Lithuania is easily accessible via various modes of transport. The infrastructure here is well developed, moreover, the country is not large and it is easy and convenient to travel between the major cities. The airports are typically 15 – 20 min. drive from the city center and the local and international bus network is extensive.
There are three international airports in Lithuania that connect the country with a number of European capital cities and some major international air travel hubs outside of Europe.
Most airlines arrive at Vilnius International Airport, the main airport of Lithuania. Kaunas International Airport receives mostly low cost airlines, such as Ryanair. Palanga International Airport, located near the seaside resort of Palanga, mostly offers short and mid-range routes to destinations in Europe. This airport is the smallest in the country and is a convenient gateway to western Lithuania, the beach resorts and the seaport of Klaipėda.
Time of travel from Vilnius International Airport to some popular destinations:
- To London – 2 hrs. 50 min.
- To Moscow – 1hr 30 min.
- To Paris – 2 hrs. 40 min.
- To Istanbul – 2 hrs. 45 min.
- To Frankfurt – 2 hrs. 10 min.
A number of large international bus companies with an extensive route network operate in Lithuania. There are frequent bus connections with most European capitals and some other large cities from the main Lithuanian cities - Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda. Coming to Lithuania by bus is an easy and convenient option. Bus is also a good choice for visiting neighboring countries, Riga-Vilnius connection being particularly popular with several daily departures.
Distance and time of travel by bus from Vilnius to some of the destinations in Europe:
- To Riga – 294 km, approx. 4 hours
- To Berlin – 1022 km, approx. 12 hours
- To Warsaw – 460km, approx. 8 hours
- To Vienna - 1164 km, approx. 16 hours
- To Kiev – 659 km, approx. 8 hours
International railway lines connect the capital city Vilnius to Moscow (Russia), Minsk (Belarus) and Kaliningrad (Russia). Vilnius Train Station is conveniently connected to Vilnius International Airport by a special railway shuttle line.
There are passenger trains from Kaunas, the second largest city of Lithuania, to Białystok in Poland, with further connections to Warsaw.
Via Baltica highway runs through the center of Lithuania and links Kaunas to Warsaw and Riga/Tallinn. The overall condition of highways and major intercity roads is very good. There is no highway toll fee in Lithuania.
International passenger ferries connect Klaipėda seaport with several coastal cities in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Local ferry service operates between Klaipėda and the Curonian Spit.