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How-to arrive in Riga? Travel to Latvia

Updated: 4 days ago

Hello, intrepid explorers! Have you decided to travel to Latvia? If you're wondering how to land in the Baltic gem, aka Riga, from Europe, you're in the right place. Hold on tight, as we're going to explore the coolest options to make your journey as amazing as the city itself. Your trip to Latvia will require arranging a means of transportation to get there.



Rix airport in Riga Latvia

1. SKY-HIGH JETSETTER STYLE

Are you the "let's get straight to it" type? Take a direct flight to Riga International Airport (RIX)! Airlines like Air Baltic, Ryanair, and Lufthansa offer direct flights from major cities in Europe. Put on your sunglasses if it's summer; otherwise, you'll forget, sit back, and get ready for takeoff towards the Latvian capital. Book your tickets directly on the airlines' websites to find the best deals!



AND HOW DO I GET FROM THE AIRPORT?

By Taxi : The cost of a taxi from Riga International Airport (RIX) to the city center generally varies between 15 and 25 euros, depending on traffic and the specific destination. Official taxis are available at the airport exit. Make sure to get into a regular taxi with a functional meter. Ask the driver for an estimate before getting on board.

By Bus : Economical and super friendly, the bus is your travel buddy if you're looking to save a few euros to spend on souvenirs (or local treats). To reach the city center from the airport by bus, use line 22. The journey takes about 30 minutes, and the ticket price is approximately 2.00 euros. Bus stops are well marked at the airport, and line 22 will drop you off at the central station, from where you can explore the city at your own pace.


 

2. THE RAIL ADVENTURE

If you prefer adventure, hop on the train! Railway connections from European cities such as Warsaw, Moscow, and Tallinn will take you to Riga's central station. Train tickets are available on the websites of Baltic railway companies like Latvian Railways - be sure to book in advance to secure your spot on board!


Links: LDZ (The Latvian Railways)


LDZ the rail company in latvia


3. ROLL, ROLL, ROLL... BY BUS

Economical and super friendly, the bus is your best travel buddy if you're looking to save a few euros to spend on souvenirs (or local treats).

FlixBus: FlixBus is a long-distance bus company operating across Europe. You can find connections to Riga from major capitals like Paris, Rome, Milan, Hamburg, Berlin.

Lux Express: Specializing in connections between the Baltic and Nordic countries, Lux Express offers trips to Riga from cities like Tallinn, Vilnius, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg.

Ecolines: Ecolines is a bus company based in the Baltic countries and offers international routes. You can take an Ecolines bus from cities such as Prague, Copenhagen, and Minsk to Riga.

Before planning your trip, it is recommended to check routes, schedules, and availability on the official websites of these companies, as connections may vary depending on the season and other factors.



Flixbus is an another laternative to come to Riga

4. DRIVE WITH STYLE... TAKE THE WHEEL

And now, the road! If you prefer your own travel playlist and spontaneous stops, put the keys in the ignition and embark on an adventure. The roads are good, the landscapes are stunning, and you set the pace. Or, rent a car from well-known companies like Avis, Europcar, or Hertz, and be sure to check local driving rules before hitting the road!

So, ready to dive into the adventure and the unknown towards the Baltic Riga? No matter how you choose to land here, be prepared to be amazed by this dazzling Baltic city. Let the adventure begin! 🌍✈️🎉


5. HAVE YOU ARRIVED ALREADY?

Without further delay, contact Andra, our French-speaking guide, for a city tour.

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