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Accommodation

CONVENE Hotel Partners offer special room rates to all participants of CONVENE 2017. The possibility to book a room in one of partner hotels is here.

Getting Here

Airport information

The main airport of the country is located in the south of Vilnius. It is only 7 km or 15 min drive by car from the city centre. www.vilnius-airport.lt

Getting to the centre of the city:
By taxi:

The most convenient and fastest way to reach hotels from Vilnius International Airport is to use a taxi or book a private transfer in advance through the hotel. Please contact the staff of Vilnius Tourist Information Centre (Arrival Hall A) to book your taxi.

The taxis that are already at the airport are known to be 3-4 times more expensive than the ordinary ones. For your convenience, we recommend  “Smart Taxi” by short number 1820 (when using Lithuanian mobile service provider) or +370 5 200 0820. Other taxi numbers can be found here.

By bus:

Once you have boarded public transportation, you can purchase a one-way ticket from the driver that costs € 1. Bus times are available at bus stops or on the website www.stops.lt

Tickets for trolleybuses and buses can be bought at any newspaper kiosk*:
Ticket price for 30 min journey – € 0.73
Ticket price for 60 min journey – € 0.87

* When buying the ticket at the kiosk, an electronic card is needed. It costs ~ 1.20. Only then, you can top it up with selected public transport tickets.

You can also use a Mobile App to purchase the tickets. The App is available here:

For iOS

For Android

By train:

Distance from the airport to Vilnius Railway station is about 5 km, the journey takes up to 8 minutes. Trains run approximately every 60 minutes. The schedule can be found at www.litrail.lt. Tickets can be purchased on the train or at Vilnius Railway Station. Ticket price € 0.72.

 

Useful information

Passport and Visas

All foreign visitors entering Lithuania must have a valid passport. For some countries, a visa is necessary. Please find the List of Countries, whose citizens do not require visas to enter the Republic of Lithuania. Please press here for more information about visas.

Letter of invitation

If required the organizer will send you a letter of invitation. It should be understood that this letter is only to help participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide financial support. Due to the fact that consulates and embassies need a lot of time to process a visa request we advise you to ask for a letter of invitation at your earliest convenience.

Climate
Lithuania has a central European climate. The average temperature in February is about -8 ˚C, but can also reach -20 ˚C. To know more about the weather click here.

Time
Lithuania lies in the Central European Time zone (GMT + 2 hours, or same as, for instance, Helsinki, Riga, and Tallinn)

Currency
Euro (€) is the official currency in Lithuania. Currency can be exchanged at the airport and banks.Currency converter.

Credit Cards

Visa and Master Card are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find a cash dispenser on nearly every corner.

Electrical Appliances

The voltage in Lithuania is 220 volts.

Emergency Telephone Number: 112

Dial this number from all public telephone networks anywhere in Lithuania. Calls to this number are free of charge at any time of the day, from any service provider, mobile or fixed line. Dial this number to report criminal offences, life-threatening conditions, health, safety or environmental hazards, and call respective emergency services.

Information Hotline: 1588

24/7 they have all answers!

Insurance

All participants are reminded that the organizer is not liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Hosted buyers and participants are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.
Learn Lithuanian before you arrive

Good morning – Labas rytas
Good afternoon – Laba diena
Good evening – Labas vakaras
Hello – Labas (informal)
Goodbye – Viso gero
See you later – Iki pasimatymo
Thanks – Ačiū
Airport – Oro uostas
Bus station – Autobusų stotis
Railway station – Traukinių sotis
Bus/ Torlleybus stop – Stotelė
Ticket – Bilietas
Old town – Senamiestis
Street – Gatvė
Avenue – Prospektas
Hotel – Viešbutis
Bank – Bankas
Shop – Parduotuvė
Take me to CONVENE at Litexpo – Vežkite mane į CONVENE, Litexpo

Vilnius City Apps

There are a couple of useful Apps for those who are coming to Vilnius for the first time or would like to explore the city better. You will find the information about sightseeing, attractions, activities, restaurants, cafés, hotels, shopping, nightlife, Vilnius City Card and lots more.

More information is available here: www.vilnius-tourism.lt

Tasty Vilnius Map

Find the best places to dine in Vilnius by using the great culinary guide made by JSC “Virtuvės mitų griovėjai” in collaboration with the Municipality of Vilnius.

More information is available here: www.vmgvilnius.lt

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