I was wondering is there is train from Riga to Gdansk. I looked at the raileurope and eurail sites and it stated that they couldn't find a station in Riga. I know there is a station called Riga Cenrtal, but do they go to Gdansk? Should we fly instead? Thanks!
Maybe you can e-mail them and ask?
http://www.inyourpocket.com/poland/gdansk/arrival-transport/trains/Gdansk-Glowny-Train-Station_16142v By the way, I haven't been to Riga but Gdansk is really worth visiting, so have a great trip! You'll enjoy the architecture, walks, restaurants, cafes, and even the shipyard where the Solidarity movement was sprung.
Please also check out the bus schedule. In this part of the world, buses seem to be the way to go - at least until you get into Poland.
We've been in Lithuania for a month each on 3 different occasions. First, the buses seemed to be a better option than the train. For bus schedules and routes see: eurolines.com Second, Kaliningrad, that island of Russia, appeared problematic (schedules, need for visa?) for getting to Gdansk. We did take a train from Vilnius to Warsaw, and trains from there south. So I'd suggest getting to Vilnius by bus and then looking at bus or train schedules to Gdansk. Good luck.
Yes, I think you should fly instead...unless you like sitting on a train for over 9 hours