To Riga by plane - shedule, how to get to airport
Riga International Airport is the largest airport in the Baltics. The largest number of direct flights is offered to Riga from destinations in Europe and Asia, and from elsewhere Riga is easily reachable using transit flights. There are two terminals – one for arrivals from Schengen Member States and one for passengers arriving from elsewhere.
Most direct flights are operated by the national airline - airBaltic. Flights to Riga are also operated by low-cost airlines, including Ryanair and WizzAir and other carriers including Aeroflot, Lufthansa and Norwegian.
The number of regular flights increases during the summer season. You can check flight schedules on the Riga Airport website.
Train Riga-Moscow, Saint Petersburg-Riga: schedule, tickets
From destinations in neighbouring countries Latvia is easily reachable by train. Since the railway tracks in Latvia are wider than those in most other European countries, currently, you can only get direct trains from Belarus, Russia and Estonia. You can go to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk or Valga easily by direct train.Therefore international train tickets such as Interrail cannot be used in Latvia.
To Latvia by car - roads, petrol, border, parking
Roads in Latvia are basically in a good condition, and the width is usually about 2 traffic lines. Latvia has land borders with Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus. From Sweden and Germany travellers by car can take the ferry, thereby avoiding long road-trips.There are not many modern highways in Latvia.
Drivers should note that the standard of roads in Latvia varies – streets in cities are asphalted or cobbled, however, unpaved roads are common outside cities and lowering speed when is advisable.
There are no toll roads in Latvia, but drivers do have to pay to enter the resort city of Jurmala.
To Riga by bus: Moscow-Riga, Saint Petersburg-Riga and other destinations
Buses are the best and the cheapest way to get to many of the cities in Europe, including London. You can conveniently travel to Latvia on a long-distance bus as the country has land borders with Lithuania, Estonia, Russia and Belarus.
The most common destination for buses in Latvia is Riga International Bus Terminal located in the very heart of Riga next to the Central Railway Station and Central Market. It is one of the best and comfortable ways to travel to Latvia.