Useful Information about Lithuania
Area: 65,300 km2.
Location: Lithuania is a state on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
Neighboring states: Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and Russia.
Climate: Between maritime and continental. Average temperature in May is 17°C (62°F)
Language: the official language of the Republic of Lithuania is the Lithuanian language.
Local Time: GMT + 2 hours (EET), GMT + 3 hour (summer time)
Travelling to Vilnius
Upon arrival at the airport you can rent a car, exchange currency at the Currency Exchange Bureau located on the ground floor, have a snack at cafes or spend time in a bar. There are travel agencies, cargo carrying and express courier by air agencies, and as many as eight air companies at the airport. There is also a duty-free shop, the newsagent’s, amber and flower stalls. Free wireless internet “Airport-free” launched at Vilnius International Airport.
The International Vilnius Airport is 7 kilometers away from the center, or a fifteen-minute drive by car.
For more detailed information about the services provided at the airport see www.vilnius-airport.lt
GETTING TO THE CENTRE OF THE CITY
- No. 1 AIRPORT-RAILROAD AND BUS STATION
- No. 2 AIRPORT-RAILROAD AND BUS STATION
- No. 3G AIRPORT-CENTER-FABIJONIŠKĖS
- No. 88 AIRPORT-KONSTITUCIJOS PR.
Bus times are available at bus stops or on the website www.stops.lt
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
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.
Next to the airport there is a taxi rank. There are always plenty of taxis there. You can also call a taxi by phone or to book a taxi at Vilnius Tourist Information Centre (Airport Arrival Hall). Taxi booking and information www.etaksi.lt.
If you have a suspicion, that your trip by taxi price is too big, ask the taxi driver to give you a check with route described, price. Mark the taxi car number and address by email
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Vilnius Bus Station is located in a convenient place, next to the railway station, only a ten-minute walk to the Old Town. This is a perfect opportunity for tourists to visit the most beautiful place of the city within several hours. Trolley buses No. 1, 2, 5, 7, 20 and buses No. 34, 53 will take you
from the station to the centre of the city.
At the International Ticket Agency you can buy tickets to Great Britain, Austria, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Ireland, Greece, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Morocco, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and France.
Vilnius has a reasonable choice of direct air links with Belarus, Kaliningrad, Latvia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. Vilnius Railway Station, like the Bus Station, is situated not far from the Old Town of Vilnius.
Trolley buses No. 1, 2, 5, 7, 20 and buses No. 26, 34, 53 will take you
from the station to the center of the city.
In the building of the Railway Station there is a Sales Agency where you can book tickets for international routes, rent a car, obtain life insurance. There are also two travel agencies, newspaper, souvenir and flower kiosks, and a grocery there. You can even book a train for an occasional trip across Lithuania at the Railway Station.