Riga has three methods of public transportation – tram, trolleybus and bus.
Public transport operates between 5:30 and 23:30. Timetables, fares and purchase information are available in Latvian and English at www.rigassatiksme.lv.
Bus route No 22 , which travels on the route "Riga" airport to the city center, is the only route where the ticket can also be bought from the transport vehicle driver. Payment for the ticket is with a bank payment card only, ticket price - 2€.
On bus route No. 22, it is also possible to use the other types of tickets which can be bought in advance at kiosks or ticket machines.
It is possible to purchase the following types of tickets:
- A 90-minute ticket
It can be used for 90 minutes, with the option to travel on any tram, trolleybus or bus route (a ticket must be registered each time another public transport vehicle (tram, trolleybus, bus) is entered). Registration of the last ticket can be made in the 89th minute from the first registration and is valid up to the final stop.
- a 24-hour ticket EUR 5,00,
- a three-day ticket EUR 8,00,
- a five-day ticket EUR 10,00,
- one-month ticket EUR 30,00.
All tickets must be registered each time another public transport vehicle (tram, trolleybus, bus) is entered!
There is also a code ticket, which allows to make payments for the trips with a smartphone in online mode. In order to use the code ticket, the customers will have to install a mobile application on their smartphones (the download link here).
Passengers without a valid ticket are subject to penalty fare of 15 to 30 euros.