How will we travel by public transport on 10-13 July?

Due to the traffic restrictions effective in Vilnius on 10-13 July, some public transport routes and timetables will be changed, mainly in the Old Town, a part of the city centre and Vilnius Airport, as well as in the vicinity of the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo. The changes are being introduced for security reasons in accordance with a NATO’s protocol.

By providing free public transport for residents and guests of Vilnius on 10-13 July, the City of Vilnius hopes to facilitate convenient access of Vilnius residents and guests to their destinations during the NATO Summit and to compensate for the inconvenience caused by the restriction of passenger car traffic.

“There will be fewer public transport vehicles than usual on these days. More intense reductions are planned on 11-12 July, when the total number of public transport on city routes will be reduced by 20 percent. Therefore, we strongly recommend that Vilnius residents and visitors plan their journeys well in advance, with plenty of time to spare, and if the journey is short, walk to the final destination,” says Jonas Damidavičius, Head of Mobility Transformation at JUDU (SĮ Susisiekimo paslaugos).

Changes to public transport routes on 10 July

  • Bus route 1 is shortened to Vikingų Slėnio Street.
  • Route 4 buses are diverted along Rodūnios Road to Rodūnios Sodų station;
  • Buses of route 10 will go in the bypass in Pylimo Street;
  • Buses of route 24 will run along J. Tumo-Vaižganto, V. Kudirkos Streets and Savanorių Avenue;
  • Buses of route 33 will run along Šeimyniškių and Olandų Streets;
  • Buses of route 56 will run along J. Tumo-Vaižganto, V. KudirkosStreets and Savanorių Avenue;
  • Bus routes 88 and 88N are shortened to Vikingų Slėnio Street;
  • Bus routes 2, 11, 89 will not run.

There will also be changes to the timetables of bus routes 1G, 2G, 3G, 5G, 5, 10, 22, 30, 40, 49, 52, 53, 74.

Changes to public transport routes on 11-12 July

There will be changes to the routes and timetables of buses 1, 4, 7, 10, 21, 24, 33, 49, 55, 56, 59, 88:

  • Bus route 1 is shortened to Vikingų Slėnio Street.
  • Route 4 buses are diverted along Rodūnios Road to Rodūnios Sodų station;
  • Buses of route 7 will go to Spaudos Rūmai station;
  • Buses of route 10 will go in the bypass in Pylimo Street;
  • Buses of route 21 will not stop at Lazdynai, but will instead go along Oslo Street to Lazdyneliai;
  • Buses of route 24 will run along J. Tumo-Vaižganto, V. Kudirkos Streets and Savanorių Avenue;
  • Buses of route 33 will run along Šeimyniškių and Olandų Streets;
  • Buses of route 49 will not run on Žalgirio Street, but will pass J. Tumo-Vaižganto, V. Kudirkos Streets, Savanorių Avenue and Oslo Street instead;
  • Bus route 55 is shortened to Pasakų parkas station.
  • Buses of route 56 will run along J. Tumo-Vaižganto, V. Kudirkos Streets and Savanorių Avenue;
  • Bus route 59 is shortened to Lazdynai;
  • Bus route 88 is shortened to Vikingų Slėnio Street.

On 11 July, there will be no public transport on bus routes 2G, 2, 11, 54, 69, 88N, 89 and trolleybuses 3, 16, 18, 20. However, buses on routes 23, 55, 116 and trolleybuses on route 7 will run more frequently. There will also be changes to the timetables of bus routes 1G, 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G, 5, 10, 18, 22, 30, 40, 50, 52, 53, 73, 74, 115.

Changes to public transport routes on 13 July

There will be changes to the routes and timetables of bus routes 1, 4, 10, 33, 56, 88 – same as those on 11 July. Meanwhile, bus routes 2, 11, 89 will not run on this day. The timetables of bus routes 1G, 3G, 5G, 10, 22, 52, 53 will also change.

The changes to public transport routes are available at https://arcg.is/84Ovr

You can monitor public transport movement in real time on:

– the JUDU infoboard;

– m.Ticke”;

– Trafi;

– Google Maps.

A diagram of the traffic restrictions, answers to frequently asked questions and other key information is available at www.vilnius.lt/nato.

JUDU is responsible for organising public transport services, parking infrastructure in the city and promoting sustainable ways of travelling. More than 170,000 passengers used public transport services every day in 2022 and rated their trolleybus or bus journeys at 8.32 out of 10 this year, the highest rating since 2019. The company also ensures smooth traffic in the city and works with the City of Vilnius to implement innovative solutions.