Riga Airport's passenger terminal is small and compact which means that passengers can get around comfortably on foot. The minimum transfer time is 30 minutes. When travelling from a Schengen country to a non-Schengen country, the minimum transfer time is 45 minutes.
If you have a boarding pass for your next flight
Head straight to your boarding gate. You will see gate number of your flight on the monitors in the passenger terminal. If you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact the Riga Airport Transfer Centre, located in the shopping area between departure gates B and C. It is open daily from 6:00–24:00.
If you do not have a boarding pass for your next flight
In this case, the time of your next flight matters:
- if the flight is in more than 30 minutes – head to the Transfer Centre to check in and receive your boarding pass. The staff at the Transfer Centre will provide you with directions to your boarding gate;
- if the flight is in less than 30 minutes – head to your boarding gate, the number of which will be posted on the airport monitors. You will be checked in before boarding.
Security check and passport control
If you are traveling:
- from a Schengen country to a Schengen country – you will not be required to go through security and passport control;
- from a Schengen country to a non-Schengen country – you will be required to go through passport control;
- from a non-Schengen country to a Schengen country – you will be required to go through a security check and passport control;
- from a non-Schengen country to a non-Schengen country - you will be required to go through a security check.
To find out more about security and passport control, click HERE.
Security requirements for the carriage of liquids
Passengers are permitted to carry in their cabin baggage liquids bought at Duty Free shops at any Schengen or non-Schengen airport or onboard an aircraft. The following requirements must be observed for the carriage of liquids:
- the article containing the liquid and the receipt confirming the purchase must be sealed in special packaging with a red border;
- the packaging must not be opened before arrival at the final destination.
During the security check, liquids purchased at Duty Free will be removed from cabin baggage and checked separately, as is done with computers and other electronic devices. The security inspector may open the packaging for further inspection. If you have a connecting flight scheduled at another airport, kindly alert the security inspector and request for the liquid to be re-sealed in the special packaging.
Bear in mind that the inspection of liquids may result in a longer security check. Make sure to schedule enough time between flights to go through the necessary procedures and get to your boarding gate on time.
To find out more about the requirements for transporting liquids, click HERE.
If you are travelling in Business Class and have some time between flights, you are welcome to relax and indulge at the Riga Airport Business Lounge.
To find out more about the Riga Airport Business Lounge, click HERE.
Shops and cafés
Make the most out of your time at Riga Airport's passenger terminal by browsing the wide range of Duty Free shops or settle down in one of our cafés or restaurants for a delicious meal.
To find out more about shopping and dining at the airport, click HERE.
A map of the terminal and the territory is available HERE.