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Accommodation

Hotel FG Royal *****

Metropole hotel ****

Tallink hotel Riga ****

Astor Riga **** 

Opera hotel & Spa **** 

Konventa Sēta***  

Radi un draugi***

Laine***   

Avalon****  

Argonaut Hostel  

City Central Hostel

Information about other accommodation opportunities and useful information about Riga could be found at Live Riga webpage: http://www.liveriga.com

Visas and getting to Riga

Information about visas is on Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Republic of Latvia homepage and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Latvia homepage.

BY PLANE

Riga International Airport is the biggest in the Baltic States. It offers flights to 78 destinations in the entire world. The largest number of direct flights is offered to Riga from destinations in Europe and Asia, and from elsewhere Riga is easily reachable using transit flights. Schedule and map of flights is available here: (www.riga-airport.com)

BY BUS

Riga has a developed bus traffic to many cities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Great Britain, France etc. Trip from Berlin to Riga lasts approximately 22 hours. Riga International Coach Terminal is located in the very center of the city.
Time table of bus traffic is available here.

Companies that provide passenger traffic services to Riga:
www.luxexpress.eu
www.hansabuss.ee
www.klap.lt
www.minsktrans.by
www.nordeka.lv
www.ecolines.net

BY FERRY

Tallink ensures regular ferry traffic on the Stockholm – Riga route. The trip lasts approximately 16 hours. Riga Passenger Port is located in ~ 15 minutes walking distance from the center of Riga, but a trip with taxi will last ~ 5 minutes. Approximate fee for the taxi – 7 EUR.

More information about ferry traffic between Stockholm and Riga can be found here.
(links: http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/web/int/book-a-cruise)

How to reach the venue from the Riga International Airport by:

SHUTTLE BUS "AIRPORT EXPRESS"

Shuttle bus «Airport Express» departs every 30 minutes from 04:25 (from Riga International Coach Terminal) / 05:30 (from Riga International Airport)  till 00:35 (from Riga International Airport) and serves the route connecting Riga International Airport with hotels in Riga City Centre and Riga International Coach Terminal. The journey from the airport to the city centre takes approximately 20 minutes, however during rush hours it may take longer. Please consult detailed timetable online.

One way fare: EUR 5.00
 
Tickets could be purchased in the Riga International Airport at the «Welcome to Riga!» office, from the driver of the shuttle bus, in the hotels along the «Airport Express» route, on airBaltic website and in the airBaltic ticket office.
 
Free WiFi access to the internet is available in shuttle buses.
 
Carriage of luggage is free of charge. Luggage without accompanying passenger will not be transported.
 
At the Riga Internatonal Airport the shuttle bus stops in front of the exit E of the arrivals hall (P1 short-term parking area).

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

A cheaper option is to take bus No 22 which goes to the center of Riga. The ride is approximately 30 minutes long and the bus leaves every 10 - 30 minutes, from 05:45 a.m. till 00:05 a.m.

To get on the bus at the airport look for bus stop located opposite the terminal behind the car park P1.

A one way ticket bought at the bus driver costs 2,00 EUR. 
A ticket for an unlimited number of trips is valid 24 hours from its first usage costs 5,00 EUR.
If you buy your ticket before commencing your trip at the airport services and tourism information bureau "Welcome to Riga", a regular one-way ticket will cost you only (1,15 EUR).

The bus stop closest to the venue (10 min walk) in the city center is called "Autoosta" (Riga International Coach Terminal) and it's located on January 13 Street (13.janvāra iela) .

Please consult detailed timetable:

from the airport (Lidosta Rīga), which is available HERE online.
from the city center (Autoosta,13.janvāra iela), which is available HERE online.

TAXI

Riga city and other destinations from the airport can be reached using SIA "Baltic Taxi" and AS "Rīgas Taksometru parks" (Red Cab) taxis.

Journey time to the centre of Riga city is approximately 15-20 minutes. 
Average cost per trip by taxi to Riga city centre: 15-20 EUR.

Taxi tariffs are published on the passenger side door of each taxi cab. You can find more information here:

SIA "Baltic Taxi"
AS "Rīgas Taksometru parks" (Red Cab)

 

NB: Insurance. University of Latvia and Professional association of project managers will not be liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects, regardless of the cause. Participants attend the Conference at their own risk and responsibility. All participants are advised to take out necessary insurance on their own before travelling to the event.

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