Most participants are expected to arrive to Valmiera through Riga by plane or by ferry.
Travelling in Riga
Riga Train Station and Riga Bus Station is located in Riga centre and close to each other. See the map for the directions.
Riga International Airport - Riga Centre
Riga International Airport lies 15 km from Riga city centre. It is possible to go by the bus number 22 or taxi from the Riga Airport to the Riga Bus Station or Riga Train Station. The closest bus stop to the Riga Bus Station and Riga train station is named "Stockmann centrs". The schedule of the bus number 22 is available at saraksti.rigassatiksme.lv. It takes arround 26 minutes to get from the airport to the city centre.
The same bus number 22 can be used to go from Riga Centre to the Riga International Airport. The stop named "13.janvāra iela" is convenient to go to the airport. See the map for the directions. It takes arround 32 minutes to get from the city centre to the airport.
A regular ticket for one trip with bus can be bought from the bus driver (price LVL 0.70). You can buy the ticket in advance at the airport services or the tourism information bureau "Welcome to Riga". A regular one-way ticket will cost you only LVL 0.50 if bought in advance. See www.rigassatiksme.lv for more information.
Riga Harbour - Riga Centre
The simplest way to reach the Riga Bus Station or the Riga train station from The Riga Harbour is by walking (30 min) or by taxi. It is also possible to take the Tallink Shuttle Bus at 11:30 to Tallink hotel which is close to the train station (2 min walking) and bus station (5 min walking).
Riga - Valmiera
Bus schedule and prices are available at www.1188.lv. Please choose "Rīgas SAO" and "Valmieras AO" for traveling between Riga and Valmiera:
It is possible to buy a bus ticket online 10 days before a departure at www.bezrindas.lv.
Train schedule and prices are available at www.1188.lv. Please choose "Rīga" and "Valmiera" for traveling between Riga and Valmiera:
Tallinn - Valga - Valmiera
It is possible to reach Valmiera from Tallinn by train. You have to change trains in Valga.
Train schedule and prices for the direction Tallinn - Valga are available at www.edel.ee.
- Tallinn to Valga, Departure 06:30, Arrival 11:09, Price 8,95 €, on 23-Aug-2012
Train schedule and prices for the direction Valga - Valmiera are available at www.1188.lv:
The participants from Ukraine and Belarus should apply for visas. The organisers of the workshop can help with obtaining visas. If a visa is necessary please timely send the following information to the organisers of the workshop (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Passport number
- Passport date of expiration
- Home address
- Position at work
- Work address
- Date of arrival to Latvia
- Date of departure from Latvia
More information about visas is available at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Republic of Latvia or Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Latvia.