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

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Fly Budapest 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 Ic
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok Ic
  3. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$67 - $91

4 alternative options

Fly Budapest to Vilnius, train  •  8 h 6 min

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

$92 - $232

Train to Vienna, fly to Vilnius, train  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Vilnius (VNO) VIE - VNO
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

$127 - $253

Bus  •  26 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Népliget to Kaunas

$71 - $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 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 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 19 000 Ft - 32 000 Ft and takes 26 h 44 min.

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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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Kaunas is 1 h ahead of Budapest. It is currently 6:48 PM in Budapest and 7:48 PM in Kaunas.

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 Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $210
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Kaunas via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
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
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $480
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
Website
aeroflot.ru
Flights from Budapest to Vilnius via Moscow Sheremetyevo
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
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
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 Kelenföld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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
$70 - $110
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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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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Ryanair, LOT and Wizz Air offer flights from Budapest Airport to Kaunas Airport.

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There are 263+ hotels available in Kaunas. Prices start at $34 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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