Built in 1973 and later renovated by Arhis and Cowi, Riga International Airport is the largest airport in Latvia. It is situated 13km south-west of Riga. AirBaltic, SmartLynx Airlines, RAF-Avia, Wizz Air and Ryanair are the major commercial airlines that have their hubs here.
Read on to know more about how to get there and what all the airport has to provide.
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Amongst the numerous ways of carrying out the check-in process available at the Riga International Airport are the following:
This method is available to passengers flying Ryanair, Lufthansa, airBaltic, Utair, Transaero, Wizz Air, Aeroflot, LOT and Utair. However, the rules and regulations applicable to online check-in vary with each airline so passengers are advised to read the rules on the airlines’ website before commencing check-in.
Online check-in is unavailable where the passenger needs a visa to the country of destination or where the passengers’ passport data is required at the country of destination. Where online check-in is unavailable, passengers are kindly requested to check-in at the check-in desk at the airport.
Baggage cannot be checked in online but can be carried out at the baggage drop-off desk located within the airport’s check-in area. Passengers, who only carry hand luggage can upon checking in online, proceed through security clearance and afterwards to board the aircraft.
Another option available for passengers is self-check-in kiosks. This is available to clients of Lufthansa, LOT, airBaltic, Finnair and Transaero.
In addition to the limitations governing online check-in, self-check-in kiosks are not permitted for unattended travellers less than 18 years, persons requiring special assistance, persons travelling with an infant and travelling groups of more than 10 persons.
Check-in Counter- Passengers unable to check-in online or at the kiosks can make use of the check-in counters located at various parts of the airport.
The luggage allowance permitted for each airline is dependent on the intended airline of travel. Passengers are advised to consult their airline’s website to know the baggage allowance before proceeding to check-in.
Bus line 22, operated by Rīgas Satiksme: runs between Riga city centre and the airport: takes 10-30 minutes: ticket costs 2.00 € (if bought from the bus driver) & 1.15 € (if printed out from a kiosk)
Minibuses No.222 & 241: take 30 minutes: same ticket cost
There is a daily bus operating from Riga International Airport to Tallinn by Eurolines Business Class TOKS. The duration of the journey is five hours. The price of a one-way ticket is 18,90.
There are ten daily buses operating from Riga International Airport to Klaipeda by Ollex. The first bus departs at 09:25 and the last bus departs at 23:45. The duration of the journey is four hours. The price of a one-way ticket is 18 EUR.
Taxi services are available at Riga International Airport twenty-four hours a day and stand outside the arrivals area of the airport. The average fare from the airport to the city centre (Old Town) is € 15-20. The fare depends on both distance and time. Green AirBaltic and red Riga Cab taxi services are available and recommended.
Riga International Airport is aided by various reputable car rental companies. Their offices are located in the Arrivals sectors E and C and will be open on pick-up time of your rental.
The rental companies operating in the airport are:
For more information, visit this website.
If you are driving, take the P133 highway. It connects the airport with European route E22. The airport has three car parking areas with approximately 1500 parking spaces.
Travellers can purchase a coupon and experience the Fast Track security checkpoint without holding up in a line. The coupons can be purchased whenever preceding the trip at Welcome to Riga office for 10.00 €.
Access to the Fast Track security checkpoint is particularly valuable for the travellers going with youngsters under 12 years old who are qualified for this administration gratis if going with a traveller having the coupon. It very well may be utilised just once with a boarding pass. This access is offered to the RIX Club cardholders free of charge.
The airport has three terminals (A, B, and C). Schengen departures are catered for by terminal B whilst departures to non-Schengen countries are handled by terminals A and C.
Free WiFi is available at the Riga Airport for an unlimited amount of time. Connect to the “RIX-Free-WiFi” network
The airport has plenty of food concessions, duty-free shops, a post office, a chapel, baby care facilities, children’s play area, beauty salon, showers, travel agencies, pharmacy and you can also book an airport tour which shows you what happens behind the scenes at the airport.
Yes. There are a lot of benches on the landside and couches are common on the airside. Lounge chairs are additionally accessible in retail regions, as at Sweet Delights Cafe or the Pascucci Cafe in Arrivals Sector C.
Bring a sleeping bag if you’d like to sleep on the floor. Despite what class of administration you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the entryway, acquiring a lounge go or get a pass.
You can also check a list of hotels nearby airport.
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