Vilnius Airport is the international airport serving the capital of Lithuania. It is located 6km south of the city centre. It’s the largest commercial airport in the country among the four ones handling the country’s passenger traffic. It serves as a base for Ryanair, Wizz Air and Small Planet Airlines. As one of the fastest-growing airports in Europe, in 2016 it served almost 4 million passengers.
Shuttle: The company Toks provides a connection between the Vilnius bus station and the airport by a microbus. The bus stop is next to the terminal, near the Arrival Hall C.
- A single fee is 1€.
- Check out the shuttle timetable.
Public transport: For its vicinity to the city, the airport is well-connected to the centre by train or bus.
Bus: There are few bus lines driving on the route between the airport and the Vilnius city.
- line 1 (Station-Vikingų St.- Airport)
- line 2 (Station-Liepkalnio St.-Vikingų St.-Airport)
- line 3G (Fabijoniškės-Centre-Airport)
- line 88 (Airport-Station-Old Town-Nepriklausomybės Square)
- A single fee is 1€. The journey takes no longer than 10 – 15 min, depending on the traffic.
- Further information.
Train: There is a special train running from Vilnius Railway Station to Vilnius Airport. The railway stop is next to the passenger terminal at the airport.
- The train runs 16 times a day.
- The journey takes 7 minutes.
- One way ticket costs only 0,70€, which makes it both the fastest and the cheapest option.
- See the timetable.
Taxi service: Vilnius Airport taxis are cheap and comfortable. You will find the taxi rank in front of the Arrivals area. They accept both cash and credit cards. Here are the most popular routes and their fees:
- Vilnius Airport – Old Town (Cathedral Square) – 10€
- Vilnius Airport – Konstitucijos avenue – 12€
- Vilnius Airport – Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre – 9€
- Vilnius Airport – Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos – 18€
Transfer: If you don’t like using the public transport and hesitate to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer which will wait for you on the airport and take you to your hotel or wherever you need to go. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even pre-order a child safety seat if you’re travelling with a child.
Renting a car at Vilnius airport: For those of you who would like to reach the city and explore the area on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. There are several car rental companies there, such as AutoBanga, Avis, AutoCom, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, EuroRenta and few others. All of them are located at the Passenger terminal in the Arrival Hall. Compare their rental prices and save time by booking your car online.
Renting a bus at Vilnius airport: If you’re coming in a larger group of people, consider renting a bus for your journey. Keep in mind to book it in advance, so the transfer company has enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other relevant information.
From VNO to Minsk (Belarus): The Ecolines company operates on the route between Minsk and Vilnius Airport 4 times a day. The journey takes 3h 45min.
- From Vilnius: Bus Station – Airport – Minsk.
- From Minsk: Central Bus Station – Vilnius Airport – Vilnius Bus Station.
- Check out the schedule.
From Klaipeda to VNO: Vilnius Airport Express Bus takes you from the city of Klaipeda to the airport. It departs from the car park of the Akropolis shopping centre, not far away from Dubysos street. See the driving schedule.
From VNO to Palanga: The Toks transport company drives from Palanga to Vilnius and vice versa twice a day. It stops at Klaipeda and Kaunas Bus Station along the way. One ticket costs 15,12€.
- From Vilnius: Bus Station – Airport – Kaunas Bus Station – Klaipeda Bus Station – Palanga
- From Palanga: Bus Station – Klaipeda Bus Station – Kaunas Bus Station – Vilnius Airport – Vilnius Bus Station
- See the timetable.
From Riga (Latvia) to VNO: The Flybus microbuses connect the airport to Riga centre. Timetables correspond to most of Ryanair and Wizz Air flights departing from Vilnius airport.
From Daugavpils (Latvia) to VNO: Dautrans microbuses depart from Daugavpils to Vilnius airport on a daily basis.
- It follows these stops: Zarasai, Visaginas, Dūkštas, Ignalina, Vilnius bus station.
- The journey takes 3 h 15min.
- One way fare is 15€.
- Look up the departure timetable.
FAQ – bus and transport from Vilnius airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: No, there are several means of transport which take you to the city centre. You can use the shuttle, train or bus lines. If you miss them all, you can always take a taxi, also at an affordable price.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: Yes, the nearest hotel AirInn is only 900m away, a bit further away you can check in to Egas or Ibis Styles hotels. All of them provide a full service at a reasonable price.
Q: I would like to visit Vilnius in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Of course, the airport is only 6km from the city centre and there are many options to reach it, you can choose among train, bus or shuttle. In less than 15 minutes you will be in Lithuania’s capital and feel free to look around without worrying about missing your flight since these connections are frequent throughout the day.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, you can exchange your money, but you can also pick up money at the ATM machine in the Arrivals Hall. We recommend you to bring euros with you to avoid low currency rates.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Vilnius. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: From the airport you can go directly to Riga, Minsk, Daugavpils, Palanga and Klapeida. But for more destinations, you ought to reach the Vilnius Bus Station and check out your options there or simply look them up on GetByBus.