Getting Around Lithuania
Traveling by Road:
The road network in Lithuania is very comprehensive and covers most towns and cities together. Road conditions in Lithuania will be much better than the other Baltic States. When driving in rural areas make sure to keep on the lookout for pedestrians, horses, cyclists and tractors. Winters in Lithuania can be harsh so make sure to take extra caution and make sure your car is properly equipped when driving in winter months.
Travel by Rail:
The rail network in Lithuania connects most major towns and cities together, but rural areas aren't serviced by rails as much. Trains also service international destinations, mainly departing from Vilnius and going into either Russia or the surrounding Baltic states. All train tickets need to be purchased prior to boarding at the station.
Traveling by Bus:
By far the best way to travel around Lithuania, the bus network covers the entire country. Buses serve local, regional and international destination and are usually faster and more comfortable than taking a train. Tickets should be purchased in advance at the bus station or from a travel agent in the city. Tickets can be purchased from the bus driver on domestic routes, but they can be pricier than buying them in advance.
Traveling by Boat:
Lithuania offers multiple water transports, including ferries and hydrofoils. Ferries service both local and international ports and tickets can be purchased from travel agencies or from the port. Seeing Lithuania by sea is a great experience, offering tremendous views of the country.
Traveling by Taxi:
Taxi service is available in all major towns and cities. They can be booked by telephone, hailed from the street or hired from a taxi rank. Only hire taxis that display an illuminated "Taksi" sign on the roof of the car. Tipping isn't necessary as the tip is included in the fare.