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Liepaya

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Introduction

Liepaya, spelled Liepāja in Latvian is on the western coast of Latvia and boasts fantastic beaches, a relaxed pace of life and an escape from Riga. In the summer months it becomes fairly busy, with Latvians coming to enjoy the sun and beaches as well as the summer festivals that take place here.

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Getting There

By Train

Latvian Railways has services to/from Liepaya. There are also a few other options to check timetables, prices etc, including the Latvian Passenger Trains website and the excellent 1188.lv website.
Trains run daily from Riga and are well priced and comfortable. You may need to catch a tram to get into the town centre from the rail station upon arrival.

By Car

Easy to access from all of Latvia by car.

By Bus

Regular buses leave Riga to Liepaja and from other cities in Latvia.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Ezera majaEzera iela 39Apartment-
Hostel BrizeO.Kalpaka street 68/70Hostel75
Karosta PrisonInvalidu 4Hostel84
Pie JanaJ. Raina street 43Hostel-
Travellers Beach Hostel25 Republikas iela corner with Uliha IelaHostel91

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Latvijas Pasts is the national postal service of the country and has relatively fast, affordable and reliable services. They have both mail and express mail service, domestically and internationally. Prices for international mail start at around 0.45L for postcards within Europe, 0.50L outside Europe, stamps for letters are slightly more expensive. It usually takes at least several days up to a week within Europe, but around 10 days to North America for example. Domestic services are faster of course, usually within 2 days. Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, though large central post offices might keep slightly longer hours and can be open on Sunday sometimes. Latvian post boxes are colored yellow, and postage stamps can be bought in post offices or news-stands (kiosks). Specialized package services are provided as well by companies like DHL and UPS, among others.

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