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

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Fly  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Riga (RIX) ZAG - RIX

$134 - $315

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Warszawa  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Eic
  3. Take the bus from Warszawa to Riga

$105 - $161

4 alternative options

Bus Ecolines  •  31 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Katowice
  2. Take the bus from Katowice to Riga

$119 - $149

Train, bus  •  35 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb to Wien Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Wien to Riga

$108 - $159

Bus Eurolines IT  •  40 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Udine, Udine 537
  2. Take the bus from Udine Autostazione to Riga

$127 - $177

Drive  •  19 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Riga 1101.2 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Zagreb to Riga is to train and bus which costs 650 kn - 1.100 kn and takes 35 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zagreb to Riga is to fly which costs 850 kn - 2.100 kn and takes 7 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zagreb to Riga. However, there are services departing from Zagreb and arriving at Riga via Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 12 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Riga is 1358 km. The road distance is 1761.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Riga without a car is to train and bus which takes 28 h 57 min and costs 650 kn - 1.100 kn.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Zagreb to Riga, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Riga bus services, operated by GlobTourist, depart from Zagreb station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Riga is to fly which takes 7 h 41 min and costs 850 kn - 2.100 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 31 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Riga Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Riga.
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  • Distance: 848.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Riga, Latvia?

LOT, Lufthansa and 13 other airlines fly from Zagreb to Riga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zagreb to Riga via Katowice and Katowice in around 31 h 12 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zagreb to Riga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Train operators
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
Train from Zagreb to Wien Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
hzpp.hr
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eurail.com
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$40 - $60
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Riga
Ave. Duration
13 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Katowice to Riga
Ave. Duration
18 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Wien to Riga
Ave. Duration
28 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
ecolines.net
GlobTourist
Phone
+48 94 354 54 19
Email
info@globtourist.com
Website
globtourist.com
Bus from Zagreb to Katowice
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$69 - $74
Schedules at
globtourist.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zagreb to Udine, Udine
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Riga is 1 h ahead of Zagreb. It is currently 1:31 AM in Zagreb and 2:31 AM in Riga.

Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Riga is 1762 km. It takes approximately 19 h 32 min to drive from Zagreb to Riga.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, Austrian Airlines and seven other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 1115+ hotels available in Riga. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs 90 kn - 700 kn.

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