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How to get from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas

The City of Kaunas is located about 100 km west of Vilnius Airport and has a lot to offer its visitors. Throughout history, the city played an important political, religious, and cultural role and has existed as a military stronghold and thriving merchant community. It is home to many cathedrals and churches, a medieval castle from the 14th century, the Kaunas fortress, and the Pažaislis Monastery, a stunning example of Italian Baroque architecture. On your trip to Kaunas, you can also see one of the most unique museums in the world, The Devils’ Museum, and beautiful natural surroundings such as the Kaunas Lagoon Regional Park and the reservoir.

Getting from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas takes an hour and 15 minutes by taxi or private transfer, or approximately 2 hours by bus. There is also a Vilnius Airport to Kaunas train service which also takes about 2 hours depending on the train.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €80 75min 24/7
Bus €22 120min 05:42–23:06
Train €17 160min 07:19–19:09

How to get from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas by taxi

The easiest, fastest, and most comfortable way to get from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas is to take a taxi or private transfer. The average trip takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs about €80.

Taxi fare from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas

Taxis in Lithuania don’t have set rates that apply for airport transfers. The fare is calculated based on several variables, such as where you’re going, what time of day it is, and the duration of the trip. It should also be noted that the cost and quality of a transfer can vary greatly between different taxi drivers and companies. For this reason, before your transfer begins, you try to agree upon a rough estimate for the trip and make sure that the taximeter has been reset to the starting fare. The average taxi transfer from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas takes 1 hour and 15 minutes and costs about €80. You can also book your private airport transfer in advance to secure a competitive set rate.

Cost

€80

Trip Duration

75 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Vilnius airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

There are official taxi ranks just outside the arrivals terminal with Airport-approved taxis. If you want to make sure that the taxi is one of the approved ones, check inside for a sign that has all the relevant tariff information. Keep in mind, however, that if you call yourself a taxi, the car is likely to pick you up outside Departures, not Arrivals.

Convenience

A taxi or private transfer is by far the fastest, easiest, and most direct way to reach your destination. With a private transfer, you won’t have to wait for the next bus or train while carrying your luggage, and you’ll get dropped off right outside your hotel instead of having to take another mode of transport to get there from the bus or train station. So, for a transfer from Vilnius airport to Kaunas that is guaranteed to be hassle-free, fast, and comfortable, we recommend booking a private transfer in advance.

Editor’s Note

As the cost and quality of a transfer can vary immensely depending on the taxi driver and/or company, visitors are advised to try to agree upon an estimated cost before a transfer begins.

Useful Tips

As tipping is customary in Lithuania, you can include a tip for your driver by rounding up the taxi fare.
You can also ask the Tourist Information Centre to call you a taxi, as long as it’s open when you arrive.
When calling for a driver from a taxi service or app, keep in mind that these taxis usually pick up outside Departures, not Arrivals.
In most cases, when a route has tolls, the fee is added to the total fare as an extra charge.

How to get from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas by bus

The bus from Vilnius airport to Kaunas is a good budget option as it only costs about €11 and takes roughly 2 hours, depending on the bus service. There are no direct buses from the airport to Kaunas, so you will have to take the bus to Vilnius and get the connection to Kaunas from there. The buses generally run every 40 minutes, but keep in mind that after the first bus of the day which leaves at 05:40, the next one is at 09:20. So, a bus is, a good option if the schedule coincides with your arrival time, and you don’t mind the extra time you might have to wait for your bus connection. Tickets can be bought online or you can ask for more information at the Narvesen shop (Arrivals Terminal A and B).

How much is the bus from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas?

The tickets for a bus from Vilnius airport to Kaunas start at €9 per traveller, but most of them cost €11. You can buy them online or ask for more information at the Narvesen shop (Arrivals Terminal A and B).

Cost

€11

Trip Duration

120

Trip and cost duration can vary slightly between buses, and there's a waiting time of 40 minutes for the buses (09:20-23:06).

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The buses run from 05:42-23:06, departing every 40 minutes after the 09:20 service.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stops at Vilnius Airport are on the street outside, between Arrivals Terminal A and B. As you exit the airport from Terminal A, the bus stops are on your right.

