Many Riga taxis overcharge (like anywhere) and if you pick one up from the rank in front of the railways station you pay a premium and can get any one of many taxi firms. Some don't have seatbelts. Order a taxi from Riga Taxi on 8001313. Their operators are helpful and speak English well enough to get you a taxi to the right place at the right time. They are distinguished by using red Renault cars with 8001313 down the side. You can also take one of these taxis from a rank outside the Hotel de Rome , the Hotel Reval Latvija or from the airport. In Riga the tariff should be 'A' and from the airport it should be 'B'. Within the city public transport is plentiful with buses and trolley-buses. You don't normally have a long wait and you can pay the conductor. Currently it is a flat rate of 30 santims (30 pence).