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 Latvia Car Rental Mini Guide

Driving in Latvia can be a rewarding experience for travelers looking to explore this Baltic gem. The country's well-maintained road network and efficient infrastructure make it convenient to navigate by car. One of the main benefits is the freedom and flexibility to explore Latvia's diverse landscapes, from the vibrant capital city of Riga to the serene countryside and picturesque coastal areas. With a rental car, you can visit charming medieval towns, pristine national parks, and beautiful lakes at your own pace. Latvia's compact size means that many attractions are within a few hours' drive, allowing you to make the most of your journey. Additionally, road signs are generally clear, and English is widely spoken, making it accessible for international travelers.

Safety and Distances from Main Airports:

Latvia places a strong emphasis on road safety, and the country's roads are generally in good condition. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and driving under the influence of alcohol is strictly prohibited. Speed limits are well-marked and adhered to, with the maximum speed limit on highways typically set at 90 km/h (56 mph).

  • Riga International Airport (RIX) to Riga City Center: Approximately 10 kilometers (6 miles), taking around 20-30 minutes.

  • Riga to Sigulda: Approximately 55 kilometers (34 miles), taking around 1 hour to reach this picturesque town in the Gauja National Park.

  • Riga to Jurmala: Approximately 25 kilometers (16 miles), taking around 30-40 minutes to reach this beautiful seaside resort.

  • Riga to Cesis: Approximately 90 kilometers (56 miles), taking around 1.5 to 2 hours to reach this charming medieval town.

Latvia's road network is designed to provide access to its many attractions, and driving allows you to explore both urban and rural areas easily. While Latvia is generally safe for driving, it's essential to drive responsibly, obey traffic rules, and be mindful of changing road conditions, especially during winter when snow and ice may affect certain routes.


Cheapest car hire in Latvia

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.23 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 183.65 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 26.24 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 183.71 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.25 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 71.75 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Scala

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.84 EUR/day
Skoda Scala

7 Days rental at 82.91 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Skoda Scala

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.84 EUR/day
Skoda Scala

7 Days rental at 82.91 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  No

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.92 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 83.45 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.89 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 139.23 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.89 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 139.23 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.29 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 79.03 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.74 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 194.18 EUR from 20/05/2024

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.74 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 194.18 EUR from 20/05/2024

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.03 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 427.25 EUR from 20/05/2024

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.57 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 115.99 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.57 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 115.99 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.98 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 132.90 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 101.22 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 708.60 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Leaf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.55 EUR/day
Nissan Leaf

7 Days rental at 570.89 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi e-tron Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 101.22 EUR/day
Audi e-tron Electric

7 Days rental at 708.60 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.13 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 399.95 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.13 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 399.95 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.13 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 399.95 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Latvia

  • Trust Rhinocarhire: Choose Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in Latvia.

  • Insurance Understanding: Familiarize yourself with the insurance options offered by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in varying road conditions.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for diverse road conditions in Latvia, from well-paved highways to rural roads with occasional potholes. Drive cautiously and be mindful of changing weather conditions, especially during winter months.

  • Traffic Regulations: Understand Latvia's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be vigilant of pedestrians and cyclists, particularly in urban areas.

  • Explore Cultural and Natural Attractions: Use your rental car to explore Latvia's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, including landmarks like Riga's Old Town, the Gauja National Park, and the stunning Baltic coastline. Plan your routes and travel itinerary to discover the best of Latvia's landscapes and attractions.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Latvia

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Latvia

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    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)
 Sixt
7
9.1/10
42
€ 52.27
€ 61.17
€ 78.19
 Green motion
4
8.4/10
92
€ 10.97
€ 13.17
€ 21.89
€ 22.65
 Carwiz
2
8.4/10
17
€ 10.25
€ 11.92
€ 14.03
€ 22.65
 Tp rent
2
8.3/10
20
€ 11.41
€ 11.84
€ 18.98
€ 22.65

Car rental agent statistics in Latvia

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    8.3/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    CARWIZ
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    171
    Total number of reviews in
    Latvia
  • Most Locations Icon
    11
    Most Locations in Latvia:
    AUTO 5
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    9
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    20
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Latvia

ItemPercent
January€ 54
February€ 50
March€ 47
April€ 51
May€ 56
June€ 75
July€ 88
August€ 100
September€ 59
October€ 57
November€ 65
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 47
February€ 45
March€ 43
April€ 44
May€ 48
June€ 62
July€ 74
August€ 92
September€ 53
October€ 53
November€ 58
December€ 55
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 82
March€ 79
April€ 86
May€ 87
June€ 101
July€ 124
August€ 124
September€ 102
October€ 87
November€ 89
December€ 93
ItemPercent
January€ 81
February€ 74
March€ 59
April€ 66
May€ 69
June€ 91
July€ 112
August€ 123
September€ 80
October€ 79
November€ 107
December€ 91
ItemPercent
January€ 100
February€ 100
March€ 100
April€ 93
May€ 106
June€ 104
July€ 128
August€ 132
September€ 107
October€ 99
November€ 97
December€ 97
ItemPercent
January€ 42
February€ 40
March€ 38
April€ 42
May€ 44
June€ 59
July€ 70
August€ 76
September€ 48
October€ 48
November€ 59
December€ 50
ItemPercent
January€ 79
February€ 76
March€ 74
April€ 75
May€ 85
June€ 111
July€ 131
August€ 149
September€ 89
October€ 91
November€ 102
December€ 93
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 66
March€ 60
April€ 69
May€ 69
June€ 98
July€ 123
August€ 147
September€ 76
October€ 73
November€ 91
December€ 82

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

Fuel prices in Latvia

DieselUnleaded
Apr , 2023

€ 1.57

€ 1.64

May , 2023

€ 1.40

€ 1.59

Jun , 2023

€ 1.38

€ 1.56

Jul , 2023

€ 1.43

€ 1.56

Aug , 2023

€ 1.55

€ 1.64

Sep , 2023

€ 1.69

€ 1.72

Oct , 2023

€ 1.71

€ 1.72

Nov , 2023

€ 1.59

€ 1.58

Dec , 2023

€ 1.57

€ 1.57

Jan , 2024

€ 1.55

€ 1.55

Feb , 2024

€ 1.59

€ 1.59

Mar , 2024

€ 1.68

€ 1.67

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Mar , 2024 1.68 1.67
Feb , 2024 1.59 1.59
Jan , 2024 1.55 1.55
Dec , 2023 1.57 1.57
Nov , 2023 1.59 1.58
Oct , 2023 1.71 1.72
Sep , 2023 1.69 1.72
Aug , 2023 1.55 1.64
Jul , 2023 1.43 1.56
Jun , 2023 1.38 1.56
May , 2023 1.40 1.59
Apr , 2023 1.57 1.64

Car rental price statistics in Latvia

  • Average Price Icon
    € 71.75
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 748.19
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 5 Series
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    905
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    73
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    258
    Location with most cars:
    Riga - Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 10.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    CARWIZ - Riga - Downtown
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€27.6
 
 
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€40.0
 
 
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