Transport

International

By plane

If you’re planning to fly to Lithuania, it is highly likely you’ll be landing in Vilnius Airport or Kaunas Airport both serving the two biggest cities in Lithuania. Vilnius is the main international airport, while Kaunas, a Ryanair base, is famous with low-budget travellers. However, if you’d rather arrive in the western part of the country, the small airport in Palanga is also an option. Flights to Riga (Latvia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Oslo (Norway) and Moscow (Russia) are dispatched from here. For a list of other destinations and airlines that fly to Lithuania, please visit these websites:

Vilnius Airport

Airlines: http://www.vno.lt/en/tips-for-passangers/airlines/
Destinations: http://www.vno.lt/en/planning-a-trip/flight-map/

Kaunas Airport

Airlines: https://www.kaunas-airport.lt/index.php?lang=en
Destinations: https://www.kaunas-airport.lt/index.php?lang=en&page=destination_map


By bus

An ideal way of travel from a neighbouring or nearby country is by bus. Connections are frequent and offer a high level of comfort. For timetables and ticket prices have a look online at

Eurolines (operated by different companies, be sure to check all 3 websites to find the best connection) http://www.eurolines.lt/
Ecolines http://www.ecolines.net
Simple Express http://www.simpleexpress.eu/lang/

By ferry

If you choose to travel this way, your arrival point in Lithuania is Klaipėda, Lithuania‘s third largest city and our only port. Operated by DFDS Seways, connections to Karlshamn (Sweden), Sassnitz and Kiel (Germany) are offered. Find out more: http://www.dfdslisco.lt/


By car

Bear in mind, that if you’re coming to support your favourite team with friends and are travelling by car, you will have to pay a user charge when driving on the main Lithuanian roads if you are travelling in a vehicle which can carry 9 or more passengers. For more detailed information please visit the website of the Lithuanian Road Administration: http://www.lra.lt/en.php/vignettes/main_information/3099

A good tool to plan your journey is the raod map available at http://www.viamichelin.com/


By rail

International rail connections aren’t really what Lithuania is famous for. Well, at least not direct ones. The reason – the rail gauge here is wider than that in Western Europe, meaning you’ll have to switch trains in the town of Šeštokai near the Polish border However, travelling by train is a good idea if you’re coming from Belarus, Russia or Ukraine. For more detailed information please visit http://www.litrail.lt



Domestic

Buses

The usual and most comfortable way of intercity travel in Lithuania is by bus. The three big cities – Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda – have frequent bus connections. Smaller cities usually offer good connections to either three of the big ones - whichever is closest. Therefore i.e., if there is no direct connection to Vilnius it is a good idea to take a bus to Kaunas and continue to Vilnius from thereon. For timetables and tickets, check:

http://www.iticket.lt/en
http://www.autobusubilietai.lt/


Trains

Although the railway network in Lithuania is not very dense, travel by train is preffered usually because it is comfortable and costs less than a ride by bus. The most popular intercity train connection is the Vilnius-Kaunas route, where travel by an express train will take you less time than travel by car or bus. What is more, it will be cheaper than a ride on the bus. And taking the train to Klaipėda or Šiauliai from Vilnius is also popular, although the trip by rail does last longer than taking the motorway. More information on fares and schedules: http://www.litrail.lt


Public transport

http://www.marsrutai.lt/en/ is a very useful tool when planning your trips around cities. It includes information on public transport timetables in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys and the schedules of Lithuanian railways as well.