Flights from Glasgow to Riga
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- Fri 15 NovGLARIXTue 19 NovRIXGLARyanairIndirectfrom £117
- Sat 16 NovGLARIXTue 19 NovRIXGLARyanairIndirectfrom £131
- Thu 14 NovGLARIXMon 18 NovRIXGLARyanair + airBalticIndirectfrom £132
Flight information Glasgow to Riga International
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Average flight time, total distance 1088 miles
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Frequently asked questions
Ryanair is the only airline offering direct flights from Glasgow to Riga twice a week. British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, AirBaltic, and Wizzair are some of the airlines that offer indirect trips from Glasgow to Riga. Cheap flights from Glasgow to Riga can be accessed by booking flights that have multiple stopovers as this saves you up to 30 per cent of the total air ticket.
Flights from Glasgow to Riga land at Riga International Airport (RIX), the largest airport in the Baltic States. The airport has two terminals; one serves international flights from the EU countries, and the second one serves the Schengen countries. Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll find two bureaus de change facilities at both terminals and a chapel. The airport is also served by Lido Lidosta and Hotel ABC restaurants, which offer Latvian cuisines to cater to your dining needs.
Riga International Airport is 6 miles away from downtown. From both terminals, there are public transport buses, with bus No. 22 run by Rigas satiksme leaving for town every 10 to 20 minutes. SIA “Baltic Taxi Lidosta” and Red Cab Taxi are accredited companies offering transport from the airport to any destination within the town. A trip from the airport to the city square in a metered taxi takes 15 minutes. Chauffeured vehicles and shuttles for hire are also available at the airport.
You are required to arrive at Glasgow International Airport (GLA) an hour before the departure time. As you await your departure, you can grab a meal from the Beardmore Bar and Restaurant or the Sand Piper, restaurants within the airport. When traveling from Glasgow to Riga, you’re not asked for a passport since it is an EU member. Only non-EU citizens are asked to provide a passport at customs for clearance.
What to Expect in Riga
Glasgow is two hours behind Riga, so when you land, you'll need to set your watch forward two hours. Once you arrive, you will also note the cost of living in Riga is 30 per cent cheaper in comparison to costs of commodities in Glasgow.
There is no significant weather difference between these two cities. Riga experiences average temperatures of 5.9 °C. January and February are the coldest months with temperatures dropping to -5 °C. Hot weather is experienced between June and August. July is the hottest month with average temperatures of 17 to 21 °C.
You can find cheap flights from Glasgow to Riga during the coldest months in Riga, which is when visitors generally stay away from the city. This is the best time for travelers who prefer indoor activities and don't mind cold weather.
The city is adorned by Art Nouveau structures that will keep your camera rolling. A visit to the Sun Museum and Museum of Occupation of Latvia will make your stay a memorable experience. A day trip to the seaside beach of Jurmala with a local Black Balsam drink in hand is also an excellent idea.
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