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Public transport in Riga is very good. There are a variety of options and all means of transport are easy to use. All public transport types have strict timetables (usually from 5:00 to 0:00) and these are usually reliable. Timetables can be found at each public transport stop.


All RSU students receive a personalised e-ticket, which gives a 70% discount for public transport in Rīga. All you have to do is go to the nearest vendor to top it up. You can also recharge your ticket online. Tickets are valid on all routes operated by Rīgas satiksme (buses, trams, trolleybuses) as well as on minibuses.

Rīgas Satiksme offers a variety of tickets as physical tickets, or digitally on an app – 90-minute tickets, 24-hour tickets, 3- or 5-day tickets etc. 

One 90-minute ticket costs EUR 1.5.

To find out more about the types of tickets, prices, where to buy them, apps, and advice on using the e-ticket, please visit the Rīgas Satiksme website.

Public transport apps

Iphone/Android smart phone users can download public transport apps. The apps are run in offline mode and provide transport routes and schedules. The applications allow transport routes to be viewed on the map and 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. To get from the airport to the city centre, you have three options:

  1. Take a taxi.  Price varies between EUR 15 and EUR 20. See page 12.
  2. Take Bus 22, which has direct services from the airport to the city centre.
    1. The bus leaves every 10-30 minutes depending on the time of day,
    2. The trip takes around 30 minutes to the city centre.
  3. The Airport Express minibus. The price for a ride is EUR 5. Payments are accepted in cash or via a credit/debit card.
City centre → RSU

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

 RouteGet on atGet off at
Tram 1Jugla — ImantaAny stop on Brīvības iela or Barona ielaDzirciema iela
Tram 5Mīlgrāvis — IļģuciemsGrēcinieku iela, 13. janvāra iela, or Nacionālā operaDārza iela
Trolleybus 9Stacijas laukums — IļģuciemsGrēcinieku iela, or 13. janvāra ielaBotāniskais dārzs
Trolleybus 25Brīvības iela — IļģuciemsElizabetes iela or Nacionālais teātrisBotāniskais dārzs
Bus 37, or 41Esplanāde — Imanta 5Nacionālais teātrisBotāniskais dārzs
RSU → City centre
 RouteGet on atGet off at
Tram 5Iļģuciems — MīlgrāvisDārza ielaGrēcinieku iela, 13. janvāra iela or Nacionālā opera
Trolleybus 9Iļģuciems — Stacijas laukumsDārza iela11. novembra krastmala or Stockmann centrs
Trolleybus 25Iļģuciems — Brīvības ielaDārza ielaZ. A. Meierovica bulvāris or Mākslas muzejs
Bus 37 or 41Imanta 5 — EsplanādeBotāniskais dārzsZ. A. Meierovica bulvāris or Mākslas muzejs
Trolleybus/bus stop Botāniskais dārzs is at two different places depending on the trip to the University or the trip back in the director of the city centre.


Another alternative is to take a taxi. Most taxis accept credit cards, but if you do not have any cash with you, ask before you embark. Be aware that Rīga is no different from any other major city in the world. The drivers may often try to overcharge you, especially when they hear you are not a native speaker. Always ask them to turn on the meter.

Taxi fares are considerably cheaper if you pre-order your taxi.

Baltic Taxi: 8 500

Panda Taxi: 67 600 006

Red Cab: 8383

You can also request a taxi or private driver from your smartphone by using the Bolt mobile app.


The number of cyclists in Rīga is growing every year. Although bicycle culture is not as developed as in other major European capitals, it is improving and new bike lanes are opened every year. Overall, cycling in Rīga can be a pleasant experience, as long as you cycle politely and carefully. There are bicycle parking spaces by the University.

To find out more about bikeways in Riga (map and routes), please visit VICmapmyride or bikemap.

You can find bikes for short and long term rental here.