Introduction to Wheelchair Accessible Vilnius

Located at the confluence of the Vilnia and Neris rivers near the geographic center of the European continent, Vilnius is the capital city of Lithuania. The city’s medieval Old Town is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, although it is a dream destination for history buffs, Vilnius is one of Europe’s most progressive cities — significant investments have been made to insure the that city’s attractions are accessible and welcoming to all.

Tourism is a growing component of the Lithuanian economy, with the City of Vilnius attracting more than 1.2 million visitors in 2018, nearly 1 million of whom arrived from foreign countries. Harsh winters halt tourist arrivals during the months of January and February, when it is rare for temperatures to reach above freezing. Average highs in the summer months of June through August are above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and the shoulder seasons are also comfortable with a light jacket. Vilnius is a destination worthy of visiting — dare I say, it may be my favorite city in the Baltics, if not in all of Central Europe — and, using this guide to wheelchair accessible Lithuania, you can plan a memorable accessible trip to Vilnius.

Vilnius Travel Guide Contents

Exterior of wheelchair accessible Vilnius Airport.

Airport Accessibility

Vilnius International Airport is served by nearly 20 airlines and is a hub for airBaltic.

Medieval tower on a grassy hilltop in Vilnius.

Attractions & Sights

Learn how to access the Vilnius Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and other wheelchair-friendly attractions.

Wheelchair accessible hotel room in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Hotels & Accommodations

These Vilnius hotels offer guest rooms with accessibility features for disabled people.

Wheelchair accessible city bus in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Public Transportation

Getting around Vilnius with a wheelchair is easy using this guide to wheelchair accessible city buses and Lithuania’s railway.

Accessible sidewalks in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Sidewalk Accessibility

The Old Town in Vilnius has some cobblestones, but the city’s sidewalks and footpaths are largely accessible to wheelchair users.

Travel visa requirements for Lithuania.

Visa Requirements & Safety

Secure your travel visa and stay safe in Lithuania with these tips.