There are 7 ways to get from Bucharest to Kaunas by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly to Kaunas  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Kaunas (KUN) OTP - KUN

$86 - $362

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Bus, train  •  39 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
  2. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Białystok
  3. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$58 - $85

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Fly to Vilnius, train  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Vilnius (VNO) OTP - VNO
  2. Take the train from Vilnius to Kaunas

$107 - $212

Bus  •  34 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Kaunas

$145 - $213

Train  •  35 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna Ec
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok Ic
  4. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$162 - $232

Train, night train, bus  •  36 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
  2. Take the night train from Chernovcy to Lvov
  3. Take the bus from Lviv to Kaunas

$71 - $116

Drive  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Kaunas 899.3 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Bucharest to Kaunas is to bus and train which costs $55 - $85 and takes 39 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bucharest to Kaunas is to fly and train which costs $100 - $220 and takes 9 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti and arriving at Kaunas via Bratislava. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Kaunas via Wien Hbf, Warszawa Centralna and Białystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 19 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Kaunas is 1175 km. The road distance is 1439 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Kaunas without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 40 min and costs $140 - $220.

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It takes approximately 9 h 29 min to get from Bucharest to Kaunas, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Kaunas bus services, operated by Omega Group, depart from Bucuresti station.

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Bucharest to Kaunas train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Kaunas is to fly which takes 9 h 29 min and costs $85 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 34 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs $160 - $240 and takes 35 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Bucharest to Kaunas.
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  • Distance: 734.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 29 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Kaunas, Lithuania?

Ryanair, Wizz Air and two other airlines fly from Bucharest to Kaunas 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Kaunas via Bratislava in around 34 h 40 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kaunas via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kaunas via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kaunas via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Kaunas via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Stockholm Skavsta
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Vilnius via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $8
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

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Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $16
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Bucharest - Gara de Nord to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Bus operators
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bucuresti to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Bratislava to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Lviv to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
14 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Kaunas Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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Bucharest to Kaunas train services, operated by Traukinio, arrive at Kaunas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Kaunas is 1439 km. It takes approximately 20 h 50 min to drive from Bucharest to Kaunas.

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Blue Air, Wizz Air, Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Kaunas Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Kaunas. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs $1 - $2.

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