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Lithuanian Flag  LITHUANIA – drives on the right

Please read the general notes in conjunction with those below.

Essential Safety Equipment

  • Warning triangle
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Headlamp converters
  • GB plate (see note 1)

Recommended Safety Equipment (by Lithuania and/or

  • Reflective vest
  • Spare bulbs (see note 2)
  • Torch

Seatbelt Requirements
The wearing of front and rear seatbelts is compulsory when fitted.

Children Passengers
Children under 12yrs cannot travel in the front seat unless using an appropriate restraint.

Drink Driving Limits
The drink driving limit is zero.

Minimum Driving Age
The minimum driving age using a full UK licence is 18

Speed Limits


Urban kph (mph)

Open Road kph (mph)

Motorway kph (mph)


50 (31)

90-100 (56-62)

110-130 (68-81)


50 (31)

90 (56)

90 (56)

Cars must keep headlights lit throughout the day from 1 November to 1 March and the first week of September (the beginning of the school year).

You will find petrol stations in Lithuania all offering unleaded petrol as well as diesel and LPG. Some of them provide necessary repair services.

It is expected that toll roads will be introduced to improve the road network.

It is recommended that, particularly in larger towns, you use guarded car parks, especially when leaving the vehicle overnight.

Police are authorised to issue on-the-spot fines.

Police fines for speeding depend on exceeding the limit and vary from 20 to 1.000 Litas.

Mobile Phones
The use of hand-held mobile phones whilst driving is illegal. Hands free systems are tolerated.

Emergency Numbers
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services.

Local numbers:
Fire – 01
Police – 02
Ambulance – 03

Other Useful Information
It is recommended that visitors carry an assortment of spares for their vehicle, such as fan belt, replacement bulbs and spark plugs.

Embassy Details
British Embassy
2 Antakalnio
10308 Vilnius

(370) 5 246 29 00


Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 0630-1000 / 1100-1500
Fri: 0630-1000 / 1100-1400

Local Time:
Mon-Thurs: 0830-1200 / 1300-1700
Fri: 0830-1200 / 1300-1600


Note 1: UK registered vehicles displaying Euro-plates (circle of 12 stars above the national identifier on blue background) no longer need a GB sticker when driving in European Union countries.  Countries outside the EU still require national identification.

Note 2: Regardless of local requirements it is always a wise precaution to carry a spare set of vehicle bulbs and adjust headlamp beams for driving on the right. A spare bulb kit will not prevent a fine if you are travelling with faulty lights, but it may avoid the cost and inconvenience of a garage call out. On some cars it is inadvisable or impossible for anyone other than a qualified technician to change a headlamp bulb or lamp unit e.g. high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and carrying spare bulbs is not an option. However, it is recommended that spare bulbs are carried for any lights which may be easily and/or safely replaced by the owner/driver. Do not forget to ensure that you also carry any tools that might be required to change the various bulbs.

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