There are 5 ways to get from Budapest to Kaunas by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Kaunas  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Kaunas (KUN) BUD - KUN

$81 - $191

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Train  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Wschodnia Ec
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok Ic
  3. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$68 - $93

3 alternative options

Fly to Vilnius, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Vilnius (VNO) BUD - VNO
  2. Take the train from Vilnius to Kaunas

$92 - $231

Bus  •  26 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Kaunas

$76 - $111

Drive  •  14 h

  1. Drive from Budapest to Kaunas 805.2 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kaunas is to train which costs 18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 17 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Kaunas is to fly which costs 22 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft and takes 7 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Kaunas via Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Kaunas via Warszawa Wschodnia and Białystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 56 min.

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The distance between Budapest and Kaunas is 890 km. The road distance is 1288.3 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kaunas without a car is to train which takes 17 h 56 min and costs 18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to get from Budapest to Kaunas, including transfers.

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

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Budapest to Kaunas train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Kaunas is to fly which takes 7 h 28 min and costs 22 000 Ft - 55 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 17 h 56 min, you could also bus, which costs 21 000 Ft - 31 000 Ft and takes 26 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Kaunas.
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  • Distance: 556.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 28 min

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Kaunas, Lithuania?

LOT, Wizz Air and Ryanair fly from Budapest to Kaunas 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Kaunas via Warszawa Wschodnia, Bialystok, and Białystok in around 17 h 56 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Kiev
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Minsk
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $380
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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 Wschodnia to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
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
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Budapest Népliget to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
25 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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There is no direct flight from Budapest Airport to Kaunas Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Kaunas is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 6:02 PM in Budapest and 7:02 PM in Kaunas.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Kaunas is 1288 km. It takes approximately 14 h to drive from Budapest to Kaunas.

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Wizz Air, Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Budapest 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 Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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