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OFFICIAL SITE: www.vilnius-airport.lt
Vilnius Airport is the most important airport in Lithuania that serves the capital, which is 6 kilometers away. It is an important hub of the Baltic countries, along with the airports of Riga and Tallinn and, above all, is one of the fastest growing airports in the last few years. With the influx of travelers constantly increasing, the runway and terminal have been extended. The works, however, will continue throughout the 2018 up to the 2019-2021 year which will unearth a new departures terminal.
Today, Vilnius airport is quite modern and efficient. Inside the Terminal there are numerous bars, shopping and duty free areas. Here is the list of the main companies and direct connections:
Aeroflot: Moscow-Sheremetyevo. Austrian Airlines: Vienna. airBaltic: Amsterdam, Berlin-Tegel, Munich, Paris-CDG, Riga, Tallinn. Belavia: Minsk. Brussels Airlines: Brussels. Corendon Airlines, seasonal: Antalya Ellinair, seasonal: Corfu. Finnair: Helsinki. Freebird Airlines, seasonal: Antalya. LOT Polish Airlines: Warsaw Chopin. Lufthansa: Frankfurt. Nordica: Tallinn, Warsaw-Chopin. Norwegian Air Shuttle: Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda. Pegasus Airlines, seasonal: Antalya. RusLine: St.Pietroburgo. Ryanair: Amman, Athens, Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Berlin-Schönefeld, Birmingham, Bremen, Charleroi, Cologne / Bonn, Dublin, Kiev-Boryspil, The Hague, Leeds / Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Madrid, Malta, Nuremberg, Oslo-Gardermoen, Rome-Ciampino, Treviso. Seasonal: Corfu. Scandinavian Airlines: Oslo-Gardermoen, Copenhagen, Stockholm-Arlanda. SCAT Airlines: Astana. Small Planet Airlines, seasonal: Agadir, Antalya, Barcelona, Bergamo, Bodrum, Burgas, Cagliari, Catania, Dalaman, Dubai-Al Maktoum, Enfidha, Faro, Funchal, Gazipasa, Geneva, Heraklion, Hurghada, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Larnaca, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malaga, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Mostar, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Rijeka, Rhodes, Salzburg, Sharm el-Sheikh, Taba, Tenerife-South, Varna. SmartLynx Airlines, seasonal: Bilbao, Faro, Gran Canaria, Rijeka, Varna. Turkish Airlines: Ataturk. Ukraine International Airlines: Kiev-Boryspil. Seasonal: Odessa Wizz Air: Agadir, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Beauvais, Belfast-International, Billund, Doncaster / Sheffield, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gdańsk, Goteborg, Kiev-Zhuliany, Kutaisi, Larnaca, London-Luton, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Reykjavík-Keflavík, Rome-Fiumicino, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion. Seasonal: Grenoble, Marrakesh.
CONNECTIONS OF VILNIUS AIRPORT - CENTER
The airport is well connected by public transport and taxis. Alternatively, you can rent a car.
Vilnius is not a dear city. Quite the contrary. This is inevitably reflected also in the cost of transport. Whether you are a couple, alone, or in a group, getting around by taxi is really cheap. Outside the Terminal you will find the taxi station, ready to withdraw at any time.
Taxis in Vilnius are comfortable and extremely cheap. A ride to the center of Vilnius costs around € 10.00. Keep in mind that there is a special rate for mileage, which indicates the maximum rate that can be applied.
Quick, comfortable and extremely efficient. The Lithuanian Railways Train is really the best way to get to the city center from Vilnius Airport. 16 daily connections are guaranteed for 0.70 €. Really incredible! The ticket also includes the transport of a baggage from 32kg. You can also transport an animal, with additional fees.
The train takes only 8 minutes to reach the city. You can easily reach the train stop, following the appropriate signs, and going up stairs and elevators. Tickets can be purchased at the station or online. All the info on the official website, from this link.
You can also use public transport by road to reach the city. The lines are active outside the terminal 1 (Station-Vikingų St.- Airport), 2 (Station-Liepkalnio St.-Vikingų St.-Airport), 3G (Fabijoniškės-Center-Airport), e 88 (Airport-Station-Old Town-Nepriklausomybės). The ticket can be purchased on board and costs 1.00 €.
We recommend the bus if the waiting time of the train is too high, or if one of the lines on the road stops near your hotel. In this way, you will make only one movement.
LITHUANIA AND BALKANS LINKS
Directly from the Vilnius airport you can reach Riga, Minsk and some interesting Lithuanian destinations by bus. The small town Klaipéda, is the only Lithuanian port on the Baltic; from here, ferries depart for Sweden, Denmark and Germany. It can be reached via the Espresso bus Ollex. The ticket for a return trip costs 18.50 €, or, if available, 15.00 € in promotion.
Ecolines guarantees connections to Minsk. The bus takes just under 4 hours to reach the bus station at Bobruiskaya g.6. The buses are modern and efficient, equipped with all comforts, including wifi and electrical outlet on the seats. The ticket costs 11.00 €.
Lithuanian toksinstead, it makes daily connections from Vilnius to Palanga. The bus leaves from Vilnius and goes to the airport, Klaipėda and Kaunas. The ticket costs 15 € approximately for the entire journey.