HOW TO GET TO LIEPAJA?
The nearest international airport is Palanga (PLQ) approximately 60 km from Liepaja. Direct flights to Palanga are available from Copenhagen, Oslo, Riga, London, and Dublin. From Palanga, you can get to Liepaja by taxi or shuttle bus. Shuttle buses will be organized upon request, so please indicate in the conference registration form your arrival time and whether you want to use shuttle services.
More information about flights to Palanga is here: https://www.palanga-airport.lt/en/
The other option is to arrive via Riga airport (RIX). Riga airport is located approximately 200 km from Liepaja, but there is a good public transport connection between the two cities. The bus leaves from Riga to Liepāja every 30 minutes. More information about flights to Riga is here: https://www.riga-airport.com/en
The bus schedule Riga – Liepaja and ticket prices are available here: https://www.bezrindas.lv/en/bus-tickets
BY BUS OR TRAIN
There are regular bus services connecting Liepāja with some of the larger towns and cities in Latvia and Lithuania – Riga, Ventspils, Kuldiga, as well as Palanga and Klaipėda. More information on bus schedules and tickets: https://www.bezrindas.lv/en/bus-tickets or https://www.1188.lv/en/transport/buses.
A passenger train runs twice a week between Riga and Liepaja. The passenger train Riga-Liepaja goes to Liepaja on Fridays and Sundays, and from Liepaja to Riga – on Saturdays and Sundays. Liepaja railway station and bus terminal are located at 71 Rīgas Street. More information on train schedules: https://www.pv.lv/en/train-schedule/ or https://www.1188.lv/en/transport/trains.
Electronic tickets are available: https://www.pv.lv/en/e-ticket/.
For those who want to travel by sea, taking a personal car with them, two ferry options are available:
1.) Swedish ferry operator “Stena Line” offers fourteen trips every week between Liepāja and Travemünde (Lübeck, Germany). The route is serviced by ferries “Stena Gothica”, “Urd” and “Stena Vinga”, offering to travel in comfortable cabins with or without your car.
Average travel time: 20 – 27 hours. Ferry terminal address: 14A Brīvostas street, Liepāja. Information and ferry timetables are available at www.stenaline.lv For inquiries, please call +371 63 622 999
2.) Choose Ventspils Ferry Port, about 120 km from Liepāja, if you are traveling from Nynäshamn (Sweden). Stena Line is the largest ferry operator in Europe that operates a regular ferry line from Ventspils Port to Sweden. In line Stena Line offers both freight and passenger traffic. A new, modern Passenger Terminal is working in Ventspils for the comfort of passengers. Information and ferry timetables available at https://www.stenaline.lv/marsruti/ventspils-ninashamna
Come to Liepaja by road from any direction. The distances are short enough to conveniently make your way to Liepāja without difficulty.
Riga-Liepaja: highway A9, 220 km
Palanga-Liepaja: highway A11, 60 km
Ventspils-Liepaja: highway P111, 120 km
In addition, there are a number of transfer companies that can provide transport services to or from Riga to Liepaja.
There is both paid parking and free parking in the center of Liepaja. Some free parking spaces have a maximum time limit, indicated on nearby street signs.
Free parking will be available at the NBC2023 venue – Liepaja Latvian Society House. Guests staying at Hotel Liva or Promenade Hotel Liepaja will have free parking right next to the hotel.
In case there are not enough free spaces, here are some of the nearest free parking lots:
By the concert hall “Great Amber”, Juras street 18
By 30 Kurmajas Prospekts at the end of the street;
By Liepaja Theatre, Barinu Street 12;
By Liepaja City Council, Kursu Street 12;
There are several paid parking spaces in the city center that operate their meters Monday through Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00. Signs indicate the spaces where you must pay. Parking in these spaces is free for the rest of the day, as well as on Sundays and holidays.
No payment is necessary when your vehicle is parked for 5 minutes or less.
Persons with disabilities can park for free at any time with a special permit that must be clearly visible on the dashboard.
20 minutes – €0.30 (minimum amount to pay)
1 hour – €0.50
Every hour after that – €0.50
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