How to get from Riga Airport to the centre (Old Town) and reverse. 

There are 5 types of transport to and from the airport.


1) Taxi

You will find the taxis just outside the arrival terminal.

There are 2 types of taxi there: "Red Cab" and the green "Baltic Taxi".

(It can be recommend only to use these 2 in Riga as they are fair)

The taxi trip to the city center normally takes 15-20 min., price is apx. EUR 12,00-13,00,
depending on the traffic no matter how many (4) in the taxi.
For groups up to 8 people mini vans available.

"Red Cab"  Wheelchair accessible mini vans (must be pre-ordered).

"Red Cab" and "Baltic Taxi" accept credit cards.

Vouchers for the Baltic taxi can be bought at AirBaltic homepage.


2) Private transfer

Some companies or hotels offer private transfers from Riga airport to the main resorts in Latvia.

In that case a driver meets and greets you directly at the airport. It allows to avoid queuing for

a taxi  and pay a fixed price in advance (no surprise at the arrival). You can pre-book

your transfer on their website.


3) Bus No. 22  

Bus number 22 (Riga) takes you to the Old Town or to Airport (Lidosta).

It is only during day time

The bus stop is also just outside the arrival terminal, but you

need to cross the small parking space. It is the only bus leaving

from airport.

There are 2 stops at the Old Town depending on which part you

need to arrive in.

The first stop is just around the corner, when you have passed the

bridge across the river Daugava. This stop leads you to the “beginning”

of the Old Town with Latvia occupation museum, Kalku iela and Dome Square.

The next stop is by Stockmann/Forum cinema and are close

to the Bus station, Train station, Riga National Opera.

The bus trip takes normal 30 min. and cost EUR 1,15 in 2015 (EUR

2,00 bought in bus).

You can also buy cards with 10 trips, or 1, 3 or 5 days.

Cards can be bought in Narversen Kiosks (one just outside airport),

or in automat (takes credit cards) at airport bus stop and other larger

bus stops.

Important: Remember to validate ticket/card every time entering a

new bus/tram. 

Departure every 15 min. +/- depending of time at day. No night service.

timetable here


4) Riga Shuttle Bus 

Minivan service that goes from Riga Airport to city center hotels. You name the hotel or place in Riga center and they go there with no stops. Departure time every 30 min. Trip duration - approx 30 min. One way fare - 5 € per persone, children under 6 years - free. No additional payment for luggage. The shuttle bus stop is located in front of E arrival exit.


5) Mini-Bus route 222 

This minibus goes from just outside arrivals to Central Bus Station via Stockmann.


It cost 1€, takes 33mins and during day is very frequent. Its a minibus so a little awkward for lots of baggage

but they seem nice enough.

timetable here

Airport to City Centre

City Centre to Airport 

Be aware that there can be traffic jam to and from Riga in the morning

and afternoon rush hour.

There is also a local mini-bus route (241), the possibility of renting a car and some

hotels who offer bus/car shuttle.