Getting there

By Air: Riga International Airport (RIX) is the biggest in the Baltic States. It offers flights to 81 destinations in the entire world.

RIX information telephone – 1187 (from Latvia) or +371 29311187 (from other countries).

RIX is located in a 20 minutes driving distance from the center of the city. Trip with taxi will cost approximately LVL 10, but by bus No 22 that goes directly to the center of the city – LVL 0.70. You can also use Airport Express minibuses – price LVL 3 or EUR 5.

By car: Latvia has a widely branched network of roads, however, high-speed motorways and roads may differ in quality. The Via Baltica road is smooth, but as for the rest of the roads, the quality may vary, so you may encounter unpleasant surprises.

You can enter Latvia from Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, or by the ferry from Nynäshamn and Stockholm, Sweden or Travemünde, Germany.

Crossing the border of Latvia from one of our neighboring countries - Estonia, Lithuania - is particularly easy, because these countries are also Schengen Member States.

Please note when entering or going from Latvia to Russia or Belarus by car, you will have to pass custom controls and the crossing of the border may take some time, depending on the customs staff availability. (Russia capital city Moscow is located 929 km away from Riga, while St. Petersburg - 577 km, Belarus capital, Minsk - 480 km)

By train: Train connections to Riga are available from Moscow (twice daily), St. Petersburg (daily), and Pskov (daily), operated by the Latvian State Railway Company Latvijas Dzelzceļš (Latvian Railway). The recently renovated Riga Central Railway Station is located at Stacijas Square, directly east of the Old Town.

Timetables and ticket prices.

By bus: Bus connections to Riga are available from Berlin, Hamburg, Warsaw, Prague, Pskov, Kiev, Grodno, Vilnius, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kaliningrad, Minsk, and many other foreign cities. Most international bus routes are operated by EcolinesEurolinesLuxexpress and Nordeka.

Riga Bus Terminal is centrally located at Prāgas iela 1 east of the Old Town and west of Riga Central Market.

By ferry: Every day a passenger ferry drives from Stockholm to Riga. The trip lasts approximately 15 hours. Riga Passenger Port is located in ~ 15 minutes walking distance from the center of Riga, but a trip with taxi will last ~ 5 minutes. Approximate fee for the taxi – LVL 5.00.

Check Tallink for more information about ferry traffic between Stockholm and Riga.

Riga office: Str.Baznīcas 31, Rīga, Latvia. +371 202 116 11,