Riga International Airport Guide (RIX)

Airport info
Code: RIX
Lidosta Riga 10/1, Marupe District, LV1053, Latvia

Riga International Airport is situated 11 km (7 miles) west of central Riga.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +371
+371 2931 1817.
Riga International Airport map

The largest airport in the Baltic states, Riga International Airport serves the Latvian capital Riga. Take a look at our Riga International Airport guide for details on transportation, airport facilities and nearby accommodation options.


There is a tourist information office and a general information desk in the main concourse of the terminal building.

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Driving directions

From central Riga, follow Kalnciema iela, then Lielirbes iela westbound and turn right on to the A10/E22. Continue on to the P133 intersection, which leads directly to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:Bus 22 (tel: +371 8000 1919; www.rigassatiksme.lv) runs every 10 to 30 minutes to the city centre from outside the terminal. The journey takes 30 minutes and costs €2 - there is a discount if you buy your ticket at the 'Welcome to Riga' desk in Arrivals. A number of long-distance bus/coach services to other destinations in the Baltic States are also available.

Shuttle:A minibus shuttle (www.rdsd.lv [in Latvian only]), route number 241, also transports passengers to the city centre. The fare to Zolitūde (on the city’s western edge) is €1.

Taxi:Taxis operate from outside the terminal building and a taxi office is directly opposite. The journey time to the city is around 15 minutes, and fares start at around Ls8-10.

Terminal facilities


Banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are located in the terminal building.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Riga International Airport. There is a post office on the ground floor, and public telephones are situated at various points throughout the terminal.


A wide choice of cafés, bars and restaurants can be found throughout Riga International Airport, including three eateries in the public area. Among the choices are international restaurant and coffee chains, a pizza outlet and cafés serving Latvian fare.


Riga International Airport is home to a wide range of shops, offering everything from jewellery and electronics to local souvenirs and food. Duty-free is available in the departure area for passengers leaving the EU. The departure area is split into four concourses, with shops on each.


Left-luggage facilities and lost and found services are located on the ground floor. Riga International Airport provides luggage trolleys free of charge.


Other facilities at Riga International Airport include a pharmacy, an on-site medical facility and a chapel.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The terminal’s refurbished VIP lounge (tel: +371 6720 7132) is available to premium passengers, specified credit card holders or those wishing to pay a fee. The lounge includes small meeting and conference rooms and offers basic business facilities.

The nearby Hotel ABC (tel: +371 6789 2728; www.hotelabc.lv) also offers limited meeting facilities; or alternatively, the main city centre hotels provide a wider choice.

Disabled facilities

Riga International Airport is fully accessible and is equipped with lifts and help points, while designated disabled parking spaces are available close to the terminal entrance. Assistance for the disabled, including the provision of wheelchairs, is available on request.

Car parking

Short-term parking is located opposite the terminal building. Two long-term car parks (P2 and P3 – the latter also includes hire car parking) are situated a little further away, and are linked to the terminal by shuttle buses.

Car rental

Car hire companies Auto 5, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt are represented at Riga International Airport. Desks for these operators are located landside on the ground floor of the arrivals hall, while car hire parking can be found in car park P3.


There is one on-site hotel at Riga International Airport, the Sky High Hotel, and a small selection nearby. Assistance with hotel reservations can be obtained from the tourist information office in Arrivals.

Hotel ABC

6789 2728.

Hotel ABC is a five-minute drive from Riga International Airport. The hotel offers three-star accommodation and camping grounds and provides airport transfers at relatively low cost.

Sampetera street 139, LV1046, Riga, Latvia

Sky High Hotel

6766 7950.

Sky High Hotel is located within the grounds of Riga International Airport.

Lidosta Riga, LV-1053, Riga, Latvia

Wellton Elefant Hotel

+371 6722 5560.

This 4-star property is located midway between the airport and Riga’s Old Town district, about five minutes’ drive from the terminal. It offers conference facilities in addition to its 156 rooms, restaurant, bar and spa/gym.

90 Kalnciema Street, LV-1046 Riga, Latvia

Hotel ABC

+371 6789 2728.

Just five minutes from Riga International Airport, the 3-star Hotel ABC boasts an on-site restaurant, sauna and conference facilities. Car parking is offered at the hotel for guests and paid transfers are available.

Sampetera Street 139A, LV1046 Riga, Latvia

Sky High Hotel

+371 6766 7950.

Located in an enviable location within the airport site, the 19-room Sky High Hotel provides basic accommodation and a restaurant decorated with aeronautical memorabilia. There is also a meeting room and gym.

Riga International Airport, LV-1053 Riga, Latvia
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