Riga has four means of public transportation – tram, trolleybus, bus, and train.
Public transport in Riga operates between 5:30 and 23:30. Timetables, fares, and purchase information are available in Latvian, Russian, and English at www.rigassatiksme.lv. The website also provides information on the price of the tickets and on where they can be purchased. Even though tickets can be purchased from the driver (EUR 2,00), it is cheaper to purchase an e-ticket at street kiosks and selected shops.
It is possible to purchase an e-ticket for:
It is also possible to purchase:
An e-ticket can be used in all "Rīgas Satiksme" buses, trolleybuses, and trams. It is a modern and a convenient way to pay for public transportation services in the city. An e-ticket allows passengers to save time; besides, there is no need to worry about having exact change to purchase one. It is possible to get information on the various types of e-tickets and their prices at www.rigassatiksme.lv (in Latvian, English, and Russian).
Transit bus No 22 operates between Riga International Airport and the city centre.
Passengers without a valid ticket are subject to penalty fare of 20 to 50 euros!
Riga public transport route scheme can be bought at the Tourist Information Centre in the Blackheads House, in Rātslaukums Square; it costs EUR 2,00. Find out more about the scheme of public transport of Riga at www.rigatransit.lv.
It is also possible to get around Riga by railway, which costs EUR 0,70 per trip within the city limits. It is possible to see a route map of railway transportation within Riga city limits, as well as timetables at www.pv.lv (in Latvian, English, and Russian).
Many people use train to reach the coastal resort town of Jurmala, which is only several kilometres outside of Riga city limits. It must be taken into account that there are several train stops in Jurmala. The most popular are: Lielupe, Bulduri, Dzintari, Majori and Dubulti. A one-way ticket to Jurmala station "Majori" costs about EUR 1,40.
Information source: http://www.latvia.travel/en