Buses

Buses are one of the well-known modes of transportation in Riga. It is a nifty way of getting to any point in the city. In addition, buses are definitely cheaper than taxi, thus it makes so reasonable in the pocket.

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Bus Station [Autoosta]

The bus station is open from 05:00 – 24:00. Riga is linked to major European cities in the East and West. The bus is quicker and cheaper than the train but they often fill up quickly, especially during the summer. Ticket counters 1 – 9 sell tickets to all local destinations. For buses to Kyiv, Moscow and Western Europe visit the international ticket office or starptautiskā kase next to the waiting room or contact the following that also have offices on the ground floor.

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Lux Express

Try its luxury express buses to Tallinn and Vilnius that include free wi-fi, coffee and tea, toilet and a lounge in the back of the bus. Also operate routes to other cities in the Baltics, Poland and Russia.

Here are information regarding bus terminals, and companies that render services:

 

Bus Terminal: (D-4) Pragas 1, near the central market, tel. 900-0009. With the deterioration of train service in Riga and the rest of the Baltic States, bus service has taken over. There are comfortable buses to major cities in the east and in the west.

Ecolines: (D-4) Pragas 1, at the bus terminal, tel. 721-4512; ecolines@ecolines.lv. Their buses service many destinations all over Germany, Moscow, Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, London, Paris, Lille, also Kiev and Odessa in Ukraine. www.ecolines.lv.

Eurolines: (D-4) Pragas 1, at the bus terminal, tel. 721-4080 agency@eurolines.lv, www.eurolines.lv. Their buses have direct service to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne and many other destinations all over Germany; to St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kaliningrad and other destinations in Russia; and to Lithuania and Estonia. Tickets sold at bus stations and travel agencies.

Nordeka: Dzirciema 121, tel. 746-4620, nordeka@nordeka.lv. They have bus service to Tallinn, Klaipeda, Kaliningrad, Kaunas, Minsk, Warsaw, Belostok and St. Petersburg; local routes, too.