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from Riga to Vilnius

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

Our recommendation

To get from Riga to Vilnius on Sep 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMRīga, Prāgas iela4h00 01:30PMVilnius
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$221One-way
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02:55AMRīga, Prāgas iela3h40 06:35AMVilnius
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$191One-way
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09:30AMRīga, Prāgas iela4h10 01:40PMVilnius, Panorama
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$221One-way
04:30PMRīga, Prāgas iela4h00 08:30PMVilnius
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$251One-way
04:30PMRīga, Prāgas iela4h10 08:40PMVilnius, Panorama
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$251One-way

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Mon
Sep 20
$17Lux Express
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Tue
Sep 21
$17Lux Express
$142Air Baltic
Wed
Sep 22
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$124Air Baltic
Thu
Sep 23
$14Lux Express
$111Air Baltic
Fri
Sep 24
$15Flixbus
$98Air Baltic
Sat
Sep 25
$15Flixbus
$98Air Baltic
Sun
Sep 26
$15Flixbus
$98Air Baltic
Mon
Sep 27
$14Lux Express
$98Air Baltic
Tue
Sep 28
$17Lux Express
$98Air Baltic
Wed
Sep 29
$14Lux Express
$98Air Baltic
Thu
Sep 30
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Fri
Oct 1
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Sat
Oct 2
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Sun
Oct 3
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Mon
Oct 4
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Tue
Oct 5
$14Lux Express
$60Air Baltic
Wed
Oct 6
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Thu
Oct 7
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Fri
Oct 8
$14Lux Express
$85Air Baltic
Sat
Oct 9
$16Flixbus
$85Air Baltic
Sun
Oct 10
$14Lux Express
$60Air Baltic

Travel Information from Riga to Vilnius

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$14 - $60
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $14 (€11) • 3 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $60 (€48) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Baltic or Lux Express

Take a flight or bus to travel 162 miles (261 km) from Riga to Vilnius. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air Baltic or Lux Express among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Riga to Vilnius.

How to get from Riga to Vilnius

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Riga to Vilnius there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 100,00% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Riga to Vilnius. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Vilnius, Lithuania from Riga, Latvia currently allowed?

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

Can travelers from Latvia enter Lithuania?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Lithuania:

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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Vilnius, 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 9/13/21. 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 journey to Vilnius from Riga.

Are there restrictions on reentering Latvia from Vilnius, Lithuania due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Riga, Latvia from Lithuania is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Latvia from Lithuania?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Latvia from Lithuania?

Requirements for reentering Latvia:

  • 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 0 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Latvia?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Latvia to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Riga, Latvia was last verified on 9/13/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Riga from Vilnius.

How do I go from Riga to Vilnius?

There are 2 travel options from Riga to Vilnius: flight or bus.

How do I get from Riga to Vilnius the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Vilnius is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $14 (€11) compared to other travel options to Vilnius:

A bus is $47 (€37) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Riga to Vilnius costing on average $60 (€48).

What is the quickest way to get from Riga to Vilnius?

The quickest way to travel to Vilnius from Riga is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Vilnius by bus can take on average 3 h 40 min.

What is the distance from Riga to Vilnius?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Riga to Vilnius?

The average frequency per day from Riga to Vilnius is:

  • 4 buses per day.

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

When traveling from Riga to Vilnius, where do I depart from Riga and where do I arrive in Vilnius?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Riga International Airport and arrive in Vilnius International Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Riga, Prāgas Iela and tend to arrive in Vilnius, Autobusų Stotis.
Who can get me from Riga to Vilnius?

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

  • Travel with Air Baltic to go to Vilnius by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Baltic Riga to Vilnius tickets on Omio for $60 (€48).
  • Travel with Lux Express for buses to Vilnius. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lux Express Riga to Vilnius tickets on Omio for $14 (€11).
Is it possible to travel directly to Vilnius from Riga?

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Vilnius with Ecolines with 4 direct buses per day.

Direct services to Vilnius tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Riga to Vilnius ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Riga to Vilnius often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Warsaw, Minsk or Tallinn. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Riga and Vilnius itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Vilnius and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Riga to Vilnius online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Riga to Vilnius, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $60 (€48) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing $14 (€11) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Riga to Vilnius online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Riga
Vilnius
Riga
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