The Vilnius International Airport (VNO) is the principal aviation hub for the country of Lithuania, and its capital of Vilnius. Built in the early 1930s, this airport has been key to residents of and travellers to Lithuania for over 80 years. It has undergone several renovations over the years, and is a prominent base for the low-cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair. Today, this facility offers roughly 45 direct destinations around Europe, and as a result, it is one of the fastest growing airports on the continent, with an annual transit population of almost four million people.
The airport has one main terminal, and its amenities are very good. There are ATMs littered throughout, with a bureau de change services where you can change over any leftover cash you are carrying. Vilnius International Airport also provides free WiFi that you can connect to with your own mobile device, but if you don’t own one, there are stationary internet kiosks that you can utilise. There are payphones and a post-office for other communication needs.
There are a good variety of restaurants, bars and cafes where passengers can grab some refreshments in pre or post-flight. There’s also a decent range of shops at this airport too, with duty-free outlets where you can purchase tobacco, alcohol and cosmetics, as well as gourmet food and confectionary. There are also several souvenir and gift shops, where you can pick up items for friends and family.
There are also some neat extras here, like a small cinema showing short films, an information desk, meeting and conference rooms.
Flying to or from Vilnius can be done with Ryanair, Wizz Air, Finnair, SAS, Brussels Airlines, Air Baltic, Turkish Airlines, LOT, Austrian Airlines, Aeroflot, and Air Baltic.
· There are several reliable car rental companies operating in the Arrivals area of the airport, and can be easily approached when you land. However, often you can find much cheaper deals online, and with Skyscanner's search tools you can secure a deal before you arrive. The airport is roughly 6km from the centre, and about a 15 minute drive. Get onto Dariaus ir Girėno g., and continue straight onto this road (which changes into Švitrigailos g. and V. Kudirkos g.) then turn right onto Gedimino pr. and you will find yourself in the centre of the city.
· The airport has a train station, and taking the train is the fastest way into town, taking less than 10 minutes and costing 0.70EUR ($1).
· Buses also link the city and the airport; look for Route 1, which will take 15-20 minutes for 1EUR ($1.40).
· You can always find taxis outside the terminal, and they are very affordable, with a journey right to the centre of the city (the Old Town and Cathedral Square) coming to about 10EUR ($14). If you’re travelling in a large group, you can also book a private airport transfer online.
Please note that information is correct as of March 2017