Car Rental Latvia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Riga Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
NuCarrentals
$10.56 / per day
Riga Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
NuCarrentals
$10.56 / per day
Riga Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Auris or similar
Toyota Auris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
NuCarrentals
$12.67 / per day
Riga Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
NuCarrentals
$15.32 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Riga Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$15.84 / per day
Riga Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus STW or similar
Ford Focus STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
NuCarrentals
$18.48 / per day
Riga Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Auris or similar
Toyota Auris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$18.65 / per day
Riga Airport Car Rental
Standard
Ford Mondeo or similar
Ford Mondeo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
NuCarrentals
$19.54 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Latvian
Currency
EUR
Country code
371
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$35.26 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%

Why rent a car in Latvia?

Latvia is a great country to explore by car. The driving distances between different regions are not large, but diversity in traditions, culture, and landscape is noticeable, so there is plenty to discover, especially in terms of untamed natural beauty.

Latvia Car Rental

Top ways to enter Latvia

  • Riga Airport: By far the largest airport in the country, and in the Baltic States, Riga Airport serves flights to many destinations in Europe, as well as to Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and USA.
  • Liepaja Airport: Located near the Baltic Sea in Western Latvia, Liepaja Airport currently only serves one route, to Riga.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, you can pick up a car in a nearby country and then drive to Latvia. International airports near Latvia include Tallinn Airport in Estonia, Vilnius Airport in Lithuania, and Helsinki Airport in Finland. 

Top cities and places to visit

Riga: Latvia’s capital and by far the largest city should be visited for its history and architecture, as well as for its art and culture initiatives.

Kurzeme: Proud in character and history, Kurzeme, or Courland, has cozy towns and a long, pristine sea coast where anyone can find a beach just for themselves.

Vidzeme: Towns like Cēsis rightfully attract history lovers, but Vidzeme also boasts vast nature areas and picturesque countryside villages around Vecpiebalga.

Zemgale: The historical bread basket of Latvia and home to most noticeable pre-Christian settlements, Zemgale now attracts visitors with its castles, as well as the Great Ķemeri Moorland.

Latgale: Unique in tradition and character, Latgale is famous for its countless blue lakes, colorful Orthodox, Old Believer, and Catholic churches, and hospitable people.

Most popular rental car

The most popular the VW Polo, followed by the Ford Fiesta and the VW Golf. 

Crossing Borders

Latvia is bordered by Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and Estonia. Like Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are members of the Schengen Area which means that they have the same entry requirements as those of Latvia. 

Neither Belarus nor Russia are members of the Schengen Area. Each of the two countries have their own visa policy and you may or may not need a visa to visit either one of them. We advise you getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs if you plan to enter either of these countries from Latvia. 

Some rental car providers will permit picking up a car in Latvia and dropping it off in a neighboring country while others will not, so do get in touch with them in advance to find out their policy. Generally speaking, many rental car providers will permit picking up a car in Latvia and dropping it off in Estonia or Lithuania. Those who permit picking up a rental car in Latvia and dropping it off in Belarus or Russia are much more rare, but can still be found. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Latvia is an economy, followed by compact and mini.

Top driving routes

  1. Riga - Tallinn (316 km / 196 mi) The route between the two Baltic capitals can be done in just four hours, but there are many places to visit on the way, such as the Gulf of Riga beaches in Latvia and Pärnu, Estonia’s cozy third city.
  2. Riga - Vilnius (289 km / 179 mi) Going south, Lithuania’s capital and largest city is just four hours away, but if you’re not in a hurry, make stops at Mežotne Palace and Rundāle Palace in Latvia or the city of Panevėžys in Lithuania.
  3. Riga - Liepaja (217 km / 135 mi) The distance from the capital to the Courland’s largest city can be done in three hours, and you’ll be going through the cozy little town of Saldus, but small detours from the main road can also take you to historic Kuldīga, as well as Pāvilosta, an up-and-coming Baltic surfing spot. 

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Latvia:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Latvia is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 46% cheaper than the yearly average and about 70% cheaper than getting a car in July.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Latvia?

The cost of renting a car in Latvia depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Latvia
$29.75
January
$24.61
February
$30.46
March
$26.24
April
$28.47
May
$35.88
June
$76.30
July
$62.29
August
$33.43
September
$34.00
October
$29.10
November
$29.10
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Latvia is February — prices start from $24.61 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 33% cheaper than the year’s average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $76.30 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Latvia?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in February — an average of 11 days. The shortest are in March — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Latvia
7
January
11
February
4
March
5
April
4
May
7
June
4
July
5
August
4
September
4
October
6
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Latvia?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Latvia. The most popular month is August, while the least popular is March.
Latvia Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
58%
January
37%
February
36%
March
59%
April
71%
May
62%
June
87%
July
470%
August
38%
September
172%
October
40%
November
68%
December

Our Customers Reviews

Switzerland
Toyota Corolla
June 28, 2019
No need for a car if you stay in Riga only. Worth if visiting places outside the city.
Australia
VW Polo
May 27, 2019
Be aware that there is an additional large fee of approximately €35 for driving across the nearby border of Lithuania and Estonia

Top 7 Suppliers for Latvia in 2019

LatRent
LatRent
Exceptional 9.6
Surprice
Surprice
Exceptional 9.4
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Exceptional 9.3
RentClub
RentClub
Exceptional 9.2
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.3
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.1
Prime Car Rent
Prime Car Rent
Very good 7.2

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