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There are 6 ways to get from Viljandi to Bauska by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam 145 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu to Bauska

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Bus, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Valga bussijaam 177 / ...
  2. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru 875 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Riga to Kundziņkrogs

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Bus, train via Bauska, Bus Station  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Valga bussijaam 177 / ...
  2. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru 875 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Riga Bus Station to Bauska, Bus Station

Bus via Vabaduse plats  •  7h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Vabaduse plats to Pärnu bussijaam 371
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu to Bauska

Drive  •  3h 56m

  1. Drive from Viljandi to Bauska 287.9 km

Bus, fly  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
  2. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Riga (RIX) TLL - RIX
  3. Take the bus from Riga Airport Parking 1 to Bauska Bus Stop Kalna

Viljandi to Bauska by bus

The bus journey time between Viljandi and Bauska is around 18h 25m and covers a distance of around 343 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13h 5m. The fastest bus normally takes 18h 25m. Operated by Lux Express, Go Bus AS, Atko Bussiliinid AS and others, the Viljandi to Bauska bus service departs from Viljandi bussijaam and arrives in Bauska. Typically six buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average bus journey times

Time on bus:
5h 20m
Layover time:
13h 5m
Total time:
18h 25m

Bus route information

Fastest bus time:
18h 25m
Bus distance:
343 km
Buses per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$18
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
17:35
Last bus departs at:
17:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Viljandi to Bauska bus schedules

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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Latvia from Estonia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bauska is 113, 8303.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bauska is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Bauska is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 113, 8303.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Estonia from Latvia.

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Viljandi to Bauska is to bus and train which costs €10 - €17 and takes 6h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Viljandi to Bauska is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 3h 56m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Viljandi to Bauska. However, there are services departing from Viljandi bussijaam and arriving at Bauska via Pärnu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 20m.

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The distance between Viljandi and Bauska is 233 km. The road distance is 287.9 km.

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The best way to get from Viljandi to Bauska without a car is to bus which takes 6h 20m and costs €15 - €24.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Viljandi to Bauska, including transfers.

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Viljandi to Bauska bus services, operated by Lux Express, depart from Viljandi bussijaam station.

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Viljandi to Bauska bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Bauska station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Viljandi to Bauska is 288 km. It takes approximately 3h 56m to drive from Viljandi to Bauska.

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  • Distance: 233.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Viljandi, Estonia and Bauska, Latvia?

You can take a bus from Viljandi to Bauska via Pärnu in around 6h 20m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Train operators
Bus operators
Lux Express
Phone
+372 6800 909
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Lux Express
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Lux Express
Go Bus AS
Phone
631 0011
Email
info@gobus.ee
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Go Bus AS
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Valga bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Go Bus AS
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Go Bus AS
Atko Bussiliinid AS
Phone
+372 641 8218
Email
grupp@atko.ee
Website
atko.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Atko Bussiliinid AS
Bus from Vabaduse plats to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Atko Bussiliinid AS
SEBE
Phone
606 4969
Email
info@sebe.ee
Website
sebe.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
SEBE
Peatus Estonia
Website
web.peatus.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Peatus Estonia
Taisto Express OÜ
Phone
515 1882
Email
info@taistoexpress.ee
Website
express.taisto.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Taisto Express OÜ
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Valga bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Taisto Express OÜ
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Taisto Express OÜ
Arilix OÜ
Phone
+372 5886 0000
Email
tellimine@bussikeskus.ee
Website
bussikeskus.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Arilix OÜ
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Riga Bus Station to Bauska, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Aktsiaselts Hansa Bussiliinid
Phone
+372 786 0180
Website
hansaliinid.ee
Bus from Viljandi bussijaam to Lennujaam
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Aktsiaselts Hansa Bussiliinid
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Riga Airport Parking 1 to Bauska Bus Stop Kalna
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
Kautra

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Air Baltic offers flights from Tallinn Airport to Riga Airport.

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