Riga has four methods of public transportation – tram, trolleybus, bus and rail.
Tram, trolley and bus
Public transport operates between 5:30 and 23:30. Timetables, fares and purchase information are available in Latvian, Russian and English at www.rigassatiksme.lv. The web-site also provides information on the price of tickets and where they can be purchased. Even though tickets can be purchased from the driver (EUR 2,00), it is cheaper to purchase an e-ticket at street kiosks and select shops. It is possible to purchase an e-ticks for:
- one ride EUR 1,15,
- five rides EUR 5,75,
- ten rides EUR 10,90 and
- twenty rides EUR 20,70.
- It is also possible to purchase a 24-hour ticket EUR 5,00,
- a three-day ticket EUR 10,00, or
- a five-day ticket EUR 15,00.
An e-ticket can be used on all "Rigas satiksme" buses, trolleys and trams, and is a modern and convenient way to pay for public transportation services in the city. An e-ticket allows passengers to save time, and you do not need the exact change to purchase one. It is possible to get information on the various types of e-tickets and prices at www.rigassatiksme.lv (Latvian, English, Russian).
Transit bus No 22 operates between Riga International Airport and the city centre.
Passengers without a valid ticket are subject to penalty fare of 20 to 50 euros.
It is also possible to get around Riga by rail, which costs EUR 0,70 per ride within city limits. It is possible to see a route map of rail transportation within Riga city limits, as well as timetables at www.pv.lv (Latvian, English, Russian),
Many people use rail transportation to reach the coastal resort town of Jurmala, which is only several kilometers outside of Riga’s city limits. It must be taken into account that there are several rail stops in Jurmala. The most popular are Lielupe, Bulduri, Dzintari, Majori and Dubulti. A one-way ticket to Jurmala station "Majori" costs about EUR 1,40.