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 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 by taxi will take 10-15 minutes and will cost from EUR 23.
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. The Vilnius public transport timetable is available on the Internet and in the article below.
Vilnius is one of the oldest European capitals and is considered to be the largest cultural centre of the Old World. Historic sights and modern attractions here 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 include the TV tower with the restaurant on the top area of its building.
up to €1
There are two buses running from Vilnius Airport to 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.
Buses №1 and №2
05:25 AM - 10:00 PM
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
medium: sitting places, upper shelves for hand luggage, low footboard
individual tourists, couples without small children, those who know the route
The bus stop is located near the exit from the terminal. Leave the terminal building and go left along the car ring road. There are pedestrian paths leading to the stop.
up to 40min
The Vilnius Airport train operates regularly from 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 to the railway station of Vilnius
05:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Vilnius Main train station
up to 40min
medium: seating places, upper shelves for hand luggage
individual tourists, couples with children of 6 years old and upwards, those who don't have a lot of luggage
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.
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.
№15, №20, №23, №47, TOKS
05:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
medium: seating places, upper shelves for hand luggage
individual tourists with hand-luggage who know the route and the language and travel without small children
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.
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 23.
from the airport to your hotel/any address
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.
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
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
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.
from 1 day
from 1 year
To rent a car without a driver to get from Vilnius Airport to the city center, provide an IDL, passport, and an embossed credit card. You can drop off a car in any city of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Purchase international insurance and drive within the EU. Basic insurance is included in the price of car rental per day. It’s possible to rent a car at Vilnius Airport on the day of arrival. Traffic rules are very strict in Lithuania. For drunk driving you may not only be punished by a heavy fine, but even go to jail.
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Reserve a car online or hire it at Vilnius Airport.
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!