Riga - Bialystok
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 8, 2012 4:23 AM Last Post By: ig0r
Nov 7, 2012 12:37 AM
Riga - BialystokHi we are 2 girls from Iceland and we will travel from Riga (Latvia) to Bialystok (Poland).
1. Is it possible to fly
2. Is it any train thats going that way? is easy crossing borders with a train?
3. whats the best bus too take ?
We have found some bus trips that take 9hours. havint found any fligths or train trips.
please help us :)
Nov 7, 2012 1:55 AM
1The closest airport to Białystok is in Warsaw. Check AirBaltic for cheap flights to Warsaw Okęcie (aka Frederic Chopin) airport. From there either take a direct bus to Białystok (http://podlasie-express.pl, 4 hrs) or use the airport train to get to Warszawa Zachodnia station and change there for a train to Białystok (3 hrs, http://pkp.pl).
Train: there's a slow train connection from Vilnius to Białystok (7+ hrs). Since you'd still need to get a bus from Riga to Vilnius it makes little sense. Better take the direct Ecolines bus that you've already found.
Nov 7, 2012 6:54 AM
2How many stops do you want to make on the way? You could do Tallinn - Tartu - Valga - Cesis - Sigulda - Riga all directly by train. Bus to Vilnius or Kaunas, then you could get the Sestokai Sulwalki railroad (VilniusWarsaw train, kind of like the 'Trans-siberian of central/northern Europe!) to one of the stations in Northern Poland, and make your way from there.
Nov 7, 2012 8:42 AM
Nov 7, 2012 9:22 AM
4If you want to make a stop on the way then:
1) fly to Warsaw and make a stop there for 2-3 days.
2) take a bus to Vilnius (e.g. Ecolines, no need to book in advance) and visit Vilnius for a day or two. From Vilnius either use a bus (Ecolines, 6 hrs, no changes, book on-line a few days in advance) or the train (7 hrs, change in Kaunas and Šeštokai, buy your ticket at Vilnius train station right before departure).
Nov 7, 2012 12:49 PM
Nov 7, 2012 12:52 PM
Nov 7, 2012 1:07 PM
If you insist, you can of course find a train connection (see pkp.pl or bahn.de) - with 4 changes and 24 hrs travel time :)
Nov 7, 2012 1:55 PM
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Nov 8, 2012 4:23 AM
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