Convenience

Taking a bus is a cheap option but definitely not the easiest. As there are no direct buses from Vilnius airport to Kaunas, you will have to get a bus to Vilnius first and wait there for the connection to Kaunas. Although the buses generally have a waiting time of 40 minutes, if your plane lands in the morning, you could have to wait for over 3 and a half hours between the first bus of the day at 05:42 and the second bus at 09:20. Also, keep in mind that you might need another mode of transport to get to your hotel from the Kaunas Bus Station in the city’s New Town.

Editor’s Note

There are no direct buses from the airport to Kaunas so allow plenty of time in your itinerary to account for the connection.

Useful Tips

If you are arriving before 09:20, check the bus schedules carefully on the official website as there can be big waiting periods during this time.
The cost and duration of the trip can vary between buses, so check the official website for more information.

How to get from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas by train

Taking a train to Kaunas is another very budget-friendly option, with a one-way ticket costing €8.50 for a train ride that takes roughly 2 to 2 and a half hours, depending on the train. It’s not the easiest way to get to Kaunas however, as there are no direct trains from the airport. As with the bus option, going by train means taking one train to Vilnius and getting the connection to Kaunas from the railway station there. The trains do not run as regularly as the buses, averaging 8 trains a day midweek and 5 on the weekend, with the last train being around 19:00 on weekdays and 18:00 on weekends. A train, therefore, could be a good option for you if the schedule coincides with your arrival time and if you have extra time to spare.

How much is the train from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas

A one-way train ticket from Vilnius Airport to Kaunas costs €8.50 and you can purchase it online at the official website.

Cost

€8.50

Trip Duration

160 Min.

Trip duration can vary significantly between trains, and there is a wait time of 1-3 hours for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The trains run from 07:19 until 19:09 on weekdays and until 18:01 on weekends.

Where do I get the train from?

To get to the railway station at Vilnius Airport, look for the signs at the airport, exit the arrival terminals and follow the path that leads to the station. You should allow at least 10 minutes for the walk there.

Convenience

Taking the train to Kaunas is the cheapest option, but it’s also one of the slowest as it can take up to 2 and a half hours. It’s also a bit tricky as there are no direct trains from the airport, so you will have to change at Vilnius centre to get the connection to Kaunas. The trains are also not very frequent, with long waiting times of 1-3 hours depending on the time of day, and the last train is around 19:00 on weekdays and 18:00 on weekends.
However, the trains are spacious and clean and have several advantages for people with disability issues, including accessible stations and platforms, as well as free assistance services that can be booked in advance. The train also offers free WiFi and the option to bring along your pet or a bicycle for about half the price of a regular ticket.

Editor’s Note

Both Vilnius and Kaunas train stations have many services and features in place to assist people with disabilities, more information can be found on the official LTGlink website.

Useful Tips

Most train stations are equipped with electronic luggage storage facilities that you can use for a small fee.
With the purchase of a separate ticket, passengers are allowed to bring their pet or bicycle onboard. Check the official website for more information.
The trains offer free WiFi.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Kaunas to Vilnius airport?

The City of Kaunas is just over 100 km west of the airport. Getting from Vilnius airport to Kaunas takes an hour and 15 minutes by taxi or private transfer, or about 2 hours by bus or train, not including wait times.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Vilnius airport to Kaunas?

Taking a taxi or private transfer is the fastest and most comfortable way to get from Vilnius airport to Kaunas. The average trip takes 1 hour and 15 minutes in normal traffic conditions and costs about €80. However, as prices can vary greatly, we recommend booking in advance so that you can secure a competitive set rate for your private airport transfer.

How do I get from Vilnius airport to Kaunas?

You can get from Vilnius Airport to your Kaunas hotel in an hour and 15 minutes by taking a taxi or private transfer for an estimated cost of €80. You can also get a bus from Vilnius airport to Kaunas, with tickets costing about €11, or take a train with an average ticket price of €8.50. The journey by bus and train usually takes around 2 hours, but this can vary since both transport options have a connection at Vilnius.

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