Liepaja ferry port in Latvia connects you with Travemunde in Germany with a choice of up to 6 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Liepaja to Travemunde crossing is from 20 hours 30 minutes and the crossing is operated by Stena Line.
Located on the southwest coast of Latvia, bordering the Baltic Sea, Liepaja is one of very few ice-free ports in operation around the Baltic region. The port is served as a gateway to Western Europe, with two weekly crossings lasting around 27 hours to Travemunde in Germany.
Liepaja is a port city with aesthetics unlike many other cities across the globe; the streets are littered with red-brick warehouses, a historic prison is the most popular attraction and yet it is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The summer months are particularly spectacular, the city comes alive with the sun shining down on the abundance of alternative musicians that have become synonymous with Liepaja. Away from the buzz of the city centre, Pape Nature Park is only a 30 minute drive and provides the chance to witness captivating wildlife.
The Karosta prison is somewhat of a must-see when visiting Liepaja; the extraordinarily grim interior was designed with the intention to break the prisoners’ spirit and suppress any feeling of freedom. There are tours available to sample miserable prisoner life, including a live show based on true stories from the life of a previous inmate. For the truly fearless, there is also an opportunity to spend a night in one of the cells, taking on the role of an inmate.
The main forms of public transport around Liepaja are the bus and tram service, both offering pivotal transport connections. It is possible to buy tickets from the driver, but cheaper to book them in advance. To access the port via public transport, the railway station is situated within walking distance of the port.
From Riga, take the motorway towards Jurmala via the A220 and continue along the A220 exit at Roznieki and take the A218 to reach Liepaja centre. The port is well sign posted from here.
Trains leave twice daily from Riga in the morning and in the evening and take roughly five hours to Liepaja. It takes a bit shorter time to go to Riga by train, than by bus. As of February 2009, a single one way normal fare ticket costs 5,80 Lats (around 8,80 Euros).
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