Car & Van Hire in Palanga

Enterprise car hire locations in Palanga

Situated along the shores of the Baltic Sea, Palanga is a charming seaside resort town in Lithuania, renowned for its pristine beaches, lush forests and vibrant atmosphere. Palanga International Airport is just a short 6 km drive from the city centre, and you'll find an Enterprise Rent-A-Car desk here. Whether you come by plane or train, car hire in Palanga is a great way to explore the city and the surrounding region.

What to do and see in Palanga

Palanga offers an array of attractions and activities for visitors, whether you're interested in exploring its rich history or simply enjoying the sun, sea and sand. The main attraction in Palanga is its stunning coastline, featuring sandy beaches perfect for sunbathing and swimming. The most popular beach is the one located near the Palanga Bridge, where you can find sun loungers, umbrellas and beachside cafes to keep you comfortable and entertained all day long.

Palanga Bridge itself is one of the iconic landmarks of the region, stretching out into the Baltic Sea. Take a leisurely stroll along the pier, enjoy the fresh sea breeze and catch a mesmerising sunset over the water. The bridge is also a popular spot for locals to gather and socialise, making it a vibrant and lively place to spend an evening.

Basanaviciaus Street, named after the Lithuanian historian and linguist Jonas Basanaviciaus, is the main pedestrian street in Palanga. Lined with numerous cafes, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, the street is bustling with activity, especially during the summer months. Explore the local cuisine and sample traditional Lithuanian dishes, such as cepelinai (potato dumplings), at the many eateries along the promenade.

For those interested in history and culture, the Palanga Amber Museum is a must-visit. Housed in the beautiful Tiskeviciai Palace and surrounded by the picturesque Botanical Park, the museum is home to a vast collection of amber pieces, including jewellery, artwork and even fossils. Learn about the history of amber mining and processing in the region and marvel at the impressive exhibits, some of which are millions of years old.

Another historical attraction in Palanga is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, an impressive Neo-Gothic building constructed in the early 20th century. The church's striking red-brick exterior and elegant stained-glass windows make it a beautiful and unique architectural gem worth visiting.

If you're travelling with children, Palanga offers a variety of activities to keep the little ones entertained. The Palanga Mini Zoo, located close to the town centre, is home to a range of domestic and exotic animals, such as rabbits, llamas and kangaroos. Another great option is the Palanga Adventure Park, which features obstacle courses and zip lines suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Driving in Palanga

Driving in Palanga should not be too far from what you’re used to in the UK, thanks to the town's well-maintained roads and generally light traffic. Parking is readily available in designated parking lots and on-street parking spaces. It's essential to pay for parking, as fines can be issued for non-payment. That being said, while traffic within Palanga is usually manageable, it can become congested during the peak summer season when tourists flock to the town. Be prepared for occasional traffic jams and exercise caution on narrow streets, especially in the Old Town area.

Whether you choose a car or van hire in Palanga, you'll need a valid UK driver’s licence, along with an International Driving Permit, if your licence is not in the Latin alphabet. You'll also need valid personal identification, such as a passport and a credit card, for the deposit.

Familiarise yourself with local road signs, as they may differ from those in your home country. Pay close attention to speed limits and other regulatory signs to avoid fines or penalties. In general, the speed limits are 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h on open roads and 130 km/h on highways. However, these limits may vary, so always pay attention to posted signs. Fuel stations are easy to find in Palanga and its surrounding areas, with both self-service and full-service options available. Keep in mind that most fuel stations in Lithuania accept credit cards, but it's always a good idea to have some local currency (euros) on hand for emergencies.

When exploring the surrounding areas, you'll encounter a mix of highways and rural roads. While the main highways are in good condition, some rural roads may be narrower or have rougher surfaces. Drive cautiously and adjust your speed accordingly. For a scenic drive, head south from Palanga along the coast towards Klaipėda, Lithuania's third-largest city. This route offers breathtaking views of the Baltic Sea. It takes you through the Seaside Regional Park, providing plenty of opportunities to stop and explore the natural beauty of the region.

While driving in Palanga and the surrounding areas, be mindful of local wildlife, particularly in wild and forested areas. Deer and other animals may occasionally cross the roads, so it's essential to remain vigilant and cautious, especially when driving during dusk or dawn when wildlife is more active.
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Car and van hire in Lithuania with Enterprise

Enterprise Lithuania offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Palanga

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Palanga

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Palanga, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.