Travel
 The participants who wish will be transferred from Vilnius to Siauliai (Šiauliai) and back to Vilnius by bus (about 3 hours). The bus departs from Vilnius on July 4, at 18:00 (the meeting point), and comes back from Siauliai on July 7, at 10:00. In Vilnius we are planning to be approximately at 18:00. Participants' transfer from Vilnius to Siauliai and from Siauliai to Vilnius is without any charge.

If you are going to reach Siauliai from Vilnius or another place individually you can plan a trip by bus: timetable, or by train: timetable.

From the airport to the Vilnius City Center you can go:
  • by taxi - numerous taxis are operating in Vilnius. Taxis hired in the street can be expensive and not always of the best quality. It is recommended to call Martono Taxi 1422 (short local number) or +37052400004. This is the only taxi company in Vilnius, that you can pay for services by credit card. The price for a taxi from Vilnius airport to the City Center is around 15 Eur;
  • by bus - you can reach the centre of Vilnius from airport by bus number 2 (journey time - 20 minutes) or minibus number 15  from the stop called "Oro uostas"Single tickets for city bus can be purchased from "Lietuvos Spauda" kiosk or direct from the driver.  Prices for public transportation are up to 1 Eur. Please chek public transportation schedules. 
  • or by train -special scheduled train runs from Vilnius Railway Station to the airport. The railway stop, stairs, and passenger lift are installed just outside the airport terminal, as well as lighting and a video surveillance system for the safety of passengers. A covered pedestrian walkway connects the airport terminal with the railway stop and is lighted during the night. The train goes every 30 minutes and fare is 2.5 Litas (about 1 Eur). The train schedule.

Vilnius (http://www.vilnius.sav.lt), the capital of Lithuania, is directly connected by plane and other means of transport with many cities in Europe.
Via Vilnius
The way from Vilnius to Šiauliai takes up 2.5-3 hours by train, bus or car and costs about 35-50Lt.
Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is directly connected by plane and other transport with many cities in Europe. Those companies will take you to Vilnius:  Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Estonian Air, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS and etc. For getting more information, please, see the web-site of Vilnius airport  
Cities that can be accessed directly from Vilnius by plane: Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Kiev, London, Moscow, Paris, Prague, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna, Warsaw and etc.
 There is a connection to Vilnius by train or bus with Berlin, Minsk, Moscow, Kiev, Prague, Riga, Vienna, Warsaw. See  train and bus routes at the web-sites, too.    
Currency and Credit Cards
The official currency in Lithuania is Litas, which is bound to € with 3.4528 Litas for  € 1. Currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks and in hotels. Visa and Master Card are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. You will find a cash dispenser on nearly every corner.     
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of Vilnius university, Vilnius, Lithuania
iauliai University, iauliai, Lithuania
The Continuous Optimization Working Group of EURO
The Association of European Operational Research Societies
Lithuanian operational reserch society