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Flights to Riga and Riga International Airport
Riga International Airport is the largest airport in the Baltics. The largest number of direct flights is offered to Riga from destinations in Europe and Asia, and from elsewhere Riga is easily reachable using transit flights. There are two terminals – one for arrivals from Schengen Member States and one for passengers arriving from elsewhere.
By the way - if you are in Riga International Airport flying home after great trip to Latvia, visit Business Information Centre "Magnetic Latvia" at Riga International Airport!
When your flight plans take you to sector C at Riga International Airport, stop by the Magnetic Latvia Business Information Centre, where the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) has created a space where you can not only learn more about Latvia, but also hold business meetings or presentations.
The centre is especially convenient for travellers who have to spend quite some time at the airport before their flight. LIAA has created a relaxed atmosphere by way of tree silhouettes that reflect the Latvian landscape, with two directly adjacent seminar rooms for meetings and presentations.
How Long is the Flight?
It doesn’t take long to reach Latvia from destinations in Europe and Russia. Moscow – Riga and Stockholm – Riga flights take approximately one hour. A flight from Frankfurt to Riga takes a little less than 2 hours, from London and Paris – 2 hours and 50 minutes.
Most direct flights are operated by the national airline - airBaltic. Flights to Riga are also operated by low-cost airlines, including Ryanair and WizzAir and other carriers including Aeroflot, Lufthansa and Norwegian.
The number of regular flights increases during the summer season. You can check flight schedules on the Riga Airport website.
How Do I Get To and From Riga Airport?
Riga Airport is approximately 13 kilometres from the centre of Riga and approximately 20 kilometres from the resort city of Jūrmala. From Riga Airport, you can take bus No. 22 (destination: "Abrenes iela"), which is the most frequently going public transport to and from Riga International Airport. Passengers wishing to get to Old Riga or the centre of the city are recommended to hop off at the "11. novembra krastmala" or "Autoosta" stops. You can also get to the centre by minibus No. 241 which will take you to the "Katedrāle" stop.
At the exit of the arrivals terminal, you can grab one of the taxis parked nearby. The Airport Express shuttle bus can also take you directly to your hotel, and it runs according to a set schedule. The trip to the centre of the city will take approximately 20 minutes.