Travel
The participants who wish will be transferred from Vilnius to Nida and back to Vilnius through Klaipeda by bus (4-5 hours). The bus departs from Vilnius at 16:00, July 3, 2012, and back from Neringa, 10:00, July 7, 2012.
Vilnius the capital of Lithuania, is directly connected by plane and other transport with many cities in Europe. Participants might also arrive to Neringa itself through Klaipeda city and Palanga airport.
Neringa is a sandy peninsula between the shallow Kurshiu Lagoon and the Baltic sea, accessed from the Lithuanian coast only by water. There are several sea-side resorts in Neringa: Nida, Juodkrante, Preila.
Nida can be accessed via the cities of Klaipeda/Palanga and Vilnius (see travel map below).    
Via Palanga
Easiest way to Nida is via the city of Klaipeda or sea-side resort Palanga
Lithuanian Airlines will take you to Palanga and Kaunas from the airports of Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt (Main), Hamburg, Hanover, Tallin. See a schedule and rates at the web-site of Palanga airport
The travel from Palanga to Klaipeda takes up about 20 minutes by bus or car. Neringa is reached from Klaipeda in 15 minutes by ferry to Smiltyne (see a map of Klaipeda).
See at the web-site the ferry time-table from Klaipeda to Smiltyne.
The trip from Smiltyne to Nida takes up 30-40 minutes by bus or car. You can read the schedule of buses Smiltyne-Nida
Via Vilnius
The way from Vilnius to Klaipeda takes up 4-5 hours by train, bus or car and costs about 70Lt. The trip from Klaipeda to Nida is as described about the way via Palanga.
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: Lithuanian Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, 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 convenient 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.    
See bus schedules Klaipeda-Vilnius and Vilnius-Klaipeda
Important note
Those arriving in Lithuania, to Klaipeda or  Vilnius, are asked to let us know the time of your arrival to assist your further trip to Nida.
The organisers of the STOPROG-2012 arrange a charter bus for the participants that departs from Vilnius to Nida on Tuesday, July 3, 16:00. The Conference bus departs back from Nida to Vilnius on Saturday, July 7, 10:00. The bus will be waiting participants on July 3 at 15:00, at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (II House)  by the address:  Goshtauto st 12, Vilnius (see the map of Vilnius and travel map below).
If your arrival in Vilnius does not match the STOPROG-2012 bus schedule you should reach Neringa and Nida on your own.
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
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Klaipdos universitetas, Klaipda, Lithuania
The Association of European Operational Research Societies