Travel to Latvia
It is easy to travel to Latvia.
Besides a lot of other major airlines with flights to Riga the state airline Air Baltic has regular flight connections from Riga to most major cities of the world like Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Kiev, London, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, St. Petersburg, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, Vilnius and Warsaw just to name a few.
You can log on to their site to book tickets at www.airbaltic.com. Offices are located at the airport and in the city:
Air Baltic, Airport Ticket Office
Riga International Airport (on the departure floor)
Air Baltic, City Ticket counter Riga
Berga Bazars, Elizabetes 85A, Fax: +371 7224282
Bus is much preferred as a mode of transport to arrive to Latvia, as firstly there are direct bus links to Riga from countries like Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Estonia and Lithuania; and secondly, bus routes in Latvia have a dense network that reach almost every corner of the country.
Routes are frequently changing. Nordeka is the largest joint stock bus company operating from Latvia on various routes. Book in advance to avoid hassles.
Latvian Railway, the state joint stock company operates trains from Riga to Moscow, St Petersberg and Minsk; and from Daugavpils to Chernivtsi. Timings are like this:
- Riga-Moscow ‘Latvijas Ekspresis’ (train no 2-express) daily connection from Riga station at 16:20 and reaches Moscow the following morning at 9:41am.
- Riga-Moscow ‘Jurmala’ (train no 4-express) daily connection from Riga station at 18:00 and reaches Moscow the following afternoon at 12:16pm.
- Riga-St. Petersberg ‘Baltija’ (train no 38-express) daily connection from Riga station at 19:30 and reaches Moscow the following afternoon at 12:43pm.
Their website is http://www.ldz.lv (Information is available in English)
3 Gogola Street, Riga
Enquiry: 1181 (from outside Latvia: +371 7231181)
Latvia has good connections by ship, since it is known to have good ports and harbors. Liepaja, Riga and Ventspils are the biggest ports; though there are several smaller harbours like Engure, Lielupe, Mersrags, Pavilosta, Roja, Salacgriva and Skulte. It is definitely an option to travel to Latvia by ship if you live close to a port which connects both countries.