There are 4 ways to get from Ełk to Kaunas by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Ełk, Elk to Suwałki, Suwalki K321
  2. Take the train from Suwałki to Kaunas

$14 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Marijampolė  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Ełk, Elk to Suwałki, Suwalki
  2. Take the train from Suwałki to Marijampolė
  3. Take the bus from Marijampolė to Kaunas 369 / ...

$16 - $22

Train  •  7h 9m

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

$15 - $38

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from Ełk to Kaunas 184.9 km

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Ełk to Kaunas is to bus and train which costs 50 zł - 80 zł and takes 4h 58m.

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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 32m.

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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 7h 9m.

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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 bus and train which takes 4h 58m and costs 50 zł - 80 zł.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Ełk to Kaunas, including transfers.

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Ełk to Kaunas train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Elk station.

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Kaunas is 1h ahead of Ełk. It is currently 12:10 PM in Ełk and 1:10 PM in Kaunas.

Ełk to Kaunas train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), arrive at Kaunas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ełk to Kaunas is 185 km. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from Ełk to Kaunas.

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  • Distance: 155.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

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

You can take a train from Ełk to Kaunas via Białystok in around 7h 9m.

Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Suwałki to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
2nd Class Ticket
$6 - $9
1st Class Ticket
$7 - $11
Train from Suwałki to Marijampolė
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $6
1st Class Ticket
$4 - $6
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
2nd Class Ticket
$11 - $16
1st Class Ticket
$15 - $21
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Elk to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
$10 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $17
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Elk to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Polregio
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ełk, Elk to Suwałki, Suwalki
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
PKS Nova
Phone
703 302 505
Website
pksnova.pl
Bus from Ełk DA to Suwałki DA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
pksnova.pl
Polbus PKS
Phone
+48 71 373 28 46
Website
polbus.pl
Bus from Ełk to Suwalki
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
polbus.pl
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Marijampolė to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Book at
Kautra
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Marijampolė to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt

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