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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Riga, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Auris or similar
Toyota Auris
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$21.07 / per day
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Riga, Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$21.07 / per day
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Riga Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$21.57 / per day
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Riga, Downtown Car Rental
Full-size
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$22.57 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Riga, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$23.16 / per day
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Shopping Centre Riga Plaza Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta (branded) or similar
Ford Fiesta (branded)
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$25.12 / per day
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Shopping Centre Riga Plaza Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$26.29 / per day
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Riga, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$34.34 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:28 on 2020-02-26. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Latvian
Currency
EUR
Country code
371
Average car rental length
1 days
Economy car rental price
$70.96 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.02%
Rating
10.0

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 Car Rental

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: Latvia’s capital and by far the largest city should be visited for its history and architecture, as well as for its art and culture initiatives.

Kurzeme: Proud in character and history, Kurzeme, or Courland, has cozy towns and a long, pristine sea coast where anyone can find a beach just for themselves.

Vidzeme: Towns like Cēsis rightfully attract history lovers, but Vidzeme also boasts vast nature areas and picturesque countryside villages around Vecpiebalga.

Zemgale: The historical bread basket of Latvia and home to most noticeable pre-Christian settlements, Zemgale now attracts visitors with its castles, as well as the Great Ķemeri Moorland.

Latgale: Unique in tradition and character, Latgale is famous for its countless blue lakes, colorful Orthodox, Old Believer, and Catholic churches, and hospitable people.

Most popular rental car

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

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

  1. Riga - Tallinn (316 km / 196 mi) The route between the two Baltic capitals can be done in just four hours, but there are many places to visit on the way, such as the Gulf of Riga beaches in Latvia and Pärnu, Estonia’s cozy third city.
  2. Riga - Vilnius (289 km / 179 mi) Going south, Lithuania’s capital and largest city is just four hours away, but if you’re not in a hurry, make stops at Mežotne Palace and Rundāle Palace in Latvia or the city of Panevėžys in Lithuania.
  3. Riga - Liepaja (217 km / 135 mi) The distance from the capital to the Courland’s largest city can be done in three hours, and you’ll be going through the cozy little town of Saldus, but small detours from the main road can also take you to historic Kuldīga, as well as Pāvilosta, an up-and-coming Baltic surfing spot. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $168 per day
  • Large cars - from $145 per day
  • Medium cars - from $119 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $279 per day
  • Premium cars - from $639 per day
  • Small cars - from $86 per day
  • SUVs - from $407 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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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Latvia?

The cost of renting a car in Latvia depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Latvia
$30.44
January
$24.27
February
$30.04
March
$25.88
April
$28.09
May
$35.39
June
$75.26
July
$61.45
August
$39.46
September
$33.53
October
$28.71
November
$39.56
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Latvia is February — prices start from $24.27 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 36% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $75.26 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Latvia?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in February — an average of 12 days. The shortest are in March — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Latvia
8
January
12
February
4
March
5
April
4
May
7
June
4
July
5
August
8
September
4
October
6
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Latvia?

Discover Cars users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Latvia. The most popular month is December, while the least popular is March.
Latvia Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
53%
January
161%
February
14%
March
23%
April
28%
May
24%
June
34%
July
184%
August
32%
September
68%
October
16%
November
562%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
RightCars VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
RightCars Seat Ibiza 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
RightCars Toyota Corolla 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Auris 4 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car VW Golf 5 4 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Corolla 4 4 Large cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in Latvia?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (10.0 from 2 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in Latvia?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Latvia?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Latvia?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Latvia?
You must be between 18 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in Latvia?
Yes, automatic cars are available from GreenMotion, Keddy, Europcar, Alamo, Surprice, SIXT, NuCarrentals, AddCar, Avis and Ace Rent a car in Latvia.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Station wagons, SUVs, People Carriers/Vans and Premium cars vehicle types are available in Latvia.
Can I rent a car in Latvia with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Latvia.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Latvia?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in Latvia without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Latvia.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in Latvia offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Latvia?
A rental car costs $156 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $16 at GreenMotion, Ace Rent a car, SIXT and Surprice.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in Latvia is $1091. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in Latvia was $110.
What car rental companies are located in Latvia?
GreenMotion, Keddy, Europcar, Alamo, Surprice, SIXT, NuCarrentals, AddCar, Avis and Ace Rent a car can be found in Latvia.
What is the best car rental company in Latvia?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are LatRent (9.3, 34 reviews), Surprice (9.0, 22 reviews) and Ace Rent a car (8.8, 16 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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.
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

Top 5 Suppliers for Latvia in 2020

LatRent
LatRent
Exceptional 9.6
Surprice
Surprice
Exceptional 9.4
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Exceptional 9.3
+37167207710
Tehnikas iela 1, Riga, LV-1053
RentClub
RentClub
Exceptional 9.2
Prime Car Rent
Prime Car Rent
Very good 7.2

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