How to get from Riga Airport to city centre?

This article is about how to get from Riga Airport to city centre: distance, timetable, cost

Transport from Riga Airport to city centre

There are two options to get from Riga Airport to city centre: by bus or by taxi (private transfer). The bus from Riga Airport to city centre will take you to the destination in about 30 minutes, the journey cost starts from EUR 1.15. Getting to the city by Riga Airport transfer will take 13 minutes, and this will cost a minimum of EUR 29. The distance from Riga Airport to city centre is 13 km.

If you are planning to go from the airport to the city during peak hours (on timetables, this time is marked 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 05:00 to 07:00 p.m.), note that the duration of both bus Riga Airport and taxi Riga Airport trips will increase. You should also keep in mind that buying a ticket for the shuttle bus Riga Airport from the driver when boarding will be more expensive (EUR 2) than buying it in some special points of sale (EUR 1.15). Buses don’t operate at night, so if you arrive at nighttime, you’ll be able to take only a taxi or a transfer Riga Airport to get to the city.

Riga – a city for walking

Riga is considered the largest city of the Baltic states, and a large number of tourists come here annually. The city is full of architecture and magnificent buildings, and walking across this place will bring a lot of pleasure to both children and adults. One of the main sights of the city is St. James’s Cathedral – the main Catholic church not only of Riga, but of all Latvia. Not far from it, there is another Catholic church – St. Mary Magdalene's Church. For curious tourists it will be interesting to visit the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation. And you should also see the statue of the Town Musicians of Bremen, visit the crowded and noisy Riga Market, and take a walk in the Victory Park.

Bus from Riga Airport to city centre

Bus from Riga Airport to city centre
Cost

≈€2

Waiting time

10-30 min

Travel time

30 min

Clients

Ind.tourist

The bus from Riga Airport to city centre №22 runs from the airport to the city each day. It’s more comfortable to get off at the Stockmann shop, near Riga railway station, or at the final stop. The trip duration is around 30 minutes, the ticket cost is from EUR 1.15 for a single ticket or EUR 5 for a multiple-journey ticket for one day. When buying tickets for the bus Riga Airport, you can pay not only in cash, but also by card. A ticket can be bought from the driver, at the airport office (the first floor of the terminal, Arrivals Sector E), from the special ticket machine at the bus stop, or at Narvesen newsstands which can be found on the first and second floors of the terminal. The shuttle bus Riga Airport is not available at night.

Bus from Riga Airport to city centre:

Bus Riga Airport №22

Timetable:

From 05:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Route:

P133 — Kārļa Ulmaņa gatve — Lielirbes iela — Kalnciema iela — Lielirbes iela — Kalnciema iela — Raņķa dambis — Kalnciema iela — Daugavgrīvas iela — Raņķa dambis — Akmens tilts — Uzvaras bulvāris — 11.novembra krastmala — 13.janvāra iela — Turgeņeva iela — Gogoļa iela — Abrenes iela

Travel time:

30 min

Waiting time:

10-30 min

Comfort level:

Medium: roomy cabin, comfortable seats, seats for disabled people

Cost:

1,15-2 euro

Clients:

Families with/without children, tourists without large luggage

How to find the bus stop at Riga Airport:

The bus stop is located in front of the airport building, behind the parking lot P1. Use this map – you can see both bus stops near the terminal on it.

Riga Airport transfer

Riga Airport transfer
Cost

€29

Waiting time

5 min

Travel time

13 min

Clients

Family

The Riga Airport transfer is especially suitable for tourists who arrive at Riga Airport at night, have a lot of luggage, are travelling with small children, or those who just want to get to the city as soon as possible. The trip by taxi Riga Airport to Old Town or pre-booked transfer Riga Airport is really fast – it takes around 13 minutes. The trip will cost a minimum of EUR 29 for an Economy-class car (from EUR 44 for a minibus). You can book a transfer online and choose the class of the vehicle, and besides, the driver will help you with your luggage, orientation in an unfamiliar place, etc.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

To your hotel in Riga or given address

Travel time:

13 min

Waiting time:

Taxis can be found in 5-10 min
There is no need to wait for a pre-booked transfer: the driver will be waiting for you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate at specified time

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: fast travel without stops and other passengers
Pre-booked transfer: no need to wait for, help with luggage, air-conditioning/heating, fresh water, the opportunity to choose the class of the vehicle, no stops

Cost:

From EUR 29 for an Economy-class car, from EUR 44 for a minibus up to 7 passengers

Clients:

Large groups of people, families with children, those who have a lot of luggage or arrive at night, aged tourists, those who are in Riga for the first time

How to find the taxistand at Riga Airport:

The taxistand can be found opposite the exit from the airport building.

How to get from Riga Airport to city centre:

How to get from Riga Airport to city centre

You can get from Riga Airport to city centre by public transport or by taxi (private transfer). The difference in comfort levels and thus ticket prices is considerable, and besides, a car will get to the destination faster. Choose the option you like most, and may your trip be full of joy!

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