Travel options
from Vilnius to Riga

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

Our recommendation

To get from Vilnius to Riga on Oct 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:10AMVilnius4h05 02:15PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$201One-way
Cheapest
10:45PMVilnius3h45 02:30AMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$171One-way
Other options
05:45PMVilnius4h00 09:45PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$221One-way
10:00AMVilnius, Panorama4h15 02:15PMRīga, Prāgas iela
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$201One-way
07:30AMVilniaus, Autobusų Stotis4h15 11:45AMRiga, Prāgas Iela
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$211One-way

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Thu
Oct 21
$17Lux Express
$179Air Baltic
Fri
Oct 22
$15Flixbus
$149Air Baltic
Sat
Oct 23
$17Lux Express
$133Air Baltic
Sun
Oct 24
$15Flixbus
$120Air Baltic
Mon
Oct 25
$15Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Tue
Oct 26
$14Lux Express
$109Air Baltic
Wed
Oct 27
$14Lux Express
$109Air Baltic
Thu
Oct 28
$14Lux Express
$109Air Baltic
Fri
Oct 29
$15Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Sat
Oct 30
$15Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Sun
Oct 31
$16Flixbus
$109Air Baltic
Mon
Nov 1
$14Lux Express
$90Air Baltic
Tue
Nov 2
$9Flixbus
$90Air Baltic
Wed
Nov 3
$14Lux Express
$90Air Baltic
Thu
Nov 4
$10Lux Express
$90Air Baltic
Fri
Nov 5
$9Flixbus
$90Air Baltic
Sat
Nov 6
$9Flixbus
$90Air Baltic
Sun
Nov 7
$12Flixbus
$90Air Baltic
Mon
Nov 8
$9Flixbus
$90Air Baltic
Tue
Nov 9
$14Lux Express
$90Air Baltic
Wed
Nov 10
$14Lux Express
$29Air Baltic

Travel Information from Vilnius to Riga

distanceDistance162 miles (261 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$13 - $59
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $59 (€48) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLux Express or Air Baltic

Travel 162 miles (261 km) by bus or flight to Riga from 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 $13 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Lux Express or Air Baltic among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Vilnius to Riga.

How to get from Vilnius to Riga

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Vilnius to Riga 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 Vilnius to Riga. 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
What are the international travel restrictions for Latvia due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from Vilnius to Riga?

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

Can travelers from Lithuania enter Latvia?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially 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:

  • 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

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 10/15/21. 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 between Vilnius and Riga.

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

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Lithuania from Latvia?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Lithuania:

  • 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lithuania?

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

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Vilnius, Lithuania was last verified on 10/15/21. 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 Vilnius from Riga.

How do I reach Riga from Vilnius?

There are 2 ways to get from Vilnius to Riga: bus or flight.

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

The cheapest way to go to Riga from Vilnius is by taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Riga:

Taking a bus is about $45 (€37) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $59 (€48) for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Vilnius to Riga?

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

Other travel options to Riga can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h   on average.

How many miles from Vilnius to Riga would I travel?

Riga is approximately 162 miles (261 km) away from Vilnius.

How many services a day are there from Vilnius to Riga?

The average frequency per day from Vilnius to Riga is:

  • 4 buses per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Vilnius to Riga?

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

  • Buses mostly depart 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.
Which travel companies can get me from Vilnius to Riga?

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

  • You can travel by bus from Vilnius to Riga with Lux Express, and you can find Lux Express Vilnius to Riga tickets for $13 (€11) on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Vilnius to Riga with Air Baltic. Cheap tickets can be found for $59 (€48) with Air Baltic from Vilnius to Riga.
Can I find a direct route between Vilnius and Riga?

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Ecolines or Lux Express with 4 direct buses per day.

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

Where should I go next after I travel between Vilnius and Riga?
Omio customers who travel from Vilnius to Riga often also extend their vacation 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.
When should I buy a ticket from Vilnius to Riga online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $13 (€11) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $59 (€48) 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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey