Cheapest car hire in Latvia

Top tips when hiring a car in Latvia

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Latvia
  • Take extra care when driving outside of the major towns and cities as road conditions can be poor
  • There are toll roads in Latvia, you can pay by cash or card but we advise having some change in the car at all times just to be on the safe side
  • Auto5 have an excellent customer rating and offer great value car hire in Latvia
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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Latvia

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    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    90km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    90-100km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    EUR €

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 9.3/10)

John

UK

10/10
Great deal on a

Great deal on a cheap and cheerful car in Riga for a few days, what's not to like

14/02/2020
Briany

US

10/10
Get what you pa

Get what you pay for, happy to pay more for a Sixt car, great service, great car and no queue unlike the desks for the cheaper agents.

17/01/2020
Tamar

UK

8/10
I read some neg

I read some negative stories about Green Motion but they were fine and very cheap. Car wasn't the cleanest, but better than I expected for the money. Do you your research and know what to expect and you'll be fine.

19/02/2020

Compare car rental agents in Latvia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Tp rent
1
9.3/10
32
€ 20.01
€ 23.55
€ 41.70
€ 43.98
 Auto 5
11
8.4/10
252
€ 28.68
€ 30.82
€ 29.66
€ 35.33
 Hertz
2
8.4/10
53
€ 30.85
€ 34.91
€ 42.23
 Thrifty
1
8.3/10
6
€ 26.22
€ 29.67
€ 35.90
 Budget
1
8.1/10
22
€ 20.59
€ 22.31
€ 69.68
 Europcar
2
7.8/10
37
€ 19.01
€ 21.72
€ 23.54
€ 33.49
 Alamo
1
7.0/10
16
€ 23.94
€ 28.84
€ 31.80
 Green motion
3
6.6/10
198
€ 20.00
€ 22.87
€ 24.78
€ 35.27
 Sixt
9
6.0/10
62
€ 49.05
€ 63.02
€ 57.50

Car rental agent statistics in Latvia

  • 9.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
    TOP RENT
  • 5.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 678
    Total number of reviews in
    Latvia
  • 11
    Most Locations in Latvia:
    AUTO 5
  • 16
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 19
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Latvia

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Latvia

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2020 1.03 1.12
May , 2020 0.93 1.01
Apr , 2020 0.91 1.01
Mar , 2020 0.98 1.10
Feb , 2020 1.15 1.22
Jan , 2020 1.22 1.29
Dec , 2019 1.18 1.27
Nov , 2019 1.15 1.24
Oct , 2019 1.19 1.23
Sep , 2019 1.21 1.26
Aug , 2019 1.19 1.29
Jul , 2019 1.18 1.28

Car rental price statistics in Latvia

  • € 133.07
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1359.68
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 5 Series
  • 631
    Total cars available
     
  • 53
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Passat
  • 174
    Location with most cars:
    Riga - Airport
  • € 19.0 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Riga - Downtown

FAQs about car hire in Latvia

How much does it cost to hire a car in Latvia?

Car hire in Latvia starts from just €19.00 per day for a (mini) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Latvia is just €95.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Latvia is a BMW 5 Series car for a (premium) class from Green motion costing €1359.70 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Latvia?

We often have special offers on car hire in Latvia including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Latvia?

Car hire prices in Latvia are kept low thanks to the 12 car hire companies across the country. With over 17 car hire locations and 5,650 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Latvia.

Who is the best car hire company in Latvia?

Based on over 678 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Latvia Is Auto 5 who score on average 8.4/10 across all locations in Latvia.

What is the most popular car hire location in Latvia?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Latvia is Riga - Airport with 12 car hire companies and 174 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Latvia?

Current fuel prices in Latvia are €1/ltr for petrol and €0.9/ltr for diesel as of 6 April 2020, it’ll cost on average €40 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €36 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Latvia?

Speed limits in Latvia are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 90-100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Latvia?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Latvia offering a (mini) class car such as the Toyota Aygo for as little as €133.00 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Latvia?

The most popular car hire category in Latvia is the Toyota C-HR available from 3 car hire companies in over 17 locations.

Is it safe to drive in Latvia?

Despite having one of the worst road safety records in the EU, driving in Latvia needn't be dangerous and shouldn't deter you from renting a car and enjoying a self-drive holiday. As with driving in any foreign country for the first time, understanding and observing road rules is key to a safe and enjoyable driving experience in Latvia. Outside of major towns and cities road conditions can be poor so it pays to stay vigilant whilst driving and also be aware that some local drivers may not adhere to the highest standards. Provided you stick to speed limits and rules of the road when hiring a car in Latvia there should be little to concern you.

Most popular locations in Latvia to hire a car

Latvia Mini Guide

The Eastern European country of Latvia is one of the three Baltic states including those it borders, Estonia and Lithuania. Latvia also has borders with Russia and Belarus and an unspoilt coastline of 500 kilometres of white sandy beaches stretching along the Baltic Sea.

It's capital Riga is a World Heritage Site and so you should not travel to Latvia without paying it a visit. Many of the things to do in Latvia involve enjoying the great outdoors such as visiting its nature trails and nature parks in the vast forests which cover about half of the country. They contain Kuldiga which is worth seeing as it is Europe’s widest waterfall.

If you prefer your attractions to be man-made you could stick with the following suggestions.  Livu Akvaparks is the largest water attraction in the whole of Northern Europe.  For a true Soviet experience go to Karostas cietums which is based in the Karosta suburb of Liepaja city. This prison has a live show where you can spend a night behind bars. Karosta itself is fascinating as it used to be a secret military town.

At Cesis you can see medieval castle ruins, and at Latvijas Etnografiskais Brivdabas, Muzejs near Riga there is an open air museum of the traditional culture of Latvian tribes. Another open air art museum is at Pedvale which has modern art installations in a nature park near Sabile in the Kurzeme region. You can fly to Latvia and arrive at Riga International Airport from any of the main cities in Europe. Easyjet and Ryanair are two of the companies which do flights.

It is only really feasible to travel around the North European Baltic country of Latvia by car as there is no real public transport infrastructure to speak of. If you wish to, it is possible to drive to Latvia through the countries of Russia, Belarus, Estonia and Lithuania.

Facts about Latvia

  • Latvia gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
  • The largest airport is Riga International Airport with 3.7 million passengers in 2008.
  • The official language of Latvia is Latvian although other regional dialects are spoken.
  • Latvia can be very hot and humid throughout the summer months but extremely cold in winter.
  • The national flower of Latvia is the Oxeye Daisy.

 

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Fuel Prices in Latvia

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Cost to fill a rental car in Latvia in April

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Why rent a car in Latvia

Driving across Latvia in a hire car is the easiest and most comfortable way to see this interesting country which has some wonderful countryside, beaches and old cities. If you need a budget solution then our economy car hire range is for you and includes such models as the Renault Modus and Ford Fiesta.

You might be planning to go off the beaten track and explore more remote areas in which case one of our SUVs would be a good choice such as the Toyota Rav4. For larger goups, minvans, 7 and 9 seater rentals are available offering flexibility in capacity and excellent value for money on a per passenger basis.