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About Riga Intl. Airport

Riga International Airport, which was opened for service in 1974 when Latvia was under the control of the Soviet Union, is now the biggest international airport of the Baltics today. Expanded and renovated in 1994 by the independent government of Latvia, the airport succeeded in becoming the main air traffic center of the region after Latvia was accepted into the European Union. It is possible to go to 89 destinations including the significant cities of the world and Europe from Riga International Airport from which 5 and a half million passengers take flights every year.

Getting to the City Center from Riga Intl. Airport

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is not only the largest city of Latvia but also of all Baltic countries. The buildings impressing everyone with the Daugava River and Art Nouveau architecture make Riga spreading on a wide geography indispensable.  

In the city, which has succeeded in gathering trade, education and politics under a single roof, the nightlife is fast enough to deserve the title “Paris of the North”. Trolleybus, tramway and bus as well as taxi provide transportation service in Riga, which is the largest city of the north. There is also a ferryboat enabling transportation from Riga to Stockholm.

Open to international flights, Riga Airport hosts hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. Taxis and car rental services are available 24 hours a day for the transportation to the city center. In addition to the bus service, there is a minibus and a shuttle service which you can use either as a single or as a group.

Taxi

Two different taxi options are waiting for you at Riga Airport. The feature that separates taxi firms from each other is that Red Cab offers service with red vehicles. You can easily go to any part of the city in 15 minutes by choosing any of these taxis.

Bus

Bus route 22 that you can get on at Riga Airport allows you to travel to the city center in about half an hour. Operating hours of the buses that you can get on from the station opposite the terminal building vary between 10 minutes and 30 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the buffets at the airport or ticket offices at the bus stop.

Minibus

If you want to go to the city center from the airport using a minibus, you can use the minibus route 241. It is possible to get the ticket from the driver in the minibuses which are the cheapest means of transportation.

Shuttle

If you are traveling as a group, private shuttle buses accepting up to seven passengers are waiting for their passengers at the exit of the terminal building. There is free Wi-Fi in the shuttle buses operating every half an hour between 10:30 am and 07:30 pm.

Car Rental

Those who want to rent a car for their travel can visit many of the prestigious car rental company located at the airport. Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt car rental companies, which are the leading car rental companies on the market, offer 24/7 service at the airport.

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2017
Getting to Riga Intl. Airport from the City Center

It is possible to get to the Riga Airport, which connects the world to Riga with international flights, by many means of transportation. Taxis, buses and minibuses carry passengers to the airport all day long despite of the heavy traffic. Car rental is another transportation option commonly preferred in the city.

Taxi

You can cover the distance of 15 kilometers between the airport and the city center in about 15 minutes in a quiet traffic by taxi. You can easily access the taxis from all parts of the city.

Bus

The bus route 22, which you can get on from the city center, operates in most part of the day. You must get a ticket before you get on the bus.

Minibus

If you want to have an economic travel, you may choose a minibus for going to the airport. Compared to other buses, the minibuses are cheaper and arrive at the airport for more than half an hour.

Car Rental

Car rental is the best option for passengers wanting comfortable and quick travel. Depending on your budget and your priorities, many vehicles can be rented from the car rental companies located in the city.

Airport Information

Riga Airport covering a large area is highly developed in terms of its activities and meeting the needs of its passengers. At the airport offering service for its passengers in a three-floored terminal building, there are also small worship places in addition to bank, post office, foreign exchange office and health center.

Free internet is also available at the airport. There are also eating and drinking places and shopping stores which are open all day for the use of passengers and visitors. Shopping stores in the terminal building; Duty Free, TUM, FURLA, BTV Tobacco, BTV Local Shop, Narvesen, Victoria's Secret, Stenders and A-Aptieka.

The eating and drinking places; Coffee Nation, Needstop, Tasty, Sweet Delights, Yakuza Sushi & Asian Fusion, Pascucci, Costa Coffee, Lido and TGI Friday's.

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2017

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Air Baltic, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways fly to Riga Intl. Airport.

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Uzbekistan Airways organizes direct flights from the cities of Tashkent to Riga Intl. Airport.

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