General Information

To help you make the most of your stay in Vilnius, we’ve put together some useful information and advice to keep in mind when planning your trip – check out http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/

 

Currency

National currency is Euro.

Foreign currencies can be easily exchanged in banks. ATMs can be found in all parts of the city. Cash withdrawals may be made using your credit card. The logos of accepted cards are shown besides the machine. Most internationally recognised bank credit cards are accepted and widely used in all hotels, restaurants and shopping malls where such methods of payment are indicated by the entrance. 

 

Electricity

The voltage in Lithuania is 220V AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are of the European two–pin variety.

 

Working hours

Governmental institutions work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Shops are usually open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. on weekdays and until 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on Saturdays. All shopping malls and some of smaller stores are open on Sundays as well. Some supermarkets are open around the clock.

 

Country Code and Important Telephone Numbers

  • Country Code: +370
  • Emergency Services: 112
  • Information Hotline: 118

 

Visas

Lithuania is a member of the European Union and the Schengen area. Visitors from the EU, as well as from 30 or so other countries including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States don't require a visa to stay for up to 90 days within a six - month period. A visa issued for any Schengen country is also valid in Lithuania. For more information, visit www.urm.lt

 

Public Transport

Vilnius has an effective and cheap network of trolleybuses, buses and minibuses. They start running at around five in the morning and stop at midnight.

The Vilnius Citizens Card(Vilniečio Kortelė) is a form of electronic ticketing used on public transportation. It is valid on trolleybuses and buses and can hold single 30 or 60 min. tickets, tickets valid for 1, 3 or 10 days, as well as monthly passes, which must be added to the card prior to travel. The card is available at press kiosks and costs 1,50 Eur. Single tickets for trolleybuses or buses cost 0,64 Euro – 30 minutes and 0,93 Euro – 60 minutes. The card may be re-charged at press kiosks. Passengers should touch the card onto the electronic reader after boarding the trolleybus or bus in order to validate the ticket. Single paper tickets can be bought from a driver for 1 Euro and it will be valid for the whole journey, till the last stop of the itinerary. More information at www.vilniustransport.lt 

 

Taxi

Numerous taxis operate in Vilnius. When getting to the city from Vilnius International Airport, we strongly recommend to use the taxi booking service at Vilnius Tourist Information Centre, located at the Arrival Hall of the International Vilnius Airport. You will get the customer-friendly fares without a booking fee. Taxis can also be hailed on the street or found at ranks at strategic spots in the Old Town and city centre. They can also be ordered at a cheaper rate by telephone.  Taxis hailed on the street can be expensive and not always of the best quality. Fares are displayed on meters and include service. Tips are paid at the passenger’s discretion. The average cost within the city is up to 15 Eur. It is recommended to ask for the receipt in advance. We recommend "Smart Taxi" by short number 1820 (when using Lithuanian mobile service provider) or +370 5 200 0820. Other taxi numbers can be foundhere.

 

Safety

In an international survey, Vilnius is rated as the safest capital in the Baltic States and safer than many European capitals. Take care of your money and other valuable things and remember that not all people you meet are what they pretend to be.

 

 

Climate

The average temperature in Vilnius in October is a little cool at 6.6 °C (43.88 °F).Afternoons can be quite mild, with average high temperatures reaching 10.2 °C (50.4 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally cool, with an average low of 3.4 °C (38.1 °F).The average daily temperature range/ variation is 6.8 °C (12.2 °F) and 53mm (2.1in) of rainfall.The shortest day is 9:19hoursand the longest day is 11:29 long with an average length of 10:23.

 

Insurance

The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss, damages or accidents during the event. We would in particular like to draw your attention to the cancellation policy in respect of registration fees and accommodation. In the event that, for whatever reason, the Conference has to be cancelled or postponed, the Organising Committee and/or its agents will be responsible only for the refund of money received. We recommend that delegates insure themselves for medical and cancellation charges.

 

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