Car Rental Vilnius

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Vilnius Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ADC Rent
$7.14 / per day
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Vilnius Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
ADC Rent
$7.74 / per day
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Vilnius Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
ADC Rent
$8.32 / per day
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Vilnius Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
ADC Rent
$8.32 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Vilnius, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Man.
ADC Rent
$14.88 / per day
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Vilnius, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
ADC Rent
$15.47 / per day
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Vilnius Airport Car Rental
Standard
VW Passat or similar
VW Passat
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
ADC Rent
$15.47 / per day
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Vilnius Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$16.54 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:32 on 2019-11-18. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Lithuanian
Currency
EUR
Country code
370
Average car rental length
2 days
Economy car rental price
$30.76 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.04%
Rating
9.5

Why rent a car in Vilnius?

The capital city of Lithuania is a fun travel destination. Rapidly developing, but with a touch of interesting history, it has plenty of castles, museums, and art centers to explore. Though influenced by its Northern, Eastern, and Central European neighbors, the city has a distinct character of its own. After seeing Vilnius, you can drive to explore the rest of the country or even visit one of Lithuania’s neighboring countries.

Vilnius Car Rental

Top ways to enter Vilnius

  • Vilnius Airport: The largest airport in the country, it served 4.9 million travelers in 2018. The airport is served by around 20 airlines, with GetJet Airlines, Ryanair, Wizz Air, and airBaltic providing most of the traffic. Located just 7km (4 miles) south of the city center, the airport can be reached in 15-20 minutes.
  • Kaunas Airport: Served by five different airlines, the airport of Lithuania’s second city offers flights to and from the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and other European countries. The airport is located 98km (61 miles) northwest of Vilnius and the distance between the two can be traveled in about one hour.
  • Palanga Airport: A small international airport on the Lithuanian Baltic coast, it serves the cities of Palanga and Klaipeda. As of August 2019, the airport has flights by eight different airlines. Located 335km (208 miles) northwest of Vilnius, it can be reached in about 3 hours and 20 minutes.
  • Riga Airport: The busiest in the Baltics, the airport serving Latvian capital handled 7 million travelers in 2019. The airport is a large hub for the national carrier airBaltic and is also served by 16 other airlines. Located 302km (187 miles) north of Vilnius, the airport can be reached in three to four hours. To go from Latvia to Lithuania, you’ll have to cross an international border, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. If not, you can travel by public transportation and pick up a rental car after arriving in Vilnius.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Vilnius by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental at the Vilnius Railway Station (or Vilniaus geležinkelio stotis).

Useful city facts

Vilnius has a humid continental climate. Its summers are warm and have experienced noticeable heat waves during the last couple of years while its winters are cold and usually have a lot of snow. The average high temperature is 23°C  (74°F) in July, the hottest month, and -2°C  (29°F) in January, the coldest. The precipitation is at its highest from June to September.

For centuries, Vilnius has been a large center of politics and trade. During the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Lithuanian, Polish, Yiddish, German, Russian, Tatar, and Hebrew were spoken in the city, prompting some writers to compare Vilnius with ancient Babylon. Later part of the Russian, Polish, and Soviet empires, the city became the capital of independent Lithuania in 1991.

Top destinations and activities

  • Gediminas Tower. The remaining part of the castle of the Dukes of Lithuania built in the 13th century, Gediminas Tower is one of the symbols of Vilnius. A place of great symbolic importance for Lithuanians, the hilltop tower also offers great views of the city below. After visiting the tower, check out the nearby Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Rebuilt on the site of the same palace that was destroyed in 1801, the new palace was finished in 2018. 
  • Vilnius Cathedral. Unlike the other two Baltic nations, Lithuania is primarily Roman Catholic. Vilnius Cathedral is the most important religious building in the country. Sitting on the site of a former Pagan place of worship, the cathedral was first built in the 13th century. Destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, it remains one of the most impressive and beautiful buildings in the country.
  • Užupis. Jokingly pronounced an independent republic by its inhabitants, Užupis was once the bohemian soul of Vilnius and a place that many of the city’s writers, painters, and other artists called their home. Although the area has been rapidly gentrified during the last decade, it remains an important cultural hub and retains much of its free-spirited atmosphere. The inhabitants of Užupis also created a monument to Frank Zappa, a prog-rock legend, another place that’s worth visiting even though it’s in another part of town.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Lithuania drives on the right hand side of the road.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits in Lithuania are 130km/h (80 mph) on motorways (automagistralė in Lithuanian), 120km/h (75 mph) on expressways (greitkelis), 110km/h (68 mph) on both expressways and motorways from the 1st of November to 31st of March, 90km/h (55 mph) on asphalt and concrete roads outside built-up areas, 70km/h (43 mph) on unpaved roads outside built-up areas, and 50km/h (31 mph) inside urban and built-up areas.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • Even though the road conditions have been steadily improving in Lithuania, some rural roads might still have potholes and be in otherwise bad condition, so it’s important to exercise extra caution when driving on them. 
  • Vilnius is quite a busy city with a lot of people coming to work there from other parts of Lithuania. If possible, it’s smart to avoid driving between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. as that is when the city experiences the highest amount of traffic jams. 
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.04% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, a licence ban, and even imprisonment. 
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in it whenever you’re driving.
  • When you are driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number in Lithuania, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

In Lithuania, only vehicles that are heavier than 3.5 tonnes need to purchase a vignette for driving on national motorways (A1 to A18). All passenger rental cars are lighter than that and therefore don’t need to purchase a toll vignette.

