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Rīga

Getting around

Bus & tram

Bus, tram & trolleybus

Rīga has 123km of tram lines serving eight different routes and 23 trolleybus lines covering 217km, all operated by TTP. The usual ticket-punching system is used on trams, trolleybuses and buses too, but different tickets are used on each. Tickets cost 0.40Ls, and are sold at most news kiosks and by the driver (from whom it costs 0.50Ls). City transport runs daily from 5.30am to 12.30am. Some routes have an hourly night service. Updated timetables are posted on TTP's website (www.ttp.lv).

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Local transport

Taxi

Officially, taxis charge 0.50Ls per kilometre (0.70Ls between 10pm and 6am), but as a foreigner you could get ripped off. Insist on the meter running before you set off. There are taxi ranks outside the bus and train stations, at the airport and in front of the major hotels.

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Bicycle

You can hire two wheels from Trase (6728 8617; Terbatas iela 34) for 2/1.50Ls for the first/each consecutive hour.

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