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Vilnius International Airport (VNO) lies 7 km from the city, and can be reached in 10-15 minutes by car. The growing number of tourists which have been visiting Vilnius recently, also fostered by the Country's entry into the European Union, has remarkably increased the airport traffic, and today numerous European airline companies have opened a base in Vilnius. Among these, the major low cost airlines are:

Tra queste, le principali compagnie low cost sono:
Air Baltic -
FlyLAL -
Ryan Air -
Aer Lingus -

For more info visit the website of the

From/to the airport:

From the airport there are several possibilities to reach the city centre.

By bus :

You can take bus n. 1 and 2 which take directly to the city centre. The bus stop is just outside the airport.


A shuttle service from the airport to Vilnius railway station ( in the city centre) is available between 6.30 am and 19.30 pm, leaving from the airport every 30 minutes. The ticket price is 2 Litas, and can be purchased on board.


A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre has an average cost of 50 Litas. Better look for licensed taxi, which are safer and more reliable.


Since October 2008 a railway line has been active, which connects the centre of Vilnius with the airport in roughly 12 minutes.


You can entry Lithuania either from Poland and Finland, or on board of one of the numerous ferry boats which connect Helsinki and Stockholm to Estonia. Those who plan to make a larger tour of Lithuania and maybe visit also the other Baltic countries should rent a car on place and drive autonomously through the country. Be informed, however, that car rental is only permitted within the country, whereas it is not possible to enter the Lithuanian borders with a vehicle that has been rented in other countries.
Also, keep in mind the speed limits, which correspond to 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h on carriageways and 130 km/h on highways (though this last limit becomes 110 km during winter months).


You can also reach Lithuania by coach. The European company Eurolines offers connections from the main European cities. For fares and timetables consult the website:

Moreover, the three Baltic capitals are connected with one another through a good and cheap coach service, which allows to move from one capital to the other in just a few hours.

BY TRAIN - JSC (Lithuanian Railway):

The railway is not so often used to reach Lithuania from Western Europe, partly because of the high cost, partly because there is no direct connection, so you must change several times to get to your destination. Things are a bit different if you plan to include the visit of Lithuania at the end of an "on the road" itinerary, for instance using the Inter-rail card, which allows to make unlimited travels on all trains within the selected countries.
The railway station is situated in Gelezinkelio Stotis, Gelezinkelio 16, just close to the bus station, something which permits quick interchanges.

Vilnius Train Station
GeleĹžinkelio 16, Vilnius
Tel. +370 5 233 00 88, fax +370 5 269 00 87
Ticket reservations: +370 5 269 37 22

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