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Cheap Flights to Latvia
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop|
|Average price||£123||Average for round-trip flights in April 2020|
|Round-trip from||£37||From London to Riga|
Cheapest prices for Latvia flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Latvia?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - RIX
£70 - £213
0 - 23 °C
33 - 79 mm
When is the best time to book flights to Latvia?
The price you pay for your flight to Latvia may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 59 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Latvia?
The cheapest day to fly to Latvia is usually Thursday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
Latvia flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.
One of the three Baltic states – along with Lithuania and Estonia – Latvia is also bordered by Russia and Belarus. It’s one of the more recent EU members, joining in 2004, just 13 years after it declared independence from Russia. Since then more and more travellers have booked flights to Latvia, discovering an attraction-rich destination with a lively capital city, a long coastline and a cultured people.
Riga, the capital, is much like the Scandinavian cities – red-roofed, clean and well-ordered with sturdy, attractive public buildings and churches, and a great cafe culture. The Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage Site. It has extensive Art Nouveau architecture, which puts Riga up there with Barcelona, Vienna and St Petersburg in terms of significance.
Not far from Riga is Jurmala, the Baltic’s premier resort. In times past, Jurmala was a favourite with the Soviet high command as well as the party faithful. Along with its reddish sands and striking architecture, its mineral-rich mud and sulphur springs have been attracting visitors since the 18th century.
Away from the coast, the Gauja National Park is a popular winter sports destination, the place to find Europe’s longest bobsleigh track – a mighty 1420m long and 121m high.
Winters (December to March) are very cold and the average temperature drops to -4 degrees. Spring and autumn average about 6 degrees. Summers average 16 degrees.
The summer months are the peak season. Some events occurring during peak season include 4 May, the anniversary of Latvia’s independence from the USSR and restoration of the Republic of Latvia. 23 June is Midsummer Eve. Book flights to Latvia in advance to secure the cheapest fares.
Spring and autumn are shoulder seasons.
The winter months – November to mid-March – can be very cold.
Latvian Railway offers a good service throughout Latvia and into Central Europe. Bus, trolley-bus and tram services operate in the cities and there are good bus services to major cities throughout Latvia. Ecolines, Eurolines and Nordeka offer bus services to international destinations.
Ferries: the three main ports are Ventspils, Riga and Liepaja. They are mainly for commercial traffic, but from Riga’s port – very close to the Old Town – there are passenger services to Germany and Sweden.
Major rental-car companies include Hertz and Europcar.