Car Rental in Latvia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • Man.
Carwiz
$19.72 per day
Shopping Centre Spice
Compact
Volkswagen Golf or similar
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$31.26 per day
Downtown
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Prime Car Rent
$51.23 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Riga Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$75.12 per day
Riga Airport
Premium
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
LatRent
$86.61 per day
Riga Airport
Intermediate Elite
Infiniti Q30 or similar
Infiniti Q30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
EASYCARS Latvia
$88.87 per day
Riga Airport
Full-size Van
VW Transporter or similar
VW Transporter
  • 9
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$138.44 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:47 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Latvian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+371
Average car rental price
$64 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h or 56 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.8 / 10
Average gas price
$1.97 per liter or $7.44 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.61 per liter or $6.08 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.23 per liter or $8.43 per gallon

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

One-way Car Rentals in Latvia

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Latvia and drop off in another country:

  • From Latvia to Estonia - 110 offers from $28.76 per day
  • From Latvia to Lithuania - 161 offers from $28.76 per day
  • From Latvia to Poland - 79 offers from $59.91 per day
  • From Latvia to Netherlands - 21 offers from $152.08 per day
  • From Latvia to Italy - 21 offers from $199.27 per day

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. Riga is not only the primary city and capital of Latvia but is also the largest city in the Baltics. Many visitors are attracted by its well-preserved Old Town and Art Nouveau (or Jugendstil) architecture, but plenty of historic gems, interesting museums, and active cultural life can also be found outside the city center as the rest of Riga’s neighborhoods try to invent themselves as attractive tourist destinations and communities. Some of the best places to explore include Riga Central Market, the Maskavas Forštate neighborhood with its multiethnic and multi-religious heritage, and the neighborhoods of Ķīpsala and Āgenskalns across the Daugava River.
  • Liepāja. Located in the southwest of the country, the third-biggest city in Latvia is known for its well-preserved architecture, scenic city beaches, and free-spirited atmosphere. Karosta, a former closed Soviet military town, is a distinct part of the city that remains rough around the edges but has been attracting an increasing number of visitors thanks to its coastal forts, St. Nicholas’ Naval Cathedral, and a former prison that has now been turned into a tourist attraction. 
  • Gauja National Park. Located in the historical region of Vidzeme, Gauja National Park is both the largest protected nature area in Latvia and one of its chief attractions. Named after the long and swift river at its center, the area is known for its scenic coastal cliffs and caves, thick forests, many hiking trails, and the bordering towns of Cēsis and Sigulda, both of which are popular tourist destinations. The drive from Riga to the main entrance takes only about 80 minutes.
  • Daugavpils. Located in the country’s southeastern corner near the borders with Lithuania and Belarus, Daugavpils has quickly grown in stature as a tourist destination among domestic and foreign visitors alike. Two of the city’s main attractions are the Mark Rothko Museum (the world-famous American painter was born in Daugavpils, and several of his originals are on display), as well as the surrounding Daugavpils Fortress, one of the most interesting urban areas in Latvia. Closer to the city center, the city also boasts some heritage architecture and the Daugavpils Local Arts and History Museum, as well as the wonderfully niche Daugavpils Zoo which has a special focus on reptiles and amphibians. Daugavpils also serves as a gateway to Daugavas Loki Nature Park which is situated around the scenic bends in the eponymous river. Further afield is the historical town of Krāslava and the Old Believers’ Heritage Center.
  • Jūrmala. One of the most popular travel destinations in Latvia, Jūrmala is located immediately to the west of the national capital, Rīga. Meaning ‘Seaside’, Jūrmala is an amalgamation of coastal villages, historical wooden villas, and pine-covered dunes. Most visitors understandably come during the summer months when they can enjoy the city’s long sandy beaches, but there are also reasons to visit during the rest of the year, not least the Jūrmala Ethnographic Open-Air Museum and the Dubulti Train Station that doubles as an art space with frequent rotating exhibitions. 

Most popular rental car

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

Driver's license requirements

  • Latvia recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses that are written in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting for a period that’s shorter than six months.
  • If you’ve been in Latvia for longer than six months or are living there permanently, the law requires you to obtain a Portuguese driver’s license
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP instead.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you must also carry your original driver’s license as you might be required to present both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

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

  • Ķemeri National Park. Located less than an hour’s drive from Riga, Ķemeri is one of the most popular day trips for locals and foreign visitors alike. The protected area is made up of bogs, mires, and other wetlands that are crisscrossed by a network of wooden paths. Very scenic, the area is notable for its diversity of flora and fauna and is especially lovely to visit at dusk or dawn. The national park is near the lakes of Ķanieris and Sloka (the former is technically part of the park), two notable nesting sites of wading birds, and the historical fishing villages on the coast of the Gulf of Riga are also a very short drive away.
  • Kuldīga. One of the most visited towns in Latvia, Kuldīga is home to a beautiful historic center made up of 17th-18th century wooden and stone buildings and atmospheric narrow side streets. Another landmark, the Venta Rapid, is only 2 m (6.5 feet) high, but its width has earned it the title of the widest waterfall in Europe. There are a number of day trips you can take from Kuldīga including the historic town of Aizpute (as scenic as Kuldīga, but not yet discovered by most tourists), the monumental Padure Manor, the culturally distinct Alsunga known for its delicious cuisine, and the coastal town of Pāvilosta.

Car rental prices

  • Station wagons - from $25 per day
  • Large cars - from $28 per day
  • Medium cars - from $23 per day
  • Vans - from $35 per day
  • Premium cars - from $48 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $25 per day

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.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Latvia?

