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Flights to Riga

Latvia’s charming capital, Riga, is steeped in history. You’ll find this walkable city filled with a maze of cobbled streets, splendid Art Nouveau buildings and ancient landmarks. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the Baltic region’s rich culture, as you wander through its busy markets, vibrant squares and explore its lively arts and music scene.

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Enchanting Baltic beauty awaits

Fly to Riga with British Airways and visit the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Here you’ll find historical wonders, including Riga Castle and St Peter’s Church. Then walk along the canal and enjoy the tranquil surroundings before visiting the Latvian National Opera for a guided tour or to enjoy a performance.

You can admire the picturesque view over Riga from Bastion Hill, where you’ll also find fountains and sculptures to take selfies with. Make sure to indulge in the delicious Latvian cuisine too, and sip on a coffee in one of the city’s cozy cafes during your visit. Book your flights to Riga now.

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Flight time

3 hours

Time zone

GMT+3

Currency

Euros

Riga flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to Riga International Airport takes about three hours.

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Riga. The most popular time of the year to visit is in the summer months, so book your flights for spring or autumn to pay less but still enjoy strolling round the city in mild weather.

You can make your trip to Riga fit any budget. Walk through Old Town’s cobbled streets and admire the Medieval architecture. Visit Central Market to tuck into some local flavours and affordable treats. There are also plenty of parks, like Bastejkalns Park and Esplanade Park to explore at no cost. You can also visit the Freedom Monument in the city centre for free.

Once you land at Riga International Airport, it’s an easy journey to your destination. You can catch a bus that will take you directly into the city centre in around 30 minutes, or you can also take a taxi from just outside the terminal building that takes about 15 minutes.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Latvia has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Latvia’s enchanting capital is full of unforgettable Art Nouveau architecture and offers visitors a vibrant cultural scene to explore. It’s also the perfect base to visit the rest of the country from. Explore the fairytale-like castles and serene countryside or discover the untouched beauty of the Baltic Sea’s coastline.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of these areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome. 

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer the same great – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to business.

Economy

Our Euro Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

Euro traveller

Business

Work or relax in our Club Europe cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and more personal space.

Club Europe

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  • Flight only prices are updated every 24 hours and are accurate when published. Flights at these prices are limited and may sell out quickly.
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