Travel to Vilnius

Flying to Vilnius

Airlines that fly to Vilnius from various destinations across Europe including Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air France, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Ryanair, SAS, Turkish Airlines and Wizz.

From the UK, Ryanair and Wizz offer direct flights from Belfast, Birmingham, Doncaster, Leeds, Liverpool and London.

There are no direct flights from the USA; the quickest route is via Copenhagen with SAS.

Flight times

From London - 2 hours 40 minutes

From New York - 10 hours (including stopover)

From Los Angeles - 16 hours (including stopover)

From Toronto - 12 hours (including stopover)

From Sydney - 26 hours (including stopover)

City Airports: 
Telephone:+370 6124 44442

The airport is located roughly 6km (4 miles) south of Vilnius city centre.


There is a bureau de change facility within the arrival and departure halls, and ATMs are available throughout.


Left luggage facilities (tel: +370 6156 2694) are available in the main departure hall, along with luggage wrapping services. For lost luggage, passengers should call UAB Litcargus (tel: +370 614 12881) or UAB Baltic Ground Services (tel: +370 610 75212).

Travel by road


There is a good network of roads in Lithuania, with modern highways connecting Vilnius with Klaipeda, Kaunas and Panevezys. Traffic drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years. Speed limits are 50kph (31mph) in towns, 70-90kph (43-56mph) on country roads and 100-130kph (62-81mph) on highways.

Winter conditions can be severe in Lithuania so winter tyres are a legal requirement from November to March. Dipped headlights are also compulsory all year round. Drivers must be in possession of a valid national driving licence supported by photo-bearing ID.

Emergency breakdown service:

Altas Assistance (tel: 1810, in Lithuania only).


Lithuania has a well-developed road network with the A1 Highway linking Vilnius to Kaunas and to the coastal town Klaipeda. The A10 and A12 highways head north towards the Latvian border and onwards to Riga. There are also several roads head south to Poland and east to Belarus.

Driving times:

From Kaunas - 1 hour 5 minutes; Minsk (Belarus) - 3 hours 50 minutes; Riga (Latvia) - 3 hours 40 minutes; Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad) - 4 hours; Warsaw (Poland) - 6 hours 30 minutes; Tallinn (Estonia) - 7 hours 30 minutes.


Vilnius’ bus station is centrally located by the main railway station on the edge of the old town at Sodu 22. Services run to all major Lithuanian towns and cities as well as outside the country to Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Germany.

Major operators include Eurolines (tel: +370 5 233 5277;, Lux Express (tel: +370 5 233 6666; and ECOLINES (tel: +370 5 213 3300;

Travel by rail


The centrally located Vilnius Railway Station (Geležinkelio g. 22) offers domestic train services to Lithuania's second city of Kaunas and other domestic destinations such as Trakai and Klaipeda, as well as international services to Minsk (Belarus), with onward connections to Moscow, St Petersburg and Warsaw.

Beware that if passing through Belarus by train, a transit visa is required.


Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (tel: +370 7005 5111; is Lithuania's national railway operator.

Journey times:

From Minsk - 2 hours 30 minutes.

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