Motorways in Lithuania

The length of the Lithuanian public road network is 21,238 km. Of these, with a hard surface – 13584 km.

Toll roads

In Lithuania, fees are charged only for trucks and buses. There is no charge for cars. Vehicles of categories N1 and M2 are classified as trucks!

Category N1 includes small vans and pickup trucks (eg Pegault Boxer or Nissan Navara), while category M2 includes minibuses with more than 8 seats (Mercedes Sprinter).

Map of toll roads in Lithuania

On the main highways of Lithuania, vehicles of categories N1 and M2 must have a valid vignette.

List of main highways in Lithuania:

  • A1 Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda (10.15 – 91.00 km; 102.93 – 303.74 km);
  • A2 Vilnius-Panevezys (12.00 – 132.70 km);
  • A3 Vilnius-Minsk (6.65 – 32.91 km);
  • A4 Vilnius-Varena-Grodno (15.51-133.96 km);
  • A5 Kaunas-Marijampole-Suwalki (7.60-97.06 km);
  • A6 Kaunas-Zarasai-Daugavpils (6.02-185.40 km);
  • A7 Marijampole-Kibartai-Kaliningrad (2.50 – 41.92 km);
  • A8 Panevezys-Aristava-Sitkunai (7.50-87.86 km);
  • A9 Panevezys-Siauliai (5.00-75.14 km);
  • A10 Panevezys-Pasvalis-Riga (4.57-66.10 km);
  • A11 Siauliai-Palanga (2.65-146.41 km);
  • A12 Riga-Siauliai-Taurage-Kaliningrad (0 – 49.70 km; 59.43 – 185.96 km);
  • A13 Klaipeda-Liepaja (11.00 – 24.77 km; 26.75 – 45.15 km);
  • A14 Vilnius-Utena (10.66-95.60 km);
  • A15 Vilnius-Lida (10.66-49.28 km);
  • A16 Vilnius-Prienna-Mariampole (15.55-135.48 km);
  • A17 Panevezys bypass (0-22.28 km);
  • Bypass A18 Šiauliai (0 – 17.08 km).

Vignette in Lithuania

1-day vignette     – valid until midnight of the current day (if a receipt issued on the day indicated on the vignette is presented, it is valid 24 hours from the date indicated on the receipt).

7-day vignette     – valid for 7 days (for example, from January 20, 2019 to January 26, 2019 inclusive).

Vignette for 1 month     – valid by the same day of the next month (for example, from 01/20/2019 to 02/19/2019 inclusive).

1-year vignette     – valid for 1 year (for example, from January 20, 2019 to January 19, 2020 inclusive).

Parking in Vilnius

Almost all parking spaces in the central part of Vilnius are paid. The parking spaces in the middle are divided into 4 paid zones: blue, red, yellow and green. The most expensive parking is in the blue zone, and the cheapest is in the green zone.

The period for which you need to pay depends on the zone:

  • Blue Zone – weekdays from 8 am to midnight;
  • Red zone – from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 22:00;
  • Yellow Zone – Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 20:00
  • Green Zone – Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00

Parking fee

ZoneTimeevaluationCost of 1 hour
green20 minutes0.10 euros0.30 euros
yellow10 min0.10 euros0.60 euros
red12 minutes0.30 euros1.50 euros
blue12 minutes0.50 euros3.00 euros

After paying for parking in the green zone, the car can only be parked in the green zone. After paying for parking in the yellow zone, the car can be parked in both the yellow and green zones. If you pay for parking in the red zone, you can park your car in the red, yellow and green zones. If you pay for parking in the blue zone, you can park your car in the blue, red, yellow and green zones.

Road payment options in Lithuania

The minimum parking fee is 10 cents. To collect money, parking meters are used that accept coins in denominations of 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros.

The principle of operation of parking meters is no different from other countries. You reduce the number of coins needed, take the coupon and put it in the windshield.

In addition, you can pay for parking with special parking cards or SMS to the service number.

