Access and Transport

There are several transport options 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 official carrier of the Riga Jurmala Music Festival – airBaltic (www.airbaltic.com) provides easy and convenient connections to all the major airports in Europe and CIS countries.

Riga International Airport (www.riga-airport.com) 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 traffic, and costs up to €15.

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 – 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 (www.tallink.com) operates ferry connections from Stockholm to Riga every other day. The ferry terminal building is located 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 (www.ldz.lv). Riga Central Railway Station is located directly at the Old Town border.

Bus connections to Riga

Lux Express (www.luxexpress.eu) 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. All Lux Express coaches are equipped with multimedia screens, free WI-FI and individual business class seats are available on Lux Express Lounge coaches. Riga Central Bus Terminal is just a short walk from the Old Town.