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Free travel for Ukrainians in Riga: how to issue a travel card

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Free travel for Ukrainians in Riga: how to issue a travel card

Ukrainians have been extended the opportunity to use public transport in Riga. Find out how and where you can issue a ticket

An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine
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Until June 30, 2023, Ukrainians can use public transport in the Latvian capital for free: buses, trolleybuses and trams. We tell you how to issue a ticket.


You can find out about the rules of entry and stay for Ukrainian refugees in Latvia here.


How to issue a public transport ticket for an adult?


In order to use free travel, you need to have an electronic travel card and your place of residence must be registered in Riga.


You can get a travel ticket at Rīgas satiksme customer service centers (customer service by appointment) and the Riga Ukrainian Support Center at 4 Amatu Street (customer service on a first-come, first-served basis from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).


It is necessary to take with you an identity document and a document with a personal code issued by the Migration Service of Latvia. If you already have an electronic travel card, take it with you, if not, a new travel card will be issued to you on the spot.


How to issue a ticket for children?


Children of preschool age can ride in Riga's public transport for free.


But schoolchildren can get a 100% discount on travel if they study at a local school. For this, you need to have a student card - it is issued at the place of study. Further, the registration process is the same as for an adult.


We would like to remind you that starting in 2023, Ukrainian refugees in Latvia will face a number of changes - read here.


Useful links that will facilitate the use of public transport in Riga


• Arrival and departure times of public transport can be viewed at this link.

• You can plan your route by public transport on this website.

See here for information on types of tickets and how to top them up.

• A map of ticket sales locations is available at this link.

Remember! An insurance policy is a guarantee of your safety and peaceful stay outside of Ukraine. In order to protect yourself from troubles abroad and to be calm for yourself and your loved ones, Visit Ukraine recommends not to delay and take out insurance online.

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