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“Rīgas satiksme” starts reintroducing discounts for travelling in public transport for certain categories of passengers

In accordance with the order of the Executive Director of the City of Riga, “Rīgas satiksme” starts reintroducing fare discounts for certain categories of passengers.

Discounts will be gradually resumed for:

  • 1 – 3 grade pupils;
  • pupils of special educational programs. 

For these categories of passengers, the 100% reduction in public transport fares will be resumed automatically and they will not have to go anywhere. Whereas, for those pupils who study vocational education programs in special educational institutions, “Rīgas satiksme” will prepare Pupil’s cards and deliver them to the mentioned institutions.

Discounts will be resumed automatically and discount tickets can also be obtained by: 

  • persons involved in the medical treatment process, who work in the health care capital companies of the Riga City Municipality and whose weekly working time is at least 20 hours;
  • social workers of the Riga City Council Welfare Department subordinate institutions.

Discounts for travelling in public transport will be granted to:

  • Students of medicine for whom the study process takes place in person.

In order to receive this discount, students who are studying medicine and who are studying in person must go to the public transport ticket vending machine and activate the discount by inserting a personalized e-ticket. Discount tickets will be available for students of this category from November 1.

According to the decision of the Riga City Council, teachers and technical staff of the educational institutions who have an interoperable COVID-19 certificate will be reimbursed for public transport trips to and from work. The number of employees will be determined by the management of each particular institution, that is why they should refer to their place of work. The head of the institution, evaluating the employees who are obliged to work in person to ensure the continuity of the institution’s service, will determine the required number of e-tickets and issue them to the employees.

“Rīgas satiksme” would like to remind that the decision adopted by the government stipulates that discounts in the current amount are maintained for the persons with a discount granted by the state - persons with group I or II disability, persons under 18 years of age with disability and persons accompanying a person with group I disability or a person under the age of 18 with disability.

Other passengers have to buy travel tickets in Riga public transport for the full price: single tickets for 1.15 euro, one-hour tickets for 2.30 euro and one-month tickets, which cost 50 euro for all modes of transport and all workdays, 40 euros for workdays or any of the one-month tickets for one transport mode or route.

Passengers who purchase full fare tickets in public transport, in “Rīgas satiksme” public transport can pay with a code ticket, which costs 1.15 euro. The code ticket can be purchased in “Rīgas satiksme” application and when entering public transport, it must be registered by scanning the QR code.

Furthermore, full fare tickets can be purchased in advance sales outlets - ticket vending machines located in the streets and in more than 400 sales outlets in Riga. To purchase tickets, passengers can use the existing e-tickets - personalized, non-personalized, Riga resident’s cards and Pupil’s e-cards. See ticket sales outlets here.

For communication with “Rīgas satiksme”, please use the information telephone 20361862 or send an email to You can also contact the company using its website , section “Contact us”, where everyone can submit an application.


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