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Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM at Bite, LMT (Okarte), Tele2 (Zelta Zivtiņa)

Bite

Prepaid

First Purchase:  Bite SIM-cards are sold only at Bite stores, so you can select a desired SIM-card size (SIM, Micro-SIM or Nano-SIM). It is free of charge.
Replacement: PUK-code of your current SIM-card is required. It is located on plastic card of your SIM-card or at Mana Bite portal.
Price: free.

Contract

First Purchase: You can select a desired SIM-card size (SIM, Micro-SIM or Nano-SIM) when signing a contract with operator. It is free of charge.
Replacement: identification document required (passport, ID-card or driver license).
Price: free.

LMT (Okarte)

Prepaid (Okarte)

First Purchase: Starter packs come with universal SIM-cards: SIM/Micro-SIM. There are no Nano-SIM starter packs. To replace your SIM-card to Nano-SIM you need to visit any LMT kiosk.
Replacement: SIM-card and an identification document required (passport, ID-card or driver license).
Price: free.

Contract

First Purchase: You can select a desired SIM-card size (SIM, Micro-SIM or Nano-SIM) when signing a contract with operator. It is free of charge.
Replacement: SIM-card and an identification document required (passport, ID-card or driver license).
Price: free.

Tele2 (Zelta Zivtiņa)

Prepaid (Zelta Zivtiņa)

First Purchase: Starter packs come with universal SIM-cards: SIM/Micro-SIM. There are no Nano-SIM starter packs. To replace your SIM-card to Nano-SIM you need to visit any Tele2 kiosk.
Replacement: SIM-card and an identification document required (passport, ID-card or driver license).
Price: first replacement is free, €3 every next replacement.

Contract

First Purchase: You can select a desired SIM-card size (SIM, Micro-SIM or Nano-SIM) when signing a contract with operator. It is free of charge.
Replacement: SIM-card and an identification document required (passport, ID-card or driver license).
Price: first replacement is free, €5.17 every next replacement.

Taxi in Latvia

General Information

There are six major taxi companies in Riga. Those that proven themselves on the market for a long time with more than 50 cabs. There are also more than hundred of smaller ones.

Taxi vehicles according to local regulations should have special yellow colored license plate (though you can see some white colored too), taxi sign on the roof and a company logo on a side door with a city name.

Taxi fares are calculated as a sum of boarding fee, fare per distance and time rate. Fare can be higher at night. Taxi can be ordered by phone or can be catched on the street. But it is usually cheaper to order a taxi by phone. You can call an unified taxi call center in Riga (phone 8808) or call the company itself. Phone operator may calculate you the price for the route and wait time. Average wait time is about 15-20 minutes.

Almost every company can transfer you to another city of Latvia.

Payment usually can be made by cash or credit card. Please inform the phone operator that you are going to pay by card, so the driver will have a credit card terminal. If you catched the taxi, please inquire if a driver has a credit card terminal before going.

Make sure to tell the phone operator if you are going with small children when ordering. Doing so will insure that taxi have a child seat onboard.

Some companies have a “Sober Driver” service. Taxi will arrive with two drivers onboard and one of them will drive your car.

Taxi in Riga

Low-priced Taxi

Panda Taxi panda

Order by phone: (+371)67000000, (+371)67600006.

Car pool consists of cars by different manufactures with panda logo. There are also minivans with up to six seats, but you must make a reservation for these in advance. Every second car has a free Wi-Fi. Panda is a very popular Taxi service in Riga. That’s why you may have to wait up to 30 minutes in a rush hours. Average wait time is 15 minutes. They accept cash only. But a driver can take you to a nearest ATM if you’re out of cash.

At the time of writing (February 2015) has the following fare rate in city (including airport):

  • Boarding – €0,71, fare per km – €0,36, time rate – €0,13 per minute.
  • Minivan fares are the same.

Company website

Avoiss Taxi

Order by phone: 8877, (+371)25544555,(+371)67148008.

