Getting to and from Riga Airport (Lidosta Rīga in Latvian) could not be easier. You have three very convenient options to reach the city center with ease and at a low cost.
The cheapest option you have is to take the city Bus 22 which will drop you off on the edge of the old town (11.Novembra krastmala). It can also be picked up again from the edge of the old town (13.Janvāra iela). The journey time is about 30 minutes depending on the traffic and runs regularly.
The tickets cost 1.15 euro if bought prior your trip – or 2.00 euro if bought from the driver, but the prices are always on the rise. Be sure to have some extra change as the driver may not be able to change large banknotes. You can find all the other routes and schedules in Rigas Satiksme webpage.
Your other option is to use one of the Airbaltic taxis or mini buses. The taxi has a fixed rate of 14.00 euro and the coupon voucher for this must be purchased in the airport. This will get you to any place within the centre of Riga. If you’re staying in Old Town or even closer to the airport, it should be cheaper to get a taxi just outside the arrivals terminal.
The mini bus is 5 euro and leaves every 30 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 00:45 a.m. They have various stops in the centre for you to hop off at. Again you should buy your ticket in the airport. The journey time can be about 20 minutes for the taxi and 30 minutes for the mini bus.
We do not advise getting into unmarked taxis around the airport. If you do use a company other than the Airbaltic taxis then ask or negotiate a price before you get in.