Flying to Riga
There are direct flights to Riga from more than 85 cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The Latvian national airline, airBaltic (www.airbaltic.com), provides easy and convenient connections with more than forty Interline partners from more than 3,000 cities all over the world. Nineteen airlines (airBaltic, Aeroflot, Belavia, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Ryanair, Transaero, Turkish Airlines, UTair, Uzbekistan Airways, WIZZ, and Smartlinx) operate regular flights to Riga.
Riga International Airport (www.riga-airport.com) is one of the most modern airports in Europe, and meets all international standards of safety, efficiency, and comfort. The airport is only ten kilometers southwest of the Riga city center. A taxi ride from the airport to central Riga takes between ten and twenty minutes, depending upon the traffic, and costs approximately 10-17 EUR. Bus no. 22 departs for the Riga city center every 10-20 minutes from opposite the bus terminal building near the Old Town. A bus ride costs 2.00 EUR, but could be subject to changes.
Airport Information: phone (00 371) 2931 1817. For English-speaking information about all transport schedules, call 1188 (when inside Latvia) or (00 371) 6700 1188 (from outside Latvia).
Ferry to Riga
Ferry connections to Riga are available from Stockholm. Tallink (www.tallink.com) operates regular ferry connections from Stockholm to Riga, restarting from 6th April. The ferry terminal building is located at Eksporta iela 1 (www.rigapt.lv), directly northwest of the Presidential Palace.
Train to Riga
Train information is available Pasažieru Vilciesn web Home - AS Pasažieru vilciensAS Pasažieru vilciens (pv.lv). The recently renovated Riga Central Railway Station is located at Stacijas Square, directly east of the Old Town border.
Bus connections to Riga
Bus connections to Riga are available from Vilnius and Tallinn. Bus services are operated by LUXExpress Travel Europe by bus and buy bus tickets online - Lux Express and Ecolines Bus tickets for international routes | ECOLINES. Riga Bus Terminal (www.autoosta.lv) is located at Prāgas iela 1 east of the Old Town border and west of Riga Central Market.
Taxi in Riga
For taxi rides, the official maximum tariff per kilometer is 0.71 EUR. The initial tariff is 2.13 EUR. Some dubious taxi companies sometimes try to cheat passengers.
Rent a Car in Riga
All major international car rental companies have offices at Riga International Airport, and many of them have offices in the city center as well: AVIS Rent a Car (www.avis.lv), Budget (www.budget.lv), Europcar (www.europcar.lv), Hertz (www.hertz.lv), and Sixt (www.sixt.lv).
Driving to Riga
Major highways connect Riga to Tallinn, Kaunas, and Vilnius. Northern and southern road links have recently been modernized. The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas and 90 km/h on rural roads, if not marked otherwise. On some highways the speed limit is 100 km/h. Headlights must be switched on at all times. Winter tires must be used from December 1 to March 30. Seat belts are compulsory. Mobile phones may be used only with a headset/hands-free system while driving. The permitted alcohol limit is 0.5 per thousand. Parking in downtown Riga costs 1.40–2.80 EUR per hour. Guarded parking is recommended at night. To call the police, please dial 02; for towing service, please dial 1888 / 8000 000 (24h service) or contact a representative from your car rental company.
Public Transport in Riga
Riga has an extensive network of trams, buses, trolleybuses, and local trains. Service runs from 5 a.m. to midnight. Tickets cost a flat rate of 1.20 EUR for any journey and may be purchased from the driver, but it’s better to purchase tickets at kiosks before the ride. For more information, please visit: http://etalons.rigassatiksme.lv/en/beginning/
City Bike Rental in Riga and Jurmala
Visitors to the Latvian capital can now rent bicycles and electric scooters from various vendors throughout the city.
Yachting to Riga
Riverboats and Canal Boats
Riverboats offer tours on the river Daugava and trips from Riga to Jūrmala, and wooden canal boats offer tours on the charming Riga canal. Some riverboats have restaurants and can be rented for private functions. More information is available from local DMCs.
Accommodations in Riga
A list of recommended hotels can be found at the Venues & Hotels | MeetRiga.
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