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Riga to Chisinau Flights
About Riga International Airport
Located on Mazeju 1 in the Marupe district, approximately six miles from the Latvian capital of Riga, Riga International Airport is serviced by about a dozen scheduled airlines, including Finnair, Lot, and Lufthansa. The airport dates back to 1971 and was renovated in 2001. Book your choice of flights from Riga to destinations throughout Europe and beyond through ebookers.
Parking at the Airport
Long-term parking is available in the P2 and P3 parking lots. The P2 lot is about a two-minute walk from the departure terminal, and a day’s parking can be had there for LVL 3. At the slightly more distant P3 lot, parking costs LVL 2.50 per day. Luggage trolleys are available at both lots, and you pay for parking when you retrieve your car upon return from your trip.
Ground Transportation to Riga International Airport
For only LVL 3, you can board the Air Baltic Shuttle at one of several central points in Riga and reach the airport in no more than twenty minutes. The service begins at 4:25 a.m. and ends around midnight. You do not have to be an Air Baltic passenger to use the shuttle, and you can even buy your ticket on board. Public buses and minibuses from the city to the airport are available at prices from LVL 0.45 to 0.70. A private taxi ride from central Riga to Riga International Airport costs between LVL 8 and LVL 10, and the trip takes about fifteen minutes. No matter how you get to the airport, remember that you can save more on a rental car at your destination by booking in advance with ebookers.
Before Your Flight
You have plenty of choices for enjoying a cup of coffee and a quick breakfast before you board your flight from Riga. The airport features five cafes: Costa Coffee, Coffee Nation, Buffet, Lama, and Pascucci. If you want a full meal, choose between T. G. I. Friday’s or Lido, or enjoy a slice of pizza at the Pizza Bar.
Travel to Historic Chisinau
Chisinau International Airport is Moldova's major international airport, so any flights you book to Moldova through ebookers will land here. The airport is located at Strada Aeroportului 80/3, which is about eight miles south-east of the country's capital city of Chisinau. Major airlines that use this airport are Air Moldova, Moldovian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines.
How to Get to the City
A bus leaves the airport every forty minutes for Dimitrie Cantemir Square, which is in the centre of Chisinau. The trip takes about thirty minutes and costs only $0.25 for a one-way trip. Minibus taxi #165 will also take you downtown for the same price. It runs every ten minutes and takes slightly less time to get to the city than the bus does. You can also use the VIP car service, where a driver picks you up in a luxury car and takes you to the city. Prices for this option start at $84.
What to Expect from the Weather
The weather in Chisinau fluctuates greatly depending on the season. The temperature is almost always below freezing in the winter months of December through February. The summer months are much warmer, with temperatures into the low 20s. Spring and fall are much more temperate, with temperatures around thirteen degrees Celsius. The precipitation rate is fairly consistent throughout the year, with each month getting about ten days of precipitation. Because of the moderate temperatures and the blooming landscape, summer is the best time to visit Chisinau.
Sightseeing in Chisinau
Chisinau is full of beautiful architecture. One of the most unique places to visit is the old Water Tower. Once a functional water tower, it has been converted into a gorgeous museum. For more history, visit the National Army Museum, where you can learn about Moldova's difficult history. You should also be sure to stop by the Presidential Palace. For a fun afternoon outside, spend some time in Stefan cel Mare Park, where you can see statues and enough beautiful plant life to keep you occupied for hours. No matter when you visit Chisinau, you'll be able to find great deals on flights and hotels on ebookers.