Violation of parking rules entails a fine from 23 to 40 euros. When paying on the spot, the amount of the fine can be reduced to 11 euros.

More information about parking in Vilnius can be found on the Lithuanian website     www.parking.lt       .

Road map of Lithuania

Basic rules of the road in Lithuania

Speed ​​limit

Standard speed limits in Lithuania (unless otherwise noted on signs). Cars and motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 90 km / h
  • on the road – 120 km / h     [     1     ]
  • on the highway – 130 km / h      [     1     ]

Vehicles with trailers or mobile homes up to 3.5 t:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 90 km / h
  • on the way – 90 km / h
  • on the highway – 90 km / h

   In the period from November 1 to March 31 – 110 km / h.

Drivers with less than 2 years of experience have the right to drive on motorways and highways at a speed of no more than 90 km/h and on other roads at a speed of 70 km/h.

The minimum speed on motorways is 60 km/h.

The maximum speed for passenger cars on the roads of European countries is valid.

Alcohol

The maximum allowable blood alcohol level is     0.4‰     .

If the blood alcohol level is more than 0.4‰ and less than 1.5‰, the fine is between 800 and 1100 euros and you are not allowed to drive a car for a period of 1 to 1.5 years. If the accident was committed at the same time, the fine is from 1200 to 1500 euros and deprivation of driving for a period of 3 to 5 years.

For drivers of taxis, motorcycles, mopeds, vehicles with a total mass of more than 3.5 tons or with more than 9 seats, as well as for drivers whose driving experience does not exceed 2 years, the maximum allowable blood alcohol level is     0.0 ‰     .

If the blood alcohol level of such drivers is between 0.01 and 0.4, then the fine is from 150 to 300 euros, and for young drivers – from 230 to 300 euros.

Transferring the right to drive a vehicle to a person who is in a state of alcoholic intoxication or under the influence of narcotic drugs, psychotropic drugs or other psychoactive substances is punishable by a fine of 90 to 140 euros.

Driving while intoxicated with narcotic drugs, psychotropic drugs or other psychoactive substances is punishable by a fine of 800 to 1100 euros and deprivation of a driver’s license for a period of 1 to 1.5 years.

If the blood alcohol level exceeds 1.5‰ or a sobriety test is refused, drivers are liable under the Penal Code.

Legal blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

Dipped beam in Lithuania

Proximity light is needed around the clock all year round.

The fine ranges from 30 to 90 euros.

In which European countries is the use of dipped beam during the day mandatory?

Transportation of children

Children under 135 cm tall can only travel with appropriate child seats appropriate for their weight. Children under 3 years old can only be transported in special child restraint systems.

It is forbidden to transport children in the front seat of a car with child restraint systems appropriate for the weight and height of the child, with their back to the windshield of the vehicle if there is an airbag in the front seat. This provision does not apply when the front airbag mechanism is disabled.

The fine ranges from 30 to 50 euros.

Requirements for the transportation of children in passenger vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is    mandatory    for front and rear passengers.

The fine ranges from 30 to 50 euros per uncovered passenger.

Using the phone while driving in Lithuania

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows hands-free conversations while driving.

The fine ranges from 60 to 90 euros.

Fines for phone calls while driving in Europe.

tinted windows

The windshield must have at least 75% light transmission, and the front side windows at least 70%.

The fine is between 30 and 40 euros.

Fines

Fines can be paid directly to the police officer at the scene of the offense. Some fines can be paid at a local bank (depending on the traffic violation clause). Table of fines for speeding in Lithuania:

About speedPunish
less than 10 km / hWarning
from 11 km / h to 20 km / h12 – 30 euros
from 21 km / h to 30 km / h€ 30 – € 90
from 31 km / h to 40 km / h€ 120 – € 170
from 41 km / h to 50 km / h€ 170 – € 230
over 50 km/h€ 450 – € 550

