Car hire Riga: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Riga

Riga city centre
Riga International Airport (RIX): 7 mi from city centre

Car hires in Riga: practical information

Where to rent a car in Riga

Heading to Latvia? Riga is the capital city and where all the fun starts! Start planning your Baltic adventure with cheap flights to Riga Airport. Once you have your flights sorted out, take a look at the car hire deals available from airport. There are a handful of Riga car hire companies there, like Auto5, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt.

Driving in Riga: parking and other tips

Motorists have to pay 5Ls per hour to enter the Old Town, which is payable with a viedkarte, a magnetic strip card that is sold and recharged at the information desk at the Centrs Universālveikals. If you’re staying at a hotel in Riga that is in the old town, best get in touch with them beforehand about parking and this toll.

Parking is what you’d expect in a mid-sized European capital. It can be tricky during certain times of the day and in certain areas. There are car parks dotting the city and it’s probably a good idea to leave your Riga rental car at your hotel for exploring the city centre.

Road trips from Riga: what to do, what to see

Sigulda

Sigulda

This resort town is just over an hour’s drive from Riga and is a gorgeous spot to spend the day. Wander the wooded river valley trails, take the cable car up the hill and then ride down on a bobsleigh track. There are three castles in the area as well. Sound like a lot to do in one day? It’s really not and is a great excuse to get out of the car and stretch your legs.

Leipaja

Leipaja

This city is in western Latvia and is famous for its wooden and brick Art Nouveau buildings, including the former secret military town of Karosta. There is also a lovely white sand beach for those hot summer days when all you want to do is laze about.

Tallinn

Tallinn

The Estonia capital is only a few hours drive away from Riga and makes a great side trip to your holiday in Riga. The old town was built in the 15th and 17th centuries and is a treat to explore on foot. Outside the old city walls is the Tallinn Zoo, National Art Museum and the Kalamaja District, which dates back to the 14th century.

The best car hire deals in Riga

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Find a cheap flight to Riga

outbound: 23-Nov-2018
direct (2h35m)
Ryanair
return: 25-Nov-2018
1 stop (20h45m)
Air Baltic
outbound: 14-Mar-2019
direct (2h45m)
Ryanair
return: 28-Mar-2019
direct (2h55m)
Ryanair

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