Riga International Airport (RIX) is located just 10 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport or taxi. It offers routes to 83 destinations, including most European capitals and transfer hubs.
Address: RIGA Airport 10/1, Mārupes novads, LV-1053, Latvia
Airport inquiries service: +371 29311817
Collective transfer by bus will be used whenever possible. The organizer of the 37th Conference of the Directors of EU Paying Agencies will send detailed information to all participants after the end of registration.
Getting to the city centre from the airport takes ~25-30 minutes by public transport or taxi.
Bus and taxi stops at the airport
Taxi services are available at Riga airport 24 hours a day and are located outside the arrivals area. The average fare from the airport to the city centre (Old Town) is € 15-20. The fare depends on both distance and time. Green AirBaltic and red Riga Cab taxi services are available and recommended.
Airport Express hotel shuttle operated by AirBaltic (green minibuses). This runs every 30 minutes and picks up passengers near the exit of the Schengen arrivals hall (Arrival E). It costs € 4.99 (cash only) for a one-way journey and takes passengers to the following hotel/s of interest to you: Tallink Hotel, Albert Hotel.
Public transport bus No 22 connects the airport with the city centre. The bus stop is located behind car park P1 opposite Arrival E. The service operates up to every 15 minutes from Mondays to Fridays and up to every 20 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. It can take up to 30 minutes to reach the centre.
More information and the schedule for bus No 22 can be found at Rigas Satiksme web page.
Transportation around Riga
Riga has a frequent and extensive public transport network of buses, trams and trolleybuses which run around the Old Town and across the bridge, with a stop close to the conference venue.
Single journey tickets can be bought from the driver and cost € 2.00 (cash only).
It is also possible to buy a transport card (e-talons) for one or more journeys, with each journey costing € 1.15. The tickets can be bought at Narvesen kiosks (mini-shops) or from vending machines at a number of public transport stops, including at the airport. You have to validate the ticket each time you board a vehicle.
For more information about public transport in Riga, please visit Rigas Satiksme web page.
The meeting venue is easily accessible from the centre by public transport, by taxi or on foot. Trams (e.g. No 5 and No 4) and buses (e.g. No 22 and No 3) run close to all the hotels, cross the bridge and stop near the conference venue at the Nacionālā bibliotēka stop.