How to get from Riga to Kaunas

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from Riga to Kaunas

You can get from Riga to Kaunas by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Riga to Kaunas on 27 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:30Riga, Prāgas Iela3h35 19:05Kaunas
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15:30Riga, Prāgas Iela3h35 19:05Kaunas
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11:45Riga, Prāgas Iela5h55 17:40Kaunas, Vytauto pr.
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18:30Riga, Prāgas Iela5h20 23:50Kaunas, Vytauto pr.
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18:00Riga, Prāgas Iela5h40 23:40Kaunas, Vytauto pr.
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Travel Information from Riga to Kaunas

distanceDistance141 miles (227 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach
fastestFastest modeCoach • £11 • 3 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Take a coach to travel 141 miles (227 km) between Riga and Kaunas. Flixbus is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct from Riga to Kaunas.

Travel Tips: Travel from Riga to Kaunas

Travel to Kaunas easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Riga to Kaunas.

Travel between Riga, Latvia and Kaunas, Lithuania is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Latvia enter Lithuania?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Kaunas from Riga?

Conditions of entry into Lithuania:

  • No quarantine required
  • No COVID-19 testing required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Kaunas, Lithuania?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Lithuania has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 23/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Kaunas from Riga.

The current restriction level for returning to Riga, Latvia from Lithuania is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Riga, Latvia from Kaunas, Lithuania?

Reentering Latvia is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Lithuania

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Riga from Kaunas?

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Which rules do I need to follow in Riga, Latvia regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Latvia must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 23/05/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Riga from Kaunas here.

Travelling from Riga to Kaunas includes taking a coach.

A coach is the fastest way to get from Riga to Kaunas with an average travel time for this route around 3 h 35 min.

The distance from Riga to Kaunas is approximately 141 miles (227 km).

The average frequency per day from Riga to Kaunas is:

  • 1 coach a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Riga to Kaunas as scheduled services by coach can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Riga to Kaunas:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Riga, Prāgas Iela and arrive in Kaunas, Autobusų Stotis.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Riga to Kaunas, then we'll help you find the best value travel company for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Kaunas by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Riga to Kaunas tickets on Omio for £11.
Omio customers who travel from Riga to Kaunas often also extend their holiday to go to Warsaw, Vilnius or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Kaunas and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Riga to Kaunas, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £11 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Riga to Kaunas tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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