Travel to Lithuania
Passport should be valid for at least 3 months beyond length of stay. For EU nationals both valid national ID card and valid national passport are acceptable.
The national airline is FlyLAL. It operates flights to Vilnius from Amsterdam, Frankfurt/M, Helsinki, Kiev, London, Moscow, Paris and Stockholm. The Vilnius Airport (VNO) operates 11 different airlines. The airport is located approximately 6 kms southeast from the town centre. To the city you can get by taxi, bus or minibus. When using the taxi make sure that the meter is switched on or agree a fare in advance. The busses depart every 10-15 minutes. Buses no. 1 (to Gedimino) and no. 2 (to the main railway station) connect the airport to the city centre. Minibuses also depart every 10-15 minutes. The airport offers various services: duty free shop, exchange bureaux, refreshments, tourist information, travel agencies, hotel and car rental (Avis, Budget and Hertz).
Lithuania has a well-developed road network throughout the country and the road conditions are better than in other neighbouring countries. The total length of highways, national and regional roads is over 21.000 kms, and the total length of all the roads is more than 67.000 kms.
The main highways crossing Lithuania are the following:
E67 Via Baltica: Helsinki-Tallinn- Riga-Pasvalys-Panevëţys-Kaunas-Marijampolë- Warsaw-Wroclaw-Prague
E28: Berlin-Gdansk-Kaliningrad-Kybartai- Marijampolë-Vilnius-Minsk-Gomel
E 77: Pskov-Riga-Joniđkis-Điauliai- Tauragë-Kaliningrad-Gdansk-Warsaw-Krakow-Budapest
E 85: Klaipëda-Kaunas-Vilnius- Lida-Chernovcy-Bucharest-Alexandropol
- E 262: Ostrov-Daugavpils-Zarasai-Ukmergë-Kaunas
- E 272: Klaipëda-Palanga-Điauliai- Panevëţys-Ukmergë-Vilnius
Motorway A1 connects Vilnius with Klaipeda and Kaunas. Motorway A2 links north to the Latvian border. M7 leads heads southeast to Belarus. Speed limits:
Motorways 110 km/h (Nov 1 - Mar 31) and 130 km/h (Apr 1 - Oct 31)
Main roads 90 km/h
Within built-up areas 50 km/h.
Border crossing points:
- Border with Poland: Kalvarija (road A5); Lazdijai (A135).
- Border with Latvia: Bűtingë (A13); Bukaičiai (A222); Kalviai (A12); Saločiai (A10); Obeliai (A122); Smëlynë (A6).
- Border with Belarus: Lavoriđkës (A103); Medininkai (A3); Đalčininkai (A104); Raigardas (A4).
- Border with the Russian Federation (Kaliningrad Region): Nida (A167); Panemunë (A12); Kybartai (A7).
Use of seat belts is obligatory. Traffic drives on the right.
Lithuania has a well-developed road network throughout the country and the road conditions are better than in other neighbouring countries. The total length of highways, national and regional roads is over 21000 kms, and the total length of all the roads is more than 67000 kms. The bus station is near the main railway station at Sodu 22. There are busses to cities including Berlin, Gdansk, Kaliningrad, Minsk, Moscow, Prague, Riga, Tallinn, Vienna and Warsaw and also to all major Lithuanian towns. The main operators are Eurolines and Ecolines.
Lithuania has a well-developed rail network. Vilnius is the main centre for rail connections. Vilnius Railway Station is located at Gelezinkelio Stotis, Gelezinkelio 16. The station operates domestic services to Kaunas, other domestic destinations and international destinations (Minsk, Kaliningrad, Moscow and Warsaw). The national railway company is Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai.
There are 7 international ferry services from Denmark, Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), Germany, Poland and Sweden.