The public transport system in Riga is cheap and well organised, and it includes a joint network of bus, minibus and the characteristic trolleys, which are a kind of tram travelling on rubber wheels. All transports run from 5.30 am to 23.30 pm, with a few night lines. Tickets can be purchased on board.
Taxis are a cheap and comfortable way to move around. Drivers are generally nice and talkative, and they often give tourist information to passengers during the ride. However, given the relative extension of the city, the use of taxis may be superfluous. Remember that licensed taxis are recognizable from the yellow plate.
Riga Card this is a practical and cheap solution studied for tourists, which is recommended for those arriving in Riga by plane. The card will permit you to travel free on all the urban public transports, and also get access to several discounts in participating museums, attractions such as the sightseeing buses, shops and so on. The card has a cost of 10Ls for one day, 14 Ls for two days and 18 Ls for 3 days. Tickets must be validated on the first journey and cannot be ceased to third parties.