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How To Get From Riga Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 20th, 2022 at 08:06 am

HOW TO GET FROM RIGA AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER – ALL POSSIBLE WAYS

We will write how to get from Riga airport to city center. It will be easy, cheap and fast the distance from Riga airport to downtown is only 10 kilometers. Click here to book online Riga City Tour

The travel time by taxi from Riga airport to city center is 15 minutes. The taxi fare from Riga airport to downtown is €15.

The cheapest way from Riga airport to city center is by bus for only €1.15. The bus travel time from Riga airport to Riga city center is 30 minutes.

You can rent a car in Riga airport, go by taxi, private transfer or by Bolt app similar like Uber if you wish more comfort.

SIM CARD AT RIGA AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Riga airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Riga. Read here best Latvia sim card for tourist and best Latvia eSim

You can find the cheapest Latvian eSim with Ubigi Latvia eSim has affordable data packages for $8 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days and for $15 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

Airalo Latvia eSim prepaid for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $10 USD with 3 GB data, for $15 USD with 5 GB data and for $22 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Latvia eSim for less than $65 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Latvia for just $2 USD per day. Nomad Latvia eSim for $18 USD with 5 GB data and for $26 USD with 10 GB data valid 30 days.

Latvia is a beautiful country that you can’t miss when visiting the Baltic countries.

WHERE TO STAY IN RIGA

Accommodation in Latvia you can access a dorm from that can go up to €15. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €60.

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Riga Airport To Downtown

The Riga International Airport in Latvia accepts flights through carriers like AirBaltic and Wizz Air. You can always check SkyScanner for available flights between Europe and outside.

Bus From Riga Airport to City Center

If you want to get the bus from Riga airport to city center will cost €1.15 per person if you buy from the ticket machine. If you buy to the bus driver will cost €2.

The Public Bus Number 22 departs every 10-15 minutes from 5 30 am until midnight from the airport.

The travel time from Riga airport to Riga city center by bus will be around 30 minutes since it’s only 10 kilometers distance.

The bus will be stopping in Old Town (11. Novembra krastmala and 13. Janvāra iela) also in the Central Train Station in Riga.

If you are planning to move around Riga by bus there are bus tickets 24 hours for €5, 3 days €10 and 5 days for €15.

You can also go by minibus number 322 and express minibus number 341, 222 and 241 to and from Riga Airport with the same price.

Taxi from Riga Airport to City Center

If you prefer the comfort of the taxi from Riga airport to city center. You can ride a taxi from Riga airport to city center for €15 and it will take 15 minutes to get to your Airbnb or hotel. It should be around this price just make sure you ask before to avoid scams. I would only consider the taxi if there is no other option like Bus or Bolt.

Bolt Riga Airport To Downtown (Like Uber)

You can get Bolt in Riga like Uber from the airport to downtown. They have good discounts when downloading the app €5 Off.

The ride with Bolt from Riga airport to city center can be around €10 and if you get the coupon you can go down €5 the final price.

It can be a great choice too. If you have so luggage I would consider taking Bolt in Riga airport to Riga city center especially after midnight when there are no buses running.

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RENTING A CAR IN RIGA AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Riga’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you are planning to move around Riga countryside or visit other places in Latvia. It will take you 15 minutes to get from Riga airport to Riga city center by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM RIGA AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be expensive. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Riga. Prices are around €20 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €5 per person.

Best Way From Riga Airport to Riga City Center

The best way from Riga airport to city center is by regular bus since a single ticket will cost around €1 and it will take 30 minutes travel time by bus from Riga airport to Riga city center.

If you are planning to move around Riga and you are traveling with more people renting a car can be a great option especially if you rent Airbnb outskirts of Riga.

If you wish more comfort you can get a taxi and private transfer but it will be more expensive.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN LATVIA

Riga is a great place for visiting in the Baltic countries.

Accommodation in Latvia you can access a dorm that can go up to €15. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €60.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN LATVIA

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Food budget travel in Latvia can go €15 per day. There are typical dishes in Latvia that you can try for €5 per person in local restaurants. You can find beers for €1-2. You can cook on your own to go down your food budget travel expenses in Latvia. Make sure your hotel or Airbnb provides a kitchen

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN LATVIA

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In Latvia every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience high temperatures. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhood.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Latvia. It starts out chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.

Click here to know more about the weather in Latvia.

CASH AND ATMS IN LATVIA

The currency used all throughout Latvia is Euro just like all European countries. The exact currency of the Euro to the dollar is A €1 = $1.13678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Latvia. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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