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Luxenbourg's international airport offers frequent buses to the main train station. From there, the TGV high-speed service takes just over 2 hours to get to Paris, and there are also trains to Nice, Marseilles, Basel, Strasbourg and Brussels. With fast access to the the A1 into Germany and the A31 down into France, bus, taxi or rental car are also efficient options for travelling onward.
Luxembourg International Airport offers passengers a VIP lounge with champagne, a choice of restaurants, fast food outlets, cafes and bars and shops selling local brands and delicacies. The no. 16 Eurobus leaves for the central train station every 10 minutes from before dawn to late at night Monday to Friday. There are also 10 Flibco coaches every day to Nancy in France, Trier in Germany and Marche-en-Famenne in Belgium. The ticket dispenser is next to the no. 16 bus stop.
Luxembourg's own airline Luxair ensures that the city is easily accessible from all around the continent and beyond, with flights from London, Paris, Nice, Vienna, Menorca, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona and Biarritz. British Airways and Ryanair also operate services from the UK, Lufthansa planes fly in from Frankfurt and Munich, and, in addition, passengers can catch flights to Luxembourg aboard Swiss Air, Turkish Airlines, Alitalia, KLM and several other airlines.
Luxembourg is served by 13 airlines operating from 67 airports spread across 24 different countries, including regular flights from the UK departing from Stansted and Heathrow. It's relatively easy to get to Luxembourg by plane from most parts of Europe. Upon arrival, its central location and speedy road and rail network make it a convenient starting point for trips into neighbouring countries.
Available through most app stores, the Luxembourg card offers up to three days of free public transport and access to museums, galleries and landmarks, not only in the city but throughout the entire country of Luxembourg too. The eclectic mix of attractions covered by the card includes castles, nature reserves, indoor bowling and bike rental, and there are 30% discounts on lots of other entertainment options. The card also comes in a family version.
Three airlines offer direct routes from the UK to the Latvian capital of Riga, from several major airports. The low-cost carrier Ryanair provides flights from East Midlands, Manchester, Glasgow Prestwick and London Stansted airports. Another budget airline, Wizz Air, has flights to Riga from London Luton and Doncaster/Sheffield. The Latvian national airline, airBaltic, is also a low-cost carrier, offering direct routes to the capital from Aberdeen and London Gatwick.
Riga airport is about 20 minutes from the city centre by the Airport Express shuttle bus, with tickets from five euros each way. The city bus service number 22 has regular departures between the centre and the airport, taking around 30 minutes. The minibus route number 241 also stops at the airport, offering transfers to the city.
The Latvian capital is a dramatic and romantic destination that features some of Eastern Europe's most striking architecture. Restoration work has preserved and revived the ornate Art Nouveau and jugendstil apartment blocks and the centre of the city is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
For a flavour of the city's rich medieval heritage, the ideal starting point is the central market, once more a bustling and thriving commercial hub, with pavilions showcasing traditional Latvian crafts and products. Nearby, the imposing Swedish Gate survives from the 17th century and the attractive Cat House, with its cheeky feline sculptures, is a perennially popular photo opportunity.
Visitors who want to get a sense of Latvian history and Riga's troubled 20th century should take the opportunity to visit the War Museum, with exhibitions detailing the tragedies, atrocities and heroism it experienced before the city's post-Soviet resurgence.
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