How to get from Vilnius to Riga

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from Vilnius to Riga

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

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To get from Vilnius to Riga on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:45Vilnius3h45 18:30Rīga, Prāgas iela
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£161One-way
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14:45Vilnius3h45 18:30Rīga, Prāgas iela
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14:30Vilnius, Panorama4h00 18:30Rīga, Prāgas iela
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10:10Vilnius4h05 14:15Rīga, Prāgas iela
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07:00Vilnius3h55 10:55Rīga, Prāgas iela
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£181One-way

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Travel Information between Vilnius and Riga

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £132 • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesInfobus or Air Baltic

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 162 miles (261 km) to Riga from Vilnius. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Infobus or Air Baltic among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Vilnius to Riga.

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FAQs

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

Can travellers from Lithuania enter Latvia?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Latvia:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 25/06/2022. 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 Riga from Vilnius.

The restriction level for your return to Vilnius, Lithuania from Latvia is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Vilnius from Riga restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Vilnius from Riga?

Conditions of reentry into Lithuania:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Vilnius, Lithuania?

You should observe these safety measures in Lithuania as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Lithuania was last checked on 25/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Vilnius from Riga closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Vilnius and Riga. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Vilnius to Riga is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around £1 compared to other travel options to Riga:

A ferry is £19 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Vilnius to Riga costing on average £19.

A ferry is about £132 less than a flight, which costs on average £132 for this route.

A ferry journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Riga by train, which costs on average £1 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Riga from Vilnius is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Riga that can usually take longer:

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The Vilnius to Riga distance is approximately 162 miles (261 km).

The average frequency per day from Vilnius to Riga is:

  • Around 6 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Vilnius to Riga as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Vilnius to Riga:

  • Coaches from Vilnius to Riga most often leave from Vilnius, Autobusų Stotis and arrive in Riga, Prāgas Iela.
  • Flights most often depart from Vilnius at Vilnius International Airport and arrive in Riga at Riga International Airport.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vilnius to Riga:

  • You can travel to Riga from Vilnius by coach with Infobus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £19 with Infobus from Vilnius to Riga.
  • You can go to Riga from Vilnius by plane with Air Baltic. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £132 with Air Baltic from Vilnius to Riga on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Vilnius to Riga with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct coach services to Riga with Flixbus, Ecolines, TOKS or Lux Express with around 6 direct coaches every day.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Riga with Air Baltic.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Riga tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this trip.

Omio customers who travel from Vilnius to Riga often also extend their holiday to go to Tallinn, Warsaw or Berlin. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Riga and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £19 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £132 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a ferry ticket for this route is £1 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £1 one way.

But we recommend booking Vilnius to Riga 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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