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    Driving information Lithuania

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Lithuania state that you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. If you do not have a photo licence then you must carry your passport with at all times when driving a car hire in Kaunas and other cities.

    Age Restrictions

    The driver of the Lithuania hire car must be at least 18 years of age with a full driving license, passport or ID card and a credit card with enough funds available.

    Driving Distances

    • Vilnius to Kaunas - 105kms (1hour/25mins)

    • Klaipeda to Palanga - 29kms (30mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Lithuania driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Lithuania is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Lithuania are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Dipped headlights must be used at all times during daylight hours.

    • Petrol stations in Lithuania generally open from 8am to 8pm. You will find Unleaded, Diesel and Gas at the petrol stations.


    There are many tolls in Lithuania. However, these are only charged for vehicles with 8 passengers or more. Tolls are as follows:

    • A1 Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda (10-306.3 km);

    • A2 Vilnius-Panevezys (7.63-132.7 km);

    • A3 Vilnius-Minsk (6.65-33.99 km);

    • A4 Vilnius-Varena-Grodno (12.24-134.46 km);

    • A5 Kaunas-Marijampole-Suwalki (0-97.06 km);

    • A6 Kaunas-Zarasai-Daugavpils (5.96-185.4 km);

    • A7 Marijampole-Kybartai-Kaliningrad (2-42.21 km);

    • A8 Panevezys-Aristava-Sitkunai (7.5-87.86 km);

    • A9 Panevezys-Siauliai (5-75.7 km);

    • A10 Panevezys-Pasvalys-Riga (4.57-66.10 km);

    • A11 Siauliai-Palanga (2.65-146.41 km);

    • A12 Riga-Siauliai-Taurage-Kaliningrad (0-49.7 km; 59.43-186.09 km);

    • A13 Klaipeda-Liepaja (0-24.77 km; 26-45.15 km);

    • A14 Vilnius-Utena (10-95.6 km);

    • A15 Vilnius-Lida (7.65-49.28 km);

    • A16 Vilnius-Prienai-Marijampole (15.55-135.48 km);

    • A17 Panevezys bypass (0-22.28 km);

    • A18 Siauliai bypass (0-17.08 km).

    Parking Information

    Finding a parking space can be tough in the city, you are better off parking on the outskirts where you are more likely to find a space. To park within the city costs 3 litas, to park just outside will cost you 1 - 2 litas. The machines for tickets do not give change, so make sure you have exact change ready when travelling with your car hire in Vilnius.

    One-way Car Hire

    Suppliers allow domestic and international one way car hire. They require a minimum three day booking for one ways. The fees for one way rentals vary between the locations, car class and the suppliers; all one way fees are paid locally at time of pick up.

    With your car hire it is important to take the time to look through some of the above Lithuania driving information, rules and regulations about driving your car hire, to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

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