Travel information and getting around
Riga International Airport (RIX) is located just 10 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport or taxi. It offers routes to 83 destinations, including most European capitals and transfer hubs.
Riga International Airport
RIGA Airport 10/1
Riga, LV-1053, Latvia
Airport inquiries service: +371 29311817
From the airport to the city
Getting to the city centre from the airport takes ~25-30 minutes by public transport or taxi.
Taxi services are available at Riga airport 24 hours a day and are located outside the arrivals area. The average fare from the airport to the city centre (Old Town) is € 15-20. The fare depends on both distance and time. Green AirBaltic and red Riga Cab taxi services are available and recommended.
Airport Express hotel shuttle operated by AirBaltic (green minibuses). The service operates every 30 minutes and picks up passengers near the exit of the Schengen arrivals hall (Arrival E). It costs € 4.99 (cash only) for a one-way journey to the following hotels: Radisson Blu Daugava, Radisson Blu Latvija, Tallink Hotel.
Public transport bus No 22 connects the airport with the city centre. The bus stop is located behind car park P1 opposite Arrival E. The service operates up to every 15 minutes from Mondays to Fridays and up to every 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. It can take up to 30 minutes to reach the centre. For fares, see the Transportation around Riga section.
More information and the schedule for bus No 22 can be found here.
Bus and taxi stops at the airport
Transportation around Riga
Riga has a frequent and extensive public transport network of buses, trams and trolleybuses which run around the Old Town and across the bridge, with a stop close to the conference venue.
Single journey tickets can be bought from the driver and cost € 2.00 (cash only).
It is also possible to buy a transport card (e-talons) for one or more journeys, with each journey costing € 1.15, or a ticket for 24 hours (€ 5.00), 3 days (€ 10.00) and 5 days (€ 15.00). You have to validate the ticket each time you board a vehicle. The tickets can be bought at Narvesen kiosks (mini-shops) or from vending machines at a number of public transport stops, including at the airport.
For more information about public transport in Riga, please visit:
The meeting venue is easily accessible from the centre by public transport, by taxi or on foot. Trams (e.g. No 5 and No 4) and buses (e.g. No 22 and No 3) run close to all the hotels, cross the bridge and stop near the conference venue at the Nacionālā bibliotēka stop.