Cēsis is situated in the northern part of the Vidzeme Heights, in the Gauja National Park. Therefore it is surrounded by woods and amazing natural scenery. The River Gauja with its rocky banks passes by Cēsis and the town is close to lowlands that are rich in lakes. It is only 90 km from Rīga – it takes less than two hours to go there by car. There are also railway connections between Cēsis, Rīga and Valga (Estonia). The town has a developed bus transport system. There is a daily local bus service not only within the borders of the town, but it also connects the nearest rural territories. High frequency of inter-town bus service allows to feel freer when organizing town visits.
Rīga International Airport is located 105 km from Cēsis.
There is no direct transport route from the airport “Rīga” to Cēsis, but it is possible to use taxi services, car rentals or public transport. Bus No.22 has direct services between the airport and Rīga city centre. For getting from Rīga city centre to Cēsis you can use the bus or train transport services.
The train to Cēsis plies the route Rīga – Cēsis – Valga (EST).
From Cēsis by train, without changing you can reach the nearest towns: Valmiera, Sigulda, Līgatne, and Valka / Valga (EST).
Town buses on various routes goes every hour, ticket price EUR 0.70
By the town route buses you can reach Cīrulīši, Gaujaskalns, Kalnmuiža, Priekuļi, as well as Cēsis clinic.
CATA Bus Park makes Cēsis accessable from Rīga and other cities in Latvia.
Transport traffic pattern from Cēsis to other cities see HEREwww.1188.lv
Rīga – Cēsis, A2 highway, the distance 88 km, travel time 1h 20min.
Valmiera – Cēsis, P20 or A3 highway, the distance 40 km, travel time 30 min.
Limbaži – Cēsis, highway P14, the distance 45 km, travel time 40min.
Tallinn (EST) – Cēsis, highway E67- P11 – P14, distance 295 km, travel time 3 hours 45 minutes.
“MG auto”, Priekuļu iela 7, Cēsis,
Phone: +371 26563392, +371 26324548 (also busses with 9 seats)
Car rent, Lenču iela 4-8, Cēsis,
Phone: +371 26161432
“Eija Auto”, Blaumaņa bulvāris 16, Cēsis,
Phone: +371 28670820
Bicycle rental places and cycling route maps see HERE
Taxi services in Cēsis
Location: Stacijas laukums 1, Cēsis
Phone: +371 80004000
On the map you can see parking areas where it is possible to leave the car while visiting Cēsis.