There are frequent buses throughout the day from Vilnius to all main cities, including Kaunas (19Lt, 1½ hours), Šiauliai (32Lt, three hours) and Klaipėda (49Lt, 3¼ hours). To Kaunas there are also regular minibuses, which are quicker.
The big international rental-car agencies are well represented at Vilnius airport, but you’ll save a ton of money by renting from a local operator. Charismatic Rimas (277 6213, 8-698-21662; email@example.com) rents older cars at the lowest rates in town.
You can lumber between Vilnius and a few domestic destinations on Lithuania’s clunky suburban trains. Destinations include Kaunas (11Lt, 1¼ hours, 13 daily), Klaipėda (40Lt, five hours, two daily) and Šiauliai (24Lt, four hours, five to eight daily).
Lithuanian cities are generously covered by networks of buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. In most towns you must punch your bus ticket or you’ll risk a fine.