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Palanga is a popular seaside resort at the Baltic sea in Lithuania. Palanga has over the years been of major strategic importance, no importance whatsoever, part of Latvia, and up until the mid-19th century and subsequent invention of the seaside holiday, a small fishing village. Modern Palanga is a year-round health resort, but is famed more for what happens during the short summer period between the beginning of June and September. During this time the population balloons from a regular 20,000, to 100,000 or more, especially during the weekends. A hotbed of hot people, sunbathers and all-night party animals, Palanga is the number one Lithuanian hedonist institution.
By bus The bus station can be found in the centre of Palanga, is small and relatively user-friendly. Minibuses leave from the front of the bus station in Klaipėda every 20 minutes from 06:50 until 22:00. Getting to town You're in it. If your hotel is further than walking distance from the station, you shouldn't have any problem finding a taxi, many of which congregate around the station. Make sure the meter's running before you set off.
By road On the main road from Klaipėda find a multitude of cars parked along the side of the road, all displaying signs of varying levels of complexity, and all containing one common word, kambariai (rooms). If you've come unprepared you may like to stop and chat. Palanga is 25km north of Klaipėda, and can be reached quickly and easily. Parking should be done in designated areas only.
By taxi To get by taxi from Klaipėda should cost you not more than 50-60Lt (remember, you are a foreigner, for 25km locals would pay less). In palanga taxis are cheap. Find them waiting next to bus station or call tel. 517 77.
By plane Palanga airport offers regular scheduled flights from Palanga Airport are operated by foreign airline SAS and three local carriers: flyLAL, DOT and AmberAir. Destinations The main regular flights destinations during the summer season are as follows: Copenhagen, Billund (Denmark), Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt-on-Main, Hanover, Munchen and Cologne (Koln) (Germany), Oslo (Norway), Dublin (Ireland), Moscow, St. Petersburg (Russia) and Vilnius. During the winter season regular flights are scheduled to Copenhagen, Billund and Hamburg. Relating to good connecting flights from Palanga with SAS and flyLAL it is easy to reach a lot of other cities in Europe via Copenhagen.
How to get there:
By bus The buses on route Airport - Palanga - Airport are going approximately every hour an every day. For more information phone call (+370 460) 52020. For bus schedule on route Klaipeda - Palanga - Klaipeda please contact the Klaipeda bus station (+370 6) 411547 or Palanga bus station tel.: (+370 460) 53333. For bus schedule on route Liepaja (Latvia) - Airport - Palanga - Airport - Liepaja please contact Liepaja bus station tel.: (+371 34) 27552 or Palanga bus station tel.: (+370 460) 53333.
By taxi Taxi is avialable in front of Airport Terminal. A trip to Palanga city takes 10 min and costs about. 20 Lt (6 EUR) or to Klaipėda takes about 30 min. price about 40 Lt (13 EUR). A trip from/to Liepaja (Latvia) takes about 1 hour 20 min. and costs about 200 Lt (60 EUR). Taxi tel.: (+370 46) 345 345 (Klaipėda), (+371 34) 22222 (Liepaja).
By rented car When you come to Airport by a rented car, you can park it at the Airport and leave the keys with car documents in Airport Cafe on the first floor. For more information please contact Airport Cafe tel./fax (+370 460) 51392.
By own car Passengers comming by own car, can park auto in a paid place for long parking. For more information please contact Airport Cafe on the first floor (+370 460) 51392.