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

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Train via Minsk-Passajirskii  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii D
  2. Take the train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central D
  3. Take the train from Orscha Central to Smolensk D

$12 - $20

Cheapest option

Train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Smolensk D

$11 - $20

2 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Minsk 300808
  2. Take the bus from Minsk to Smolensk

$24 - $128

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Smolensk 325.3 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Smolensk is to train which costs $11 - $20 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Smolensk is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vilnius to Smolensk. However, there are services departing from Vilnius and arriving at Smolensk via Minsk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vilnius(LT) and arriving at Smolensk. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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The distance between Vilnius and Smolensk is 434 km. The road distance is 520.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Smolensk without a car is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $12 - $21.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Vilnius to Smolensk, including transfers.

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Vilnius to Smolensk bus services, operated by Minsktrans, depart from Vilnius station.

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

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Smolensk is to train which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $12 - $21. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $130 and takes 9 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Smolensk.
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  • Distance: 271.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Smolensk, Russia?

You can take a train from Vilnius to Smolensk via Minsk-Passajirskii and Orscha Central in around 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vilnius to Smolensk via Minsk in around 9 h 20 min.

Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Minsk-Passajirskii
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Website
rw.by
Train from Minsk-Passajirskii to Orscha Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
www.rw.by
2nd Class
$3 - $4
Coupe
$4 - $5
Train from Orscha Central to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
www.rw.by
Bus operators
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Vilnius to Minsk
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $110
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
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Intercars Europe
Website
intercars-tickets.com
Bus from Minsk to Smolensk
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
intercars-tickets.com

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Vilnius to Smolensk bus services, operated by Intercars Europe, arrive at Smolensk station.

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Smolensk is 1 h ahead of Vilnius. It is currently 3:10 AM in Vilnius and 4:10 AM in Smolensk.

Vilnius to Smolensk train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), arrive at Smolensk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Smolensk is 520 km. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Vilnius to Smolensk.

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There are 173+ hotels available in Smolensk. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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