There are 4 ways to get from Vilnius to Jelgava by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Rīga 1070104 / ...
  2. Take the train from Rīga pasažieru to Jelgava 6703 / ...

$16 - $23

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Train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
  2. Take the train from Daugavpils to Riga 703 / ...
  3. Take the train from Rīga pasažieru to Jelgava 881 / ...

$19 - $24

Drive  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Jelgava 172.2 miles

$30 - $45

Fly, line 6703 train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Riga (RIX) VNO - RIX
  2. Take the line 6703 train from Torņakalns to Jelgava

$26 - $144

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Jelgava. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Jelgava via Daugavpils and Rīga pasažieru. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 44 min.

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The distance between Vilnius and Jelgava is 239 km. The road distance is 275.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Jelgava without a car is to bus and train which takes 5 h 56 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Vilnius to Jelgava, including transfers.

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Vilnius to Jelgava train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius station.

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The quickest flight from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Vilnius to Jelgava train services, operated by Latvian Railways (PV), arrive at Jelgava station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Jelgava is 275 km. It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to drive from Vilnius to Jelgava.

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Air Baltic offers flights from Vilnius Airport to Riga Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Jelgava. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Jelgava.
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  • Distance: 149.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Jelgava, Latvia?

You can take a train from Vilnius to Jelgava via Daugavpils, Riga, and Rīga pasažieru in around 8 h 44 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Train operators
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Rīga pasažieru to Jelgava
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
pv.lv
Train from Daugavpils to Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Train from Torņakalns to Jelgava
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
pv.lv
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs .

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