Riga to Vilnius

Riga to Vilnius

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Riga to Vilnius Schedule

Riga to Vilnius Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lux Express Business 02:55 - 06:55€ 30.25
AirBaltic Economy #BT34107:45 - 08:35€ 73.95
Ecolines Standard AC 07:30 - 11:30€ 18.95
Lux Express Business 09:30 - 13:40€ 30.25
Ecolines Standard AC 11:00 - 15:05€ 18.95
Lux Express Business 16:30 - 20:40€ 30.25
AirBaltic Economy #BT34719:00 - 19:50€ 73.95
Ecolines Standard AC 18:00 - 22:05€ 21.17
AirBaltic Economy #BT34923:15 - 00:05€ 73.95

Transportation from Riga to Vilnius

How to get from Riga to Vilnius

When you want to get from Riga to Vilnius, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about EUR 135.32. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as EUR 5.10.

How far is Riga from Vilnius?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Riga to Vilnius. Your trip will be a total of 189 miles (303 km). The flying distance is 180 miles (289 km).

How long does it take to get from Riga to Vilnius?

The travel time from Riga to Vilnius can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 20 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Riga to Vilnius?

The cost of the trip from Riga to Vilnius varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Tranigo: travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as EUR 5.10 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as EUR 135.32.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Riga to Vilnius:

  • Bus tickets - EUR 15.15 to EUR 38.92;
  • Plane tickets - EUR 74.04 to EUR 135.32;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from EUR 200.00 to EUR 376.00.

How many trips per day are there between Riga and Vilnius?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Riga to Vilnius depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 02:55 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Riga to Vilnius any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Riga to Vilnius. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is EUR 74.04.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Riga to Vilnius
AirBaltic, Finnair, Ryanair


Taking a bus from Riga to Vilnius is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Riga to Vilnius. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as EUR 200.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Riga to Vilnius

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Riga to Vilnius? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to catch a taxi.