Ever since Lithuania lifted its quarantine measures after the global coronavirus outbreak, all travellers landing in Vilnius airport are required to wear a face mask as well as to complete an online form through the airport’s website in order to provide basic contact information, details of their flight and an account of the countries they have visited during the 14-day period immediately preceding their arrival.
Terminal of Vilnius airport (VNO)
VNO airport in the capital of Lithuania has a single terminal building for passengers located roughly six kilometers away from the city. Being the busiest airport of this European country, the terminal has been remodeled on various occasions in order to meet the growing challenges of international travel. Today, the original building is used as arrivals hall, whereas the new terminal has been expanded to accommodate advanced equipment, duty-free stores and a business lounge.
Transit hotel in Vilnius airport of Lithuania
Travellers who may need to spend the night close to the airport terminal before resuming their journey can sleep in one of the 115 ample guest rooms of the AirInn Vilnius airport hotel, within short walking distance from the public departures area. During their stay, they can enjoy stunning runway views, room service, complimentary WiFi, an onsite fitness centre and a conference room, among other amenities.
How to get to central Vilnius: trains, buses, taxi and car rentals
There are several ways to go from Vilnius airport in Lithuania to the city centre, all of them fast and inexpensive.
A train journey from the airport railway station to the central train station in Vilnius takes only seven minutes, therefore being arguably the best option for business travellers. On the other hand, tourists commuting from Vilnius to other destinations may find the intercity express buses much more convenient.
The taxi rank situated in front of Arrivals is the place to go for trustworthy drivers who will take you to Vilnius centre in a matter of minutes. The average journey between Vilnius airport and the Cathedral Square or the Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre costs 10 euros approximately. Should you prefer to hire a car to get around independently, head over to the car rental offices in parking lot P4.
Passenger services at the airport
Whether upon landing or when departing the capital of Lithuania, there is a varied range of passenger services at Vilnius airport (VNO) that are aimed at catering to the needs of tourists and business travellers alike, and they may come in handy either while preparing for the trip to the city or before catching an international flight, as is the case with the free WiFi available all throughout the premises, the tourist information centre the TAX refund office, the several shops and Duty Free stores in the Schengen and non-Schengen boarding areas and the dining outlets among which we count a Subway location, a café and a seafood restaurant, which will ensure that you won’t board your plane hungry.
Flights to and from Vilnius airport in Lithuania
At this stage, most air routes are operating normally, while others are expected to be resumed in the upcoming months. For instance, airBaltic flights from and to Riga, Tallinn, Paris, Berlin Tegel, Oslo, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Amsterdam and Oslo are available, and travellers can also fly to and from Minsk with Belavia, Brussels with Brussels Airlines, Warsaw with LOT, Helsinki with Finnair, Frankfurt with Lufthansa, Copenhagen with Scandinavian and Belfast with Wizz Air. Likewise, Ryanair currently operates flights from Vilnius to Tel Aviv, Liverpool, Athens, Corfu and Barcelona.
You are advised to contact your airline for further info on flight frequencies and routes resuming in the upcoming months.