bus=== * Several buses a day connect [[Riga]] and [[Liepaja]], and the towns on the way, with Ventspils.
===By train=== On-again off-again train services to city was suspended again in 2010. There was normally a daily train connecting Ventspils with [[ Riga]] and [[Liepaja]], and it's not known when and if it will resume service.
===By Car=== * The most commonly used routes are: Riga – Ventspils, 190 km on main highway E22 (A10) Kuldīga – Ventspils, 60 km on highway P108 Liepāja – Ventspils, 120 km on highways P111, P108, and P110
Ferries run between [[ Nynashamn]] for [[Stockholm]] and Ventspils overnight. These are mainly used for transport of HGV's to Sweden but passengers and small vehicles can use the service . Tickets can be purchased from an office at Ventspils Ferry Terminal.
same ferry-line also carries travellers from [[Travemünde]] in Germany to Ventspils. Another ferry serves the travellers willing to get either to [ [Lübeck]] or [[St. Petersburg]] via Ventspils.
Within the city
one can get around with the '''public transportation''', '''taxis''' or '''rental cars ''' or '''bicycles '''.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION is provided by 'Ventspils Reiss' , Municipal Ltd. For the comfort and well-being of the passengers, Mercedes Benz minibuses service the inhabitants of Ventspils and city guests, offering 15 different routes.
* '''Cow sculptures''': in 2002 Ventspils hosted the international event 'Cow Parade' and, therefore, several cows of this event still reside throughout the city.
'''‘Latvijas melnā’ (Latvian Black Cow)''' dwells on the Promenade of Ostas iela;
'''‘Pretim gaismai’ ( Towards the Light) ''' that usually climbs the lamp post on Pils iela next to ‘Latvenergo’ JSC;
‘Ms. Moo- Dunk’''' the basketball cow resides near the Basketball Hall of the Olympic Centre ‘Ventspils’;
'''‘Dzīve ir skaista’ (Life is Beautiful)
''' is situated at the Children’s Park ‘Bērnu pilsētiņa’ (Children’s Town);
'''‘Jūras govs’ (Cow of the Sea)''' dwells next to the Livonian Order Castle facing the River Venta;
'''‘Nafta’ (Oil)''' lives next to the Children’s Home ‘Selga’;
'''‘Londonas govs’ (London Cow)''' welcomes the residents of the camping site ‘Piejūras kempings’.
There are also three considerably larger cows:
'''‘Ceļojošā govs’ (Travelling Cow)''' is shaped like a huge suit-case and awaits the city guests on the Promenade of Ostas iela to take some pictures;
'''‘Govs-Matrozis’ (The Sailor Cow)''' is a giant blue-coloured cow dressed as a seafarer and situated at the Southern Pier of Ventspils;
'''‘Šūpojošā govs’ (Cow on the Swings)''' is a large, but cute and girly cow sitting on the swings not far from the excursion boat ‘Hercogs Jēkabs’.
* <see name="Livonian Order Castle" alt="" address="Jāņa iela 17, Ventspils, LV 3601" directions="" phone="+371 63622031; 63626288;" url="http://www.tourism.ventspils.lv/?p=1&menu_id=9&obj=1" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Livonian Order Castle is one of the oldest medieval fortresses that has survived to this day. In 1290 the castle was first chronicled and this date is now considered to be the year of Ventspils’ foundation. In 1995 there was begun extensive archaelogical research and renovation of the castle. Renovating the castle, there were retained both niches of the 14th century and wall paintings of the 15th century, door openings of the 17th century and prision doors of the 19th century. Now outwardly the Castle has obtained its 19th century look.</see>
* <see name="Seaside Open Air Museum" alt="" address="Riņķa iela 2, Ventspils, LV 3601" directions="" phone="(+ 371) 63624467" url="http://www.tourism.ventspils.lv/?p=1&menu_id=9&obj=2" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Seaside Open Air Museum was founded in 1954 to preserve the heritage of the seaside fishing village. Today it is the only open air museum dedicated to fishing in Latvia. It features fishermen’s homesteads, barns, wind mills (from the Užava parish), smokehouses, curing cabins, net sheds and other samples of native building and household artefacts. In an area of 4 ha, you will find an extensive sea boat collection and the largest anchor collection in the
Baltics with more than one hundred exhibits dating from the 17th century to present day. At the Seaside Park you can enjoy the Enkuru taka (Anchor trail) which is formed of the biggest anchors.</see>
* Old Town