car hire in Latvia

Tips for driving your rental car in Latvia

If you're travelling to Latvia, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Latvia is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Riga counts 713,016 inhabitants. In Riga lives 32,7% of the entire country's population, which counts over 2,180,000 inhabitants. In Latvia the language spoken most widespread is latvian but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Latvia is GMT+02:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Latvia is C / F and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Latvia is +371, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Latvia

With a fuel cost in Latvia averaging at 1,33 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Latvia shares its land borders with Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 44,304, which ranks Latvia as the 67th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Latvia there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Euro (EUR). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Latvia, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latvia

Latvia boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Historic Centre of Riga and the cultural site of Struve Geodetic Arc. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.