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Palanga is a popular seaside resort at the Baltic sea in Lithuania.
Palanga airport offers regular scheduled flights from Palanga Airport are operated by foreign airline SAS and three local carriers: flyLAL, DOT and AmberAir.
The main regular flight connections 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, Saint Petersburg 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. Just 60 km north is Liepaja International Airport, in Latvia. There are regular flights from there to Riga, Hamburg and Copenhagen by AirBaltic.
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.
Palanga is one of the stops on the Klaipeda - Riga bus route. This bus also calls at Liepaja.
Taxi is available 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).
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.
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.
Palanga has a beach, but it is very crowded in summer, since all Lithuanians come to their short coastline. Amber museum is also interesting. When you have seen Palanga, come to Liepaja, a city in Latvia just 60km north of Palanga, where you will find much more space in the beach, because there are no such crowds and the beach in Liepaja is bigger, wider itself. Lots of historic buildings and a unique former secret military town of Karosta.
It is a tradition to visit the pier around sunset. This can easily be included as part of a visit to Basanavicius street (see below).
The focal point of Palanga, and the highlight of any visit to Palanga, is J.Basanavicius street, running between Vytauto street and the pier.
Along this street can be found most of the town's bars, restaurants, nightclubs, funfairs and souvenir shops.
People-watching is a fashionable, and fascinating pastime here.
The beach extends in several kilometres either direction from the pier. Given that Palanga is Lithuania's main tourist resort, expect the beach to be very crowded in summer. The busiest areas are either side of the pier.
A large proportion of householders in Palanga offer rooms to let at very cheap rates. Simply look for signs offering accommodation.