The cheapest times to fly from RIX to BUF are

  • January 29th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 20th
  • November 5th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from RIX to BUF is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1898 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1007 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Buffalo

Flying from Riga (RIX) to Buffalo, NY (BUF) will usually cost between $1072 to $1696 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1074. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1898. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $825 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1251 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RIX to BUF flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the RIX to BUF route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

RIX to BUF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RIX to BUF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Riga. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Buffalo, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Riga. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $127 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1263. Return trip prices are from the BUF to RIX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from RIX to BUF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from RIX to BUF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in Rochester, NY

  • 55 miles (89 km) away from BUF
  • Usually 4.24% less expensive than BUF
  • 2-layover flights available

See RIX to ROC flights


Flight Hacking RIX to BUF

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from RIX to BUF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (RIX > JFK > BUF)

  • Price for both tickets: $626
  • Average savings: $625 (49.96%)

See RIX to DUB flights

Hack #2: Dublin (RIX > DUB > BUF)

  • Price for both tickets: $664
  • Average savings: $587 (46.92%)

See RIX to JFK flights

Hack #3: Moscow (RIX > SVO > BUF)

  • Price for both tickets: $762
  • Average savings: $490 (39.13%)

See RIX to SVO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RIX to BUF? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Baltic, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Riga International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4222 miles or 6795 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RIX to BUF?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RIX to BUF flight is about 8 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Riga and Buffalo, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from RIX to BUF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RIX
Origination airport name Riga International Airport
City Riga
Country Latvia
Latitude 56.9
Longitude 24

Return Airport

Destination code BUF
Destination airport name Buffalo Niagara International Airport
City Buffalo, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.9
Longitude -78.7


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