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Latvia Car Rental Mini Guide

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

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.

Cheapest car hire in Latvia

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.88 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 111.19 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.88 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 111.19 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.90 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 111.36 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.90 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 111.36 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.94 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 111.64 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.13 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 112.91 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.13 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 112.91 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Smart Forfour

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.73 EUR/day
Smart Forfour

7 Days rental at 117.11 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.01 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 161.09 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.59 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 116.15 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Honda Civic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.63 EUR/day
Honda Civic

7 Days rental at 116.43 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Honda Civic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.63 EUR/day
Honda Civic

7 Days rental at 116.43 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.78 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 117.48 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.78 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 117.48 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.94 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 118.62 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.94 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 118.62 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 121.89 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.35 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 128.47 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.99 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 111.95 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.05 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 112.40 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.05 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 112.40 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.09 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 112.67 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.09 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 112.67 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.23 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 113.66 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.23 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 113.66 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.77 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 117.44 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.77 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 117.44 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.54 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 402.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.56 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 423.97 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.56 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 423.97 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.56 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 423.97 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Land Cruiser

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.09 EUR/day
Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Days rental at 497.69 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Land Cruiser

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.09 EUR/day
Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Days rental at 497.69 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 94.84 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 663.94 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 99.84 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 698.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi A6

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 111.07 EUR/day
Audi A6

7 Days rental at 777.55 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.69 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 137.85 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.69 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 137.85 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Touring Sport

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.32 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Touring Sport

7 Days rental at 142.30 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Touring Sport

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.32 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Touring Sport

7 Days rental at 142.30 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.21 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 148.47 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.28 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 149.01 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.28 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 149.01 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.29 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 149.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.29 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 149.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.37 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 520.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.40 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 359.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.37 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 520.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.40 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 359.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.37 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 520.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.40 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 359.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.37 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 520.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.40 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 359.82 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 239.25 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 1674.81 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.20 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 253.40 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lexus ES Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 99.69 EUR/day
Lexus ES Hybrid

7 Days rental at 697.84 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 167.80 EUR/day
Toyota Highlander Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1174.64 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 281.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.20 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 253.40 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Lexus ES Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 99.69 EUR/day
Lexus ES Hybrid

7 Days rental at 697.84 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 167.80 EUR/day
Toyota Highlander Hybrid

7 Days rental at 1174.64 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 281.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.20 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 253.40 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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
 

Popular car hire destinations in Latvia

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Latvia

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    90-100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

      /Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Latvia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Green motion
4
6.2/10
43
€ 15.94
€ 16.59
€ 21.21
€ 23.83

Car rental agent statistics in Latvia

  • 6.6/10
    Highest rated agent:
    GREEN MOTION
  • 6.0/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    GREEN MOTION
  • 43
    Total number of reviews in
    Latvia
  • 11
    Most Locations in Latvia:
    AUTO 5
  • 2
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 20
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Latvia

ItemPercent
January€ 53
February€ 49
March€ 46
April€ 49
May€ 54
June€ 70
July€ 85
August€ 89
September€ 58
October€ 57
November€ 63
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 42
March€ 40
April€ 38
May€ 42
June€ 54
July€ 68
August€ 79
September€ 50
October€ 50
November€ 55
December€ 53
ItemPercent
January€ 91
February€ 89
March€ 86
April€ 92
May€ 88
June€ 93
July€ 126
August€ 132
September€ 103
October€ 84
November€ 86
December€ 104
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 79
March€ 61
April€ 72
May€ 76
June€ 91
July€ 115
August€ 118
September€ 84
October€ 84
November€ 117
December€ 100
ItemPercent
January€ 95
February€ 95
March€ 95
April€ 79
May€ 100
June€ 99
July€ 138
August€ 144
September€ 105
October€ 94
November€ 95
December€ 96
ItemPercent
January€ 40
February€ 39
March€ 37
April€ 40
May€ 43
June€ 58
July€ 68
August€ 70
September€ 46
October€ 47
November€ 60
December€ 50
ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 73
March€ 69
April€ 68
May€ 81
June€ 105
July€ 125
August€ 127
September€ 87
October€ 91
November€ 100
December€ 92
ItemPercent
January€ 78
February€ 68
March€ 60
April€ 73
May€ 73
June€ 94
July€ 131
August€ 145
September€ 80
October€ 76
November€ 99
December€ 90

Select category to see average car hire prices in Latvia

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

Fuel prices in Latvia

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2022

€ 1.50

€ 1.62

Mar , 2022

€ 1.83

€ 1.82

Apr , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.78

May , 2022

€ 1.89

€ 1.89

Jun , 2022

€ 1.94

€ 2.05

Jul , 2022

€ 2.02

€ 2.02

Aug , 2022

€ 1.86

€ 1.89

Sep , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.74

Oct , 2022

€ 1.75

€ 1.69

Nov , 2022

€ 1.95

€ 1.80

Dec , 2022

€ 1.77

€ 1.69

Jan , 2023

€ 1.67

€ 1.61

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2023 1.67 1.61
Dec , 2022 1.77 1.69
Nov , 2022 1.95 1.80
Oct , 2022 1.75 1.69
Sep , 2022 1.82 1.74
Aug , 2022 1.86 1.89
Jul , 2022 2.02 2.02
Jun , 2022 1.94 2.05
May , 2022 1.89 1.89
Apr , 2022 1.82 1.78
Mar , 2022 1.83 1.82
Feb , 2022 1.50 1.62

Car rental price statistics in Latvia

  • € 111.16
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 716.01
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 5 Series
  • 897
    Total cars available
     
  • 82
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 250
    Location with most cars:
    Riga - Airport
  • € 15.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Riga - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Latvia

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

Car hire in Latvia starts from just €15.90 per day for a (mini) class car from Tp rent . The average price to hire a car in Latvia is just €61.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Latvia is a BMW 5 Series car for a (premium) class from Green motion costing €716.00 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, Addcar is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Riga - Airport for €20.38 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Latvia?

Car hire prices in Latvia are kept low thanks to the 14 car hire companies across the country. With over 17 car hire locations and 9,383 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Latvia.

Who is the best car hire company in Latvia?

Based on over 43 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Latvia Is Green motion who score on average 6.2/10 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 14 car hire companies and 250 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Latvia?

Current fuel prices in Latvia are €1.606/ltr for petrol and €1.666/ltr for diesel as of 9 January 2023, it’ll cost on average €64 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €67 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?

Tp rent is the cheapest car hire company in Latvia offering a (mini) class car such as the Toyota Aygo for as little as €111.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Latvia?

The most popular car hire category in Latvia is the Toyota Yaris available from 9 car hire companies in over 16 locations.

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.

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Car Hire Liepaja
€40.0
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €40.0 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €54.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €44.2 per day
Car Hire Riga
€27.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €27.6 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €29.0 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €28.2 per day
Car Hire Ventspils
€40.0
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €40.0 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €54.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €44.2 per day