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Transportation from Vilnius Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 14. 4. 2024

Vilnius Airport is connected by direct public transport buses to the city centre and trains to the main railway station. Trains offer cheaper transport, but buses are a much more frequent and direct route to the centre.

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Buses

Ticket prices for all buses and trolleybuses in Vilnius are the same, and there is no special surcharge to the airport.

Timetables, route maps and other official information can be found on the website: judu.lt/routes-and-timetables.

To get to the centre, the most reliable means of transport are the 3G and 88 bus lines.

  • 3G - through the western part of the historic centre and Europa shopping centre to the northern Fabijoniškės estate
    • Frequency - 5 to 7 minutes
    • Travel time to the centre - 17 minutes
    • Last bus from the airport - 23:32
    • The first bus from the bus stop. Žaliasis tiltas - 4:57 (Saturday 5:30, Sunday and holidays 5:45)
  • 88 - goes directly through the historic centre to the Europa shopping centre
    • Frequency - 28 to 45 minutes
    • Travel time to the centre - 20 minutes
    • Operating hours - 24/7 (at night between approximately 23:30 and 6:00 the line is marked 88N)

Lines 1 and 2 also stop at the airport stop for a ride to the main station. Line 1 goes to the station on the west side, while line 2 goes on the east side. The journey time is virtually the same at 15 minutes.

  • Frequency - 25 to 40 minutes for each line
  • Last buses from the airport - 23:33 (23:18 on weekends)
  • First buses from the station - 4:49 (5:40 on Saturdays, 5:52 on Sundays and holidays)

Tickets and prices

Tickets can be bought at the Narvessen newsagent in the arrivals hall at the airport, and in the city they are sold in all newsagents in many places. First you have to buy a city card "Vilniecio kortele" for 1,50 eur.

On it you can load the following tickets:

  • Transfer for 30 minutes for 0,65 eur
  • Transfer for 90 minutes for 0,90 eur
  • 24-hour for 5 eur
  • 72-hour for 8 eur

The card can be reloaded - again at Narvessen newsagents or shops.

You can purchase a non-changeover ticket from the driver for 1 ride only for 1 eur.

The most cost-effective way to buy tickets is via the Trafi mobile app, where you can buy tickets for the same price, but the Vilniecio card fee is waived.

Train

You can also use the train service from the nearby station, the walking route (about 150 m) is signposted to it.

The train takes 8 minutes to reach the main station, but the intervals are irregular and long, ranging from 40 to 90 minutes. For a detailed timetable and to buy tickets online, visit bilietas.ltglink.lt, where you can also download the mobile app.

  • Price - 0,80 eur
  • Frequency - irregular (approximately once every 40 to 90 minutes)
  • Last train from the airport - around 19:45 (around 18:30 on weekends)
  • First train to the airport - 8:00

Trains from the airport also run 3 times a day to the south of Lithuania, for example to Jasiunai.

Car rental

Several large international car rental companies have a branch in the terminal. A car is the best means of transport for exploring the Lithuanian countryside or going to the seaside.

Weekly rental prices vary between 120 eur and 180 eur depending on the season.

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Taxi and mobile apps

There are always plenty of official taxis waiting at the airport to take you to the centre around 15 eur.

Better prices are offered by the well-known mobile apps Uber and especially Bolt, which tends to be the cheapest. You can get to Vilnius city centre with Bolt from 9 eur.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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