To and From the Airport

Liepaja (LPX):

Location: 6 km/4 Miles E of the city centre.
By Taxi: To Liepaja town ~LVL 4.50.
By Bus: Bus #2 (not to be confused with with mini-bus #2) runs every 40-60 mins from airport, with numerous stops including at the Liva Hotel, to the city center. Travel time is about 20 min. Cost: LVL 0.25. Tickets can be bought from the driver and must be validated after purchase. A problem might be that at this airport there is no Bureau de Change/ Currency exchange office. There is only a cash dispenser, but the smallest latvian banknote is 5 LVL, and the driver may be unable to change it.
Rental Cars: Car hire is available on prior request by phone/fax to +371 34 07592 or e-mail:
Notes: ATM/Cash machine at the airport, but no Bureau de Change/Currency Exchange. There is a free drinking water dispenser both before and after security control.
Airport Website:
Updated Dec09 ADV

Riga (RIX):

Location: 11 km/7 Miles WSW of the City.
By Taxi: To the city centre LVL 6-10/15-25 mins. Tel +371 7207509 or 800 1313.

By Bus:
Bus#22 to Riga city centre: Leaves from Abrenes Street in the city centre and runs to and from the airport. To board the bus at the airport look for the bus stop across the car park from the terminal.
Route: Airport - Best Western Hotel Maria - Zolitudes iela - Pleskodales iela - Apuzes iela - Ventspils iela - Remontu Mehaniska rupnica - Pasts - Mensila iela - Slokas iela - Daugavgrivas iela - Kugu iela - 11 Novembra Krastonala & Stockmann shopping centre in the city. Timings: Runs every 10–30 mins 0530-2240 & takes ~30 mins.
Cost: LVL 0.70. Pay the driver on board. The bus is cheap and easy to use with computerised displays of the next stop.
Notes from a Traveller July 2010: Most local people use e-tickets which can be bought in advance in some shops and most kiosks and should be authorised by on-board devices before every trip. E-tickets can be bought for one or multiple trips and are one trip with e-ticket is cheaper than with a single trip tickets, which you can buy from the driver.
Hotel Shuttles: Some hotels run shuttle services to and from the airport. The Radisson SAS runs a free bus for guests every few hours, as does the Maritim hotel.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: eSixT, EUROPCAR, Budget, AVIS, Hertz & National.

Car Parking: Short term parking is right in front of the terminal. each 30 mins LVL 0.30. Long term parking is a little further away. LVL 2.50 per day.
Notes: Cash machines are on both levels. Currency exchange office opens 0600-2200 and is on the left as you clear customs.
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No: +371 720 7009.
Steve's Tip: The Bus (#22) is very cheap, easy to use and runs regularly.
Updated Jan11 ADV. Visited Airport

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