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    Car hire at Riga airport for the best prices

    Book your car hire at Riga airport through Auto Europe today to begin your journey through the beautiful Latvian capital. Auto Europe offers a wide range of vehicles with pick up points at over 24,000 locations worldwide. So you can be sure to find something to fit your needs for a reasonable price.

    Riga is a beautiful city to visit with so much to see and do from the rich history, to relaxing, to activities for those looking for a little more adventure. Take a visit to the Riga aviation museum or the Nativity of Christ cathedral for those who want to learn about the history and culture of the city or take a visit to the Kemeri National Park Nature Trail or the Sigulda and Gauja National Park for picturesque hiking areas and stunning natural beauty spots. Visit our Riga car hire reviews page to find out what others thought of Auto Europe's wide-ranging car rental experience in the city.

    Airport information

    Riga International Airport was first built in 1973 as an alternative to the outdated Spilve Airport. The airport was renovated and modernised in 2001 as well as adding terminal extensions in both 2006 and 2016. The airport runs direct flights to over 30 countries and over 106 destinations and carried over 7million passengers in 2018 alone. It is a state Joint Stock Company with the sole shareholder being the Republic of Latvia and the shareholder of the state stock being the Republic of Latvia Ministry of Transport.

    Riga International Airport
    Address: Mārupe, LV-1053, Latvia
    Phone: +371 29 311 187
    Location: Riga
    Airlines operating at Riga airport: Aeroflot, airBaltic, Belavia, Blue Panorama Airlines, Finnair, Lauda, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pobeda, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, SmartLynx Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Utair, Uzbekistan Airways, Wizz Air.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Riga airport

    Collecting your car rental at Riga airport couldn’t be simpler. Simply make your way to the appropriate desk that your booking has been made with and then the helpful and friendly staff will be happy to do the rest for you. Please just make sure you have your driver’s licence and credit card with you to make sure your booking runs smoothly.

    Thrifty Car Hire at Riga Airport Thrifty at Riga Airport
    Riga Airport
    Marupe, Latvia LV-1053

    +371 2943 2769
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Sundays 08:00 AM-08:00 PM
    Budget Car Hire at Riga Airport Budget at Riga Airport
    Riga Airport
    Marupe, Latvia LV-1053

    +371 6720 7327
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Fridays 08:30 AM-07:30 PM
    Saturdays-Sundays 09:30 AM-07:30 PM
    Keddy Car Hire at Riga Airport Keddy at Riga Airport
    Riga Airport
    Marupe, Latvia LV-1053

    +371 67 207825
    Opening Hours:
    Mondays-Fridays 09:30 AM-06:00 PM
    Saturdays-Sundays 10:00 AM-06:00 PM


    The airport consists of 3 terminals on 3 floors. Terminal A is for dealing with Schengen arrivals and so is terminal B. Terminal C however is for both Schengen and non-Schengen departures. The Schengen agreement is a treaty in which large amounts of internal border checks were abolished.

    Airport Facilities

    The airport has a range of facilities and service information offices to food and drink bars. Some of these facilities include currency exchange, first aid room, post office, pharmacy baggage wrapping and baggage storage. If you are travelling with children you may also be pleased to find there is a nursery as well as a playground and general baby changing facilities. Wood religion barbers is also based in the terminal for those in need of a quick haircut as well as embassy of wellness spa for those looking for a little relax time. There are several car rental services such as SIXT, Europcar and Avis. Shops include Duty free, BTV Souveneirs, Victoria’s Secret, BTV Tobacco, Stenders, Gratiae, Roots of Latvia souvenirs and Grenardi Jewellery. There are also several food and drink establishments such as Café Napoli, Needstop café, Pietura café, Costa Coffee, Pasucci café T.G.I Fridays, Yakuza Sushi, Tickerdaze, Sweet Delights, TASTY, Easy Wine, Cakes and Bakes café, Asparagoose café and Bar Lido Restaurant.

    How to get to and from Riga airport

    Getting around couldn’t be easier when you rent a car at Riga airport simply make your way to the car rentals desks and once you have collected your vehicle you can be on your way. Alternatively there is several transport services running in around the airport such as taxis, there will be taxis located outside the terminal but please be sure to check the rates before beginning your journey. The journey from the airport to the city centre in a taxi is around 20 minutes depending on traffic. There are also bus services which run from the airport which are the number 22-autobus, the 322-express minibus and the 241-minibus. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the arrivals hall, retail outlets on level 1 and 2 of the terminal and from ticket vending machines costing 1.15 for advance bookings or will cost 2.00 when bought from the driver.

    Parking tips

    There are several car parks for your car hire at Riga airport, P1 is a short stay car park with P2 and P3 being more long term stay car parks. All 3 are located within a few minutes walking distance from the airport itself and are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All car parks have reasonable prices and also run a shuttle service to and from your car to the airport.

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