There are 6 ways to get from Budapest to Kaunas by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Kaunas  •  7 h 28 min

  1. BUD - KUN

$81 - $191

Cheapest option

Train  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Ec
  2. Ic

$68 - $93

4 alternative options

Fly to Vilnius, train  •  8 h 58 min

  1. BUD - VNO

$92 - $231

Bus Billy  •  24 h 15 min

  1. P14

$73 - $116

Bus Ecolines  •  26 h 45 min

$76 - $111

Drive  •  14 h

  1. 805.2 miles

$140 - $210

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 18 h 4 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
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
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
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
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
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
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)
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $8
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.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
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Billy
Email
biuro@jordan.pl
Website
jordan.billy.pl
Bus from Katowice to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
jordan.billy.pl
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Budapest and Kaunas is 890 km. The road distance is 1288 km.

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Kaunas is to train which costs 18 000 Ft - 26 000 Ft and takes 18 h 4 min.

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

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 18 h 4 min.

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