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There are 2 ways to get from Ełk to Kaunas by train or car

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Train  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Elk to Bialystok R / ...
  2. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$19 - $21

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Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Ełk to Kaunas 115.5 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Ełk to Kaunas is to train which costs 70 zł - 80 zł and takes 6h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Ełk to Kaunas is to drive which costs 75 zł - 120 zł and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ełk to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Elk and arriving at Kaunas via Białystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 49m.

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The distance between Ełk and Kaunas is 156 km. The road distance is 184.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ełk to Kaunas without a car is to train which takes 6h 49m and costs 70 zł - 80 zł.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Ełk to Kaunas, including transfers.

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Ełk to Kaunas train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Elk station.

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Kaunas is 1h ahead of Ełk. It is currently 6:49 PM in Ełk and 7:49 PM in Kaunas.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ełk to Kaunas is 185 km. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Ełk to Kaunas.

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  • Distance: 97.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 49m

What companies run services between Ełk, Poland and Kaunas, Lithuania?

You can take a train from Ełk to Kaunas via Bialystok and Białystok in around 6h 49m.

Train operators
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).

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Train from Elk to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
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2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
5 times a week
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