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16.05.2019.

GETTING THERE

By plane

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

http://www.riga-airport.com/en/main/flights/route-network 

Arriving in Riga from airport is fairly simple. 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, 322, 241) ride away. 

 

 

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/time-table/?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, Helsinki, Tallinn. More information about prices and timetable can be found here:

http://www.tallink.com 

 

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 Venue:

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) 8 minutes walk to the Venue (see map below).

 

 

 

By train:

Trains from “Central train Station” to “Jelgava”, “Tukums” or “Sloka” directions. 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.

 

 

 

 

VISA INFORMATION

There is a large list of countries citizens of which may enter Republic of Latvia without a visa. Please, check your visa requirements before traveling to Latvia. More information can be find here.


If you need an official invitation to obtain a visa, please contact us icvs2019@lu.lv