InSITE 2016: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Lithuania

Jun 27 - Jul 1 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania 

Getting There

Airline Discounts   up to 13% discount on United

Airline Discount Code: Z Code ZWDA and Agreement Code 647130 (Informing Science Institute)

Discount Code on United Airlines (and select Air Canada, Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean Airways, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines plus flights via the Pacific with United codeshare flights operated by All Nippon Airways) 

Reservations booked online via united.com will receive an additional 3% discount* without a service fee. Enter both your Z-code and Agreement code (without a space) in the Offer Code Box. *Additional 3% discount applies to published fares only and excludes travel to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

Discounts: The following time-of-ticketing (TOT) discounts are non-commissionable (including any retroactive commission) and are not cumulative. Travel to the event must be for the purpose of attending the event and within the valid travel dates indicated above.

Booking Class Applicable (TOT) Discount

Within US 50 States and Between US 50 States and Canada
F, J, Y                                       10% +3% if booked online at United.com
C, A, B, M, E, U, H                       5% +3% if booked online at United.com
D, Z, P, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, G, N   2% +3% if booked online at United.com

To (Europe / Middle East / Africa and India)
A, M, U, H, Q, V, W, S                 10% +3% if booked online at United.com
F, J, C, D, Z, Y, B, T, L, K               5% +3% if booked online at United.com

From all other international destinations
F, A, J, C, Y, B, M, E, U, H            10% +3% if booked online at United.com
D, Z, P, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, G, N     5% +3% if booked online at United.com

Book online via united.com or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code ZWDA and Agreement Code 647130.  For all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected.

Customers outside the US 50 States & Canada: call your professional travel agency, contact your local United city ticket office, book online via united.com or email groupmeetings@united.com and provide your preferred itinerary, agreement code and meeting Z code. Please allow 24 hours for email requests to be processed. Reservations booked online via united.com will receive an additional 3% discount* without a service fee. Enter both your Z-code and Agreement code (without a space) in the Offer Code Box. *Additional 3% discount applies to published fares only and excludes travel to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. 
Travel agency bookings: To avoid debit memos and ensure tracking for United Meetings Rewards, the Z-code must appear in the Tour Code box. Note: Do not add letters “IT” in the Tour Code box or any other information in the Tour Code box other than the Z-code. Visit United Meetings Policies and Procedures page included in this agreement for more information.

 

Currency. Lithuania uses Euros as its currency. If you are not bringing Euros, we recommend bringing and using a debit card that charges no foreign currency fee and withdrawing funds.

See http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/information/arrival/ for more information

You can arrive by air, train, bus, ferry, or car. 

Getting to Vilnius by Air.  See http://www.vilnius-tourism.lt/en/information/arrival/by-air/ .

International Vilnius Airport

Upon arrival at the airport, I do not recommend renting a car since finding parking is challenging and expensive.  Lithuania uses  There is free wireless Internet “Airport-free” launched at Vilnius International Airport.

The medical aid station is on the second floor. The International Vilnius Airport is 7 kilometres away from the centre, or a fifteen-minute drive by car.

For more detailed information about the services provided at the airport see www.vilnius-airport.lt

GETTING TO THE CENTRE OF THE CITY:

 

Arrival Information Timetable
By train A special train runs from Vilnius Railway Station to the airport on a regular basis. A railway stop, stairs, passenger lift and lighting, as well as video surveillance system for passenger safety, are installed right outside the airport’s passenger terminal. A covered pedestrian walkway connects the airport’s terminal to the railway stop and is lit up at night. Distance from the airport to Vilnius Railway station is about 5 km, the journey takes up to 8 minutes. Trains run approximately every 40 minutes. The schedule can be found at www.litrail.lt. Tickets can be purchased on the train or at Vilnius Railway Station. www.litrail.lt
By minibus The company TOKS offers a service to the residents and guests of Vilnius City – a drive by a minibus from the bus station to Vilnius Airport and back. Minibus route: from the airport to the bus station, every 40 min, depends on the flight schedule (from 7:40 to 22:40). Ticket  can be bought on the minibus. Timetable Download timetable
By minibus from Daugavpils Everyday JSC „Dautrans“ runs from Daugavpils to Vilnius Airport and back. Route midstops: Zarasai, Visaginas, Dūkštas, Ignalina, Vilnius bus station. Minibus leaves Daugavpils at 07:15 and comes to Vilnius Airport at 10:30. Travel from Vilnius Airport begins at 13:00 and comes to Daugavpils at 16:30. Price for a whole route – 15 Eur (51,79 Lt). For more information please call +37165420834 or +37129298772 www.bezrindas.lv
By bus

Direct buses run from Vilnius City to Vilnius Airport.

Bus times are available at bus stops or on the website www.stops.lt

Once you have boarded public transportation, you can purchase a one way ticket from the driver for €1. You need to mark the paper ticket at one of the several small red metal ticket validators found on the stands in the bus or by placing it in the yellow electronic ticket validator. If you plan to spend a longer time in Vilnius, get yourself a “Vilnius Kortelė” – an electronic ticket that costs €1,5 and can be electronically refilled. It is available at newspaper stands throughout the city and the arrivals area of Vilnius Airport.
You need to activate the electronic “Vilnius Kortelė” ticket as soon as you board the bus by placing it on the yellow electronic touch screen.

By taxi

A taxi to the conference hotels will cost about 8-10 Euros per taxi (which can hold multiple people).

There is a taxi rank next to the airport and there are always plenty of taxis there.but you can likely get a better rate and avoid being cheated by booking a particular taxi.   You can book a taxi at Vilnius Tourist Information Centre (Airport Arrival Hall). Or, if you are using a smartphone, you can book one using the free app ETaksi.  The airport has free Internet so download the app now and have it ready.  You will need to enter the address of your hotel.  Or you can book it online at  www.etaksi.lt.  The app even tells you about how much the ride will cost.

If you don't take this advice and believe you may have been overcharged, ask the taxi driver to give you a receipt with route described, price. Mark the taxi car number and email it to evaldas.matonis@vilnius.lt and kristina.mackeviciene@vilnius.lt.

Get to Vilnius by Train and Bus.

The train and bus stations are several blocks from the conference venue but if you have too much luggage, you can take a cab to your accommodations, most likely in old town. Vilnius Bus Station is located in a convenient place, next to the railway station, only a ten-minute walk to the Old Town. This is a perfect opportunity for tourists to visit the most beautiful place of the city within several hours. Trolley buses No. 1, 2, 5, 7, 20 and buses No. 34, 53 will take you from the station to the centre of the city.

Buses.  At the International Ticket Agency you can buy tickets to Great Britain, Austria, Hungary, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Ireland, Greece, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, the Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Holland, Morocco, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and France.

TrainAustria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Hungary and Germany have connections.  Please watch out.  If your train travels through Belarus, you will need to obtain a very expensive transit visa to take the train. There are also trains to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Minsk.. 

Car.  If you are driving, please be aware that, as in all cities, parking can be a problem.  Since the conference hotels are willing walking distance of the conference, if you are staying at a conference hotel, you won't want a car during the conference.

 

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