If you plan to rent a heavy vehicle that needs a vignette, ask your rental car provider in advance about it. Some rental cars might come equipped with it, and some rental car providers will include an additional fee for this service. Learn more about the toll roads in Lithuania on the country’s official toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Kaunas. Lithuania’s second-largest city and Vilnius’ great rival, Kaunas is a fun place to visit. The city is famous for its beautiful old town, cathedrals, monasteries, and opportunities for walks along the Nemunas River. Easily explored on a day-trip, go see it and find out which of the two cities you prefer. Kaunas is 105km (63 miles) northwest of Vilnius and can be reached in about 1 hour and 20 minutes by car.
  • Trakai. A small, but historically important city, Trakai punches way above its size when it comes to attractions and landmarks. A former capital of Lithuania, it houses the Trakai Castle Museum, Trakai Historical National Park, and the Tyszkiewicz Palace. The city is also the center for Lithuanian Karaims, a Jewish community that speaks a language related to Tatar and Turkish. Located just 39km (24 miles) west of Vilnius, the town can be reached in 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Birštonas. Although the small town of Birštonas only has a population of about 2,500, it has long been and remains an important resort and spa town. Visitors enjoy its many gardens, parks, and mineral water springs, as well as modern spas and sanatoriums. Birštonas is also at the heart of Nemunas Loops River Park. Located 110km (68 miles) west of Vilnius, Birštonas can be reached in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Vilnius is the VW Polo. Many travelers also choose the VW Up and the Ford Mondeo. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and mini.

Further destinations

  • The Baltic coast. Although winters are quite harsh in Lithuania, the country’s beaches can be an absolute delight if you’re visiting from June to August. Great places for swimming and enjoying the sun, they are also starting to become regional hubs for water sports like windsurfing and kitesurfing. Klaipeda, the largest city on the coast, is 310km (192 miles) northwest of Vilnius and can be reached in just over three hours.
  • Curonian Spit. Also part of the Lithuanian coast, but deserving a special mention, the Curonian Spit is a thin and long stretch of land in the Baltic Sea. It is bordered only by the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad and has no land border with the rest of Lithuania, so it can only be reached by ferry. Luckily, you can bring a car on it, so go on to explore its huge dunes, beautiful lagoon, and delicious seafood. Nida, the capital of the region, is 357km (222 miles) northwest of Vilnius and can be reached in about 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The rest of the Baltics. A popular travel route for many visitors after seeing Lithuania is to drive north to see the other Baltic states, Latvia and Estonia. Rich in history, forests, and with a lengthy coastline, both countries have plenty to offer, not the least of which are their two charming capital cities, Riga and Tallinn. The former is just 294km (182 miles) northwest of Vilnius and can be reached in 3 hours and 30 minutes. Note that although all three Baltic states are members of the Schengen Area and there are no physical borders between the countries, you should still ask your rental car provider if they permit taking the car outside of Lithuania. 

Car Rental Prices in Vilnius

  • Station wagons - from $35 per day
  • Large cars - from $37 per day
  • Medium cars - from $33 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $86 per day
  • Small cars - from $27 per day
  • SUVs - from $74 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips and land a great rental car in the capital of Lithuania:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Vilnius is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 67% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 79% cheaper than renting a vehicle in July. 

Top 2 Cities near Vilnius

  1. Kaunas Car Rentals from $16.15 per day
    85.2 km / 53.0 miles away
  2. Palanga Car Rentals from $16.58 per day
    304.1 km / 189.0 miles away

Top 6 Locations near Vilnius

  1. Kaunas Airport Car Rentals from $16.15 per day
    85.2 km / 53.0 miles away
  2. 91.3 km / 56.7 miles away
  3. Palanga Airport Car Rentals from $16.58 per day
    304.1 km / 189.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Vilnius?

Car rental prices in Vilnius vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Vilnius
$17.93
January
$10.51
February
$22.04
March
$28.64
April
$34.58
May
$48.25
June
$49.62
July
$45.09
August
$27.81
September
$28.39
October
$32.92
November
$32.65
December
The best month to rent a car in Vilnius is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $10.51). This is 67% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting in July (when rental prices start at $49.62 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Vilnius?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 18 days in April, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Vilnius
6
January
5
February
5
March
4
April
6
May
5
June
6
July
4
August
18
September
4
October
8
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Vilnius?

While travelers visit Vilnius year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is November, and the least popular is February.
Vilnius Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
76%
January
63%
February
66%
March
109%
April
113%
May
104%
June
136%
July
118%
August
64%
September
129%
October
159%
November
64%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Toyota C-HR 5 1 Medium cars
AddCar VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Auris 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Ford Focus 1.0 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
July 17, 2018
Lithuania is a beautiful cold ntry and you should try and see as much of it as possible!
Austria
VW Golf
June 28, 2018
Using a car in Vilnius and surounding is no problem at all.

Top 12 Suppliers for Vilnius in 2019

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
61600141
RODUNIOS KELIAS 2-1,
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
61600141
RODUNIOS KELIAS 2-1,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
61600141
RODUNIOS KELIAS 2-1,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+37052395636
Rodunios Kelias 2
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+37052503425
2 RODUNIOS KELIAS
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+37052503425
2 RODUNIOS KELIAS
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+37067399235
Rodunios rd. 2
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+37052329316
Vilnius Airport Rodunios Kelias 2
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+37052329316
Vilnius AirportRodunios Kelias 2
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+37061244442
Rodunios kelias 2-1
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.4
+37060023699 / +37065922444
Rodunios kl. 2, Vilnius 02188
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+37052141198
Rodunios Kelias 2

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