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There are 6 ways to get from Warsaw to Riga by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Riga (RIX) WAW - RIX

$72 - $342

Cheapest option

Bus via Warszawa  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Rīga

$37 - $85

4 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw to Rīga

$40 - $60

Bus via Warsaw  •  13h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw to Riga Bus Station N1229

$40 - $50

Train  •  17h 38m

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Brest C Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Brest C to Minsk Pas
  3. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Riga Pass

$49 - $104

Drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Riga 668.9 km

$70 - $110

Warsaw to Riga by bus

The bus journey time between Warsaw and Riga is around 12h 20m and covers a distance of around 836 km. The fastest bus normally takes 12h 20m. Operated by Ecolines, the Warsaw to Riga bus service departs from Warsaw and arrives in Rīga. Typically nine buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
12h 20m
Fastest bus time:
12h 20m
Buses per week:
9
Cheapest price:
$40
Carbon emissions:
104 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
22:25
Last bus departs at:
22:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Warsaw to Riga bus schedules

Poland → Latvia
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Conditions of entry into Latvia from Poland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Considerations leaving from Poland

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Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Latvia from Poland is currently restricted.

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

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

The social distance requirement in Riga 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 Poland from Latvia.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Riga is to bus via Warsaw which costs 150 zł - 190 zł and takes 13h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Riga is to fly which costs 260 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 5h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Warsaw and arriving at Rīga. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Riga. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Riga Pass via Brest C and Minsk-Passajirskii. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 38m.

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The distance between Warsaw and Riga is 561 km. The road distance is 668.9 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 12h 20m and costs 160 zł - 220 zł.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Warsaw to Riga, including transfers.

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

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Warsaw to Riga train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Riga is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs 260 zł - 1 300 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 160 zł - 220 zł and takes 12h 20m, you could also train, which costs 180 zł - 390 zł and takes 17h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Riga.
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  • Distance: 560.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Riga, Latvia?

Air Baltic and LOT fly from Warsaw to Riga once daily. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Warsaw to Rīga once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 12h 20m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Riga
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Train operators
PKP Intercity

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability and large families entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Brest C
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
$12 - $15
1st Class
$16 - $21
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest C to Minsk Pas
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $24
Website
Belorussian Railways
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Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
$7 - $13
1st Class (Coupe)
$11 - $24
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Riga Pass
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
3rd class
$30 - $45
2nd class
$40 - $60
1st class
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warsaw to Rīga
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Rīga
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
ecolines.net
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Warsaw to Riga Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Riga is 1h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 5:37 PM in Warsaw and 6:37 PM in Riga.

Warsaw to Riga train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Riga Pass station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Riga is 669 km. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Warsaw to Riga.

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Air Baltic and LOT offer flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 156+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 8 zł - 10 zł.

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