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

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Fly  •  4 h 17 min

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

$46 - $125

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Bus Ecolines  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Riga

$35 - $55

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Train  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas
  3. Take the train from Kaunas to Vilnius
  4. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  5. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...

$39 - $52

Bus Intaks  •  17 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa Zachodnia to Grodno
  2. Take the bus from Grodno Train Station to Riga

$43 - $48

Drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Riga 409.3 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Warszawa and arriving at Riga. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 13 h 17 min.

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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 via Białystok, Kaunas, Vilnius and Daugavpils. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 15 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Riga is 561 km. The road distance is 654.8 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Riga without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Warsaw to Riga, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Riga is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 17 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 17 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Riga.
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  • Distance: 350.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

Air Baltic and LOT fly from Warsaw to Riga 5 times a day. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Warsaw to Riga twice a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 13 h 17 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Warsaw to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Riga
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Kaunas to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
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
Bus operators
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Warszawa Zachodnia to Grodno
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
Book at
ticketbus.by
Intaks
Website
intaks.by
Bus from Grodno Train Station to Riga
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
intaks.by

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 3:53 AM in Warsaw and 4:53 AM in Riga.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Riga is 655 km. It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to drive from Warsaw to Riga.

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Air Baltic and LOT offer flights from Warsaw 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 Warsaw to Warsaw Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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