Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is home to about 580,000 people, making it the largest metropolis in the Baltic States and a good starting point for a rental car trip. Situated in a densely wooded mountain landscape in the southeast of Lithuania, Vilnius is only 40 km from the border with Belarus. The city at the confluence of the Neris and Vilnia rivers was built in the 14th century, but its past dates back to the early Middle Ages. Every era has left cultural and architectural witnesses in Vilnius, so the range of sights is correspondingly large.
Coming from Europe, you will land at the international airport Vilnius (IATA Code VNO). It is located 6 km south of the centre and is connected to the capital by a well-developed road. The journey by rental car only takes a few minutes. The rental car is already waiting as ordered at the airport car rental, provided you have used our independent comparison portal for cheap rentals. Below are some Sights in Vilnius that you can reach quickly with the rented car.
The historic old town of Vilnius ideally you discover on foot. Find a suitable rental car parking space and immerse yourself in the architectural diversity of the district. The narrow alleys lead to 40 architecturally charming churches, past sightseeing buildings in various architectural styles. A highlight of the Old Town walk is the Gothic-style St. Anna Church. Baroque architecture brings you close to the Peter and Paul Church in the neighbouring Neustadt.
Located in the east of Vilnius, the district has been extensively restored in the last 20 years and currently houses local artists and various galleries. Time seems to have stood still in the district 100 years ago. The streetscape is characterized by houses from the last century, small shops, restaurants and mysterious backyards. Due to the low traffic volume, you can easily find a parking space for your rental car. The restaurants offer Lithuanian specialities and the friendly inhabitants of the district are always interested in entertainment.
The painting lake landscape near the small town Trakai is only a few kilometers away from the capital. Worth seeing are here beside the water castle in the Galve lake on an island, the mill museum in Liubavas and a huge park, which symbolizes the geographical center of the continent Europe. The very well-kept park shows stone works of art by Lithuanian artists and is an oasis to relax in good weather. 35 km from Vilnius, the Kernave World Heritage and Cultural Reserve invites you for an excursion by rental car. The highlight is a visit to the 800-year-old and completely restored castle on the banks of the Neris.
If you know the most important rules, you will have a pleasant holiday in the capital of Lithuania and its surroundings:
|Road category||highest speed|
|Inner cities||50 km/h|
|Highway (Winter)||110 km/h|
|Highway (summer)||130 km/h|
On our independent portal you will find the offers of any car rental company that operates a pickup station at Vilnius Airport. You can compare rental cars in every category and rent a car at low cost with just a few mouse clicks. You will also learn relevant details, select practical accessories and complete the booking with all the necessary data. Aspects that deserve special attention are explained below.
You need a card with sufficient credit limit to take over the booked rental car at the airport. Car rental requires a deposit with each car and blocks the amount on your credit card. The sum becomes freely available again after the return of the rental car has been completed.
When renting a car on our portal you have the choice between a full comprehensive policy with excess and an equivalent contract without excess. The first variant results in noticeable additional costs in the event of an accident due to the own contribution. Only the fully comprehensive insurance without excess settles the entire damage without burdening you.
If you are planning a round trip through Lithuania, with Vilnius as your starting point and Palanga Airport on the Baltic Sea as your destination in mind, you should ideally opt for one-way rental. Contact person at both airports is the selected car rental company, which must be informed about arrival and return flight date when booking. The process is easy to complete on our portal and you will get more intensive impressions of the destination country.
You rent a vehicle with insurance that provides you with contractually agreed protection. If you hand over the rental car steering wheel to your companion, this must be anchored in the contract by the car rental company. This is the only way for an additional driver to enjoy the same insurance protection as you.