Vilnius is Lithuania’s beautiful capital which has a broad range to offer, from historical buildings to big green areas like the Botanic Garden. Rent a car for your time in the city to explore every nook and cranny and to become the creator of your own, customized travel itinerary. With your own car, there are no limits and travelers can also explore the historical city of Kaunas, which is not even 2 hours away by car, or reach Neris Regional Park in less than an hour.
Vilnius International Airport is about 4 miles south of the city. The airport has several car rental agencies on its grounds, which is very convenient for travelers who want to start their journey right there and then. International companies like Hertz, Sixt, and Avis are located onsite, among many others, and travelers should follow the signs to the car rental desks upon arrival.
Driving safety has improved in Lithuania over the past years, but it is still has one of the highest fatality rates on their streets within Europe. This is partly due to the poor road conditions in many parts of the city, but also in suburban areas and rural roads. By driving defensively and slowly, however, drivers should face no problems and local drivers, if driving a little fast sometimes, have a reputation to be friendly and helpful.
Vilnius is a small city with an Old Town featuring narrow roads that can be challenging to navigate through – especially during peak times in the morning and evening. Try to avoid driving through Vilnius during rush hour (7-9 am and 5-8 pm), as traffic can get rather severe, especially on the E272, one of the main roads to the city.
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FAQs about renting a car in Vilnius
Some car rental companies in Vilnius which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis and Alamo
On average a hire car in Vilnius costs C$ 29 per day.
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Vilnius. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Vilnius is C$ 7.24 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 87 and C$ 116, depending on the car size.
Standard (Mitsubishi Galant or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Vilnius.
A Standard car rental in Vilnius costs C$ 38 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car rental in Vilnius costs C$ 21 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Vilnius costs C$ 26 per day, on average.
In Vilnius, cars are most frequently rented at GREEN MOTION Rodunios Kelias (6 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Vilnius costs C$ 202 per week (C$ 29 per day).
On average a rental car in Vilnius costs C$ 865 per month (C$ 29 per day).
As Vilnius is a city with an ancient Old Town that has cobblestone streets and narrow lanes, renting a compact car is advised. Consider that gas is very expensive in Europe compared to the US and a smaller car will also require less refueling. Also check what is covered by the insurance before driving off with the rental car to be on the safe side.
Stay within the speed limits at all times during your visit to Vilnius. General regulations permit up to 50 km/h (31 mph) within city limits and 90 km/h (55 mph) on roads outside the city. On freeways up to 130 km/h (80 mph) is allowed, but adjust your speed to prevailing weather and road conditions.
Prepare to pay around €1.21 per liter of gas in Vilnius ($1.39, which means about $5.60 per gallon). Gas stations are available all around the city and along freeways, and usually it is possible to pay with cash or card. In European countries drivers often pay at the counter after refilling, and also remember that paying by card at the machine requires a 4-digit pin for verification in Europe.
For metered on-street parking there are various zones in Vilnius that are blue, red, yellow, and green. Time restrictions are given in Roman numerals that represent the days, and a number to indicate the time period from where parking is permitted (i.e. I-V means Monday to Friday and 8-22 indicates that meters apply from 8 am to 10 pm). There are also parking lots available, including the underground parking in Gediminas Ave or the one on Tilto Street.