Airlines serving Riga are Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Czech Airlines,
Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Malev
Hungarian and SAS.
Approximate Flight Times
|two hours 10 minutes
||two hours 30 minutes
International Airport (RIX) (Spilve) is 8km (5 miles) from the city.
Bus no. 22 runs every 20 to 30 minutes to the
city centre (0545-2240), costing LVL 0.20 (travel
time - 30 minutes). An express bus service goes
to various hotels in the city upon request. Taxis
are also available, costing LVL 0.35 (travel time
– 15 minutes). Airport facilities include
duty free shop, car hire (Avis, Budget, Europcar,
Hertz, National and Sixt), restaurant, bar/cafe
and post office.
Airport (LPX), with flights to Copenhagen and Moscow.
RAIL: Latvia has links with
Belarus, the Russian Federation, Estonia to the
north, and Lithuania to the south. The main route
into Western Europe runs from Riga to Berlin via
Warsaw and Vilnius.
ROAD: The road network is relatively
well developed and there are good routes through
to Belarus and to the neighbouring two Baltic
Republics. Entry by car is possible from the Russian
Federation, Estonia, Belarus or Lithuania. Border
posts between Poland and Lithuania: Ogrodniki–Lazdijai;
between Poland and Belarus: Terespol–Brest.
Recent changes in Eastern Europe have opened a
new highway through the Baltic countries, known
as the Via Baltica. To drive along the Via Baltica
is to discover places that were closed to Western
tourists for decades. Services along this highly
attractive route are improving all the time. Both
the road network and signposting are being modernised;
the service station network is represented by
both local and foreign companies (many of which
are open 24 hours). Eurolines, departing from
Victoria Coach Station in London, serves destinations
in Latvia. For further information, contact Eurolines