Transportation

Transport system

Transport system in Vilnius is quite well developed. There are busses, troleybusses and microbuses available for service. There are single usage, 3-days usage, and monthly tickets available in Vilnius for busses and troleybusses. Microbusses function independently from this system and only single usage tickets are available for them (bought at the entrance to amicrobus from its driver). “Single usage tickets“ in Vilnius means that a ticket may be used only on one mean of the transportation and only for one non-stop ride. Tickets for busses and troleybusses are to be bought at any press kiosk with a title “Lietuvos Spauda”. On some busses and troleybusses single usage ticket may be obtained from the driver. All routs, schedules, distances and other information about public transportation in Vilnius is available on internet address http://www.vilniustransport.lt
Taxi as alternative mean of transportation in Vilnius is not as expensive as in other European cities. The price for one kilometer usually ranges from 1,5 – 3 Litas (0,43- 0,87 eur), therefore 20-30 litas (5,79-8,69 eur) is enough to get from one end of the city to another. In order to avoid the overcharging it is suggested to make a call for a taxi OR check the expected price by asking the taxi driver in advance.
More information about Vilnius is available at the Municipality website: http://www.vilnius.lt or at the independent source – a guidebook “Vilnius in Your Pocket” publisher: www.inyourpocket.com (choose Vilnius).

From the Airport:

By taxi it would cost you about 15-20 eur to go to Mykolas Romeris University. It is advised to agree with the taxi driver about the price before entrance to a taxi. Although the taxi drivers are obligated to switch on a taxometer they sometimes cheat especially with the foreigners. By public transportation: From the Airport, you can take bus No. 3G and change in bus stop “Zaliasis tiltas” to a bus No. 10. Your destination stop is a bus stop “Mykolo Romerio universitetas”. Single bus ticket, valid for one journey on one unit of transportation costs 1,01 eur (3,50 litas) and should be bought from a bus driver. Total length of travel by public transportation from the Airport to the Mykolas Romeris University is about 50 minutes.

When staying in Vilnius for longer period it is strongly advisable to obtain from the Press kiosk at the Airport an E-tickets card for 1,50 eur (“Vilniečio kortelė”) and top it up with electronic tickets which are valid according to the timing - 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 1 day, 3 day, 10 day, etc…. With a valid ticket in the card, properly activated on board of public vehicle, if necessary, it is possible to change the public transport for free and for unlimited number of journeys within the time of the e-ticket. More information public transportation tickets: http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/tourism/transport/public-transport/ .
To catch up with the public transport routs and timetables check at http://www.stops.lt/vilnius/#bus/en

From the Railway Station or Bus Station:

By taxi it would cost you approximately 10 eur to go to the Mykolas Romeris University. By public transportation: You can either take a bus no. 2G and go until the bus stop “Mykolo Romerio universitetas”. Duration of travel by public transportation will be approximately 35 minutes.

When staying in Vilnius for longer period it is strongly advisable to obtain from the Press kiosk outside the Railway or Bus station an E-tickets card for 1,50 eur (“Vilniečio kortelė”) and top it up with electronic tickets which are valid according to the timing - 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 1 day, 3 day, 10 day, etc…. With a valid ticket in the card, properly activated on board of public vehicle, if necessary, it is possible to change the public transport for free and for unlimited number of journeys within the time of the e-ticket. More information public transportation tickets: http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/tourism/transport/public-transport/ .
To catch up with the public transport routs and timetables check at http://www.stops.lt/vilnius/#bus/en

If you arrive by car:

Please take a look to a map of Vilnius nearby. You will probably arrive by the road A1 (E271) (from Kaunas). Take OSLO street (Oslo gatve), then further to LAISVES avenue (Laisves prospektas). Go to the very end of Laisves prospektas and then go straight to ATEITIES street (Ateities gatve). The Mykolas Romeris University is a white building on the right side of Ateities street.
A turn to the Student house is also to the right immediately after the Mykolas Romeris University.

You may always get directions to Mykolas Romeris University by entering address "Ateities g. 20, Vilnius" into your GPS navigator or Google maps

Health insurance

It is compulsory to have a valid health insurance for a period of stay in Lithuania. Only emergency medical services are given free of charge. Please make sure you have one before arrival or ask at the International Office to indicate insurance company for to obtain valid health insurance here in Lithuania. If you do not have European Insurance Card of Health Insurance from your home country it is strongly recommended to obtain health insurance in Lithuania at local insurance companies. Health insurance for foreigners in Lithuania for 5 months period costs approx. 100-120 eur. (More information on local insurance companies and terms of insurance is available on www.draudimas.lt). Every time you will be asked for your health insurance policy when medical treatment at a general practitioner or hospitalisation is required.
In case of emergency call the ambulance from any public or mobile phone: 112.

Local Currency and Bank Cards

Lithuania joined the eurozone from 1 January 2015, therefore the currency in Lithuania is EURO.

More information on local money is available on internet site of the Bank of Lithuania http://www.lbank.lt/eng/about/index.html


In Lithuania most of the internationally recognized bank and credit cards are accepted and widely used in all shops and shopping centers where such method of payment is indicated at the entrance. International students of Mykolas Romeris University may open accounts and ask for bank cards in Lithuanian banks similarly to Lithuanian students. If you wish to open an account in any Lithuanian bank, just apply to any bank branch or ask at the International Office for advice. Please note, that at the end of study period in Lithuania, all international students are required to close bank accounts, opened in Lithuania.

Telcos and Phone Calls:

The largest company providing fixed telecommunications in Lithuania is TEO LT. If you want to make a call from a pay-phone boot, be sure, you use Lithuanian telecom service. To make an international call, first dial 8-10 OR 00, then dial a country (and city) code and then – a telephone number. Usually all country codes are listed in the telephone boots or may be consulted by calling 117 (free of charge telecom customer service) or 118 (information telephone at 1,5 LTL=0,39 eur rate per a call). Pay-phone cards (telefono kortelë) may be purchased in all press kiosks.
Mobile communications are provided by the three major operators in Lithuania – Omnitel, Bite and Tele2. All international students may get services under the same conditions as regular local students (usually with special student discounts). Prepaid mobile telephone cards (EZYS from Omnitel, LABAS from Bite, PILDYK from Tele2) ease communication both within Lithuania and international student's home country. International calls are made in the same manner as from fixed telecommunications telephone (00-country code-city code-telephone number).

To receive phone calls from a foreign country it is essential to know that:

  • Lithuania’s code is 370
  • To a fixed line telephone: Vilnius code 5 + telephone number
  • To a mobile telephone: 6+relevant operator’s code + telephone number
  • For example: Your mobile telephone number is 23 45678 (where 23 is your operator’s code and 45678 is your telephone number). A friend from a foreign country or Lithuania may reach you by dialing +370 6 23 45678.

Emergency Telephone Numbers
United Emergency Telephone 112