Riga Region Transportation

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  • The bus departure platforms
    The bus departure platforms
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    Inside the bus terminal
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Riga Region Transportation

  • Latvian Express

    If you are from St.Petersbourg or Moscow you have to take Latvian Express trains. Only there you can enjoy tea from such stylish and historical glases like in the picture.

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  • Cosy trams

    Just 0,40 LVL and you can go from the Centre to another Riga's district.The map with trams routs is in every trams first wagon.You can buy ticket inside of the first tram's vagon. It will cost 0,50 LVL. Tickets sells tram driver. The best way for tickets buying - is in Narvessen or Rimi shop. You can buy many tickets and use them when necessary....

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  • Eurolines bus to Vilnius

    Longer haul bus tickets are sold at the Eurolines office although I think I saw a few people buying on the bus. It's probably best to reserve ahead in the summer months if you can.The fare from Riga to Vilnius was 7 lv, 14 lv round trip. No extra charge for luggage.The buses were reasonably comfortable and the bus made one stop in each direction...

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  • Tickets

    Just 0,20 LVL and you can go from the Centre to another Riga's district.The map with trams routs is in every trams first wagon. You can buy ticket inside each tram's vagon. Tickets sells special person, usualy he (or she) is in the middle of the vagon

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  • Riga to Jurmala by train

    We went to buy traintickets from Riga to Jurmala (nice old town by beach less than 40km away)and asked to return tickets.When they said that the price was 1,10lati,we tought that they are giving only one ticket and one way,but not!It WAS two return-tickets!Must say,that the train was little oldish,but o.k.Seats were wooden,but in such heat it was...

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  • Local bus

    Buses are VERY cheap,and quite new(at least that ones,that we went now.Two years ago those where quite old).We went to Riga Motormuseum by bus.It cost´s 0,20 lati!People were so helpful-at the end,the whole bus was helping us to find the place!Some in English,most in Latvian and with hands..

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  • How to use public transport

    There are 4 public transports in Riga: trams, trolleybusses, busses and minibusses. Ticket's price in trams, trolleybusses and busses is 0,20LVL (0,14EUR). Mostly in all this transports is special person: ticket seller to whom you have to give money. Normally this tickets seller seat in the middle of trasport in lace with title "Konduktora vieta"....

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  • Direct flights

    Direct flights to the Riga International Airport are available from: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Cologne, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, London, Manchester, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, New York, Oslo, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tampere, Tashkent, Tel Aviv,...

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  • Riga Central Railway Terminal...

    Riga Central Railway Terminal (RCRT) was recently opened after a substantial renovation carried out by a Norwegian company 'Linstow Varner'. Previously Riga Terminal looked very much like other terminals in the former Soviet Union: huge, cold and grey. After renovation it has become again one of most up-to-date railway terminals in the Northern...

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  • Riga Airport

    Riga Airport is the only airport around the capital of Latvia. It is distanced 13 km away from Downtown and 10 km away from Jurmala. Every 25 minutes a public express bus No 22a drops off the airport and reaches the heart of Riga. The ride takes approximately 20 minutes and the ticket fare is 0,25 Ls (about 0,37 Euro). Once every half an hour,...

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  • Ships

    The television torn is one of the highest in Eastern Europe. The better view of the Television torn is from the ship. You can have 1 hour excursion by ship. There are many ships in the coast of Daugava. Just come and chose what ship and what water trip you want. Prices from 2 till 5 Ls.

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  • Traveling around Riga

    Although I'm sure there are some perfectly good reasons why one might take public transportation in Riga, I found that I enjoyed walking around looking at the architecture and parks and found no need to figure out the buses or trams.Old Riga is very walkable, there are few cars in the city center as entry by car required a pass of some sort.

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  • Buses for daytrips

    We used buses to get to Sigulda and Rundale Palace (via Bauska). The central bus station has boards with schedules listing the time of departure and time of arrival. Make sure you are not getting on a slower bus that makes all of the stops if you are in a hurry.Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window or on the bus, if you are not sure exactly...

