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How to get from Vilnius Airport to the City Centre

As the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius is an exciting city with much to offer in terms of culture, history, architecture, art, and gastronomy. From the UNESCO-listed Old Town and the Gediminas Castle to the city’s many museums, art galleries, and food markets, there is much to explore!

There are three ways to get from Vilnius Airport to the city centre; taxi or private transfer, bus, and train. A Vilnius taxi or private transfer is the most comfortable option as it takes 14 minutes for the cost of about €23 and will drop you off right outside your hotel. There are 4 bus services that go from Vilnius airport to city districts, including 88 (and the night bus 88N), 1, 2, and the airport express bus 3G. They run every 10-30 minutes and take about 20 minutes to reach the city centre, with a single ticket costing €1. The third option is the train to Vilnius Central Station which takes about 8 minutes. It runs every 40-60 minutes and the ticket costs €0.70.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €23 15min 24/7
Bus €2 20min 24/7
Train €1.40 8min

How to get from Vilnius Airport to the city centre by taxi

The easiest and most comfortable way to get from Vilnius Airport to city locations is a Vilnius airport taxi or private transfer. Under normal traffic conditions, the trip takes around 15 minutes.

Taxi fare from Vilnius airport to city centre

Taxis in Vilnius don’t use set rates for airport transfers so the fare is calculated based on the destination, the time of day, the size of the vehicle and the duration of the trip. Both the cost and quality of a transfer can vary greatly between different taxi drivers and companies. For this reason, we recommend that you try to get a cost estimate for the trip and that you double-check the taximeter has been reset to the initial fare before you set off from the Airport. The average transfer from Vilnius airport to the Old Town takes about 15 minutes in light traffic and costs around €23. If you would like to secure a competitive set rate for your private airport transfer, we recommend booking in advance.

Cost

€23

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Vilnius airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

Just outside the arrivals terminal, there is an official taxi rank with Airport-approved taxis. You can make sure that the taxi is from the official rank by checking to see if the car has a sign inside with the relevant tariff information.

Convenience

There are several ways you can get from Vilnius airport to city centre locations and the Old Town, but the most comfortable and direct way is to take a taxi or private transfer. This way, you don’t have to find tickets for public transportation, figure out the closest stop to your destination, or how you’ll get from there to your hotel. You also won’t have to wait around for the next train or bus, all while carrying heavy luggage. For a hassle-free, quick, and comfortable transfer from the airport to your hotel, we recommend booking a private transfer that will drop you off exactly where you’re going.

Editor’s Note

In Vilnius, the cost and quality of a transfer can vary immensely depending on the taxi driver and/or company, so try to agree upon an estimated cost before your transfer begins.

Useful Tips

There are official taxi ranks at Vilnius Airport with approved cars that should have a sign with the tariff information inside.
If you arrive at the airport during the day, you can also ask the Tourist Information Centre to call you a taxi.
Tipping is customary in Vilnius, so you can simply round up your taxi fare to include a tip.
If your route has tolls, that will be added to your total as an extra charge.
If you call a taxi yourself, your driver will most likely pick you up outside Departures, not Arrivals.

How to get from Vilnius airport to Vilnius by bus

Taking the bus is a budget-friendly option, but it’s also the slowest form of transport, as it takes about 20 minutes in light traffic. There are 4 bus services that operate from Vilnius Airport, serving different areas of the city and they run every 10-30 minutes. Buses 88 and 88N (the night bus) go to the city centre, services 1 and 2 go to the Vilnius Train Station, and bus 3G is an airport express bus that goes across the city. Single tickets for the bus cost €1 and you can get them at the Narvesen shop (Arrivals Terminal A and B), or from the bus driver if you have cash.

How much is the bus from Vilnius airport to the city centre?

A single ticket for any of the bus services from Vilnius Airport to the city costs €1. You can purchase your tickets at the Narvesen shop in Arrivals Terminals A and B, and you can also get them from the bus driver, though only with cash.

