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Locals and foreigners admit that public transport in Riga is very good. There is a variety of transport options that you can use when in Riga and all means of transport are easy to use. All public transport types have strict timetables (usually from 5:00 to 0:00) and unless anything extraordinary happens you can rely on them. These timetables can be found in each public transport stop.

Transport etalonsUpon arrival, all RSU students receive a personalised e-ticket, which gives a 70% discount for the public transport in Riga. Upon registration at the University, you receive the personalised e-ticket and all you have to do is go to the nearest vendor to charge it. You may register and recharge the ticket online.

The main provider of public transport in Riga is SIA "Rīgas Satiksme". The company runs buses, trolleys and trams in more than 80 routes covering all of Rīga. You can find the route map, optimal routesearches, timetables and information about the e-ticket on the homepage of Rīgas Satiksme or by calling 8 000 19 19 (free of charge).

iphone-androidSmart phone users can download public transport applications! The applications run in offline mode and provide transport routes and schedules. The applications allow transport routes to be viewed on the map and they can also display your location using GPS support.

Airport → RSU

Riga International Airport (RIX) is located 8.5 km from Rīga Stradiņš University (see route).

To get from the airport to RSU we recommend taking a taxi. The ride should cost anywhere between EUR 10.00 and 20.00. Please note that RSU advises the services of BalticTaxi. (See info on taxi service in Riga below.)

Airport → City centre

Riga International Airport (RIX) is located 10 km from the city centre (see route).

To get from the airport to the city centre, you have three options:

airport-vicinity-map1. Take a taxi. The ride should cost anywhere between EUR 10.00 and 20.00. Please note that RSU advises the services of BalticTaxi.

2. Take Bus No. 22, which has direct services from the airport to the city centre (Abrenes Street). To get on the bus at the airport look for bus stop located opposite the terminal behind the car park P1 (see the airport vicinity map on the right).

  • Frequency 10-30 minutes, journey time to city centre about 30 minutes.
  • 24 hour ticket is valid for 1 day from its first registration, and you can go on an unlimited number of trips; it costs EUR 5.00.
  • Alternatively, you can also buy a single ticket from the bus driver and it costs EUR 2.00. If you buy the ticket before commencing your trip at the airport services and tourism information bureau "Welcome to Riga", a regular one-way ticket will cost you only EUR 1.15.
  • Please note that you have to buy an extra ticket for your luggage, which costs EUR 1.50

3. Take the Airport Express minibus. The price for a ride is EUR 5.00. Payments are accepted in cash or by a payment card. No extra charge for luggage.

City centre → RSU

The main building of Rīga Stradiņš University is located in Rīga, 16 Dzirciema Street. 

To get to the University, take one of the following:

 RouteGet on atGet off at

Tram

No. 4
 
Centrāltirgus — Imanta
 
Grēcinieku iela or 
13. janvāra iela
 
Dzirciema iela
No. 5 Mīlgrāvis — Iļģuciems
Grēcinieku iela, 
13. janvāra iela,
or Nacionālā opera
Dārza iela

Trolley

No. 9
Stacijas laukums — Iļģuciems
 Grēcinieku iela or 
13. janvāra iela
Botāniskais dārzs
No. 25 Brīvības iela — Iļģuciems
Elizabetes iela or
Nacionālais teātris
Botāniskais dārzs

Bus

No. 37 or 41
 
Esplanāde — Imanta 5
 
Nacionālais teātris
 
Botāniskais dārzs

RSU → City centre

To get to the city centre from the University, take one of the following:

 RouteGet on atGet off at

Tram

No. 4
Imanta — Centrāltirgus
Dzirciema iela
Grēcinieku iela or 
13. janvāra iela
No. 5 Iļģuciems — Mīlgrāvis
Dārza iela
Grēcinieku iela, 
13. janvāra iela,
or Nacionālā opera

Trolley

No. 9
Iļģuciems — Stacijas laukums 
Dārza iela
11. novembra krastmala or Stockmann centrs
No. 25 Iļģuciems — Brīvības iela Dārza iela Z. A. Meierovica bulvāris or Mākslas muzejs

NB! Trolley/bus stop Botāniskais dārzs is at two different places depending on the trip to the University or the trip back to the Old Town.

Bus

No. 37 or 41
Imanta 5 — Esplanāde Botāniskais dārzs Z. A. Meierovica bulvāris or Mākslas muzejs
NB! There are 4 different bus/trolley stops named “Botāniskais dārzs” depending on the route and destination of the transport in question.

Also note that there are additional bus routes that go to/from RSU – No. 4, 4z, 21, 38, 39. The two listed above are the ones with best connections and schedules.

Taxi service

Another alternative is to take a taxi. Note that the ride will be cheaper if you order the taxi by phone. Most taxis accept credit cards, but if you do not have any cash with you, ask before you embark.

A drive from the city centre to the University or in either direction from the city centre to any of the suburbs should cost from EUR 7.00 to 14.00. A drive from the centre to the airport will cost EUR 10.00 to 17.00.

We suggest using the services of BalticTaxi, as their drivers speak English, accept credit cards, and the cars are equipped with free Wi-Fi.

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Smile Taxi (chargeable call)

+371 22 577 677

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BalticTAXI (free call)

+371 20 008 500

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Riga Taxi Company - RED CAB (free call)

+371 8000 13 13

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Lady Taxi (all drivers are females; chargeable call)

+371 27 800 900


Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, LV-1007, Latvia, +371 67409261 (UTC +2), international@rsu.lv