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

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Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$13 - $20

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Train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$16 - $21

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Riga 178.1 miles

$30 - $50

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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 and arriving at Riga via Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

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

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 25 min and costs .

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

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

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Vilnius to Riga train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Riga is to fly which takes 2 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 7 h 21 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Riga.
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  • Distance: 163.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

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)
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 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
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Vilnius to Riga train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Riga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Riga is 285 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Vilnius to Riga.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1110+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs .

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