Cost

€1

Trip Duration

20 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Buses 88, 1, 2, and 3G run from around 5:30-22:30, and the 88N runs throughout the night from 22:30-05:30.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stops at Vilnius Airport are on the street outside, between Arrivals Terminal A and B. As you exit the airport from Terminal A, the bus stops are on your right.

Convenience

Although there are several bus lines operating from Vilnius Airport throughout the day and night, there are pockets of the city that are not easy to get to via bus. For example, if you’re looking for a service from Vilnius airport to Old Town locations, buses 88 and 88N will get you closest to the area, but you will probably need another mode of transport to get you to your hotel from there.

Editor’s Note

The schedules and routes vary considerably according to bus service, so you can get more information at the official site or on the screens with timetable information that are near the airport exits.

Useful Tips

You can use the "Trafi" app to check public transportation routes, timetables, and buy tickets throughout your stay.
Schedules can also differ on weekends and holidays.
On the official website, there is a filter for the bus schedules that can show you which specific buses have a low floor to help with accessibility.
Bus tickets are only valid if they are marked on the bus.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Vilnius. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Prices

DAYTIME
€23.0
NIGHTTIME
€28.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

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4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Vilnius airport to Vilnius city centre by train

The train from the airport runs every 40-60 minutes and can get you to Vilnius Central Station in about 8 minutes for a single ticket costing €0.70. This can be a good option for a tight budget, or if you have a lot of luggage as the train will be more spacious than a bus. Although it is technically the fastest mode of transport, make sure you account for the fact that you will need about 10 minutes to walk to the railway station from the Arrivals Terminal, and you will also probably need to take a bus or taxi from the railway station to your hotel.

How much is the train from Vilnius airport to the city centre?

A single ticket for the train from Vilnius Airport to the city centre costs €0.70. You can purchase them online, on the train, or at the train station.

Cost

€0.70

Trip Duration

8 Min.

There is a wait time of 40-60 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Please check the official website for availability and timetables.

Where do I get the train from?

To get to the railway station at Vilnius Airport, look for the signs at the airport, exit the arrival terminals and follow the path that leads to the station. You should allow at least 10 minutes for the walk there.

Convenience

The Vilnius-Airport train is the cheapest option, but it’s likely that you will need to take another mode of transport to reach your hotel. Although it’s technically the fastest way to get to Vilnius, on average taking 8 minutes to get to the Central Station, it also has long waiting times of up to 40-60 minutes.

Editor’s Note

The official train schedule is not available in English, so look for the "Oro uostas" stop which is “airport” in Lithuanian.

Useful Tips

If you buy your ticket online, you don't need to print it out as long as you can access it on your phone.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Vilnius airport to the city centre?

There are three ways to get from Vilnius Airport to the centre; taxi or private transfer, bus, and train. A Vilnius taxi or private transfer is the most comfortable option as it takes 14 minutes for the cost of about €23 and will drop you off right outside your hotel. There are also 4 bus services available (88/88N, 1, 2, and 3G) that run every 10-30 minutes and take about 20 minutes to reach the city centre, with a single ticket costing €1. You can also take the train that gets into Vilnius Central Station in about 8 minutes and runs every 40-60 minutes with a single ticket costing only €0.70.

How much is a taxi from Vilnius airport to the city centre?

As there is no set rate for airport transfers in Vilnius, the taxi fare is usually calculated based on your destination, the time of day, the size of the vehicle and the duration of the trip. Both the cost and quality of a transfer can vary greatly between different taxi drivers and companies, so we recommend agreeing upon a rough estimate for the trip before your transfer begins, as well as double-checking that the taximeter has been reset to the initial fare. A Vilnius Airport to city centre transfer takes about 15 minutes in light traffic and costs about €23. If you would like to secure a competitive set rate for your airport transfer, we recommend booking in advance.

What’s the distance from Vilnius airport to the Old Town?

The Old Town is about 5.5km and 15 minutes away from the airport by taxi or private transfer. By public transportation, it can be a bit harder to reach. By bus, it takes a little over 20 minutes on the 88/88N/1/2 services and then requires a 10-minute walk. By train, it takes about 10 minutes and a 15 to 20-minute walk.

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