Useful Information

CONFERENCE DATES
21 – 25 August, 2017

VENUE
Vilnius University // Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
Address // Naugarduko str. 24, Vilnius, Lithuania // MAP
Web // www.mif.vu.lt/lt3/en/

 

VISA AND INVITATION LETTER
Visitors who are not citizens of a European Union Member State and who want to enter the Republic of Lithuania must be in possession of the appropriate visa. If you are in possession of a valid Schengen visa, or national visa issued by other Schengen state, you may enter the Republic of Lithuania and remain for the period indicated on a visa, but not exceeding 90 days in any 180 day period

To visit Lithuania, you must have a valid passport or ID card (if you are a citizen of an EU country). A visa is required for citizens of countries that do not have visa-exemption agreements with Lithuania. Information on the visa requirements and the location of embassies can be found on the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participants who require a letter of invitation from the Migration Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania may contact the Conference Secretariat to apply for the invitation letter. It is not obligatory for those who are going to take care of the visa by themselves. We kindly request that you consult with the relevant institutions in your country about the procedure and required documents before inquiring for the invitation letter

Participant must be registered and have fully paid participant’s fee.
Documents to submit to the Secretariat:

  • Questionnaire in Word Document (.doc/ .docx) format. Click here to download it Information-for-the-invitation;
  • Copy of passport;
  • Accommodation reservation confirmation in PDF format.

Please send your inquiries to Conference Secretariat at registration@seventips.lt. We kindly remind you,that your inquiry will be considered only if all the information corresponds and all the forms are received.

In case invitation letter issued by the Conference Secretariat is sufficient to apply for visa, please contact us directly. Please note, that participant must be registered and fully covered participant’s fee

TIME IN VILNIUS
Time zone // EET (Eastern Europe Time)
Current time zone offset // +02:00 hours
You can check current local time HERE.

CLIMATE
Lithuania has a typical Central European climate. The month of August is characterised by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 23°C to 19°C over the course of the month, exceeding 27°C or dropping below 16°C only one day in ten. Daily weather updates can be found HERE

SUN
Over the course of August, the length of the day is very rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 2:01 hours, implying an average day-over-day decrease of 3.9 minutes. The shortest day of the month is August 31 with 13:48 hours of daylight; the longest day is August 1 with 15:49 hours of daylight

CURRENCY
Official currency in Lithuania is Euro. Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find an ATM on nearly every corner

ATM (Cash Machines)
Cash-points are ubiquitous in Vilnius, so you won’t have to wander far to track one down. You’ll also find an ATM at the airport. However, most banks will charge a small fee for withdrawing cash overseas

ELECTRICITY
Electricity in Lithuania is 220 Volts. Plugs are European standard with two round pins

Common plug and socket

OPENING HOURS
Post Office // 07:00 – 19:00 Monday – Friday. 09:00 – 16:00 Saturday
Banks // 08:00 – 17:00 Monday – Friday
Shops // food 08:00 – 22:00 (Monday – Sunday) others 10:00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)

INSURANCE
All participants are reminded that the Conference Secretariat Seventips is not liable for any losses, accidents or damage done to persons or private property. Participants and accompanying persons are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance

Getting to Vilnius and Conference Venue

BY PLANE
The fastest way to reach Lithuania is by plane. The main airports are in Vilnius and Kaunas cities. The direct flights are available from all main cities in Europe as well as from any bigger city in the world with just one or a few connecting flights through the main international airports in Europe

GETTING TO VILNIUS CENTRE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL VILNIUS AIRPORT
Vilnius Airport (“Oro uostas” in Lithuanian) is just 7 km (12 min by car) away from Vilnius Old Town. Please find the distance in the MAP

TAXI SERVICE
Vilnius Airport approved taxi rank can be found just in front of the arrivals terminal. All taxi cabs accept cash and credit cards. Always ask for a printed receipt at the end of the trip!

Most popular routes and their rates:

1. Vilnius Airport – Old Town (Cathedral Square) – 10 EUR* (approximate price)
2. Vilnius Airport – Konstitucijos avenue (Conference Venue) – EUR 12* (approximate price)

* Taxi carriers carrying passengers from Vilnius Airport taxi rank must apply not higher rates than the following:

1 km daytime trip, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1,01 EUR
1 km nighttime trip, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 1,16 EUR
1 km at weekends and on public holidays 1,16 EUR
1 km outside the city 1,16 EUR
Initial fare 1,45 EUR
1 min. of downtime while waiting for passengers or on traffic jam 0,29 EUR

If your prefer to Call a taxi at the time of your arrival we suggest to use one of the following Taxi firms:

1. Smart Taxi – +370 520 00 820
2. A2B Taxi – +370 626 66667

UBER
Uber is operating in Vilnius. You can download an APP HERE
If you use UBER for the first time, you can use af9y259uue promo code for a free ride up to 10 EUR

CAR SHARING SERVICE
2 Car sharing operators are working in Vilnius

To download a Citybee APP click HERE. CityBee is a car rental service in Vilnius city. All cars can be located and reserved via the CityBee mobile application on your smartphone

To download a Spark APP click HERE . SPARK is an electric car rental service in Vilnius city. The electric cars can be located and reserved via the SPARK mobile application on your smartphone

BUS
From Airport to Conference Venue: take bus No. 3G or No. 1, your final spot is Sparta (destination from Sparta bus stop to Conference Venue)
From Airport to Comfort Hotel Lt: take bus No. 3G, your final stop is Sparta (destination from Sparta bus stop to Comfort Hotel Lt) or you can take bus No. 1 and leave at the bus stop Aguonu (destination from Aguonu bus stop to Comfort Hotel Lt) 
From Airport to Corner Hotel: take bus No. 3G, your final stop is Taraso Sevcenkos (destination from T. Sevcenkos bus stop to Corner Hotel) 
From Airport to Vilnius City Hotel: take bus No. 3G, your final stop is Sparta (Destination from Sparta to Vilnius City Hotel) 

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

TICKET PRICE
When it is bought on a bus – 1,00 € for a ride
Tickets for busses can be bought on a bus or you can buy an electronic travel card at any newspaper kiosk.
You can get a “m.ticket” APP and buy a bus ticket via mobile application

BY CAR
Lithuania has a well developed network of roads. There are two European Highways, with branch lines, Via Baltica (Helsinki – Warsaw, part of the E67 Highway that runs to Warsaw and Prague) and West – East (Klaipeda – Moscow). The traffic is right hand in Lithuania

Speed limits

– 50 km/h in townships
– 80 km/h outside the townships
– 100/110/130 km/h on a highway according to a road type and season

PARKING
Parking on pavement is forbidden unless the signs tell otherwise. Parking usually is paid, you can pay in the nearest parking automaton. The payment value depends on the parking lot place

If you do not have spare change with you, you can use paying for parking via SMS service

1. SMS text: START G/Z/M/Rcar registration number (for example: START R HBB992)
2. Send your SMS to number 1332
3. When you are back to your car just sent SMS STOP to the same number

* Letters indicate the colour of the zone you are parking at

G – Yeallow
Z – Green
M – Blue
R – Red

FUEL
Automatic gas stations serve customers all 24 hours. They accept cash in banknotes as well as credit cards

COACH OPERATORS
There is a choice of international bus lines connecting Vilnius with other European cities. There are direct buses to Lithuania (Vilnius) from Belarus, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Russia, etc. Please find the routs and buy the tickets on the Lux Express website, Eurolines website and Ecolines website