Latvia is located on the Baltic coast. Riga can be quickly reached from major European cities by coach, by rail and by air. Air connections are especially convenient. Latvia can also be reached easily from Scandinavia by a Baltic ferry.
Transport to Latvia
Arrival by air
Riga airport is the fastest growing airport in Europe; it offers direct flights to more than 80 cities of the world.
Latvia has an extensive air traffic network with European states and cities, as well as Asian cities. The main destinations are: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Hamburg, Kiev, London, Manchester, Moscow, Milan, Munich, Minsk, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tampere, Tashkent, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Geneva. Read more…
Riga Passenger Port has a regular ferry connection with the capital of Sweden – Stockholm. This ferry line is operated by the company “Tallink”. More detailed information on the offers, prices and ferry schedule can be found on the home page of the company – http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/default.htm
Ferries leave from Ventspils Port to Nynäshamn (Sweden) and Travemünde (Germany). Additional information from http://www.scandlines.lt/
Ferry travel to Travemünde (Germany) are is from Liepāja Port. Additional information from – http://www.scandlines.lt/
Coaches are one of the most convenient ways of travelling to Latvia, because the international routes are so extensive and various that it is possible to travel to Latvia from almost any place in Europe, one just has to go to the city that has a direct route to Riga. Read more…
It is possible to reach Latvia in a convenient and comparatively inexpensive way by train. One can travel by train from Riga to the Russian cities Moscow, St. Petersburg, Pskov and to the Estonian border town Valga. Read more…
Getting to know Latvia through traveling by car is growing in popularity. Motor tourists are definitely welcome in Latvia! Traffic rules in Latvia are harmonized with the regulations that are mandatory in the European Union. Read more…
Accommodation in Latvia
Latvia offers a broad range of overnight accommodation. For those who value comfort and high quality, luxury hotels are available in Riga and other Latvian cities and towns, while those who wish to enjoy rural calm and relaxation in nature can choose a remote guesthouse or campsite in the Latvian countryside. A list of hotels and other relevant information about accommodation can be found here: accommodation
Weather in Latvia during the tour
The month of August is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 24°C to 21°C over the course of the month, exceeding 28°C or dropping below 17°C only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures range from 11°C to 14°C, falling below 7°C or exceeding 18°C only one day in ten. One should have suitable clothes for both sunny and rainy days.