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  • From the airport

    Normally we try to use public transportation but we were coming in late so we arranged through our hotel for a taxi (I think it was actually staff of the hotel) for 8 lv. It was nice after a long day of traveling to have a car waiting for you.The taxi ride to the airport was quick, around 20 minutes.

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  • Taxi's in Riga

    Taxis can be hailed on the street or prebooked by telephone. Riga Taxi (tel: 800 1313, toll free) and Bona (tel: 800 5050, toll free) are both reputable companies. Whenever possible, visitors should only use the official metered taxis. When taking nonmetered taxis, it is essential to agree the fare in advance. A tip of 10% is generally expected and...

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  • Buses in Riga

    The quickest way to make your way around the country is by bus rather than train. Furthermore, buses cover a much greater area than trains and sometimes when you use the rail service, you will have to use a bus to complete certain parts of the journey where the train service does not cover. Both forms of transport leave regularly from the central...

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  • Trains in Riga

    This is the Train I got from Riga Station that took me to Jurmula.Latvia's railway system includes routes from Riga to all other major towns in the country. The Central Railway Terminal in Riga is located at Stacijas Laukums. For information about train schedules call 075 (07.00-22.00)tel: 232134There are railway connections with all the...

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  • Lidosta airport

    This airport is 8 km SW of Riga. You can buy a visa on arrival at the airport, too - for those who need it. The train station consists of two halls: the big one for international trains and the small hall for local trains. The bus terminal sits just a few hundred metres from the train station and adjacent to the central market, which is big...

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  • Take the bus

    I travelled by bus from Vilnius, approx 6 hours.Tallinn is 6 hours away too.There's a Eurolines office in the bus station.The bus station (Autoosta) is only about 10 minutes walk from the old town (Vecriga).The train station is 5 minutes from the bus station. There are trains hourly to Jurmala (40 minutes).

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  • Overnight bus

    We got a Eurolines bus from Tallinn, which left around 23.30 and arrived in Riga around 6.30In Ireland, a Eurolines bus is usually a coach. Here it was a very uncomfortable basic 4 wheel rectangular vehicle. I was squashed from all sides :/ Still what do you expect for £10? No train between Tallinn & RigaHere is a picture from our hotel room of the...

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  • We took a bus from Tallinn....

    We took a bus from Tallinn. The company was Eurolines. Trip lasted about 5-6 hours. Bus was ok but it seems like the toilet is not always available. There were only 2 stops on the way, Pärnu and border (didn't see a public toilet?).Price was 200EEK one way.Eurolines buses are very popular so you should book in advance. www.eurolines.ee

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  • I travelled to the three...

    I travelled to the three Baltic States on the one trip. I travelled to Vilnius by plane and then went from Vilnius to Riga by bus and again by bus from Riga to Tallinn. I ordered my bus tickets in advance from Eurolines by e-mail (info@eurolines.lt & www.eurolines.li )and picked up and paid for them when I arrived in Vilnius. Eurolines operate nice...

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  • I took a bus from Kaunas in...

    I took a bus from Kaunas in 1995, and in 1997 I passed through Riga by train on my way to Tallinn. The bus was a little dicey, being filled with Russian smugglers of 'spiritus' at the Lithuanian/Latvian border. So far as I have heard, nothing has changed in this regard. The smugglers may ask you to help them hide their wares at the border crossing...

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  • you can rent a car as well......

    you can rent a car as well... It's quite cheap...but remember not to rent it from those big companies like 'Avis or Eurocar' there are some individuals that rents their cars, but you have to make a little bit of research to find them...

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  • Never take a taxi. They are...

    Never take a taxi. They are all trickers... Traleybus or Tramway is a better way to get around in Riga. Don't forget that they don't care if you have an ISIC card or no, it's the same price for everyone: 0.20Lats

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