How to get from Vilnius Airport to Vilnius?

This article is about how to get from Vilnius Airport to Vilnius city centre: distance, travel time, stops, and cost

Vilnius Airport: how to get from it to the city centre?

Vilnius International Airport is located just a few kilometres from the city centre, and you can reach it fast and for a good price. You can get from the airport to Vilnius by train, bus, taxi or transfer. The cost of the journey by Vilnius Airport train is EUR 0.72, the journey time is just 8 minutes. If you choose public transport, you can take city buses or route minibuses. The Vilnius Airport bus will take you to the city in 20 minutes and for EUR 1; route minibuses cover this distance in 10-15 minutes, yet the ticket price is a little higher than EUR 1.5. Getting from Vilnius Airport to city by taxi will take 10-15 minutes and will cost from EUR 18.

The capital of Lithuania has a well-developed transport system which includes land transport only. Besides traditional trolleybuses, buses and route minibuses, you can use a bike to go around Vilnius; the bike hire service can be found throughout the city (there are 40 hire stations in it); to use the service, you'll need to register on the website. Another exotic form of transport is two-wheel electric scooters ruled by your body movements; you can find them in Vilnius city centre. The Vilnius public transport timetable is available on the Internet and in the article below.

Vilnius: the harmony of the old and the new

Vilnius is one of the oldest European capitals and is considered to be the largest cultural centre of the Old World. In this Lithuanian city, historic sights and modern attractions find special harmony in their mixture. Among the oldest places of interest is Old Vilnius that is guarded by UNESCO as the biggest historic architectural complex in Europe. The more modern sights of the city include the TV tower with the restaurant on the top area of its building.

Vilnius Airport bus

Airport Vilnius bus
Cost

up to €1

Waiting time

20min

Travel time

20min

Clients

Ind. tourists

There are two buses running from Vilnius Airport to Vilnius city centre. One of them will take you to the train station, and another one - to the bus station. Vilnius public transport starts operating after 5 a.m. on weekdays and after 6 a.m. at weekends; buses run until 10 p.m. Both buses reach their final stop in about 20 minutes. The cost of a one-way ticket is EUR 1, and the time limit ticket (available for 30 minutes) will cost you EUR 0.64.

Vilnius Airport-Vilnius city centre buses:

Buses №1 and №2

Timetable:

05:25 AM - 10:00 PM

Route:

Bus №1: Airport - Str. Felix Vaitkus - Str. Darius and Gireno - street. Prusskaya - "Sparta" - Str. Mak - train station
Bus №2: Airport - Viking - Str. Tizenhauzu - Karimskie cemetery - Str. Goroh - Liepkalnis - Stadium - st. Pelesos - Bus station

Travel time:

15-20min

Waiting time:

20min

Comfort level:

medium: sitting places, upper shelves for hand luggage, low footboard

Cost:

EUR 0.64-1

Clients:

individual tourists, couples without small children, those who know the route

How to find the bus stop at Vilnius Airport:

The bus stop is located near the exit from the airport terminal. Leave the terminal building and go left along the car ring road. There are pedestrian paths leading to the stop.

Train from Vilnius Airport

Train from Vilnius Airport
Cost

€0.72

Waiting time

up to 40min

Travel time

8min

Clients

Ind. tourists

The Vilnius Airport train operates regularly from Vilnius International Airport to the train station located almost in the city centre. The train runs according to the timetable: from 5:45 a.m. to 9:52 p.m. It will take you to the city in just 8 minutes, the ticket price is EUR 0.72 or 2 litas. Tickets can be bought at the station ticket office, or you can pay for your journey to a train conductor.

Train from Vilnius Airport:

train to the railway station of Vilnius

Timetable:

05:45 AM - 10:00 PM

End point of the route:

Vilnius Main train station

Travel time:

8min

Waiting time:

up to 40min

Comfort level:

medium: seating places, upper shelves for hand luggage

Cost:

EUR 0.72

Clients:

individual tourists, couples with children of 6 years old and upwards, those who don't have a lot of luggage

How to find the train platform at Vilnius Airport:

From the airport terminal to the train station is a covered walkway. The distance is small and is overcome in a few minutes thanks to round the clock coverage and protection of the surveillance cameras.

Minibus from Vilnius Airport

Minibus from Vilnius Airport
Cost

€1.6

Waiting time

15min

Travel time

20min

Clients

Couples

Some years ago Lithuania government began to control private carriers, and now route minibuses are part of city public transport. There are several route minibuses running from the airport to the city centre, and one of them runs to the bus station with no stops. The approximate travel time is 10-20 minutes, the ticket price is EUR 1.6 or 4 litas.

Minibus from Vilnius Airport:

№15, №20, №23, №47, TOKS

Timetable:

05:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Route:

Minibus №15: Airport - Str. Calvary - Santariskes
Minibus №20: Airport - Fabijoniškės
Minibus №23: Airport - Konstitucijos pr - Shyashkine
. Minibus №47: Airport - Pašilaičiai
Express TOKS: Airport - Bus station

Travel time:

10-20min

Waiting time:

10-15min

Comfort level:

medium: seating places, upper shelves for hand luggage

Cost:

EUR 1.6

Clients:

individual tourists with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without small children

How to find the minibus stop at Vilnius Airport:

Microbuses stop is located a few meters from the exit of the airport building. By footpath need to go to the left "shoulder" ring road. Some of the bus stop directly in front of the airport.

Vilnius Airport taxi

Vilnius Airport taxi
Cost

€19

Waiting time

5min

Travel time

15min

Clients

Families

Taxi from Vilnius Airport to city centre is the best option for those who arrive at night. Transfer and taxi Vilnius Airport to city centre is also a good option for aged tourists and travellers with children. You can book a car online or take it on the spot. It’s better to use official carriers' services, since their cars are equipped with taximeters. By taking a taxi or a transfer from Vilnius Airport, you can get to the destination in 15 minutes, and the minimum journey cost is EUR 19.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

from the airport to your hotel/any address

Travel time:

15min

Waiting time:

10-15min (if you take it at the airport on the first-come-first-served basis)
If you book a transfer in advance, you will be picked up right upon arrival. The driver will meet you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate.

Comfort level:

If you take it at the airport: air-conditioning, journey without stops and other passengers
If you book a transfer in advance: child seats, fresh water, English-speaking operator supervising the trip, if you like - paying online

Cost:

from €19

Clients:

families with children, inexperienced tourists, disabled people, aged tourists, tourists with a lot of luggage or who arrive at night, those who are in the country for the first time and don't know the language

How to find the taxi stand at Vilnius Airport:

Short-term parking at the airport of Vilnius is situated directly opposite the exit from the building, it is there waiting for a taxi, and most machines ordered for transfer. In rare cases you may have to walk about a hundred meters to the other airport parking to the left and right of the building.

How to get from Vilnius Airport to the city centre:

How to get from Vilnius Airport to the city centre:

Vilnius Airport is located close to the city centre, so the trip to the city will be quite fast. Depending on the form of transport given in this guide, you can choose the comfort level and the journey cost to Vilnius city centre. Enjoy your trip!

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