ON THE GO
On the way by car / bus
All major cities are connected to the road network and can be reached by car travelers from Vilnius. The roads are generally in good condition. Modern four-lane highways lead from Vilnius to Kaunas, Klaipeda and Panevezys. Bus: The public bus network (Internet: www.toks.lt) is good and connects almost all towns in the country of Lithuania according to youremailverifier. In general, you can get to your destination faster with express buses than with regular buses. Vilnius has a central bus station.
Rental cars, including those with a driver, are offered by local car rental companies and international companies. It is recommended that you take out short comprehensive insurance.
Seat belt compulsory.
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to sit in the front.
The alcohol limit is 0.4 ‰.
Dipped headlights must also be switched on during the day.
Winter tires are compulsory between November 10th and April 10th.
The traffic lights are different than in Germany: Green – blinking green – yellow – red. The blinking green corresponds to yellow in Germany. When the traffic light is yellow, you are no longer allowed to drive.
A safety vest and a fire extinguisher must always be carried in the car.
within built-up areas: 50 km / h.
on motorways: 110 km / h,
on country roads 90 km / h.
EU driving license or national driving license, passport. If you arrive via Belarus, you need a Belarusian transit visa, which you have to obtain before you travel. When arriving via Belarus, it is also advisable to bring an international driving license with you. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the license plate is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are advised to take the international green insurance card with them in order to benefit from full insurance cover in the event of damage and to make it easier to record accidents. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance coverage applies. You should have the uniform, European accident form with you.
Traveling in the city
Buses and trolleybuses run within the cities, in Vilnius between 4 a.m. and midnight. Tickets are cheaper at the kiosk than on the bus. Information on the timetables is available online at: www.vilniustransport.lt. Taxis (Taksi) have illuminated green signs. Tourists should avoid using taxis that do not have the taxi sign and should inquire about the fare before starting the journey.
On the go by train
Good connections with the national railway (Internet: www.litrail.lt/). from Vilnius to all major cities including Kaunas, Klaipeda and Siauliai. A train (including a night train) runs twice a day from Vilnius to the Baltic Sea coast, but it does not stop in Palanga, the most popular bathing and health resort on the Baltic Sea. There are also bus connections from Kretinga or Klaipeda. From Klaipeda there are bus connections to Nida and Juodkrante on the Curonian Spit. Suburban trains to Ignalina connect Vilnius with the lake district in the Trakaier nature reserve.
1 euro = 100 cents. Currency abbreviation: €, EUR (ISO code). There are banknotes in the values 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in the denominations of 1 and 2 euros, as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.
The euro was introduced on 01/01/2015.
Larger hotels, restaurants, shops and banks accept major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard. Details from the issuer of the credit card in question. At the numerous ATMs in all smaller and larger cities, money can often be withdrawn with a credit card.
EC / Maestro card / Sparcard
With an EC / Maestro card and PIN number, cash in the local currency can be withdrawn from ATMs across Europe. In Lithuania it is also possible to pay in shops with the ec / Maestro card. Cards with the Cirrus or Maestro symbol are accepted in Europe and worldwide. Further information from banks and credit institutes. The same applies to the German Sparcard, the successor to the postal savings book as a means of procuring currency in other European countries. With the Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from European ATMs with the Plus logo. ATMs are available everywhere.
Attention: Travelers who pay with their bank customer card abroad and want to withdraw money should find out about the options for using their card from their bank prior to departure.
Bank opening times
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., some banks also Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Foreign exchange regulations
For travelers within the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national or foreign currencies. For travelers from outside the EU, there is an obligation to declare the import and export of cash with an equivalent value of € 10,000 or more (including traveler’s checks, other currencies or checks made out to third parties).
There are numerous exchange offices, especially in larger hotels, post offices, airports and train stations. But money can also be changed in banks.