Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Vilnius Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Unless you’re content with sleeping on the floor, the airport is not a place for a lengthy layover. -Tom
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Vilnius Airport.
What to Expect
Vilnius Airport has an older, Soviet-era terminal that resembles a train station. However, the terminal is currently being renovated. Amenities include several eateries and shops, including duty-free, but none are open 24 hours so plan ahead if you’re camping out. WiFi is free in two-hour sessions, limit three sessions per registered user. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.
Where to Sleep
Travellers are restricted to the landside area once security checkpoints close for the night. Most seats are metal and have armrests, but arrive early to try for the few comfortable lounge chairs or padded benches. Floor sleepers will want a sleeping bag. Dress warmly or bring a blanket to combat cold temperatures. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby, including some in walking distance. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
Passes IDW Esperanza Resort Business Lounge – Location: Airside, Departures Area, 3rd Floor, at the end of the hall next to the ‘Heineken Bar. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
If sleeping in Vilnius Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hotel AirInn Vilnius – (2 minute walk from the terminal) Located 50m from the terminal. » Check Rates
- Hotel Ibis Styles Vilnius – (6 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle. Shuttle Hours: 7:30AM – 11:50PM, every 20 minutes. Airport pick-up location: in front of the arrival zone in the parking lot. » Check Rates
- Egas Motel – (3 minutes from the airport) A gas station/convenience store motel within 20 minutes walking distance from the airport. » Check Rates
- Amicus Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Vilnius Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Free WiFi is available at Vilnius Airport for six hours. Registration is required. You must repeat the registration every two hours to a maximum of 3 times.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: in the Arrivals area.
Baby Care Facilities – There are baby change facilities available.
Children’s Play Area – Location: Airside, next to Gate A4. Hours: 24 hours.
Currency Exchange – Medicinos Bank has two locations landside: A Arrival Hall (Hours: 6:00AM – 1:00AM) and Main Departure Hall (Hours: 6:15AM – 10:45PM).
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available (5 locations and open according to flight schedule) as well as a small variety of shops including a Narvesen convenience shop which is open 24 hours (Departures location).
Fast Track Service – Passengers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: 5,00€. Tickets available at the self-service kiosk or at the electronic service shop.
Food & Drinks – The airport offers a decent selection of food & drink options both Landside and Airside; however, there are no 24 hour operations. You will find a few options open as early as 4:00AM and closing after the last flight.
Information Desk – Location: Landside, arrivals level.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Smart Storage, Departure Hall, near counters 25-30. Hours: open 24 hours. Rates start at 5,00€ per bag.
Luggage Wrapping – Services are available from Pack & Fly in the Check-in Area. Rates start at 10,00€ per bag.
Mobile Charging – In a May 2018 review, a traveller indicated that there are 3 mobile charging stations available both Landside and Airside.
Pharmacy – The Airport Pharmacy is found landside. Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM.
Rest Zones – Not available.
Showers – Not available.
Smoking – Smoking is permitted within the airport in designated locations.
The airport is open 24 hours.
As of March 2019, Vilnius airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • Air Baltic • Austrian Airlines • Belavia • Brussels Airlines • Finnair • GetJet • Grand Cru Airlines • LOT • Lufthansa • Nordica • Norwegian • Ryanair • SAS • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International Airlines • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Vilnius Airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you need a bus to the city centre, the railway station, or a long distance connection (Riga or Minsk for example), there should be a bus for you. For routes, schedules and fares, visit the Vilnius Airport website.
The following car rental agencies can be found in the Arrivals Hall of the passenger terminal: AutoBanga, Autocom, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Euro Renta, Green Motion, Hertz, Neorent, Ollex, Payless, Panek, Sixt and Trusticar.
Metered taxis are readily available in taxi ranks located outside of the Arrivals Terminal. At the time of this March 2019 update, the following rates can be expected: Airport > Old Town (Cathedral Square) €10; Airport > Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre €9; Airport > Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos €18.
A special express train runs between Vilnius railway station and the airport. The train operates 16 departures per day and it takes approximately 7 minutes to reach the airport. At the time of this March 2019 update, a one-way ticket costs 0,70€. For schedule information, visit the Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos Geležinkeliai) website.
Last updated: 2019-03-22
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.