Lithuania’s lively capital wears its heart on its sleeve.
Vilnius takes great pride its cultural and architectural heritage, interspersing its majestic towers, spires and domes with attractive green spaces and grand public squares. Yet its battle scars aren't hidden – prominent museums, memorials and Soviet-era concrete relics serve as thought-provoking reminders of past struggles. These significant landmarks will leave a lasting impression from what is sure to be a culturally rich holiday.
Flying to Vilnius
Flights from London City Airport to Vilnius International provide a fast, convenient link to one of the top destinations in the Baltics and a strong contender for Europe’s most underrated capital city. Flights from London City Airport to Vilnius place you at the centre of this delightful city in just a few hours, with user-friendly check-ins and good transport connections at both ends providing an easy way to discover Lithuania’s capital. With its lively Old Town, historic attractions, forested parks and fascinating architectural mix, Vilnius is a fantastic city break year-round. Here’s what you need to know about the route.
Flying from London City Airport to Vilnius Q&A
Direct flights from London City Airport to Vilnius provide a handy option for London-based travellers heading to the Lithuanian capital, whether for leisure or business. To find out more about flying to the Baltics from London's central airport, check out our FAQs section below.
How long is the flight from London to Vilnius?
Direct flights from London City Airport to Vilnius take approximately 2 hours 40 minutes. Travel time at both ends is minimal thank to our in-London location, and the proximity of Vilnius Airport to the city centre: it’s a 20-minute ride on the DLR from Bank to reach London City Airport, and a 15- to 20-minute taxi ride into Vilnius from the airport on arrival.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Vilnius?
There are up to 12 flights every week from London City Airport to Vilnius, connecting the UK and Lithuanian capital cities, starting May 2019. The route provides speedy, convenient connections for business travellers and city-breakers. London City Airport was specifically chosen for direct flights by the Lithuanian Government due to its proximity to central London.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Vilnius?
LOT Polish Airlines introduced flights to Vilnius International Airport from London City in 2019, eager to cater for business travellers, leisure passengers and London's sizeable Lithuanian population – the largest community outside the Baltics. Lithuania Airports awarded LOT the new passenger service following a tender process, conscious of rising passenger demand.
Practical information about flying from London to Vilnius
When flying from London City Airport to Vilnius, you should arrive well before your flight departs – 30 minutes at the absolute minimum, though it’s best to give yourself more time. You can check in manually at the terminal, use a self-service kiosk or print off your boarding pass online before your flight. Make sure you bring your passport and that you have travel insurance that gives you coverage in Lithuania.
What to expect in Vilnius
Vilnius is a charming city with a lively soul and a proud cultural and architectural heritage. Open green spaces and grand public squares intersperse the many towers, spires and domes, but you'll also find relics of Soviet-era occupation here. Vilnius Old Town, Gediminas Tower and the Cathedral Basilica of St Stanislaus are key attractions, but there's also plenty of value in exploring beyond the capital. Medieval Kaunas and the attractive Trakai Historical National Park are on your doorstep.