Vilnius prices

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$38.33

1 EUR = 1.19 USD

Vilnius hotel prices

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Rating Price (USD)
20.24 - 32.14
32.14 - 57.14
36.90 - 82.14
59.52 - 128.57
95.24 - 160.71

Vilnius hostel prices

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Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed
8.33 - 16.67

Hotel seasons

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The high season at Vilnius hotels and hostels is generally from May through September, with peak rates in July and August. The low season is October through April for the most part. During the low season you can get better deals at nicer hotels, while the cheaper places don’t discount much.

VilniusVilnius is pretty much a required stop for those touring the Baltic countries, and like Tallinn and Riga, it’s pleasantly affordable. In fact, the farther south you get in this region, the cheaper things get, so this is a stand-out budget destination. Vilnius is noticeably less touristy than Tallinn or Riga, even though it had more of a grand look to it. This means most things are priced for locals, and finding good deals on meals and drinks is very easy.

Similar to most other second-tier former Soviet-bloc cities, there are few checklist attractions in Vilnius so it’s more about just wandering around enjoying the city center and then taking in the view from the castle tower. Many attractions are free and even those that charge admission tend to charge very little.

Hotel rooms and hostel beds are also wonderfully cheap (by European standards), so Vilnius might even be a good place for a little splurge for those who are on the road for extended trips. Three-star hotels offer very good value here, and 4-star hotels can be surprisingly cheap, especially outside of the high season.

Beer is the cheapest and most popular thing to drink here, and the local breweries seem to have above average reputations for quality. Vodka can also be quite cheap if you are willing to try the local stuff.

Vilnius attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania This former royal residence is one of the few attractions that isn't free. Adults 3.57
Concessions 1.79
Funicular to the Vilnius Castle This price is for a round-trip journey on the 35-second ride up the steep hill to the castle. Adults 2.38
Children 1.19

Vilnius transportation prices USD

  Price
Taxi from airport to city center 17.86 - 35.71
Train from airport to city center 0.83
Bus from airport to city center 1.19
3km taxi ride in Vilnius 3.57 - 6.55
Bus or trolley ride in Vilnius 1.19

Vilnius food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast Your hotel or hostel will probably include breakfast, but if not you should be able to find some budget choices by following the locals. 2.98 - 5.36
Budget lunch There are plenty of budget lunch options in Vilnius, including some hearty dumplings as well as sandwiches. 4.17 - 7.74
Budget dinner Sit-down meals come in all price ranges so you have to search out the cheaper places, including pizza, kebabs, and Indian. 5.95 - 11.90
.5 liter beer in a bar The local lager called Švyturys tends to be cheap on tap, and it comes in several styles. 2.08 - 3.57

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Vilnius facts

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Population 540,000
Metro area 840,000
Time zone UTC+2
Currency Euro
Airports Vilnius Airport (VNO)

Avg temps & precip

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Best months to visit

May, June, July, August

weather advise for AmsterdamWeather advice

Typical of cities so far north, Vilnius tends to have nice summers and fairly harsh and frozen winters. Unfortunately, the warmest months are also the wettest months (by a bit), but you’d be pretty unlucky to have rainfall ruin your day at any time of year.

Sunrise and sunset

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Nearby cities

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