Getting in and out
Vilnius is only a 3-hour flight from most European capitals, and Vilnius International Airport is a mere 15-minute drive from the City Centre.
Size really is everything; the airport itself is comfortably compact, meaning you are never stuck with an infuriating wait to get through departures or arrivals.
Currently, more than 15 airlines offer direct flights to more than 52 (updated 2019 10 15) destinations from Vilnius International Airport.
Lithuania’s rail network offers a relaxing and convenient way to explore the country and the greater region.
Intercity trains are affordable and comfortable. Some have coffee machines, WiFi and convenient electrical outlets.
Lithuania's medieval capital Trakai, with its magnificent island castle and multitude of activities in the vicinity, is only 30 minutes away. Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city, is about an hour away by train. Trains from Kaunas also connect to destinations in Poland. The trip to Minsk, the capital of neighbouring Belarus, takes about two and a half hours; Klaipėda and the Baltic Coast are about four hours away; and Kaliningrad is about six.
Tickets and schedules are available at the Railway Station or online. For online ticket purchases, a payment card issued by a Lithuanian bank is needed. The Railway Station is located just outside the Old Town in a district filled with some of the city’s most popular restaurants and bars.
Buses are by far the most affordable mode of intercity travel. Conveniently located next to Vilnius Railway Station, Vilnius Central Bus Station connects to both domestic and international destinations.
Buses are comfortable, and long-distance buses and international journeys are fitted with bathrooms and refreshments. The price to get to Riga, the capital of neighboring Latvia, costs around €30 return and takes approximately four hours.
Tickets and schedules are available at the Station or online.
Getting around Vilnius
Public transportation services in Vilnius give residents and visitors alike easy and convenient access to all parts of the city and its outlying areas. The electronic ticket system is simple and gives public transportation users the opportunity to buy tickets at a reduced price. To learn more about the different public transport options and prices, visit the Getting Around in Vilnius page here.