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Last Update
08.02.2016

VISA INFORMATION

Please, check your visa requirements before traveling to Riga: www.mfa.gov.lv/en/consular-information/entry-into-latvia/entry-into-latvia

or

www.pmlp.gov.lv/en/home/services/visas-and-invitations/list-countries.html

If you need an official invitation to obtain a visa, please contact Ieva Timrote (Ieva.Timrote@lu.lv) before May 31, 2016.

 

 

GETTING THERE

Arriving in Riga is fairly simple these days. The bus and train stations are located right on the edge of the Old Riga and the airport is only a short cab or bus (No 22) ride away. 

 

By plane. Riga International Airport (RIX) offers many direct flights every day. More information can be found here:

http://www.riga-airport.com/en/main/main

 

By bus. There are many direct buses to Riga from Germany, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Estonia, and Lithuania. More information can be found on the Riga International Coach Terminal webpage:

http://www.autoosta.lv/about-company-2/?lang=en

http://www.autoosta.lv/?lang=en

 

By train. It is easy to get to Riga by train from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Minsk. More information can be found here:

http://www.ldz.lv/en

 

By ferry. There is a ferry going to and from Stockholm every second day. More information about prices and timetable can be found here:

http://www.tallink.com

 

By private motor vehicle.

 

More on travel to Riga:

http://www.latvia.travel/en/city/riga-8

http://www.riga.com/travel

 

GETTING AROUND RIGA

Public transport

Riga has 9 tram lines, 19 trolleybus routes, and 53 bus routes (operate from 05:00 am to 01:00 am, depending on the route). Vehicle timetables can be found at:

saraksti.rigassatiksme.lv/index.html

Tickets can be bought at Riga Transport (Rīgas Satiksme) ticket offices, at public transport ticket machines or at Narvesen shops, post offices and Rimi supermarkets (€1.15 single trip). You can also buy a ticket from the driver but the cost will be higher (€2.00 single trip).

There is several ticket set options: single ride (€1.15), two rides (€2.30), four rides (€4.60), five rides (€5.75), 10 rides (€10.90), and 20 rides (€20.70). Another option is buying a ticket for one (€5.00), three (€10.00), or five (€15.00) days of travel.

The electronic tickets are valid for trams, trolleybuses and city buses. For validation you must press the ticket against the electronic ticket readers on the bus or tram as soon as you board the vehicle. If the ticket is valid, a green light will flash on and the screen and number of rides left on the card will be shown (e.g. Atlikums: 6 (six rides left)).

 

Traveling suggestions to the Academic Center for Natural Sciences:

By public transport:

Bus route No 23 “Abrenes iela – Baloži”: bus stop “LU Akadēmiskais centrs” (located just outside the Academic Center for Natural Sciences)

Bus routes No 3, 4, 4z, 7, 8, 21, 22, 25, 32, 35, 38, 39, 43, 54, and 55; tram lines No 2, 4, 5, and 10: stop at “Nacionālā bibliotēka” (National Library) (7 minutes walk to the Venue (see map).

 

 

By train:

Trains from “Central train Station” to “Jelgava”, “Tukums” or “Sloka”. Walking distance from train station “Torņakalns” to the venue is approximately 10 minutes.

By foot:

Walking distance from the Old Town of Riga to venue is approximately 2 km, 25 minutes at a slow pace.

 

 

SIGHTSEEING PROPOSALS

http://www.inyourpocket.com/riga/sightseeing

https://www.liveriga.com/en/2-vietas