Car pool consists of cars by different manufactures but mostly of Ford Focus. WV Transporter minibus is available for large groups. International destinations such as Estonia and Lithuania are possible.

At the time of writing (February 2015) has the following fare rate in city:

  • Boarding – €0,90 , fare per km – €0,35, time rate – €0,14 per minute.

Company website

Alviksa

Order by phone: 8535, (+371)67253535, (+371)67607474.

Car pool consists of cars by different manufactures including minivans with up to 9 passenger seats. Advertised wait time is 15 minutes.

At the time of writing (February 2015) has the following fare rate in city:

  • Boarding – €0,84, fare per km – €0,33, time rate – €0,11 per minute.
  • Minivan fares are the same as regular plus €3 one time fee.

Company website, Fare Calculator

Free Taxi

Order by phone: 8880,(+371)27228880.

Car pool consists of cars by different manufactures. No minivans. Fare is calculated by phone operator at the time of ordering and fixed. Fare is not adjusted despite of a time spent in transit.

Company website, Fare Calculator

Smile Taxi

Order by phone: (+371)22577677, (+371)67262525.

Car pool consists of Ford Focuses and Mercedes Benz VITO minivans with up to 7 passenger seats. Minivans must be reserved in advance. Every car has a conditioner.
At the time of writing (February 2015) has the following fare rate in city:

  • Boarding – €1,42, fare per km – €0,55, time rate – €0,13 per minute.
  • Minivan fares are the same as regular plus €5 one time fee.

There are discounts for corporate clients.

Company website

High-priced Taxi

Baltic Taxi

Order by phone: 8500(+371)20008500, (+371)67008500.

Car pool consists of light green colored Toyota Corollas, Toyota Versos and Ford S-MAXes as well as Renault Trafic and Peugeot minivans. Drivers wear uniform. Company pledges that they speak three languages: Latvian, Russian and English. Every car has a free Wi-Fi.

One of the most expensive taxi in Riga. At the time of writing has the following fares:

  • Except from airport: boarding – €2, fare per km – €0,64, time rate – €0,13 per minute.
  • From airport: boarding – €2,13, fare per km – €0,71, time – €0,14 per minute.

There are coupons with a fixed fare rate within Riga available. Coupons can be bought at airBaltic website, airBaltic aircrafts, BalticTaxi kiosks at Riga airport or by email. One time ride fare is €14,50.

Minivan fares are the same as regular.

Company website

Red Cab (Riga Taxi Park)

Order by phone: 8383, (+371)66119973.

Car pool consists of red Ford S-Maxes, Renault Megane, Scenic and Trafic as well as Renault Minibuses. Drivers wear uniform. Every car has a climate control and free Wi-Fi. There are cars equipped for disabled people.

One of the most expensive taxi in Riga. At the time of writing has the following fares in city:

  • Except from airport: boarding – €1,71, fare per km – €0,64, time rate – €0,13 per minute.
  • From airport: boarding – €2,13, fare per km – €0,71, time rate – €0,13 за минуту.

There are also two discount fare rates for Mobilly clients, credit card holders of NORDEA, SERB Dinamo, RIX club card, LAMB card, SEESAM Latvia medical or VIP card, NOVATOURS coupons. Discount is 20% on boarding and 10% on fare per km.

Company website

Lady Taxi

Order by phone: (+371)27800900.

Car pool consists of red Toyota Verso and Auris Touring. All drivers are women. All cars have a child seat.

  • City-wide fare: boarding – €1,75, fare per km – €0,57, time rate – €0,14 per minute.

There’s a 30% discount for Lady taxi client cards, as well as for students, professors and pupils with ISIC card, RIX club card, readers cards of “Mans Mazais”, “Ieva”, “Klubs”, BENU pharmacy cards, Baltvilla client cards, Turība cards and RTU cards

Company website

Taxi in Jurmala

You can order almost every Riga’s taxi to Jurmala. But there are also a few local companies:

Taxi in Daugavpils

Taxi in Liepaja

Taxi in Ventspils

Taxi in Valmiera

Taxi in Jelgava