Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is a modern and rapidly developing European city. It can be reached:
Getting from the Vilnius airport to the center of the city
Airport Express: Minibus route: from the airport to the bus station, every 40 min, depends on the flight schedule (from 7:40 to 22:40). Ticket can be bought on the minibus. Timetable
By bus: The bus ride to the centre takes 15 minutes and buses depart from the airport every 10–15 minutes. City bus stop is next to the Vilnius air port main entrance. Ticket is obtained by purchasing it from the driver for €1 or you can buy an electronic travel card Vilniečio kortelė at any newspaper kiosk. Bus times are available at bus stops or on the website www.stops.lt.
- Bus #1 goes from the airport (Lithuanian: Oro uostas) to the central bus/train station (Stotis).
- Bus #2 goes from the airport to the bus/train station , passing the football stadium at Liepkalnis street.
- Bus #88 is a minibus. It goes from the airport to the City Business Centre (Konstitucijos avenue, Europa square), riding through the Old Town first.
- Bus #3G is an express bus. It goes to the north through the centre (Lukiškės square), passes The Green Bridge (Žaliasis tiltas) and Konstitucijos avenue.
By train: Trains run approximately every 50 minutes. The routes and schedule can be found at www.litrail.lt. Tickets can be purchased on the train or at Vilnius Railway Station (Vilniaus Geležinkelio stotis). Ticket price – 0.72 €.
By taxi: Taxis are waiting at the airport in front of the Arrivals terminal. They accept cash and credit cards. The taxi can also be booked by phone or online before arrival. There is Vilnius tourist information center at the Arrivals terminal where the taxi can be booked. In order to avoid misunderstandings, know your destination because all average prices are for the distance from the airport to the bus station (10 €) or to the center (15 €).
Getting from Kaunas International Airport
Kaunas International Airport (KUN) is the second busiest civil airport in Lithuania located ~100km west of Vilnius in a small town Karmėlava NE of Kaunas. There are direct scheduled minibus rides from Kaunas Airport to Vilnius railway station after each arriving flight. The same buses go to Kaunas Airport from Panorama Hotel before each outgoing flight. Kaunas city bus #29 goes regularly from the airport to Kaunas railway station in the centre where you can transfer to a train or intercity bus to Vilnius.
Lietuvos Geležinkeliai operates trains from major destinations. There are daily train connections with Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Minsk. The train station in Vilnius is located just south of downtown.
Eurolines, Ecolines and Lux Express operate service between Vilnius and all over Europe. There are direct buses to Vilnius from Belarus, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Russia. You can find schedules for both domestic and international intercity buses at Bus Tickets site. The bus station (Autobusų stotis) is located across the street from the main train station.
Lithuania has a well-developed network of roads. There are two European Highways, with branch lines, Via Baltica (Helsinki – Warsaw, part of the E67 Highway that runs to Warsaw and Prague) and West – East (Klaipeda – Moscow). The traffic is right hand in Lithuania. The speed-limit is 130 km/h on the motorways (110 km/h in winter), 90 km/h outside towns and 50 km/h in town.