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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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