Whether arriving by plane, train, bus or ferry, getting into Riga is a snap. Here's an easy-to-use overview for getting into Riga’s city center.
Getting into Riga
From the airport
Riga International Airport (RIX) is located about 8 kilometers from Old Town (city center).
From the airport, bus #22 makes trips from the airport to Strelnieku laukums (the town square near the Ratslaukums), and the main train station (Centrala stacija) The journey takes about 30 minutes and costs .70 LVL. Note that this is the only bus on which there is not an additional charge for carrying luggage.
Taxis are also available at the airport. To the city center, the cost is about 9 LVL (roughly €13). Try Riga Taxi (6710 1010) and Bona Taxi (8000 5050).
From the bus station
Riga’s main bus station ("Autoosta") is an ideal arrival point for those staying in Old Town. From here, you can easily walk to accommodations and area sights. If you’re staying in Center, buses, trolleys and trams are easily available nearby. For timetables and routes from Autoosta, visit Riga’s Satisksme site.
From the train station
Riga’s central train station ("Centrala stacija") is just south of Riga’s city center, within easy walking distance of the accommodations and attractions in Old Town. If you’re traveling from the train station to locations in Center or outside the city center, you can easily grab a trolley, tram or bus from central station.
Timetables and routes to and from Centrala stacija can also be found on the Satisksme site.
Riga’s national railways are operated by Pasazieru Vilciens. For information on connections to and from other Latvian cities, visit the Latvian Railways Web site.
Arriving by boat
If you’re arriving from a place like Stockholm, chances are you’ll come by ferry boat. Riga’s ferry port (Juras pasazieru stacija) is north of Old Town. From here, hop on Tram #5, 7 or 9 to get to the city center.
More information on flying into Riga
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