What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Riga?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Riga Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Riga?
Filled with art nouveau buildings, and home to one of Europe's biggest food markets, the centre of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering amazing culinary experiences and opportunities to explore some amazing art.
While you will surely want to experience the hearty Latvian dishes that many of the cosy restaurants in Riga have to offer, there are also many contemporary restaurants popping up across the city offering creative cuisine and seasonal dishes along the banks of the river.
Many visitors are not aware of Riga's close proximity to Jurmala, a strip of fine white sand and home to many beach towns. It is a popular weekend getaway escape for those living in the Baltics and is only around a 20-minute train ride from Riga's central station. Alight at Majori which offers a tourist information centre and plenty of restaurants and bars.
What is the flight time to Riga?
The approximate flight time to Riga is 2 hours 45 minutes.
What is the weather like in Riga?
Across Latvia the climate is cold in the winter and mild but quite rainy in the summer. Summer runs from June until August and although temperatures reach early twenties, it is also the rainiest season. If you visit in winter, February is a good month as days are longer than in December.
Why should I visit Riga?
With architecture ranging from Romanticism, to Baroque and Gothic, take a wander through the Old Town for some picture-perfect scenes. Stumble across the Central Market, a 1920s pavilion which now hosts one of the biggest market place in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to satisfy all your foodie cravings.
The city is very pedestrian friendly and also has many urban parks which you can spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying some respite or a picturesque walk. If you're into art, make sure to stop by the Latvian National Museum of Art and the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art; the buildings are a spectacle in themselves.
Testing requirements if you're not vaccinatedNot required.Find out more
Quarantine requirements if you're not vaccinatedNot required. Find out more