Are you planning a getaway to Latvia with cheap flights from London to Riga? Here’s all the information you need before you fly London to Riga.
London Stansted Airport Overview
Your London to Riga flights will be flying out from London Stansted airport. London Stansted is one of the busiest airports in the UK, so be sure to leave plenty of time when travelling to the airport. Getting to London Stansted from central London is easy via public transport. The National Express coach runs 24 hours a day and has 15 pick-up points around central London. For a more direct route you can go by train via the Stansted Express from London Liverpool Street which runs every 15 minutes. If travelling by car, you’ll find Stansted Airport is located around 68km outside central London, just off the M11 motorway.
Once you’ve passed through security, you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes for you to do any last-minute shopping before your Riga to London flights.
Riga International Airport Overview
Riga International Airport is the biggest airport in the country and the busiest airport in any of the Baltic States. The airport is located 13km away from the city centre and offers good public transport connections. Prefer your own set of wheels? through Ryanair Car Hire
What to Expect on arrival at Riga?
When you arrive after your cheap flights to Riga from London, you’ll want to get out and explore as much of the city as possible. One of the city’s most beautiful spots is Vecrīga, the historical centre of Riga, located on the east side of Daugava River. Vecrīga is famous for its old churches and cathedrals, such as Riga Cathedral and St. Peter's church and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other places of interest include the House of the Blackheads. The original building was erected during the 14th century for the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a guild for unmarried merchants, ship-owners, and foreigners in Riga. Riga Castle is another must see. Located on the banks of River Daugava, the castle was founded in 1330 and is currently the official residence of the President of Latvia as well as home to several museums.
Five fun facts about Riga
From London to Riga: Practical Information
The following is some practical information you may like to keep in mind after you’ve booked your cheap flights to Riga from London.
Weather: Riga has very pleasant summers with temperatures reaching highs of 23°C in the months of July and August. However, the city experiences extremely cold winters with months of December through to February having highs of 1°C and going as low as -6°C so if you are travelling for a winter city break be sure to wrap up.
Before you leave for your London to Riga flights you’ll need exchange your pounds to euros – and don’t forget to pack a travel adaptor for any of your electrical devices.
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