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Riga traffic

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Live traffic

Local time
3:54 PM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

Riga traffic in 2023



Travel time increased in Riga last year. The data suggests that average time it took to travel 10 km increased by 40 s.

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 72

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
20 min 20 s
40 s more than in 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through Riga in 2023?

December 12 Tuesday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
26 min

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in Riga during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
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Travel time
(yearly)
203h
time spent driving
90h due to congestion
40 x
Approximately 40 books
Emissions
(yearly)
888kg
CO2 emitted
199kg due to congestion
89 x
89 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
618EUR
money spent
138EUR due to congestion
7 x
Approximately 7 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in Riga

What did travel times look like over a week in Riga? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

One-way commute
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  • Travel time
  • Speed
  • Consumption
  • Emissions
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04:00 AM
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Sun
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14 min 50 s15 min
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15 min 10 s15 min
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13 min 30 s14 min
14 min 50 s15 min
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22 min 30 s23 min
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15 min 30 s16 min
15 min 20 s15 min
Tue
15 min 15 min
15 min 15 min
15 min 15 min
14 min 50 s15 min
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13 min 40 s14 min
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26 min 30 s27 min
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15 min 15 min
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Thu
15 min 10 s15 min
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13 min 50 s14 min
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25 min 40 s26 min
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15 min 30 s16 min
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15 min 50 s16 min
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15 min 30 s16 min
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Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Tuesday
5 PM - 6 PM
Driving 10 km took on average: 29 min
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in Riga)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Tuesdays)
42 hours
124 EUR
178 kg
Three days of working from home (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays)
125 hours
369 EUR
529 kg

How busy was Riga during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in Riga?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 11 min
Per 10 km trip
25 min
evening rush
+ 13 min
Per 10 km trip
27 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

90 hours = 3 days, 18 hours

7 h 20 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in Riga during rush hour?

morning rush
24 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
25 min
evening rush
22 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
27 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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