The cheapest buses from Riga to Vilnius

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Cheapest

£14

Average

£17

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Riga to Vilnius will cost around £ 17 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 14.

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09:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h10 13:40Vilnius, Panorama
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£141One-way
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09:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 13:30Vilnius
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£141One-way
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07:30Riga, Prāgas Iela4h00 11:30Vilniaus, Autobusų Stotis
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£151One-way
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11:00Riga, Prāgas Iela4h05 15:05Vilniaus, Autobusų Stotis
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£151One-way
16:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 20:30Vilnius
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£161One-way

Timetable Riga to Vilnius

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02:55Rīga, Prāgas iela3h40 06:35Vilnius
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02:55Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 06:55Vilnius, Panorama
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07:30Riga, Prāgas Iela4h00 11:30Vilniaus, Autobusų Stotis
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09:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h10 13:40Vilnius, Panorama
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09:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 13:30Vilnius
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11:00Riga, Prāgas Iela4h05 15:05Vilniaus, Autobusų Stotis
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16:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 20:30Vilnius
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16:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h10 20:40Vilnius, Panorama
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18:00Riga, Prāgas Iela4h05 22:05Vilniaus, Autobusų Stotis
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Mon
18 Oct
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£130Air Baltic
Tue
19 Oct
£14Lux Express
£109Air Baltic
Wed
20 Oct
£10Lux Express
£97Air Baltic
Thu
21 Oct
£10Lux Express
£87Air Baltic
Fri
22 Oct
£11Flixbus
£79Air Baltic
Sat
23 Oct
£11Flixbus
£79Air Baltic
Sun
24 Oct
£11Flixbus
£79Air Baltic
Mon
25 Oct
£10Lux Express
£79Air Baltic
Tue
26 Oct
£10Lux Express
£79Air Baltic
Wed
27 Oct
£10Lux Express
£69Air Baltic
Thu
28 Oct
£10Lux Express
£69Air Baltic
Fri
29 Oct
£10Lux Express
£69Air Baltic
Sat
30 Oct
£10Lux Express
£69Air Baltic
Sun
31 Oct
£10Lux Express
£69Air Baltic
Tue
2 Nov
£12Lux Express
£69Air Baltic
Wed
3 Nov
£10Lux Express
£69Air Baltic
Thu
4 Nov
£6Flixbus
£69Air Baltic
Fri
5 Nov
£6Flixbus
£69Air Baltic
Sat
6 Nov
£10Lux Express
£30Air Baltic
Sun
7 Nov
£10Lux Express
£21Air Baltic

The fastest buses from Riga to Vilnius

Showing times and prices for 19 Oct

Fastest Journey

3 h 40 m

Average

4 h 1 m

Buses per day

9

Distance

261 km

Of the 9 buses that leave Riga for Vilnius every day 9 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 261 km distance in an average of 4 h 1 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 40 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 10 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
02:55Rīga, Prāgas iela3h40 06:35Vilnius
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£251One-way
2nd Fastest
07:30Riga, Prāgas Iela4h00 11:30Vilniaus, Autobusų Stotis
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£151One-way
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16:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 20:30Vilnius
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£161One-way
2nd Fastest
02:55Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 06:55Vilnius, Panorama
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£251One-way
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09:30Rīga, Prāgas iela4h00 13:30Vilnius
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£141One-way

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Coach Information from Riga to Vilnius

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
durationAverage coach duration4 h
priceAverage coach ticket price£12 (€13)
frequencyCoach frequency4 a day
changesDirect coachYes, there are 4 direct coaches a day
carriersCoach companiesEcolines, Lux Express, TOKS or Eurolines Lithuania

Coaches from Riga to Vilnius cover the 162 miles (261 km) long journey taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like Ecolines, Lux Express, TOKS or Eurolines Lithuania. Normally, there are 4 coaches operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £12, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £10.

Coach from Riga to Vilnius

People intending to travel by coaches from Riga and Vilnius have more than 12 bus departures to choose from daily. The cities are about 162 miles apart, but the distance covered in a trip depends on the route. Similarly, travel duration varies with the bus schedule, but most coaches take between three and five hours. With a mix of day and night buses, travellers enjoy great flexibility in selecting the most suitable departure times.

How long is the journey by bus from Riga to Vilnius?

Coaches from Riga to Vilnius can take from two and a half hours up to about five hours per trip. Journeys periods vary with factors like schedules, bus companies, the distance covered, and so forth. Travellers should crosscheck the times indicated on their tickets with the information on the travel timetable to make reasonable approximations for their journey durations.  

How many coaches are there from Riga to Vilnius?

The number of buses travelling from Riga to Vilnius is somewhat irregular as bus companies don't make the same number of trips every day. However, passengers have not less than 12 coaches to board on a typical day. Departure frequencies are subject to events, seasons, and coach operator policies. Buses leave Riga for Vilnius at intervals of about one or two hours through daytime and night hours. The first bus departs just before 3:00 a.m. while the latest one usually leaves at about 10:50 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Riga to Vilnius?

