Fast Facts about Lithuania

European Union membership: since 2004
Official language: Lithuanian, with English widely spoken
Currency: Euro € (check conversion rates)
Time zone: GMT +2 in winter and GMT +3 in summer
Country dialling code: 00370 or +370
Emergency number: 112
Plug socket: type F, with voltage of 230V and frequency of 50Hz




Getting to Vilnius


By Plane
The fastest way to reach Lithuania is by plane. The main airports are in the cities of Vilnius and Kaunas (Kaunas is about 110 km from Vilnius). Direct flights are available from all major international hubs in Europe as well as from any larger city via one connecting flight to those hubs.  More information is available on the Vilnius Airport website or the Kaunas Airport website.


By Train
Vilnius can be reached easily by train from many international cities. The Vilnius railway station is in a very convenient location as it takes barely 10 minutes on foot to reach Vilnius Old Town and the city center. One can purchase train tickets online.

By Bus
There is a choice of international bus lines connecting Vilnius with other European cities. There are direct buses to Lithuania (Vilnius) from Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Russia, etc. Please find bus routes and purchase tickets on the Lux Express website, Eurolines website and Ecolines website.

By Taxi
Vilnius Airport approved taxi rank can be found just in front of the arrivals terminal. Most of the taxi cabs accept cash and credit cards. Always ask for a printed receipt at the end of the trip!

If you prefer to call a taxi at the time of your arrival we suggest to use one of the following Taxi firms:
1. Smart Taxi – +370 520 00 820 or 1820
2. A2B Taxi – +370 626 66667 or 1666

Uber is operating ir Vilnius. You can download an APP HERE.

Car Sharing Service
Two Car sharing operators are working in Vilnius:

To download a Citybee APP click HERE. CityBee is a car rental service in Vilnius city. All cars can be located and reserved via the CityBee mobile application on your smartphone.

To dowload a Spark APP click HERE. SPARK is an electric car rental service in Vilnius city,. Electric cars can be located and reserved via the SPARK mobile application on your smartphone.

Public Transportation
You can reach Vilnius Old Town, your hotel and Conference Venue by bus or trolleybus. All bus and trolleybus routes and timetables can simply be found HERE. Please click on the button “Trip planner” where you can enter your start and destination stops. Please keep in mind, that you might need to change a bus or trolley at some point.

Lithuania has a typical Central European climate. July is usually warm in Vilnius. It is a good idea to bring a jacket for a cool evening and an umbrella for a shower. Daily weather updates can be found HERE.

ATM (Cash Machines)
Cash-points are ubiquitous in Vilnius, so you won’t have to wander far to track one down. You’ll also find an ATM at the airport. However, most banks will charge a small fee for withdrawing cash overseas.

Visitors who are not citizens of a European Union Member State entering Lithuania must be in possession of an appropriate visa. If you are in possession of a valid Schengen visa, or a visa issued by other Schengen state, you may enter Lithuania and remain for the period indicated on the visa, but not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

To visit Lithuania, you must have a valid passport or ID card (if you are a citizen of an EU country). A visa is required for citizens of countries that do not have visa-exemption agreements with Lithuania. Information on the visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Opening Hours
Post Office | 07:00 – 19:00 Monday – Friday // 09:00 – 16:00 Saturday
Banks | 08:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday


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