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There are 9 ways to get from Tallinn to Kaunas by bus, train, car, plane or ferry

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Bus via Rīga  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Rīga 800706 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Kaunas 848001

$27 - $62

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Bus  •  9h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Panevėžys 1070103
  2. Take the bus from Panevezis to Kaunas 281 / ...

$27 - $42

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Bus #2  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam 212 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pärnu to Panevėžys
  3. Take the bus from Panevezis to 9-asis fortas 281 / ...

$30 - $49

Train  •  16h 57m

  1. Take the train from Tallinn to Tartu
  2. Take the train from Tartu to Valga
  3. Take the train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru 865 / ...
  4. Take the train from Riga to Daugavpils 704 / ...
  5. Take the train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
  6. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

Drive  •  7h 38m

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Kaunas 355.7 miles

$60 - $95

Fly Tallinn to Vilnius, train  •  5h 32m

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

$48 - $133

Fly Tallinn to Kaunas  •  10h 9m

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Kaunas (KUN) TLL - KUN

$112 - $442

Fly Tallinn to Riga, bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Riga (RIX) TLL - RIX
  2. Take the bus from Rīga to Kaunas

$44 - $130

Ferry to Helsinki, fly to Vilnius, train  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Vilnius (VNO) HEL - VNO
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

$105 - $257

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The cheapest way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas is to bus which costs 23€ - 55€ and takes 8h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 120€ and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tallinn to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Kaunas via Rīga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tallinn to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Tallinn and arriving at Kaunas via Tartu, Valga, Riga, Daugavpils and Vilnius(LT). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 57m.

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The distance between Tallinn and Kaunas is 507 km. The road distance is 569.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas without a car is to bus which takes 8h 37m and costs 23€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Tallinn to Kaunas, including transfers.

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

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Tallinn to Kaunas train services, operated by Elron, depart from Tallinn station.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Kaunas is to bus which takes 8h 37m and costs 23€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 16h 57m, you could also fly, which costs 95€ - 390€ and takes 10h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Kaunas.
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  • Distance: 316.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 37m

What companies run services between Tallinn, Estonia and Kaunas, Lithuania?

You can take a bus from Tallinn to Kaunas via Rīga in around 8h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tallinn to Kaunas via Tartu, Valga, Riga, Daugavpils, Vilnius, and Vilnius(LT) in around 16h 57m.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Stockholm, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Boryspil, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Oslo, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Tallinn to Riga via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Girona
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Tallinn to Kaunas via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Train operators
Elron
Phone
673 7400
Email
info@elron.ee
Website
elron.ee
Train from Tallinn to Tartu
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Elron
Train from Tartu to Valga
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Elron
Latvian Railways (PV)
Phone
+371 67232135
Website
pv.lv
Train from Valga to Rīga pasažieru
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Website
pv.lv
Train from Riga to Daugavpils
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Website
pv.lv
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Daugavpils to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Rīga
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Rīga to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Tallinn to Panevėžys
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Panevėžys to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Pärnu to Panevėžys
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Temptrans
Kautra
Phone
(37 8) 34 24 40
Email
ifo@kautra.lt
Website
kautra.lt
Bus from Panevezis to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
Kautra
Bus from Panevezis to 9-asis fortas
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
Kautra
Autobusubilietai.lt
Email
info@autobusubilietai.lt
Website
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Panevezys to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Bus from Panevezys to 9-asis fortas
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
autobusubilietai.lt
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Phone
+372 515 1882
Email
info@taisto.ee
Website
taisto.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Taisto Liinid OÜ
Lux Express
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
luxexpress.eu
Go Bus AS
Phone
631 0011
Email
info@gobus.ee
Website
gobus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Go Bus AS
Peatus Estonia
Website
peatus.ee
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to Pärnu bussijaam
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Peatus Estonia
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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Vilnius Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Kaunas is 569 km. It takes approximately 7h 38m to drive from Tallinn to Kaunas.

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LOT, Finnair and Air Baltic offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Vilnius 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 Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to line 4 tram which takes 18m and costs 1€ - 2€.

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