Flights from Manchester to Riga International

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Manchester to Riga International

  • There are 3 flights a week from Manchester to Riga International
  • The most popular airline flying from Manchester to Riga International last month was Ryanair
  • The average flight time from Manchester to Riga International is 2h 40min
  • 1 airline flies direct from Manchester to Riga International
  • Manchester to Riga International is 1,059 miles
  • £64 was the cheapest return price from Manchester to Riga International last month

This information is correct as of June 2016

Airlines that fly from Manchester to Riga

Ryanair is currently the only airline offering direct flights from Manchester to Riga.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Flights to Riga usually depart from terminal 3. This terminal has a good range of shops selling travel essentials, fashion and little luxuries. Treat yourself at Biza Duty Free, Accessorize, Dixon's Travel and Swatch or pick up some light reading for the 'plane in WH Smith. There's also a Boots in case you forgot to pack your toothbrush and a Spare for in-flight snacks. Dining options in terminal 3 include restaurants like Trattoria Milano and The Lion & Antelope as well as snack bars Delice de France and Pork & Pickle. There are also two coffee shops, Caffe Nero and Costa. Free Wi-Fi is available for one hour throughout the airport.

If you fancy a VIP experience you can check into the Escape lounge. Note that the lounge fills up fast during the summer and pre-booking is strongly advised. Fast track security is available at Manchester Airport for £4* per person, allowing you to sail past the queue and straight into the departure hall.

Terminal Information – Arriving

Riga International Airport is about six miles from the city centre. It's easy to reach Riga by public transport. Bus 22, Minibus 222 and Minibus 241 all run from the airport to the old town and take around 30-40 minutes. There's also an express bus: this is slightly more expensive but a lot faster, and only takes 20 minutes to make the journey. Taxis are available and offer preferential rates if you book in advance. They take about 15 minutes to reach the centre. Another option is car hire from Riga International Airport: remember that traffic in Latvia drives on the right.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly to Riga from Manchester. For international flights it's always best to arrive at the airport two hours to ninety minutes before scheduled departure.

What to expect in Riga

Riga is two hours ahead of Manchester. The currency is the Euro (€). Weather in Riga is a bit more extreme than Manchester, with warm summers and freezing winters. The average temperature during  July is 17°C, slightly warmer than Manchester's 16°C, but during winter the temperature plummets. During February you can expect an average temperature of -5°C: a lot colder than Manchester's 4°C. Prices in Riga are famously low, and your money will go a lot further there than it does in Manchester. Expect to pay a little over £31* for dinner for two (compared to £45* in Manchester) and about £1.70* for a pint of draught beer (about £3.50* in Manchester).

If you want to make the most of the low beer prices, check out our article on Riga nightlife: the nine best places to party.

*Prices subject to change

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