Attractions in Vilnius
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, situated next to Neris River and at the mouth of Vilnele. It is an important industrial and cultural center of the country. The city for a long period of its history was a multinational and multicultural city, traces of which are visible until today.
In the capital of Lithuania you can admire UNESCO-listed Old Town, which is one of the largest in Europe. It covers an area up to 360 hectares. You can take advantage of LOT Polish Airlines direct flights from Warsaw to Vilnius. After a very fast and comfortable journey you will be able to explore all the attractions in Vilnius.
One of the symbols of Vilnius is Gediminas’ hill with the old castle. The castle complex in Vilnius consisted of Lower Castle Upper Castle and The Crooked Castle. Lower Castle stood in the place of today's Vilnius Cathedral. The castle was like an independent city, where you could find school, arsenal, stables, residential buildings and the cathedral. Lower Castle was destroyed in 1610 by fire. During this time the Castle was the residence of King Sigismund III Vasa and Queen Constance. It disappeared from the map of Vilnius about 1800. Newly built Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania symbolizes the non-existent object. The Crooked Castle stood on the Bald Mountain, in the place where a monument of Three Crosses stands now. Crooked castle was burned by the Teutonic Order in 1390.
The hill is the place where the first castle of the city was built. It is still possible to visit the remains of the Upper Castle, which stands on Gediminas’ Hill. You can also admire there Gediminas’ Tower, standing next to the Upper Castle. The tower can be seen very well from every point of the Old Town. Nowadays, the tower serves as a museum, an observation point and a symbol of Vilnius.
Monuments of Vilnius
The city has one of the biggest old towns in Europe and many monuments are inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list. You can start a walking tour from the Castle street leading to the Gate of Dawn and St. Stanislaus Cathedral. The oldest objects from the fifteenth and sixteenth century, preserved only in fragments. A special place is also Trijý Kryžiý kalnas - Hill of Three Crosses, which is the best view point for admiring the city skyline. Mountain is topped with three large crosses, which are a reminder of martyred seven Franciscans.
Vilnius is known for its old and antique churches. Currently the most important catholic church in Lithuania is Cathedral Basilica. The first cathedral was burned. Shortly afterwards, in 1419 at the same place the new building was built. Church of Sts. Francis and Bernard was built in the Gothic style in the years 1469-1500 for the Order of Bernardine. Today it is one of the most recognizable gothic churches in Vilnius. Church of Sts. Nicholas is one of the two oldest churches in the city and at the same time in the whole of Lithuania. Church of St. Anna - from the late Gothic is sometimes called Flemish Gothic. This church has survived almost unchanged up to this day.
Flight from Warsaw to Vilnius
Vilnius is a unique city that for centuries was known for its multiculturalism. Even today while walking through the Old Town of Vilnius, you will hear many different languages. Countless tourists from many countries add to this mix further even more of them. The combination of many dialects, with the rich history of the city, interesting architecture, greenery, trees and winding streets create a unique, almost magical atmosphere. You can explore this thanks to cheap plane tickets from Warsaw to Vilnius offered by LOT Polish Airlines.
Direct flights from Warsaw to Vilnius are the most convenient form of travel to the capital of Lithuania. LOT guarantee the punctuality, safeness and comfort. Caring for your high satisfaction LOT Polish Airlines proposes cheap flights from Warsaw to Vilnius, as well as professional service and numerous amenities designed to make your trip comfortable.
Warsaw Chopin Airport is the largest airport in Poland. The airport is located at a distance of about 8 kilometers southwest of the city center.
It covers an area of over 500 hectares. LOT Polish Airlines passengers traveling from Warsaw can take advantage of LOT Business Lounges.
This is an exclusive offer addressed to passengers who want to experience the best possible comfort before starting their journey. In our business lounges, located in the Warsaw Chopin Airport passengers are able to use the facilities that will allow them to enjoy their time and relax before the flight. LOT Business Lounges are elegant places with class, where passengers can relax, find a quiet place to work and try food and drinks from specially prepared menu.
