On 14th July – 18th August 2017, Vilnius Airport runway will be under reconstruction.
For 35 summer days Kaunas will become a capital of aviation in Lithuania since most of the flights will be diverted to Kaunas Airport.
Kaunas International Airport is located in the central part of the country, 14 km northeast of the Kaunas city centre and 100 km west from the capital Vilnius. Airport website: https://www.kaunas-airport.lt
How to travel from Kaunas to Vilnius?
By bus: Kaunas Airport Express. Bus schedule is coordinated with Ryanair flight schedule and serves every flight. You can buy tickets here: http://www.ollex.lt/en/express.
By train: city bus No. 29 from Kaunas Airport to Kaunas Train station. From Kaunas train station to Vilnius by train. Train timetable: https://www.traukiniobilietas.lt/portal/en.
One-way trip – around € 6.
To travel in Vilnius and Kaunas you can use taxi services:
Online taxi booking: https://www.etaksi.lt/en/book-taxi-online
Taxi booking by phone: Smart taxi – Vilnius: +370 520 00 820, Smart taxi – Kaunas: +370 37 29 1821.
Tips for traveling to Wroclaw, Poland (IFLA WLIC 2017)
By bus: You can go from Vilnius to Wroclaw (Poland) by bus, travel duration: approx. 15 hours, travel average price: € 30. ( https://ecolines.net/lt/en ).
By plane: You will be able to book the flight Vilnius – Wroclaw already on 18th of August (Polish Airlines LOT: 18 aug 15:30 Vilnius (VNO) – 18 aug 16:30 Warsaw (WAW) – 18 aug 17:25 Wroclaw (WRO). The flight takes about two hours and the prize is about 220 US $ per person. (http://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/). However, if the tickets won‘t be available yet, You should book Your flight from Kaunas International Airport. To go from Vilnius to the Kaunas International Airport You can use Kaunas Airport Express (http://www.ollex.lt/en/express).
Hotel Information (our recommendations):
Europa City Vilnius Hotel – 3 stars
Europa City Vilnius hotel is located in the centre of the city, next to the Martynas Mažvydas National library of Lithuania. The hotel’s location is ideal for reaching the Gediminas Avenue and the Old Town within a few minutes walk. The six-floor hotel features comfortably furnished, cozy guestrooms and restaurant. Standard rooms are cozy, bright and decorated in warm, pastel colors. They are all equipped with showers, working areas, one double or two twin beds.
The average price per night € 68.
You may also check out special prices for accomodation in Europa City Hotel here.
Novotel Vilnius Centre hotel – 4 stars
Hotel is located in the centre of the city, a few minutes’ walk from the cathedral and the old town. Contemporary decor, light colours and lots of natural light makes every room in a comfortable place. At the hotel You will find free WiFi, lavish hot breakfast buffet, ergonomic work area, cable TV, naturally lit fitness centre, french and regional dining, casual lobby bar.
The average price per night € 70. (Approx. 10 min walk to the Martynas Mažvydas National library of Lithuania)
Neringa hotel – 4 stars
Hotel situated on the main avenue of central Vilnius – Gediminas Avenue. It offers perfect accommodation whether you are on a business trip or on holiday. Numerous cultural sites, shopping areas and historical museums are minutes from the hotel. Several restaurants and cocktail lounges are nearby.
The average price per night € 105. (Approx. 13 min walk to the Martynas Mažvydas National library of Lithuania)