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Riga Taxi

Riga Taxi General Information and Tips

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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Taxis in Riga

Riga, Latvia’s capital city, is located in the east part of the country on the Baltic Sea. Known for its UNESCO Historical city centre, the city is home to wonderous architecture, bustling markets and natural wonders. With over 8 million annual visitors, Riga is the perfect holiday destination for all, which is why taking a Riga taxi is the best way to get around town.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM RIX TO CITY
22 €
22 €
20 MIN
FROM RIGA TO RIGA CASTLE
8 €
8 €
10 MIN
FROM RIGA TO RAGAKAPAS PARK
25 €
25 €
30 MIN
a red, a yellow and a neon green taxi parked next to each other, all with signature white taxi signage on their roof

Riga Taxi Prices

Taxis in Riga are a great transportation option, as they are reasonably priced and available 24/7. Latvian cabs calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location in town.

Different taxi companies operate in and around Riga and have their own pricing system. However, the most common prices are as follows:

Base fee: €1.70
Price Per Kilometre: €0.64
Waiting time per hour: €7.80

Nevertheless, if you prefer to travel with a trusted company at a set fare and with no hidden fees, you can pre-book your Riga private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

What our customers say about Welcome

"Anabelia, our tour guide was wonderful. She guided us through history and food and made great suggestions and enabled us to understand Greek culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.”

How to get a taxi in Riga

Taxis in Riga are easy to come by as many can be found roaming the streets or in ranks near major tourist hubs and hotels. Alternatively, if you prefer ordering a taxi online, on a mobile app or even via phone, you can contact any of the following taxi cab companies:

Red Cab: +371 8383 / +371 6000 8383
Baltic Taxi: +371 2000 8500
Smile Taxi: +371 2233 0330
GINX Taxi: +371 6800 0006

The Benefits of Booking a Riga Transfer in Advance

Getting around a new city in the comfort of a private vehicle is priceless, especially if you are travelling in a group and/or with children. The last thing you want is to get lost in Riga’s public transport or waste your time looking for a taxi rank around. That is why pre-booking your private transfer with Welcome Pickups is the best way to start your holiday.

Welcome provides premium customer support, guaranteed on-time pickups, a fast and simple booking process and local English-speaking drivers handpicked and trained by our team.

Riga Taxi Tips

  1. Tipping your taxi driver in Latvia isn't expected; however, it is always nice to round up your fare to the higher euro.
  2. Only two official taxi companies can operate at Riga International Airport: Red Cab and Baltic Taxi.
  3. Always ensure that the taximeter has been turned on and reset before starting your journey.
  4. There is no price difference for day, night or weekend trips in Riga.

Riga Wheelchair Accessible Taxis and Transfers

RedCab, the main taxi service in Riga, offers reliable wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Ensure you book your taxi 3 to 4 hours in advance as they only have a few vehicles available. You can book your accessible cab by calling +371 8383 on a local number or +371 6000 8383 on a foreign number.

Riga Taxi Safety and Complaints

If you, unfortunately, encounter a bad experience during your Riga taxi journey, you can file a complaint directly with the taxi company you travelled with. Just ensure you’re able to provide as much information as possible relating to your driver (name, registration etc.) and the time/date/location of your pickup/drop-off.

Frequently asked questions

Is the Riga taxi service reliable?

Riga’s two primary taxi services, RedCab and Baltic Taxi are reliable, and most drivers are honest regarding Riga taxi prices. However, occasionally customers do complain about being overcharged.

For that reason, it is best to travel at a fixed price with a premium transfer company like Welcome, which also guarantees no hidden fees and surcharges.

How do I call a Riga taxi?

You can easily call one of Rigas’s taxi companies to request a pickup. Red Cab (+371 8383 / +371 6000 8383) and Baltic Taxi (+371 2000 8500) are two of the more popular providers of such service in the city.

How do Riga taxis calculate their fares?

Taxis in Riga calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled to your exact location. It is good to know that there is no price difference for day, night or weekend trips; however, any tolls along the way will be added to the end fare and are payable by the customer.

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