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> Train or Bus between Riga and Vilnius
traveltom22
post Nov 8 2009, 01:27 AM
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Many conflicting views on which is better for this route...bus or train between Riga and Vilnius.
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post Nov 11 2009, 04:15 PM
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Well... it looks like TripAdvisor says you should take the train to Vilnius:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g274951-....Departing.html


But I don't see any information about a train in Riga:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g274967-....Departing.html

Maybe it's best to take the bus...


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post Nov 13 2009, 04:09 PM
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I found some information on Baltics worldwide - it says trains from Riga to Vilnius run on uneven days. It seems they also favour the buses though, saying they are comfortable and the train service has deteriorated over the years.


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post Nov 13 2009, 11:17 PM
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Took locals advice and bussed it. There are at least two companies with clean, modern and comfortable units. We went to Kaunas instead and with a nice old town and good museums it has been a treat. The train lines are used primarly for commodities and not communiting people.
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post Nov 16 2009, 01:31 PM
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Cool, thanks for letting us know what you did!


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There's are lot of buses from Riga to Vilnius so you'll always be able to just turn up at the station and buy tickets there, though buying online may be a less stressful option.
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