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Getting around Vilnius

Public transport

A large network of buses and trolleybuses is operated in Vilnius by the local authorities (tel: +370 5 270 9339; www.vilniustransport.lt) and runs from 0500 in the morning until midnight. For bus routes and timetables, see http://www.stops.lt.

You can buy e-tickets known as "Vilniečio Kortelė" at many newspaper kiosks which you can then top-up for journeys lasting up to 30 or 60 minutes. The easiest way, however, is to buy your single-journey ticket directly from the driver for €1 each way.

Taxis

You can hail taxis in Vilnius on the street or at ranks at the railway and bus stations as well as in the Old Town. Alternatively, you can also download a taxi app, type in your destination, see the estimated price and confirm your ride. The local eTAKSI and Uber are two popular apps.

Driving

There is little point in driving around Vilnius as the city is relatively small - you can walk from the Energy and Technology Museum located on the north bank of River Neris to Gates of Dawn beyond the Old Town in 30 minutes. If you are exploring the suburbs or visiting other towns in Lithuania, then you'd be pleased to know that the roads are well signposted and the conditions are good. Seatbelts must be worn and headlights must be turned on at all times. From October to April, winter tyres are a must.

Car hire

International car hire companies have offices at the airport and in the city centre. Contact any of these international brands to arrange car hire: Avis (tel: +370 5 232 9316), Hertz (tel: +370 5 232 9301; www.hertz.lt), and Sixt (tel: +370 5 239 5636; www.sixt.lt).

Bicycle hire

Cyclocity Vilnius (www.cyclocity.lt/en/) is the city's bikeshare scheme and you can use it with your Vilnius City Card.

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Grotthuss

This quaint Vilnius boutique hotel is at the heart of the Old Town with a welcoming, homely ambience, and a sense of tradition that is backed up by free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Breakfast is free.

Conti

Set right in the heart of Old Town, Conti offers spacious rooms with satellite TV channels and free Wi-Fi. Facilities include a gym and a sauna.

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius

A glitzy international hotel located in the Old Town. Its 96 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated and many of them offer excellent views of the UNESCO-listed Cathedral Square. After a day of sightseeing, guests can unwind at the spa centre.

Comfort Hotel LT - Rock 'N' Roll Vilnius

With 200 funky music-themed rooms, this modern hotel has a gym and offers complimentary breakfast. There is no "Concierge Service" but there are Mac computers in the lobby readily available to help.

Ecotel Vilnius

This Vilnius hotel has 166 rooms over four floors and offers guests free buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi. It is located in the centre of Vilnius on the north bank of the Neris River a 10-minute walk from the Old Town.

Mabre Residence Hotel

This excellent Old Town bolthole is the perfect hotel in Vilnius for those looking for peace and quiet. The hotel has 40 spacious rooms, housed in an old monastery with an on-site steak house and massage spa. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Highly recommended.