There are 4 ways to get from Vilnius to Riga by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Riga (RIX) VNO - RIX

$23 - $141

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga 1070104 / ...

$13 - $20

2 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Daugavpils
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Rīga pasažieru 703 / ...

$18 - $23

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Riga 178.1 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Riga is to bus which costs $13 - $20 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Riga is to fly which costs $23 - $150 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Vilnius and Riga is 261 km. The road distance is 285 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Vilnius to Riga, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vilnius and arriving at Rīga. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Riga. However, there are services departing from Vilnius(LT) and arriving at Rīga pasažieru via Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic flies from Vilnius to Riga 5 times a day. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Vilnius to Riga once daily. Tickets cost $13 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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

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