The cost of renting a car in Latvia varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Latvia
$7.94
January
$8.55
February
$12.95
March
$10.12
April
$22.28
May
$30.25
June
$43.45
July
$41.41
August
$16.21
September
$13.94
October
$9.55
November
$16.94
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Latvia is January — when rental costs average $7.94 per day. This is 59% cheaper than the yearly average and 82% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $43.45 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Latvia?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in January — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 8 days.
Average number of rental days in Latvia
8
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
8
November
8
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Latvia?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Latvia, the most popular month is June, while the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in Latvia by pick-up date relative to the average
88%
January
86%
February
90%
March
90%
April
119%
May
137%
June
126%
July
98%
August
94%
September
94%
October
88%
November
90%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 14
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers GreenMotion, TOPRENT Latvia, Carwiz, SIXT, RentClub
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $20 per day
Cheapest supplier Carwiz

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Toyota C-HR 4 1 Medium cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Carwiz Volkswagen Taigo 5 2 SUVs
Carwiz Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
TOPRENT Latvia Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
RentClub Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Toyota RAV4 4 3 SUVs
GreenMotion Peugeot 2008 4 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Ireland
Volkswagen Golf
June 9, 2024
Passed Vidzeme and Latgale. Really nice cities and towns! Hard to suggest one but Alūksne is something special. Boat trip, swimming and other activities! All towns by lakes in Latgale is beautiful by many activities possible.
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United Kingdom
Peugeot 2008
March 21, 2024
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Latvia
Skoda Superb STW
March 4, 2024
We went to Cēsis and enjoyed an excellent mean at restaurant Vanadziņš
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
October 20, 2023
One of the first things you notice about Latvia is that you can see a long way, there are lots of trees, usually in the distance and everything is very clean and tidy. On our visit, rain was forecast for all day, every day, from 4 - 12 October. However, as the photos will show as we go through our travels, there was actually very little rain in the day. Most fell at night or late afternoon / evening and we seldom had to shelter or use windscreen wipers! We might have just been lucky but the Latvia we experienced was cool and crystal clear. It's not easy to stop on Latvia's main roads. They have wide grass verges but slightly lower and I could never be confident of getting back on the tarmac again if I did decide to stop. Instead I found it simplest to wait for a convenient bus stop to check a route or look around. It was the same if you took a wrong turning; the road may be dead quiet but not quite wide enough to make a three- or, more likely for the bigger car we had hired, seven-point turn safely. There were turns but all at right angles into small vehicle-wide unmade tracks which, again, prevented a chance to turn back. Often we finished up in some woodland where we finally found a place on the track to make a turn! There are many parks and all seem well-organised and attractive to tourists. Above is a park near Gauja where there are many well-marked pathways (and the only car park where we had to pay to park). The toilets at every place we stopped were excellent, even those plastic portable box types seem to be regularly cleaned and kept nicely. Those in fuel stations were amazing, compared to the dreadful facilities we're used to here in Britain. Latvia has lots of castles. The Daugava river is impressive and runs from Riga right across the country. Almost the whole of its length provides beautiful scenery. There is plenty of room for people in these places. Nowhere did we find annoying bodies spoiling the view, nor litter of any description at all.
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Latvia
Volkswagen Passat
July 21, 2023
Everything was perfect untill the moment when i got into an accident...i wish it would never happen to me
Italy
Volkswagen Jetta
July 16, 2023
We had a very nice vacation, driving quite a long way across Latvia. The car was excellent and helped us to enjoy the trip.
United Kingdom
Toyota C-HR
July 6, 2023
Perfect 🙏👍👍👍
Ireland
Volkswagen Golf
May 2, 2023
Personal reason , visit family members
Slovenia
Toyota Aygo
September 5, 2022
Riga is wonderful, nice sandy beaches close to the city, a lot of shopping centers...
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 23, 2022
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United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
June 28, 2022
We traveled around northern central Latvia. Beautiful towns and scenery. Well worth visiting.
Austria
VW Polo
June 26, 2022
car drop off point in Riga is far away from the terminal!
United Kingdom
VW Golf VII
September 26, 2019
Riga is very nice place, especially old town but beware expensive parking. If you plan yo travel around Latvia renting a car is absolutely necessary.
Cyprus
Opel Corsa
July 21, 2019
I was visitting family
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
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
RentClub
9.4 / 10
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Lowest-rated company
Surprice
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
41
Total rental companies
21
Average daily price
$64.02
Lowest daily price
$19.72
Total cars available
1084

Top 21 suppliers in Latvia in 2024

RentClub
RentClub
Exceptional 9.4 / 167 reviews
3 locations
$47
LatRent
LatRent
Exceptional 9.2 / 93 reviews
3 locations
$87 - $199
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.2 / 87 reviews
7 locations
$21 - $311
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Exceptional 9.2 / 52 reviews
2 locations
$132 - $141
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.9 / 83 reviews
6 locations
$69 - $187
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.9 / 32 reviews
1 location
$67 - $212
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.8 / 19 reviews
1 location
$110 - $258
TOPRENT Latvia
TOPRENT Latvia
Very good 8.6 / 151 reviews
2 locations
$140 - $200
Prime Car Rent
Prime Car Rent
Very good 8.5 / 19 reviews
3 locations
$49 - $72
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.4 / 433 reviews
5 locations
$68 - $1,459
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.1 / 36 reviews
2 locations
$113 - $161
EASYCARS Latvia
EASYCARS Latvia
Very good 8.1 / 35 reviews
3 locations
$89 - $407
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.9 / 99 reviews
2 locations
$20 - $192
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 8 reviews
4 locations
$114 - $163
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$115 - $270
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
1 location
$114 - $208
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7
1 location
$75 - $244
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.5 / 12 reviews
1 location
$110 - $258
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.5 / 5 reviews
1 location
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 4 reviews
2 locations
$28 - $203
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