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

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Fly  •  4 h 45 min

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

$88 - $223

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  32 h 4 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii R / ...
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Vilnius(LT) D
  3. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  4. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$56 - $83

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  21 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Eic
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa to Riga

$60 - $92

Bus  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Wien to Riga

$80 - $120

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 night train and train which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 32 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Riga is to fly which costs 75€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 45 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 Riga via Minsk-Passajirskii, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 4 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 20 min and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 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 Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 75€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 110€ and takes 28 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Riga.
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  • Distance: 688.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

Air Baltic, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Vienna to Riga every 4 hours. 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
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $490
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Vienna to Riga via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
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
Night train from Wien Hbf to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
20 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Riga
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Vienna. It is currently 7:40 PM in Vienna and 8:40 PM in Riga.

Vienna to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Riga is 1392 km. It takes approximately 16 h 2 min to drive from Vienna to Riga.

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Lufthansa, Ukraine International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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