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Central Panevezys

Panevėžys is the fifth-biggest city in Lithuania with population of 119,000, situated on the shore of the River Nevėžis not far from the Via Baltica highway between Vilnius and Riga.


An industrial city on the banks of Nevėžis River, Panevėžys is also a cultural center of Aukštaitija region and city's drama theater (named after famous director Juozas Miltinis) is known beyond the borders of the country.

Get in

By plane

Panevėžys has no commercial airport of it's own, but has three international airports within the 150 km radius - Vilnius International Airport (VNO) to the south-east, Kaunas International Airport (KUN) to the south and Riga International Airport (RIX) in Latvia to the north. Those airports serve number of destinations in Europe and beyond.

By train

There is a regular train only running from Šiauliai to Rokiškis through Panevežys.

By car

Panevežys is easily accessible by international road Via Baltica connecting Warsaw, to Riga and Tallinn that crosses Kaunas in Lithuania. It's about 130 km from Kaunas to Panevežys along Via Baltica.

Get around


  • Cido Arena. The most important attraction in Panevežys is Cido Arena built in 2008. Arena generally hosts basketball games as well as concerts; also it has an indoor 250 m long Olympic cycling track, the only such in the Baltic States. Cido Arena is capable to accommodate up to 7,300 people during the concerts, a little less for sports events.



  • Babilonas, Klaipėdos street 143a. A shopping and entertainment mall, part of a wider Babilonas real estate development.




Romantic Hotel, Kranto str. 24, +370 45 584860, fax: +370 45 581162, . Probably the largest good quality hotel located int the historic old mill in centre of Panevežys. Hotel offers SPA center, restaurant and conference halls. 39 rooms. Prices start from €80..


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