Access & Transportation

There are several transportation options to get to Riga and Jurmala.

By plane
There are direct flights to Riga from almost 100 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The Latvian national airline and the official carrier of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival – airBaltic provides easy and convenient connections to all the major airports in Europe and CIS countries

Riga International Airport is in close proximity to Riga’s city centre, and is very close to Jurmala. The most convenient way to get from airport to the city centre or to Jurmala is by taxi. Our recommended taxi options are: Baltic Taxi, Red Cab, the Bolt app or the Yandex app (similar to Uber). A  taxi ride from the airport to central Riga and Jurmala takes between ten and twenty minutes, depending on the traffic, and costs up to 15 EUR.

It is also possible to travel by bus from the airport to the city centre. You should take bus number 22 – the ticket costs 2 EUR – and the destination bus stop is “13.janvāra iela”. There is no bus that goes directly from the airport to Jurmala.

By ferry

Ferry connections to Riga are available from Stockholm. Tallink operates ferry connections from Stockholm to Riga every other day. The ferry terminal building is located directly within walking distance of the Old City

By train

Train connections to Riga are available from Moscow (twice daily), St. Petersburg (daily), and Pskov (daily), operated by Latvijas Dzelzceļš. Riga Central Railway Station is located directly at the Old Town border.

Bus connections to Riga

Lux Express is the largest passenger carrier in the Baltics, ensuring several daily departures from cities including Tallinn, Tartu, Parnu, Vilnius, Warsaw, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk and more.

Getting around Riga & Jurmala

Bolt is the smartest way to get around the city ensuring fast and affordable taxi rides. Use the special promo code “RJMF” to get a EUR 10 discount for your first ride. Download in Google Store or App Store.


Get more information by visiting the homepages of the official festival partners Live Riga and Visit Jurmala.