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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Lithuania

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The official currency in Lithuania is Lithuanian Litas (code LTL; symbol Lt), divided into 100 centas. Notes are available in the following denominations: Lt500, Lt200, Lt100, Lt50, Lt20 and Lt10. Coins are in denominations of Lt5, Lt2, Lt1 and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 centas.

The Litas is pegged to the Euro at a rate of 1 = Lt3.4528 (since 2002).

Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks or money exchange offices. Best rates are offered for US dollars.

Foreign notes should be in good condition (unmarked, not torn), otherwise the exchange may be refused. Note that Lithuanian exchange offices only take new US dollar bills (1990 or newer); banks and exchange offices will also not recognize Scottish or Irish notes as pound sterling, so if you're coming from the U.K., make sure all your notes are Bank of England notes.

Note that if you are arriving on the weekend, banks and many exchange offices will be closed, so the best option to get Lithuanian money is an ATM.


Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are available in bigger cities, but may not be available in smaller ones or villages. The ATMs work on international networks and accept most foreign credit and debit cards for cash withdrawal or advance.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards such as MasterCard/Maestro, Euro Card, Visa, Visa Electron, American Express, are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, shops and in some gas stations.

Traveler's Checks

Traveler's checks can be cashed at some banks, but they are not accepted anywhere else. Best rates are given in checks in

Banking Hours

Typically banks are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Some banks also open Saturday mornings.

Current Lithuanian Litas Rates

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