Riga is a popular destination from London and since a number of low-cost carriers operate cheap flights on this route from Luton airport, good deals can be found between Luton and Riga.
Top and popular airlines operating flights on the route inlcude Easyjet and Whizzair.
Direct flights take only around 2 h and 40 minutes and are usually cheaper than those involving a stopover.
Riga, in Latvia, is best visited during the summer months. July temperatures are the most pleasant, but this is also the busiest time of year. There are great temperature fluctuations throughout the year, and it is usually best to avoid the colder winter period.
In May, the Riga Marathon is a major event that takes place in the city as well as the Maija Grafs festival, a medieval festival also happening in May. From 23rd to 24th June, people in Riga celebrate midsummer (summer solstice).
If travelling to Luton airport by public transport, there are trains or national express coaches from London's city centre and local buses from towns and cities near the airport. The airport is located in the vicinity of major motorways and roads connecting the airport with towns and cities in the Midlands and southern England. Taxis as well as hire car companies are based at the airport.
Public transport from Riga airport in the form of buses takes travellers to central Riga, the old town, bus station and railway station for onward travel to other regions in Latvia.
Those arriving at the airport can also take a taxi or hire a car at the airport - it is best to organise this before arrival.
International coaches serving various destinations in the country and beyond are also available.