Rent a car in the airport of Riga, the prices for the week:
Fiat PuntoNumber of days: 780 EurFord FiestaNumber of days: 780 EurVW PoloNumber of days: 790 Eur
MERCEDES B-classNumber of days: 7160 EurFord C-MaxNumber of days: 7100 EurCitroen DS3Number of days: 7115 Eur
Audi A6Number of days: 7190 EurMERCEDES SNumber of days: 7280 EurVW PassatNumber of days: 7135 Eur
Audi Q7Number of days: 7245 EurNissan X-trailNumber of days: 7150 EurBMW X5Number of days: 7260 Eur
(Русский) Теги “Популярные направления”Number of days:Audi A6Number of days: 7Range RoverNumber of days: 7Audi Q7Number of days: 7Nissan X-trailNumber of days: 7Audi Q5Number of days: 7BMW X5Number of days: 7(Русский) Телефоны в подвалеNumber of days:(Русский) ТелефонNumber of days:Fiat PuntoNumber of days: 7
The capital of Latvia Riga – it is a great tourist and business center. There is also a sea port, from which the regular flights enormous cruise liners and cargo ships, and the city can be called the most elegant capital of the world. Travel to Riga and other Latvian cities is most convenient by car, and if you do not want to go here on your four-wheeled friend, the daily rent on arrival exactly would be the best way out of this situation.
Take the car better at the airport. This eliminates the search for office lessor and unnecessary spending. Here are some advantages of this solution:
- delivery of the car to the place of issue;
- change the place of delivery;
- taxi or bus to the remote site, and so on.
The airport of Riga arranged such world famous companies as SIXT, as well as regional offices of firms and Riga Add Car, Green Motion, Car 4 Rent, Auto26. Reviews of each of them you can easily find on the Internet.
To get the keys to the rental car, you need a driver's license, credit card, and proof of driving experience (at least two years). Some companies also acts as an additional insurance premium for drivers whose age is below 25 years of age: for each day using the car you can ask for another 6 euros. Check for chapels Latvia permitted up to the borders of the European Union, however, this option is also charged extra. To avoid confusion with the tenant, carefully read the contract before signing.
According to Riga by car: how much is the rent?
Average rental prices in Riga range from 38 to 40 euros per day, depending on the class of car. The most expensive cost executive car. You can save on an early booking special offers and promotions. For example, many car rental companies offer packages "Weekend", which include getting the car on Friday and return on Monday morning later.
|Category||For 3 days||7 days|
|Mini||115-120 euro||345-365 euro|
|Economy||115-160 euro||125-185 euro|
|Normal||90-145 euro||200-280 euro|
|Lux||220-265 euro||485-625 euro|
|Versatile||95-135 euro||185-275 euro|
|SUV||95-195 euro||230-385 euro|
Do not forget that the cost of rental does not include fuel. The policy of most companies in this plan is the same: you get and return the car with a full tank. If the amount of fuel will be different in the smaller side, shortage sure to include in your account at prices higher than the market.
In addition to the vehicle, can be rented additional equipment: child seats, roof racks for sports equipment, navigation systems, and more.
Speed mode in Riga
In Riga all vehicles regardless of weight and additional accessories are required to travel at speeds up to 50 km / h. In some residential areas elevation drops to 20 km / h in order to avoid creating a high noise level and hitting a pedestrian.
Traveling around the country, remember that on roads of Latvia, the following speed limits:
- outside the city limits – 90 km / h;
- on highways – 90 km / hour in winter and 110 km / h in the summer.
Within the city, speeding up to 10 km / h is allowed, but not considered desirable for highways error of 20km / h may cause to talk to the police, a verbal warning, and even a fine.
Please note that both in Riga and across Latvia, to pay a fine on the spot is not necessary. You write out a receipt for the bank transfer, as well as report the violation to the company that provided the car. If the driver does not pay the penalty in Latvia, the amount written off with his credit card at the time the vehicle is returned.
Penalties for violation of traffic rules: that is forbidden in Riga
Experienced drivers are joking that the SDA in Riga differ only in the size of fines, because the rules are basically the same, but the penalties for non-compliance in times greater than ours.
- Be sure to keep dipped included from the beginning of the movement.
- Fog lights are allowed to include only where necessary.
- Tote young passengers up to 14 years can only be only in special child seats. Furthermore, the device should meet the weight and size of the child.
- With regard to alcohol, then in Riga no categorical prohibition on this. For drivers with experience up to 2 years, the rate of alcohol in the blood – to 0.2 ppm, and those who drives a car 5 or more years, will not receive a penalty even 0.5 ppm.
Observance of traffic rules control the police to move on foot and by car patrols. In Riga often stop not only cars but also pedestrians – the rules are equal for all road users!
Here is a sample list of the main penalties:
|Exceeding the set speed||7-570 EUR|
|Parking at an undisclosed location||40 euro|
|Directions without beam||7-40 Euro|
|Using a mobile phone without a remote device "hands-free"||15 euros|
|Violation of rules of transportation of children||15 euros|
Rental car insurance
All rental car in Riga insured under compulsory insurance. At the time of signing the contract also offers read and act to assure the technical condition of the machine. Since signing on your shoulders rests the responsibility for any damage, it is advised to check with the landlord, what is the cost of full insurance and whether it covers the theft, the action elements, vandalism or other force majeure situation.
In most cases, you will be offered also an additional safety package that includes support around the clock in a way, legal, technical and other kinds of consultations required in a foreign country. If you feel that you deal with unexpected situations on the road by yourself, you will be hard, be sure to settle for such insurance.
Refueling and the price of fuel in Riga
To say that the fuel in Riga and all Latvia qualitative – not to say anything. Gasoline and diesel at gas stations branded like the engine of your car is much more than domestic counterparts. Most major chains, gas stations are located in different parts of Riga (map can be found on the Internet):
- Neste, Finland
- Statoil, Norway
- Lukoil, Russia
We present also small regional companies, but the benefits of buying fuel just at them enough – the price may be lower by 3-5%, but this is not a pattern.
At gas stations in Riga you can buy three types of fuel and gas:
- 95 – 1,19-1,21 Euro;
- 98 – 1.25-1.28 euros;
- diesel – 1,1-1,13 euros;
- Gas – 0,53-0,55 euros.
In winter, there is also an ice-free diesel, and some gas stations can meet with octane ratings of 92 and 100. Please note that some Riga refueling is fully automated. To pay the best card, since paper money does not give automatic delivery.
Parking in Riga: How much?
Traffic Regulations in Latvia provided some restrictions on places to stop and parking. The most significant is the categorical prohibition of parking on the sidewalks, even if the vehicle does not interfere with the movement of pedestrians.
- Sunday and public holidays, Saturdays (from 17-00 to 9-00) and weekdays (20:00 to 8:00) places on the car parks are free of charge;
- the price of parking depends on the urban area in which the park. Price for the first hour is from 1 to 5 euros for each subsequent hour from 1.5 to 8 euros.
Pay parking is available through the terminal, standing nearby with a mobile phone or caretaker (if there is one in the parking lot). For non-payment or partial payment of parking services provided fine (double the size of the cost of a parking space). The minimum fine for violation of stopping / parking – 40 euros.
The only free parking in the center of Riga on the right side of the Daugava (5 minute walk to the center). Here you can call the waterfront through a gas station Statoil. A huge parking area is usually crowded. Free way to find a place more real to 9 am.