Departure bus station: Most long-distance buses such as coaches from Riga to Vilnius pick passengers at the Riga International Bus Terminal. The station is approximately half a mile from the city centre, which is about an 11 minute walk. Travellers enjoy a wide range of services at the facility, including ticket machines and offices, waiting areas, restaurants, toilets, and accommodation in the surrounding area.

Arrival bus station: Vilnius Bus Station is the disembarking point for visitors arriving from Riga to Vilnius by bus. The coach terminal is at a strategic location next to the train station, only about two miles from the heart of the city. Several bus lines serve commuters from the station to the city centre with trips of about 12 minutes. Vilnius Bus Station has toilets, fast food, a coffee bar, ATM, and ticket offices. Additionally, visitors can find hotels and luggage storage amenities around the area.

Which coach providers travel from Riga to Vilnius?

Lux Express and Eurolines are the two leading bus companies with coaches from Riga to Vilnius. Both the bus providers have modern buses equipped with high-end facilities for the most comfortable journeys. Passengers can enjoy onboard entertainment, appreciate beautiful scenery en route, or even sleep right from Riga to Vilnius. Lux Express runs more trips than Eurolines. Both the coach companies have similar journey durations, with the slowest buses reaching Vilnius in almost five hours.

Lux Express Riga to Vilnius

Lux Express operates around 12 coaches from Riga to Vilnius per day unless some event causes schedule interruptions. The buses are express, and passengers can hope to reach Vilnius anywhere from three hours and 40 minutes to four hours and 30 minutes. Coaches are always available since Lux Express distributes their journeys based on demand.

Eurolines Riga to Vilnius

On an ordinary day, Eurolines runs four bus trips from Riga to Vilnius. Most of the journeys last anywhere between four and five hours. Usually, the coaches don't stop along the way, and when they do, they don't exceed two brief breaks. Travellers should confirm the travel times for various dates with the coach providers to choose the most convenient departures.

Riga to Vilnius Coach: Services on Board

Coaches from Riga to Vilnius offer passengers first-class and second-class tickets, though the category names may vary slightly. Some companies use the terms business and executive to refer to journeys with more personalised amenities.

Passengers on Lux Express and Eurolines can expect above-average comfort levels. Features like luxurious reclining seats, accessible toilets, standard power sockets, free WiFi, air conditioning, and hot beverages are available. The buses also have enough legroom to keep travellers relaxed throughout the journey.

Lux Express allows passengers to bring onboard one item of hand luggage not exceeding 45cm by 35cm by 20cm and weighing at most 5kg. They can also keep a load whose dimensions aren't beyond 70cm by 30cm by 55cm in the luggage compartment. It's upon the driver to allow or restrict dismantled bikes depending on the available space. Eurolines transports two suitcases per passenger for free.

Coaches from Riga to Vilnius uphold non-discriminatory travel policies. They provide accessible facilities for people with disabilities or reduced mobility at no extra cost. On international routes, passengers cannot ride the buses with pets. However, individuals with sight problems are free to bring guide dogs.

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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Vilnius, Lithuania if I'm coming from Riga, Latvia by coach?

Travel between Riga, Latvia and Vilnius, Lithuania by coach is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Lithuania from Latvia?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Lithuania from Riga?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Vilnius, Lithuania?

When travelling in Lithuania, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 15/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your coach to Vilnius from Riga before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Vilnius, Lithuania to Riga, Latvia?

The restriction level for your return coach to Riga, Latvia from Vilnius is: Partially open.

Is my return coach into Riga from Vilnius restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Lithuania

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Latvia from Vilnius?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Riga, Latvia?

The government of Latvia has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Riga from Vilnius closer to your date of departure here.

What is the price of the cheapest coach to Vilnius from Riga?
Omio customers have found cheap coach tickets from Riga to Vilnius for as low as £10  for the next 7 days.
How much does the coach from Riga to Vilnius cost on average?
If you’re looking to book your coach tickets in the next week, you can expect the Riga to Vilnius coach price to come in at an average of £12  one way.
How many miles is it from Riga to Vilnius by coach?
The distance from Riga to Vilnius by coach is approximately 162 miles (261 km).
How long is the coach journey between Riga and Vilnius?
While the time it takes to travel 162 miles (261 km) from Riga to Vilnius can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the coach duration from Riga to Vilnius is on average 4 h.
Which coach companies can take me from Riga to Vilnius?
If you're looking for coaches from Riga to Vilnius, you can rely on Ecolines, Lux Express, TOKS or Eurolines Lithuania to get you to Vilnius. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Riga to Vilnius trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct coach between Riga and Vilnius?
Yes, there are 4 direct coaches per day from Riga to Vilnius. You can look to travel with Ecolines or Lux Express  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct coach tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
How many coaches per day are there to Vilnius from Riga?
The average number of coaches departing Riga for Vilnius is 4 a day. The coach schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure coach times from Riga to Vilnius?
The first Riga to Vilnius coach departs at 05: 25   and the last coach from Riga to Vilnius leaves at 15: 30. Check out the most up-to-date Riga to Vilnius coach timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy coach tickets to Vilnius from Riga for the best deals?
You can find a coach between Riga and Vilnius to cost on average £12 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying coach tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Riga to Vilnius coach generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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