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There are 9 ways to get from Tallinn to Kaunas by bus, train, car, plane or ferry

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Bus via Rīga  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 800706 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Kaunas 848001

$27 - $62

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Bus  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Panevėžys 1070103
  2. Take the bus from Panevezis to Kaunas 281 / ...

$27 - $42

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Bus #2  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu to Panevėžys
  3. Take the bus from Panevezis to 9-asis fortas 281 / ...

$30 - $49

Train  •  17 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu
  2. Take the train from Tartu to Valga
  3. Take the train from Valga to Riga 865 / ...
  4. Take the train from Riga to Daugavpils 704 / ...
  5. Take the train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
  6. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

$39 - $55

Drive  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Kaunas 355.7 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Tallinn to Vilnius, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Vilnius (VNO) TLL - VNO
  2. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

$48 - $133

Fly Tallinn to Kaunas  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Kaunas (KUN) TLL - KUN

$112 - $442

Fly Tallinn to Riga, bus  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Riga (RIX) TLL - RIX
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Kaunas

$44 - $130

Ferry to Helsinki, fly to Vilnius, train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Vilnius (VNO) HEL - VNO
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

$110 - $256

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The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas is to bus which costs 23€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tallinn to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Kaunas via Rīga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tallinn to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Kaunas via Tartu, Valga, Riga, Daugavpils and Vilnius(LT). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 46 min.

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The distance between Tallinn and Kaunas is 507 km. The road distance is 569.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 37 min and costs 23€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Tallinn to Kaunas, including transfers.

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Tallinn to Kaunas bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Tallinn station.

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Tallinn to Kaunas train services, operated by Elron, depart from Tallinn station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas is to bus which takes 8 h 37 min and costs 23€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 17 h 46 min, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 390€ and takes 8 h 58 min.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Kaunas.
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  • Distance: 316.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 37 min

What companies run services between Tallinn, Estonia and Kaunas, Lithuania?

You can take a bus from Tallinn to Kaunas via Rīga in around 8 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tallinn to Kaunas via Tartu, Valga, Riga, Daugavpils, and Vilnius(LT) in around 17 h 46 min.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Oslo, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Stockholm, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Vilnius, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Boryspil, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Hamburg, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Train operators
Elron
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
elron.ee
Train from Tartu to Valga
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
elron.ee
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Valga to Riga
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
pv.lv
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $13
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Panevėžys
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Panevėžys to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Pärnu to Panevėžys
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Website
temptrans.ee
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
temptrans.ee
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Panevezis to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
kautra.lt
Book at
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Panevezis to 9-asis fortas
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
kautra.lt
Book at
autobusubilietai.lt
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Panevezys to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Panevezys to 9-asis fortas
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
taisto.ee
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Go Bus AS
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
gobus.ee
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
peatus.ee
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Vilnius Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Tallinn to Kaunas bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Kaunas station.

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Tallinn to Kaunas train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), arrive at Kaunas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Kaunas is 569 km. It takes approximately 7 h 38 min to drive from Tallinn to Kaunas.

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LOT and Air Baltic offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Vilnius Airport.

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There are 262+ hotels available in Kaunas. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to line 4 tram which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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