Riga to Helsinki 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 Helsinki
Trips to Helsinki do not need to be expensive. With travel services like ebookers, you can find affordable flights and discover amazing hotel deals. The main airport in Helsinki is the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, which is located roughly ten miles from the city centre. The airport is one of the busiest among Nordic countries, with an annual traffic of over fourteen million passengers. Some of the airlines the airport include Air Berlin, Turkish Airlines, and Lufthansa. In 2006, Helsinki Airport was named the most punctual airport in Europe by the Association of European Airlines.
Transportation from Helsinki Airport
Travellers to Helsinki will find numerous ground transportation options that can get them to the city. In addition to utilizing the taxi ranks found outside the airport, visitors can request for special taxi services. A cab ride to the centre of the city takes about half an hour and costs €45 to €50. The airport provides free bus transportation to nearby hotels. There are also bus connections to different parts of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Travellers who prefer to drive into the city will find the car rental desk between Terminal One and Terminal Two.
Weather in Helsinki
Helsinki enjoys a maritime and continental climate. Spring is one of the best periods to visit the city with average temperatures of 14°C. During the summer, temperatures range from 15°C to 30°C, leaving the sea pleasantly warm for swimming in. Winter in Helsinki is quite cold, with temperatures dropping as low as -5.5°C in February. Travellers are advised to wear heavy clothing during the winter period.
Things to Do in Helsinki Airport
The city of Helsinki is teeming with restaurants and great places to visit. The ancient Fortress of Suomenlinna is a popular destination with tourists. Other fun things to do include visiting the Lutheran Cathedral, touring the Mannerheim Museum, and enjoying a scenic walk at the Pihalajasaari Recreational Park.
Cheap flights from Riga to Helsinki
Highlighted price = Cheapest round-trip flights
Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)
Riga and Helsinki airports and terminals
Airports in Riga, LV
Riga Airport (RIX)
Distance from City Center: 8.4 kilometers
Carriers for flights from RIX to HEL
Interesting facts about flights from Riga to Helsinki
- 3 direct flights are operating from Riga to Helsinki today.
- Today’s average time for a direct flight is 1h 13m.
- Finnair flight 2124 (05:05 GMT, Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR42/72) is today’s earliest available flight from Riga to Helsinki.
- Finnair flight 2126 (11:45 GMT, Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR72) is today’s latest available flight from Riga to Helsinki.
- Today’s shortest direct flight from Riga to Helsinki (Finnair flight 2124, Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR42/72) takes 1h 10m.
- Today’s longest direct flight from Riga to Helsinki (Finnair flight 2122, Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR42/72) takes 1h 15m.
Aircraft options between Riga and Helsinki
Flight schedule for flights from Riga to Helsinki on Fri, Dec 13, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|Air Baltic||BT301||RIX||09:50||HEL||10:55||DH4||1hr 5min|
|Air Baltic/Finnair||BT311/AY2110||RIX||09:50||HEL||13:30||735/AT7||3hr 40min|
|Air Baltic||BT303||RIX||14:00||HEL||15:05||DH4||1hr 5min|
|Air Baltic/Finnair||BT313/AY2114||RIX||14:15||HEL||18:00||DH4/ATR||3hr 45min|
|Air Baltic||BT305||RIX||19:05||HEL||20:10||DH4||1hr 5min|
|Air Baltic||BT329||RIX||22:35||HEL||23:40||73C||1hr 5min|
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