Riga airport (RIX)

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Riga International Airport, opened on October, 1974, is the largest in Latvia. It operates with international flights to several destinations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Official Website: riga-airport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 7.1 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +371 2931 1817. Information desks are available throughout the first and second floors, in addition to a tourist office in Arrivals area E (Tel +371 6720 7999).

Location

Riga airport is located 13 km (8 miles) west from the city.

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Car Rental Companies

Offices in Arrivals sector E.

Avis (Tel +371 6720 7353 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 9:30 am to 0:00 am)
Budget (Tel +371 6720 7327 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 9:30 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +371 2933 8899 - 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +371 6720 7825 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Green Motion (Tel +371 2706 9670 / 2701 2769 - 24 hours a day)
Hertz (Tel +371 2943 2769 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Sixt (Tel +371 6720 7121 - 8:00 am to 0:00 am)

 

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What services does Riga airport (RIX) facilities include

The airport has currency exchange bureaus (4:30 am to 11:30 pm), ATMs, post office, fax and copying service, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge. Inside the terminal there is also a conference and meeting room. The Primeclass Riga Business Lounge is located on the third floor and opens from 5:00 am to 0:00 am; the maximum stay is 3 hours and it offers air conditioning, children's area, smoking lounge, drinks, conference facilities, Wi-Fi, TV, refreshments, showers, newspapers and magazines, telephones (access with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - €32.00).

Food and Drinks- In the passenger area there are coffee shops and restaurants on the second floor, while in the public sector there are two restaurants and two cafés.
Shopping- Duty-free stores in Departures sectors B, C, E and F. There are also shops selling accessories, tobacco, liquor, souvenirs, regional products, apparel, sweets, newspapers and magazines, cosmetics, jewellery.
Baggage- Trolleys available in the car parks. 24-hour left luggage service in Arrivals sector E, on the first level (Tel +371 6766 8253 / 2544 0097). Secure baggage wrapping in sector F, on the second floor. In case of lost luggage, head to the service office of the Arrivals area (Tel +371 6720 7236; e-mail: [email protected]).
Other Services- First aid clinic, baby care rooms, children's playground, smoking lounges, pharmacy, chapel, barber shop, spa.

 

Parking services at Riga airport (RIX)

Inside the enclosure there are three parking areas open around the clock and situated within walking distance from the terminal. Payment can be made at the exit from each lot or inside Arrivals Hall C. Fees

P1 - Short-term parking directly in front of the main building.
P2 & P3 - Spaces for long stays 3 minutes away from the terminal.

 

Services for passengers with special needs

There are reserved parking spaces, ramps, adapted restrooms, wheelchairs, accessible counters and elevators. Passengers requiring special assistance are advised to contact their airline or travel agency at least 48 hours in advance.