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Riga is the biggest among all three Baltic capitals. Though it’s quiet and reserved on the outside, the dining scene and nightlife offer cosmopolitan and vibrant flavour. Riga is also known as a cultural centre with many museums and events, while the beautiful wooden buildings and art nouveau architecture will intrigue you.
The Old Town is the heart of Latvia’s capital and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The House of Blackheads is one of the most recognisable buildings in Riga, while the Central market is an unforgettable shopping experience. The Lady Liberty statue symbolises the struggle for independence of the Latvian people, while the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia will take you back to those battles. There are many beautiful churches in Riga and you should visit Peter’s Church, the Riga Cathedral, and St. Gertrude Church.
The public transport in Riga includes the bus, tram and trolleybus network. By using the e-ticket, you can travel by any of these transport means. Only for night buses, different tickets are required.
There are over 50 routes which cover most of the city. Also, the bus is a good option to travel to the other cities in Latvia and the only public transport link to the other Baltic capitals. The main bus station is located near the Old Town. There are 19 trolleybus lines which operate daily, while the tram is the most popular public transport in Riga. You can use them to reach the best parts of the city.
The Latvia taxi service is safe and efficient, so many tourists prefer to use it to get around the city. However, there is always the risk of being overcharged, so always look for Riga taxis that are metered.
Car rental in Riga is a good option if you plan to expand the itinerary and visit the rest of the country. You can pick up your car at Riga airport or at one of the representative offices in the city. The perfect destinations for day trips are Balteserz, Jurmala, Smiltene, and Valmiera.
Riga airport is located in the Marupe municipality, around 10 km west of Riga. It’s the main gateway for arriving in Latvia and the largest airport in the Baltic States.
Travelling to and from Riga airport is really easy and there are several convenient options available: public transport, airport taxi and private Riga airport transfer.
Taking the city bus 22 from Riga airport to city centre is the cheapest option. The bus departs every 10-30 minutes and will drop you off near the Old Town. There are, also, two minibuses which operate from Riga airport to city centre. The journey by the minibuses No. 222 and 241 will take 30 minutes and it’s more comfortable than the bus.
Riga and other cities in Latvia can be reached via airport taxi from the airport. When choosing a Riga airport taxi, always look if the price list is displayed on the vehicle. This will ensure you’re taking an official Riga taxi and charged appropriately.
For a safe and stress-free trip, you can book a private Riga airport transfer with us. We provide all-inclusive airport transfer service tailored according to your preferences and needs. A professional chauffeur will be waiting for you at the airport and drive you to the designated destination.
Our booking process is very easy and can be done online prior your arrival. This will save you time at the airport as you will avoid waiting in queues. You will provide the flight details and we will monitor the flight for possible delays.
You don’t have to worry about the meter running or overcharging, as you can get an instant quote before you make the reservation and the price for the Riga airport transfer is fixed. The cost will depend on your destination and the type of vehicle.
The cost for a private Riga airport taxi to city centre starts from 24 EUR, one way.