The International Airport of Vilnius is located in the heart of the New World, 6 kilometers south of the Old Town. Vilnius Airport has two terminals. One of them is a modern building of 2007. In 2007 it served nearly 2 million passengers. Very interesting is also older terminal, which is an architectural monument of the Lithuania. In 2014 the airport introduced a new business lounge, which makes the journey a very pleasant experience. In 2005 the airport was modernized and the construction of a new terminal started. Its aim was to handle non-Schengen passengers. The new facility was opened in November 2007.
Passengers can take advantage of restaurants, currency exchange, bank, ATMs, post office, pharmacy, rooms for mothers with children, cafes, shops, luggage storage, florist. It is also possible to get an access to the Internet, as well as fax and photocopying in the business room.
Flight with LOT
Those who wish to visit the capital of Lithuania, may choose cheap flights from Warsaw to Vilnius and travel on an aircraft of LOT Polish Airlines.LOT pays a major attention on improving standard and satisfaction of the passengers. During a fast flight it is possible to try many delicious dishes from our menu. There is also additional menu prepared for those who need a special meal. If for any reason, dietary, religious or individual food preferences, you would like to get a special meal, you can choose a dish from our extensive menu.
Transfer from Vilnius Airport
International Vilnius Airport (VNO) is located in the southern part of Vilnius, just 7 kilometers from the center of the capital. The airport with the help of the European Union upgraded the airport building and became an important economic center of Lithuania. From year to year it increases a number of connections with the countries of Western Europe. Currently, Vilnius airport serves flights of traditional, charter and low cost airlines. One of these lines is LOT Polish Airlines, which offers flights from Warsaw to Vilnius. Vilnius Airport has excellent access to the city center, thus transfer to Vilnius, as well as from the city to the airport is not a problem. Travelers can take advantage of various transportation system, allowing you to customize your travel.
Public Transfer from Vilnius Airport
Bus line number 1 provides connection to the train station in Vilnius. It runs every 10-15 minutes from Monday till Friday from 5:03 - 22:50. During weekends and holidays it runs from 5:50 to 22:47. Another line is bus number 2, which takes passengers to Šeškinė and stops in several places in the city center. During the week buses run from 5:09 to 23:30 and on the other days and public holidays from 6:13 to 22:14. They depart every 10-15 minutes. There is also minibus number 23 that takes people to For Šeškinė every 5-15 minutes. Minibuses number 15 go every 5-15 minutes and take passengers to Santariškės.
For Fabijoniškės every 5-15 minutes there is minibus line number 20. The cost of a bus ticket to the city center is 1.10 LT or 1.40 LT when we buy it from the driver. You can also use the services of minibuses running between the airport and the different places in Vilnius. A ticket to the city costs 3 LT. It is also possible to get to the city center by train. A special train runs between the airport and the Vilnius railway station.
The railway station is near the terminal. It is equipped with facilities for the disabled. Tickets cost 12 LT, and the journey time is 12 minutes.
Private Transfer from Vilnius Airport
Taxi ranks can be found before the terminal. Approximate travel time to the city center is 15 minutes.
Taxi transport is the fastest way to get to the city. The course costs about 30-35 LT. Keep in mind that you always should get in the licensed taxi companies and the price should be set before the start of the course. At the airport there are parking lots both short and long term. Near the terminal there is a short-stay car park where you can leave your car for free for 15 minutes, then an hour costs 4 LT. At the airport operate ten car rental companies.
Facilities at the airport
At the airport there are bars, restaurants and cafes. It is also possible to use the office exchange, ATMs and shop in a few shops, including duty-free ones. LOT also provides for its customers the facilities designed to enhance travel comfort. Check-in desks are closed 30 minutes before the scheduled flight, but thanks to modern solutions, you can make it through the Internet or phone, receiving boarding pass at the airport or by downloading it to the phone.
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