Harlem 2017 - Transportation

How to get to Vilnius?

Lithuania is situated near the Baltic Sea and has borders with Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Kaliningrad (Russian Federation). There are planes, trains, busses and ferries going to Lithuania. More so, most of the roads have been fixed during the past decade.

By plane

There are two main international airports in Lithuania: Vilnius International Airport www.vilnius-airport.lt and Kaunas International Airport (100 km away from Vilnius) www.kaunas-airport.lt. You might as well find it cheaper to fly to Riga International Airport, Latvia (300 km away from Vilnius) www.riga-airport.com. All the mentioned airports have connections to Vilnius city. Information about getting to and from the airport can be found in English on the websites of the airports.

You can buy most of the flight tickets to Lithuania online at www.greitai.lt or international online booking websites like www.edreams.net. Bookings for Riga could be done at www.flysiesta.lv. There are also Ryanair flights going to Kaunas from the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland and Belgium. These can be bought at www.ryanair.com. Another low budget airline that flies to LT is Wizzair: www.wizzair.com

By train

Information about domestic and international train connections can be found at www.litrail.lt

By bus

Information about domestic and international bus connections can be found at www.autobusubilietai.lt

By ferry

Lithuanian seaport is situated in Klaipėda (300 km away from Vilnius). There are connections from Klaipėda to Sweden and Germany. More information online at www.krantas.lt/lt/keltu_bilietai You can as well take a ferry to Riga, Latvia (300 km away from Vilnius) that has a connection line to Stockholm, Sweden. More information online at www.tallinksilja.com

Transport in Vilnius

You can get a lot of useful information about public transport, taxi, car rental, car parking in Vilnius here.

Vilnius trolley buses and buses start running at 5 in the morning and stop at midnight. For bus timetables visit www.stops.lt. Tickets for trolley buses or buses costs 1,00 Euro if bought on the trolley bus / bus. There is also an option of an E-Ticket (Electronic ticket, “Vilniečio kortelė”). Vilniečio kortelė is credited with an appropriate amount of money and/or the selected public transport tickets. Electronic tickets costs 0,64 Euro (30 minute), 0,93 Euro (60 minute). With a valid ticket in the card, properly activated on board of public vehicle, it is possible to change the public transport for free and for unlimited number of journeys. New card costs 1,5 EUR. You can also buy a one-, three- or ten-day ticket. You can find the list here.

The taxi fare is from 1 Euro per kilometre in the city. Do not get surprised if you are charged a taxi fare (1 Euro) for getting on a taxi. It is cheaper and safer to call a taxi by telephone. You can find some taxi numbers here.

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