Riga has four methods of public transportation – tram, trolleybus, bus and rail.
Scheme of public transport of Riga can be bought in the Tourist Information Centre in the Blackheads House, in Rātslaukums Square. It costs LVL 1,20, but registering with Foursquere the scheme of public transport is available for special price – LVL 0,55. Find out more about the scheme of public transport of Riga at www.rigatransit.lv.
Public transport in Riga starts running at 05:30 and ends at 23:30. Public transportation timetables can be found on the "Rigas satiksme" public transport company’s web-site – www.rigassatiksme.lv (Latvian, Russian, English). The web-site also provides information on the price of tickets and where they can be purchased. Even though tickets can be purchased from the driver (LVL 0,70), it is cheaper to purchase an e-ticket at street kiosks and select shops. It is possible to purchase an e-ticks for one ride (LVL 0,50), five rides (LVL 2,50), ten rides (LVL 4,75) and twenty rides (LVL 9,00). It is also possible to purchase a 24-hour ticket (LVL 1,90), a three-day ticket (LVL 5,70), or a five-day ticket - (LVL 9,50).
An e-ticket can be used on all "Rigas satiksme" buses, trolleys and trams, and is a modern and convenient way to pay for public transportation services in the city.
An e-ticket allows passengers to save time, and you do not need the exact change to purchase one.
It is possible to get information on the various types of e-tickets and prices at www.rigassatiksme.lv (Latvian, English, Russian).
The fine for riding public transportation in Riga without a ticket is LVL 5,00 (aprox. EUR 7,15).
It is also possible to get around Riga by rail, which costs LVL 0,50 per ride within city limits. It is possible to see a route map of rail transportation within Riga city limits at http://ldz.lv (Latvian, English, Russian), as well as timetables at www.1188.lv (Latvian, English, Russian).
Many people use rail transportation to reach the coastal resort town of Jurmala, which is only several kilometers outside of Riga’s city limits. It must be taken into account that there are several rail stops in Jurmala. The most popular are Lielupe, Bulduri, Dzintari, Majori and Dubulti. A one-way ticket to Jurmala station "Majori" costs about LVL 1,00 (aprox. EUR 1,45).