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Taxis and tipping from Vilnius Airport

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Taxis and tipping from Vilnius Airport

Hi all. We are arriving in Vilnius at around 11 pm and I'm just wondering if taxis are available at at the airport that late hour to take us into Vilnius ? Are the costs by taking one at the airport the suggested 40-60 Lt ? And how much do you normally tip a taxidriver fro a trip into the old city ? Last but not least - are the ATM's of exchange offices open late at night so we can get some cash for the taxi ?

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1. Re: Taxis and tipping from Vilnius Airport

There is always taxi as long thers is flight still arriving, so no problem.

taxi soululd really be no more than 40 litas to any place in cen

there is ATM machine available in airport exit hall, so no problem for that too.

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2. Re: Taxis and tipping from Vilnius Airport

We normally give about 10% tip in Vilnius, and that looks all right. However, I hear that some visitors just round up the sum, e.g. they charge you 38 Lt, and you add another two to make it 40. To me this looks too economical, though.

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we paid 50 litas for our trip from hotel rhinno which was tops 5 minutes didnt get a tip as £12 for this trip was a total rip off claiming at was a fixed price yet the sign on his car said 1.30 litas a km ??? it wasnt 38km to the airport was it ???

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4. Re: Taxis and tipping from Vilnius Airport

There is a whole story with the taxis in the airport. It is very well known that the drivers in the airport are waiting for gullible foreigners in the airport and rip them off. The prices are much smaller in the city than in the airport. Do not give a tip to them, they make enough money ripping you off. However, at this hour this is probably your only way of getting into Vilnius. There are no buses or trains at this hour. By the way. You always get lower prices if you call the taxi by phone in Lithuania.

Why not just checking in the airport hotel on the first night? It is very affordable and will cost you only double the price you would pay for the taxi. If you will be staying with friends and will have no hotel, ask them to pick you up. The hotel may be booked here:


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