Information & Facts
Short and long-term parking is available.
Car rental companies include well-known names like Avis, Budget,
Hertz and National and can be found on the first level of the
Bus 22 has a direct service between the airport and the city
centre; the bus stop is located opposite the terminal behind the
car park. Bus 22A is an express service connects the airport to
city centre and centrally located hotels, but some hotels provide
their own shuttle services. Taxis are also available outside the
terminal building, taking approximately 15 minutes to the city
centre, and costing about LVL 9.
Facilities include banks and currency exchange bureaux,
duty-free shopping, restaurants and cafes, left luggage, postal
facilities, a pharmacy and a variety of shops. Facilities for those
with special needs are good and passengers should notify their
airline about their requirements before travel.
Latvian is the official language, but English,
Lithuanian, Russian and German are also spoken.
The official currency is the Lat (LVL), which is divided into
100 santims. Most hotels and restaurants in Riga accept credit
cards, and most major banks cash travellers cheques, but outside of
the capital credit cards are not widely accepted and credit card
fraud can be a problem at smaller institutions. Foreign currency
can be exchanged at any bank, at money change kiosks and at some
hotels. Note that a 4% fee will be charged to exchange US dollars
that are torn or marked in any way. Most banks are closed on
Saturdays and Sundays. ATMs are available in the larger cities.