Vilnius

Buses & Trolleybuses

  Vilnius     15 Oct 2018
All buses and trolleybuses in Vilnius are owned and operated by the municipality. Paper tickets for single journeys can be no longer be bought from kiosks, only from the driver, with the fare priced at €1 for a single journey on one vehicle. Remember to validate the ticket in the puncher. Unless you plan on spending a lot of time using public transport whilst in Vilnius, this relatively simple system should be more than adequate, but it's worth mentioning the alternative, namely Vilniečio kortelė, an electronic card available for €1.50 from kiosks around town, including at the airport. Buy a number of journeys and later top it up from a kiosk when you run out. The most useful top-up options are for journeys lasting up to 30 minutes at €0.65, or up to 60 minutes for €0.90. The card is used by holding it against the yellow machine on any bus or trolleybus, which automatically takes the fare off the card. You can then board as many buses or trolleys as it takes to reach your destination within the time limit you've paid for. (Alternatively, put any amount you choose on the card and select which length journey you want when using the machine on board the vehicle. Other options are available for tickets valid from one to 270 days, although we recommend you get a local to help you if choosing one of these.) You can find out all you need to know about schedules online at www.vilniustransport.lt and more about Vilniečio kortelė at www.vilniusticket.lt.

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