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ARRIVAL & TRAVEL



PASSPORT AND VISAS

All foreign visitors entering Lithuania must have a valid passport or identity card. For some countries a visa is necessary. Please visit this site for more information about visas: http://keliauk.urm.lt/en
 

GETTING TO VILNIUS

Being the largest city in the Baltics, Vilnius lies at the crossroads of East and West. Such a central location makes a capital city easily reachable by plane, train, bus or car.

BY PLANE

Vilnius is easily accessible by air from all major European cities. It never takes more than three hours to fly from many European cities.
The Vilnius International Airport is located just outside the centre of Vilnius. It is only 7 km/15 min driving distance from the city centre.

Access to the city is quick and guests can use buses, train and taxi services. 

To the city by bus: 
Buses No. 1, 2, 88, 3G run from/to the airport every 10-15 min. Buses are located outside the Arrival Hall. Tickets can be bought from the driver for 1 Eur.
- Buses No. 1, 2 go to the train station.
- Bus No. 3G goes to the city centre and north over the river to Mikalojaus Konstantino Ciurlionio str. where Crowne Plaza Vilnius Hotel (conference venue) is located.
- Bus No. 88 goes to the City Centre, Old Town and north over the river, passing by many Vilnius hotels.
Bus time are available at bus stops on the website www.stops.lt 

To the city by train:
Distance from the airport to Vilnius Railway station is about 5 km, the journey takes up to 8 minutes. Trains run approximately every 40 minutes. The schedule can be found at www.litrail.lt. Tickets can be purchased on the train or at Vilnius Railway Station.

To the city by taxi:
There is a taxi rank next to the airport. You can also call a taxi by phone, use taxi app (Taxify, Uber, eTAKSI) or book a taxi at Vilnius Tourist Information Centre (Airport Arrival Hall).




BY TRAIN

Lithuania has a well-developed rail network. Direct rail links between Lithuania and Belarus, Russia and Poland provide convenient and inexpensive connections. Vilnius is the focal point for rail connections in the region.
Vilnius Railway Station is situated close to the Old Town, just across the street from the bus station. You will get to the Old Town in 10 minutes on foot going straight ahead down the hill.
The city centre can be reached by trolleybuses No. 1, 2, 7, 20 and buses No. 1G, 53. Tickets can be bought from the driver for 1 eur.
Taxis are parked up in a number of places nearby. Routes and schedules are available at www.litrail.lt




BY BUS

There is a choice of international bus lines connecting Vilnius with other European cities. Buses are the cheapest but least comfortable way of reaching Vilnius. There are direct buses to the capital city from many European countries. Routes and schedules are available at www.eurolines.lt and www.ecolines.lt.
The city’s bus station is centrally located. It is only a five-minute walk distance to the main train station and ten minutes to the Old Town. Public transport can be found in the immediate area. The city centre can be reached by trolleybuses No. 1, 2, 7, 20 and buses No. 1G, 53. Tickets can be bought from the driver for 1 eur.
Taxis are parked up in a number of places near the station.
 




BY CAR

Vilnius can be reached by using the following routes:

- Vilnius – Kaunas – Klaipeda, highway A1 (E67, E85, E28) 311,40 km
- Vilnius – Ukmerge - Panevezys, highway A2 (E272) 135,92 km
- Vilnius – Minsk, highway A3 (E28) 33,99 km
- Vilnius – Varena – Gardinas, highway A4 34,46 km
- Vilnius – Utena, highway A14 95,60 km
- Vilnius – Salcininkai – Lyda, highway A15 (E85) 49,28 km
- Vilnius – Prienai – Marijampole, highway A16 (E28) 137,51 km 

Source of information: Vilnius Convention Bureau