• Kaunas - Essential Information

    The guide was updated: 2014-09-25

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K. Mikalauskas
Essential Information

Buses and Trolleybuses

16 trolleybus routes and 36 bus routes – running from 4.30 – 22.30. Tickets cost 2.40 Lt (0,7 EUR) from driver.
Minibuses

Minibuses

The advantage of the minibus is that they tend to run later than the buses. Tickets can be purchased once on board at a cost of 3 Lt (0,87 EUR) and generally use the same route as the buses. Minivans are a hop-on and hop-off anywhere system, so let the driver know when you need to get off.
Kaunas Tourism Information Centre and Convention Bureau

Kaunas Tourism Information Centre and Convention Bureau

Kaunas Tourist Information Centre – an excellent adviser on how to spend your time in Kaunas! Information about the best places of interest, museums, cultural events, entertainment, guided tours; Free city guide and a map of Kaunas; Information about the most suitable accommodation, Useful advice on where to shop or have a meal.
Airport

Airport

Kaunas Airport – Karmelava – is located 13km north east of Kaunas City. Bus no. 29 regularly departs for the centre from the front of the airport terminal. City bus No. 29 connects Kaunas Airport and Kaunas city. If you arrive to Kaunas on a late night flight, City bus No. 29E is for your convenience. Every day the bus leaves the Airport for the city centre only after the last flight has arrived. Useful information: Please buy a ticket from the driver immediately after boarding the vehicle. Please note that for security reasons drivers do not carry cash with them, so please be prepared to pay the exact amount of money - one euro. Paper tickets purchased from the driver must not be validated using ticket punchers. Taxis are available and the price to the city centre is 44 LTL (12, 74 EUR). The “Žaibiškas greitis“ taxi firm serves the airport and can be called on +370 37 333 111. Taxis can be also found and hired directly from outside the airport terminal building.
Public transport

Public transport

The city centre boasts an efficient bus, trolley bus and taxi service. 16 trolleybus routes and 36 bus routes – running from 4.30 – 22.30. Payments in Kaunas City Public transport are based on an electronic contact less card (CARD) ticketing system. CARD may be loaded with a specified amount of money in the wallet or/ and a certain type of periodic (3, 7, 30, and 92 days) e-tickets. You can use CARD in buses marked by the KVT sign. You need to validate your CARD when boarding the vehicle. E-TICKET TYPES: Single -trip Periodic (3, 7, 30, or 92 days).
Taxi

Taxi

Taxi can be hired in streets or by phone call. Average price for km – 2,5 LTL. Taxi: Smūgis +370 37 333 333 Taksi Kelyje +370 37 366 666 Taxi Kaunas +370 37 202 020 Greitasis Taxi +370 37 234 444 Zaibiskas Taxi +370 37 333 111
Left luggage

Left luggage

There are left luggage (Bagažo Kasa) lockers at Kaunas train station (undercrossing), open 24 hours a day. The bus station in Kaunas also has left luggage room but it is open from 5.45 A.M. – 7.30 P.M. and from 7.15 A.M. – 6.30 P.M. on a Sunday.
Money and banking

Money and banking

The Litas (LTL) is the country’s recognised unit of currency and 1 EUR is equivalent to 3.4528 LTL. Hard cash is made up of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 LTL notes, and coins in denominations of 1, 2 and 5 LTL. There are also centas with values of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50. ATMs - plentiful in Kaunas.
Telephone

Telephone

Country Code: +370 (dial in full) Area code: 37 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS - Call 112 for police, medical help of fire brigade. You don’t need a code either from a land line or mobile.
Post

Post

AB Lietuvos paštas is the largest provider of postal services in Lithuania. Boasting long-lasting traditions and professional service, the company has earned the public’s trust.
Essential Information

Pharmacy

24 hours pharmacy „Farma“.
Electricity

Electricity

Two pin sockets are used in Lithuania at 220V.
Pointer

Pointer

Tipping is not a necessity, but it’s always nice to reward good service by about 10%. The ground floor in Lithuania is known as the first floor. A smoking is forbidden in cafes, restaurants, public buildings. A drinking is forbidden in public places (streets, parks, public transport). Enjoy your drink in a bar, café or restaurant. Keep in mind the law that came into effect from January 2009 that prohibits selling alcohol in shops between 10.00 P.M. and 8.00 A.M. (bars, cafes, restaurants etc. are exempt from this).
Understand Lithuanian

Understand Lithuanian

Lithuanian is the state language of Lithuania and an official language of the European Union. Lithuanian Language, language spoken by most of the inhabitants of Lithuania Lithuanian is written in the Latin alphabet, with additional diacritical marks. PLEASANTRIES Hello (informally): labas, (formally): laba diena. Goodbye (informally): iki!, (formally): viso gero. Please: prašau. Thank you: ačiū. Yes: taip. No: ne. Sorry: atsiprašau. Cheers: į sveikatą! Nice to meet you: malonu susipažinti. NUMBERS 1 - vienas; 2 - du; 3 - trys; 4 - keturi; 5 - penki; 6 - šeši; 7 - septyni; 8 - aštuoni; 9 - devyni; 10 - dešimt 20 - dvidešimt; 30 - trisdešimt; 40 - keturiasdešimt; 50 - penkiasdešimt; 100 – šimtas. PRACTICAL Do you speak English?: Ar kalbate angliškai? I don't understand: nesuprantu. How much (does it cost)?: kiek (kainuoja)? What's Your Name?: Koks tavo vardas? Where is ...?: Kur yra ...? Shop: parduotuvė. Tea: arbata. Coffee: kava. Beer – alus.
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