Getaway to the Pearl of the Baltic
Flying from Nice to Riga is a bouquet of blue! You’ll leave the blue of the Mediterranean behind and cross the skies of Europe until you spot the sparkling blue of the Baltic Sea from your window, magnificently surrounded by an ocean of green. One look is enough to discover the secret of the Latvian capital’s beauty: its wild soul. But as you’ll quickly see when your Nice-Riga flight arrives, this city has much more than nature to offer...
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The formalities for travelling to Riga
- Entry requirements: Latvia is part of the Schengen Territories. For trips of less than 3 months, European citizens need only a valid passport or ID card.
- Currency: Latvia joined the Euro Zone in 2014. That means you can use your Euro or withdraw some once there.
Your Nice-Riga direct flight
Only one airline provides non-stop service to Latvia, so you can’t go wrong where your departure terminal is concerned. For the Air Baltic Nice-Riga flight, head to Terminal 1.
And get there early! Because while we've done everything to streamline your passage through security screenings, peak hours can mean long lines. So don't risk missing your flight. Arrive at the airport an hour and a half before your flight. Add an additional 15 minutes should you need to go to your airline's counter to collect your boarding pass or check a bag.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 1 Arrival airport Riga International Airport
Arriving in Riga
Your Nice-Riga flight will land on the runway of Riga Airport, a dozen kilometres from city centre. To get there, you can:
- Take the bus: Line 22 will take you to the city in around 30 minutes. There’s a bus every 15 minutes from early morning till midnight. Note that the stop for the centre of the city is “11 novembra krastmala”.
- Take a taxi: 15 minutes travel time and around €15. Be sure to establish the price before you get in!
- Hire a car: there are 8 different agencies in zones C and E of the Arrivals Hall.
What to do in
While Riga is the largest city in the Baltic states, it remains a hidden gem. Its wealth of Art Nouveau architecture and old city with centuries-old wooden houses is nevertheless classified as a World Heritage Site. What’s more, to its architecture the Latvian capital adds natural beauties including a river, canal, a port and lakes, pine forests and tree-filled parks which give the city a pastoral charm that contrasts with the vitality of the inhabitants and the sizzling nightlife. So what are you waiting for?
Regular flights Nice - RIGA RIX
Flights per day :
- Mon 0
- Tue 1
- Wed 0
- Thu 1
- Fri 0
- Sat 1
- Sun 0
Frequently asked questions
How long is a Nice-Riga flight?
The average flight time between Nice and Riga is 2 hours 50 minutes
Which airlines provide direct service from Nice to Riga?
Air Baltic opened the first non-stop route from Nice to Riga.
How many Nice-Riga flights are there per week?
The route to the Baltic is open winter and summer alike. In low season, 2 flights take off from Nice on Fridays and Tuesdays. This number doubles from spring with flights Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
How much does a Nice-Riga flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Riga return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 754€
What is the best time of year to visit Riga?
Not even sub-zero temperatures can freeze the charm and allure of Riga in winter. What’s more, if your fingers and toes are starting to feel a bit tingly, you can treat yourself to a pair of wool mittens or socks. These have become a hallmark of the city (and are more expensive with amber!) since local girls began to knit them to give as gifts to their wedding guests. The best place to get them? Sena Klets, in the old town. Things begin to warm up around April, the month when birch juice becomes available - it’s renowned for its natural detoxifying effects. Bring some back with you for a DIY treatment! High season here is from the end of spring through summer and the beginning of autumn. The seaside resorts on the Baltic and the parks in Riga fill up, as do the many festivals which bring out the best in culture in the Latvian capital: The Riga Festival (classical music, in May and June), Night of Museums (May), the Riga Opera Festival (early June), the Street Art Festival (late August), the Contemporary Art Festival (early September), and many more.