Transportation to/ in Riga
Getting to Riga by plane
The Riga International Airport (RIX) – is 10 km far from the city centre. http://www.riga-airport.com
How to reach the city centre from the Airport
By bus or minibus
There are regular bus services, bus No. 22 and minibus No. 222 that take you to the centre of Riga and back to the airport. The bus stop is located opposite the terminal to the right (upon exiting the airport, behind of Car Park P1.) You will also find the ticket machine there (both cash and payment cards are accepted). If you are going back to the airport, the bus will drop you off by the main entrance of the terminal.
Tickets are available also in press kiosk Narvesen at the exit of Arrival Terminal. A pre-bought single journey ticket costs 1.15 €, while the fare is 2 € for tickets purchased from the bus driver. The bus and minibus tickets are different. Tickets for a certain number of trips are also available (more information here). Make sure your ticket is validated by grey validating machines inside of the bus. After successful validating, the machine shows the remaining number of trips. Buses run from around 5:30 in the morning until midnight. Public transport timetables are available here.
The most convenient bus stops for getting off are “11. novembra krastmala” and “Autoosta”.
Taxi service will take you to Riga city centre and other destinations. The journey from the Airport to the city centre will take about 20 minutes, depending on the traffic intensity. Taxi prices are published on the passenger side door of each taxi cab.
How to reach the conference venue
From the Airport
The fastest way to reach the venue from the airport is by taxi. There is no direct bus line from airport to Main Office of Joint Stock Company “Latvia’s State Forests”, Vainodes iela 1.
From the City Centre
The conference venue is situated 6 km away from Old Town of Riga/City centre. (Most of pre-ordered hotels are located in the Old Town and city centre of Riga). It takes 20 minutes by public bus. Recommended bus lines to the venue are bus No. 40 (timetables here) and trolleybus line No. 19 (timetables here), getting off at bus stop “Vainodes iela”. Both bus lines start in the city centre (bus stops “Inženieru iela” or “Centrālā stacija” (maps: “Centrālā stacija” for bus No. 40, “Centrālā stacija” for trolleybus No. 19).
Travel by car
If you arrive by car to Latvia, bring your driving license, car papers and green card. Latvia applies the international regulations of Convention for the Customs Facilities for Tourist Traffic. Highly valuable goodwill and foreign currency must be declared when entering the country. More details about customs can be found on https://www.vid.gov.lv/en/customs.