At speeds over 50 km/h, the right to drive a vehicle gets rid of 1 to 6 months. Table of fines for traffic violations in Lithuania:

violationPunish
Failure to comply with the requirements of signs, violation of the rules for stopping or parking vehicles€ 30 – € 90
Turns at pedestrian crossings, in tunnels, on bridges, overpasses, overpasses and below€ 30 – € 90
Driving on a prohibited signal, not allowing a pedestrian to pass at a pedestrian crossing60 – 90 euros

or deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for 1-6 months
Overtaking in a prohibited place, sweeping in poor visibility, violation of the rules of stopping / parking on motorways170 € – 230 €

or deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for 3-6 months
Non-observance of traffic rules by a person driving in order to ensure unhindered passage of an operational vehicle90 € – 140 €

or deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for 2-4 months
Operation of a vehicle on the road without the conclusion by the owner of an agreement on compulsory liability insurance of vehicle owners50 – 100 euros
Illegal race170 € – 230 €

and deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for 3-6 months
Violations of traffic rules that created a dangerous situation, forcing other vehicles to change speed, direction of movement or take other measures170 € – 230 €

and deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for 3-6 months
Violation of the rules of driving at a railway crossing180 € – 280 €

and deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for 2-6 months
Driving a vehicle by a driver who does not have the right to drive a vehicle300 – 450 euros
Reckless driving (behavior on the road that causes the other driver to resort to extreme actions – hard braking, pulling off the side of the road)450 – 550 euros

and deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle for 1-2 years
Failure to comply with the demand of a police officer or customs authority to stop the vehicle850 – 1200 euros

and deprivation of the right to drive a vehicle from 3 to 5 years

If the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, fines will be higher in case of violation.

Useful information for drivers in Lithuania

Gasoline

Unleaded petrol (95 and 98) and diesel fuel are available in Lithuania. Not all gas stations have 92 gasoline. Gas filling stations (LPG) are available.

On the territory of the country it is allowed to carry 10 liters of fuel in a canister in a car.

Changes from the previous period are displayed. Updates every two weeks.

border crossing

The procedure for crossing the border of the Republic of Lithuania is as follows:

  • Move the barrier at the entrance to the checkpoint and go to the correct corridor (red or green) depending on the presence of items that need to be declared.
  • When you arrive at the checkpoint, turn off the engine and wait for the customs officer to inspect the car.
  • After the inspection, everyone must go to the passport control window with their passports and put a stamp in the border crossing passport. In addition to the passport, the driver must also present a vehicle registration certificate and green card insurance.

„Marine – Nida”

The border crossing at the Morskie-Nida border crossing has its own peculiarities. Crossing the border at this checkpoint, you will pass through the Curonian Spit National Park. Driving through this park, you will have to pay an environmental fee. In addition, it must be paid both in Russia and Lithuania, that is, H. twice during the trip.

In Russia, the fee for motorcycles is 150 rubles, and for cars (up to 8 seats without a driver) – 300 rubles.

In Lithuania, the fare for a passenger car is 5 euros.

Please note that the ferry from the Curonian Spit does not connect to the mainland. The return trip by ferry is paid.

Emergency numbers in Lithuania

  • European emergency number – 112
  • Fire Department – 101
  • Police – 102
  • Ambulance – 103

Mandatory equipment in Lithuania

Equipment   you     must have in your vehicle:

  • warning triangle
  • First aid kit for cars
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Safety vest     – required when leaving a vehicle left standing on the road or on your shoulder at night or in poor visibility conditions

Requirements for equipment that must be present in a car in different European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires in Lithuania is mandatory for vehicles with a total weight of up to 3.5 tons from November 10 to March 31. The fine is between 30 and 40 euros.

spikes

Studded tires can be used from November 1st to April 9th ​​(the appropriate label must be affixed to the back). If winter conditions persist, this period may be extended by the Minister of Transport and Communications.

Anti slip chains

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other rules

An employee of the Lithuanian traffic police has the right to check the technical suitability of the vehicle.

The use of the Radar Detector is   prohibited     . A fine of 30 to 50 euros and confiscation of the device itself.

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