kaunas to Panevezis 281 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Panevėžys to Rīga

$61 - $83

3 alternative options

Bus  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Riga

$80 - $120

Train  •  29 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii R / ...
  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 / ...

$157 - $196

Drive  •  16 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Riga 869.8 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Riga is to train and bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 21 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Riga is to fly which costs 75€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Wien and arriving at Riga. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 28 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Riga. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Rīga pasažieru via Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius(LT) and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 37 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Riga is 1102 km. The road distance is 1391.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 23 min and costs 50€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 3 min to get from Vienna to Riga, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Riga train services, operated by Russian Railways, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Riga is to fly which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 75€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 28 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs 130€ - 170€ and takes 29 h 37 min.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Riga.
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  • Distance: 688.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 3 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic, Ukraine International Airlines and six other airlines fly from Vienna to Riga hourly. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Vienna to Riga twice a week. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 28 h 10 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Vilnius
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
19 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezis
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
kautra.lt
Book at
autobusubilietai.lt
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Kaunas to Panevezys
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
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 Wien to Riga
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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