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There are 5 ways to get from Tallinn to Vilnius by plane, car ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Tallinn  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Tallinn (TLL) to Vilnius (VNO) TLL - VNO

$56 - $227

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Bus  •  8h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Vilnius Rv949

$30 - $50

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Car ferry to Helsinki, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
  2. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Vilnius (VNO) HEL - VNO

$134 - $439

Bus via Riga  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Tallinn to Riga
  2. Take the bus from Riga Bus Station to Vilnius North 1227

$36 - $48

Drive  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Tallinn to Vilnius 597 km

$65 - $100

Estonia → Lithuania
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International entry into Lithuania from Estonia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Estonia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, India and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Lithuania from Estonia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Estonia
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden
  • COVID-19 test 3 days after arrival
This applies to arrivals from Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Ireland, Norway and Sweden
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Lithuania

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Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Estonia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Lithuania from Estonia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Vilnius is 1808.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Vilnius is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Vilnius is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1808.

No, returning to Estonia from Lithuania is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Tallinn to Vilnius is to bus, which costs €26 - €45 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Tallinn to Vilnius is to fly which costs €45 - €200 and takes 3h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tallinn and arriving at Vilnius. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 35m.

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The distance between Tallinn and Vilnius is 529 km. The road distance is 597 km.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Vilnius without a car is to bus which takes 8h 35m and costs €26 - €45.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m to get from Tallinn to Vilnius, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Vilnius is to fly which takes 3h 46m and costs €45 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €26 - €45 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest flight from Tallinn Airport to Vilnius Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Tallinn to Vilnius.
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  • Distance: 528.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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

Air Baltic and Finnair fly from Tallinn to Vilnius twice daily. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Tallinn to Vilnius twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 8h 35m. Lux Express also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Tallinn to Vilnius via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $270
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $230
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Vilnius via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Bus operators
Lux Express
Phone
+372 6800 909
Email
info@luxexpress.eu
Website
luxexpress.eu
Bus from Tallinna bussijaam to PLC Panorama
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Lux Express
Bus from Tallinn to Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Lux Express
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 Riga Bus Station to Vilnius North
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Tallink
Phone
+49 (0)40 547 541 222
Email
international.sales@tallinksilja.com
Website
tallinksilja.com
Car ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $110
Website
Tallink
Vehicle
$28 - $90
Inside cabin
$65 - $90
Outside cabin
$75 - $110
Deluxe/Suite
$65 - $90
Passenger
$25 - $30

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Yes, the driving distance between Tallinn to Vilnius is 597 km. It takes approximately 7h 37m to drive from Tallinn to Vilnius.

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Finnair and Air Baltic offer flights from Tallinn Airport to Vilnius Airport.

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There are 103+ hotels available in Vilnius. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tallinn to Tallinn Airport is to line 4 tram which takes 18 min and costs €1 - €2.

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