Riga: Ready to Impress
Exploring Riga is all the more worthwhile this year as it celebrates its title as the Cultural Capital of Europe.
Published: May 23, 2014 (Issue # 1812)
For more information on upcoming events for Riga’s European Capital of Culture year program, visit: riga2014.org. The author was a guest of Riga 2014.
How to get there
Air Baltic flies direct daily from Pulkovo with prices starting from 6,016 rubles one-way ($173.40). Buses run frequently between Riga International airport and the city center and tickets cost 0.50 lat ($1) for the 30-minute journey. Alternatively, take a taxi from the airport for around 8 to 10 lats ($15 to $20).
A daily train leaves from St. Petersburg’s Vitebsky Railway Station and a one-way ticket for the 15-hour journey start from 1,670 rubles ($48.15) for economy seats.
Both Lux Express and Simple Express busses offer a number of daily services. The 11-hour journey goes through Estonia before reaching Riga. One-way ticket prices start from 23 euros.
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