Useful information

Transport

By air: Riga International Airport is served by many international airlines and by the local
company AirBaltic.

The local Airport Express departs every 30 minutes and takes passengers to their
destinations in Riga and back to the Airport. A one-way ticket costs 5 EUR.

The public transport bus that goes to Riga International Airport and back is Bus No.22. A 24 hour-ticket for an unlimited number of trips costs 5.00 EUR. A regular ticket for one trip can be bought from the bus driver (price 2.00 EUR), but if you buy it beforehand at the beforehand at small store (e.g. Narvesen) or self-service ticket vending machine, a one-way ticket will only cost you 1.15 EUR.

Riga City Centre and other destinations from the Airport can also be reached  by using  either of the two official taxi companies.

By sea: The Stockholm – Riga line is served by Tallink.

By land: There is a bus service between Riga and many European countries. This route is served by Lux Express and Simple Express, Eurolines and Ecolines, and others.

There is an international passenger train service between Riga and Minsk, Moscow, St Petersburg. This route is served by LDZ CARGO Ltd.

Public transport in Riga: 

Information about public transport

Bus: #3, #4, #4Z, #7, #8, #10, #21, #22, #23, #25, #26, #30, #35, #38, #39, #43, #55
Tram: #2, #4, #5, #10
Trolley Bus: #9, #27

The destination stop for the new building of the National Library of Latvia is:
‘Nacionala biblioteka’

Ticket prices: a 24 hour-ticket for an unlimited number of trips costs 5.00 EUR. A ticket for a one-way trip can be bought from the bus driver (price 2.00 EUR), but if you buy it beforehand at small stores and kiosks (e.g. Narvesen) or self-service ticket vending machines at the major public transport stops, a one-way ticket will cost you 1.15 EUR.

Visa information

Nationals of member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), and any third country national who is a holder of a residence permit of a Schengen state, do not need a visa to enter Latvia. If this does not apply to you, please check the website http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/service/ of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for information about possible restrictions and visa regulations. National Library of Latvia will send personal invitations to all registered users, who need a visa. For any questions or advice regarding visa, please contact eblida2015@lnb.lv.