From May 1st this year, Air Baltic commences a new service connecting Riga and Milan with brand new Boeing 737s flying passengers comfortably, safely and frequently Riga, already easily accessible to close neighbours, has been progressively expanding its transport network ahead of European integration, and will soon offer modern and efficient links to international destinations by air, rail, road and even sea.
Already a regional centre for air passengers, Riga’s Lidosta airport, 8kms from the centre of town, can claim to be one of the Europe’s most easily accessible capitals, and will soon offer more international links from its expanding airport.
Currently, routes to Riga are serviced by major international airlines, British Airways, SAS, Lufthansa, Finnair and Delta. Latvia has an inexpensive rail service with a railway network connecting the major cities of Latvia, although the journeys may take quite a long time.
There is a higher density of railways in the Riga metropolis, where electric commuter trains provide a relatively fast connection to the suburbs and nearby towns
Latvia also has a well-developed road network, with principal transport corridors integrating the country internationally in North-South and East-West directions.
The Via Baltica – one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the Baltic zone – is an international highway across the Baltic states and Poland. When completed, it will link Finland and Scandinavia with Central and Southern Europe.
Speed limits on Latvian highways are 110 km/h, on open roads 90 km/h and in built-up areas 50 km/h. In cities, Parking is recommended in a guarded parking lot (price ranges between 0.20-0.40 lats per hour). Look for “ AutostParking “.
There are several local and international fuel station chains all over the country, including Shell, Statoil, Neste and Texaco.