Destination & Directions
Riga, the capital of Latvia, lies a few kilometers from the Gulf of Riga on the banks of the Daugava River. As one of the biggest cities of the Baltic region, it is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its architecture reflects the various periods of the city history since 1201, from the traditional wooden architecture of the city centre to one of the world's largest and best preserved collections of Art Nouveau buildings. Riga is full of unique museums dealing with various areas of history and nature, art and architecture. However, Riga is also a busy modern metropolis and an international centre for business and pleasure. Nearly half the population of Latvia lives in Riga.
Getting to Riga:
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Riga International Airport is just 15 km distance from the city centre and currently airport offers more then 85 direct flights from Riga to Europe, Middle East, Central Asia and CIS countries making Riga a favorite travel hub between East and West. To get more information visit www.riga-airport.com
Ferry connections to Riga are available from Stockholm. Tallink operates regular daily ferry connections from Stockholm to Riga.
Riga is linked with direct railway services with Moscow, St Petersburg and Pskov. Latvian State Railway Company “Latvijas Dzelzceļš” Train Station is located just 1.5 km distance from city centre. To get more information visit www.ldz.lv
If you're coming overland to Riga, the chances are you'll be arriving by coach rather than by rail. Ecolines, Eurolines and Nordeka are some of the companies which offer routes to and from the likes of Tallinn, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow and Prague - as well as a wide range of Western European destinations. The Central Bus Station is located just 1.5 km distance from city centre.
Several national roads have their beginning in Riga and the Via Baltica, European route E67 crosses Riga from the south and north. It is a significant road connection between the Baltic States. Riga is 300 km from Tallinn, Estonia, and 260 km from Vilnius, Lithuania.