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Riga to London flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Riga and London take, on average, 3 h and 4 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Riga with London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Riga is the departure airport operating flights between Riga and London
Arriving AirportFlights departing Riga with London as destination arrives at Stansted

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Departure Mon, 06 Dec Return Tue, 14 Dec
RIX Riga
LON London
return from £15
Departure Mon, 20 Dec Return Fri, 31 Dec
RIX Riga
LON London
return from £19
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Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 170% more expensive in London than in Riga.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 100% more expensive in London than in Riga.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 40% more expensive in London than in Riga.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 31% more expensive in London than in Riga.

Riga airports
  • ( Riga (RIX)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Skulte (RSC)
    How far from city centre: 28 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 1043 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Riga to London

How long is the flight from Riga to London?

It takes 2 hours and 40 minutes to fly from Riga to London with a direct flight. The flight duration will be longer if you choose a flight with stopovers.

Is there a time change from Riga to London?

The local time in Riga is two hours ahead of GMT time in London.

What are the most important things to pack in my suitcase when travelling to London?

Many of London's landmarks are within walking distance of each other, so a good pair of walking shoes can come in handy if you'd like to visit the city on foot. Many of the best discoveries happen when take the time to explore lesser known streets and neighbourhoods. For example, take a walk from the markets in Covent Garden, along the river Thames to Embankment Bridge, and on to South Bank restaurants and theatres.

Which airlines fly from Riga to London

There are several airlines which provide cheap flights from Riga to London, including the following popular options:

  • Air Baltic, Latvia's national flag carrier airline.
  • Ryanair, a great choice for low-cost city breaks across Europe.
  • Wizz Air, a budget Hungarian airline.

How to find cheap flights from Riga to London

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When are the best times to fly from Riga to London

  • April offers a great combination of pleasant weather, and affordable airfares and accommodation prices.
  • September benefits from the last of the summer warmth. But it is also the beginning of the new cultural season, when theatres and performance venues reopen after the summer break.

Airports in Riga

Riga International Airport (RIX) is Latvia's main airport, connecting the city to the rest of the world.

Useful Information about Riga International Airport

Riga International Airport is located close to the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By bus – service 22 from the Old Town will take you to the airport in about 20 minutes.
  • By taxi – 15 to 25 minutes.
  • By shuttle bus – reserve a seat in a shuttle for direct transfers from major hotels to the airport.

Services: open 24 hours, free unlimited Wi-Fi, a great array of shops and restaurants, smoking areas inside and outside the airport in designated areas.

Airports in London

There are three major commercial airports in London that operate a flight path to Riga: Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, and Luton Airport.

Useful Information about Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is located about 29.5 miles south-east from London's city centre.

How to get from Gatwick to London:

  • By train – 30 minutes on the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station in Central London.
  • By taxi – about 1 hour to the city centre.
  • By coach – usually about 90 minutes to Victoria Coach Station.

Services: operates 24/7, 90 minutes free Wi-Fi, many shops and restaurants, baby changing facilities, outdoor smoking areas.

Useful Information about Stansted Airport

Stansted is located 42 miles north-east of Central London.

How to get from Stansted to London:

  • By train – 50 minutes from the airport to Liverpool Street Station in north-east London.
  • By coach – 90 minutes to Victoria Coach Station (A20 service) or to Liverpool Street (A21 service). Services run every half hour between 6am and 2am.
  • By taxi – around 90 minutes, but might take longer in case of heavy traffic.

Services: open 24/7, 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, baby changing facilities, outdoor smoking facilities, many shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants.

Useful Information about Luton Airport

Luton Airport lies about 28 miles to the north of London's city centre.

How to get to London:

  • By train – Luton Airport Shuttle services connect you to the Thameslink train service to St Pancras International Station in London. The train journey takes about 45 minutes.
  • By coach – National Express and Green Line buses run from Luton to Victoria and Paddington stations in Central London, travel time of about 50 to 60 minutes.
  • By taxi – at least 1 hour.

Services: open 24/7, 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, many retail and dining outlets, baby changing facilities, outdoor smoking areas.

What to do and visit in London

  • Visit Westminster Abbey, where the Kings and Queens of England have been crowned since 1066. You can also visit the nearby Houses of Parliament.
  • Snap a photo of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, and visit the National Gallery, or the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Explore the South Bank and watch a theatre performance at the National Theatre, or Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
  • Soar up the ultramodern Shard Skyscraper for magnificent panoramic views of the city, spotting St-Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin Building, and the London Eye.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Riga to London

😷 Is it safe to travel from Riga to London during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Riga. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Riga to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Riga to London is 15£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is London expensive to visit compared to Riga?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 42% more expensive than Riga, with a fare of 2.12 GBP, while train tickets costs 175% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.02 GBP in Riga. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 96% more than the 7.64 GBP in Riga. The price of the coffee is around 31% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.02 GBP , while in Riga the coffee costs 2.30 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Riga to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Riga to London are August, July and January, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Riga to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Riga depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to London from Riga in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, November and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Riga -  London.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Riga to London?
The total flight time between Riga and London is of around 03:04 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,728 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in London compared to Riga?
While in Riga the temperatures can reach an average of 27.96 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 2.3 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -12.49 ºC average degrees reported in Riga. During the winter period, Riga can register 1.6 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Riga and London?
The main airport route flying between Riga and London is: Riga (RIX) to Luton International (LTN). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Wizz Air.
  • Alternatively, you can find Riga - London flights between Riga (RIX) to Gatwick (LGW) with the following airline(s) flying the route: airBaltic.
  • British Airways.
Airlines with indirect flights from Riga to London are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Riga to London are:
  • Scandinavian Airlines, stoping in Oslo for 80 minutes minimun.
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle, with 60 minutes scale in Stockholm.
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle, with 60 minutes scale in Stockholm.

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5.0 /5
Date 2019-11-09 Age 51-70 City Latvia

Very good.

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3.5 /5
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4.0 /5
Date 2019-03-30 Age 51-70 City Latvia

everything is ok

3.0 /5
Date 2019-05-31 Age 51-70 City Windsor

Luton will be a great airport when the building work is completed

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3.0 /5
Date 2019-06-01 Age 51-70 City England

Found delays very stressful

3.0 /5
N/a at my age!
Date 2019-09-12 Age 51-70 City U.K.

I was lucky to be driven there. I did not use any restaurants or bars. Nor did I have access to a waiting room, my colleague and his wife had access to a VIP lounge.

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2.7 /5
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4.0 /5
None for you
Date 2019-08-17 Age 51-70 City Somerset UK

First time user. Great parking service- sat nav friendly. Terrible road links. Getting there in the dark with M11 junction closed got lost in diversions. Travelling alone unable to redirect sat nav as no stopping places on road.

2.0 /5
Date 2018-05-02 Age 31-50 City London UK

Fairly utilitarian airport but functional

2.0 /5
Date 2019-09-22 Age Over 70 City Kent

Wooden seating in departures is awful.

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