There are 3 ways to get from Vilnius to Kaunas by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Kaunas 361 / ...

$5 - $9

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Train  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the train from Vilnius to Kaunas Re / ...

$7 - $11

Drive  •  1h 7m

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Kaunas 100.4 km

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Kaunas is to bus which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Kaunas is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 1h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vilnius and arriving at Kaunas. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Vilnius and arriving at Kaunas. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 34m.

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The distance between Vilnius and Kaunas is 91 km. The road distance is 100.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Kaunas without a car is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs $5 - $9.

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The bus from Vilnius to Kaunas takes 1h 15m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Vilnius to Kaunas bus services, operated by Kautra, depart from Vilnius station.

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Vilnius to Kaunas train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Kaunas is to bus which takes 1h 15m and costs $5 - $9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1h 34m.

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  • Distance: 91 km
  • Duration: 1h 15m

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Kaunas, Lithuania?

Kautra operates a bus from Vilnius to Kaunas hourly. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Lithuanian Railways (LG) operates a train from Vilnius to Kaunas hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1h 34m.

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Vilnius to Kaunas bus services, operated by Kautra, arrive at Kaunas station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Kaunas is 100 km. It takes approximately 1h 7m to drive from Vilnius to Kaunas.

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There are 334+ hotels available in Kaunas. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Flag of Lithuania Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania and has historically been a leading centre of Lithuanian economic, academic, and cultural life. Kaunas was the biggest city and the centre of a county in Trakai Municipality of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1413. In the Russian Empire it was the capital of the Kaunas Governorate from 1843 to 1915. It became the only temporary capital city in Europe during the interwar period. Now it is the capital of Kaunas County, the seat of the Kaunas city municipality and the Kaunas District Municipality. It is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kaunas. Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris, and near the Kaunas Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely in Lithuania. - Wikipedia

Things to do in Kaunas

  • Centras

    Centras (English: City Centre) is an elderate in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania, based on two neighbourhoods of Kaunas - the Old City and the New City. It lies at the confluence of two major Lithuanian rivers, the Nemunas and the Neris. The borough borders Žaliakalnis in the north, Šančiai in the east, Aleksotas in the south and Vilijampolė in the west.

  • Kaunas Castle

    Kaunas Castle is a medieval castle situated in Kaunas, the second-largest city in Lithuania. Archeological evidence suggests that it was originally built during the mid-14th century, in the Gothic style. Its site is strategic – a rise on the banks of the Nemunas River near its confluence with the Neris River. At the beginning of the 21st century, about one-third of the castle was still standing.

  • St. Michael the Archangel Church

    St. Michael the Archangel's Church or the Garrison Church (Russian: Церковь Святого Михаила Архангела (Lithuanian: Įgulos bažnyčia) is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania, closing the perspective of the Laisvės alėja, the main pedestrian street. It was built between 1891 and 1895 when Kaunas was part of the Russian empire, in Neo-Byzantine style largely for the use of the Russian Orthodox garrison of Kaunas Fortress.

  • Žmuidzinavičius Museum

    Žmuidzinavičius Museum, known as the Devils' Museum (Lithuanian: Velnių muziejus), is a museum in Kaunas,, dedicated to collecting and exhibiting sculptures and carvings of devils from all over the world. The collection was started by artist Antanas Žmuidzinavičius (1876–1966), and a memorial museum was established in his house after his death. In 1966, the devil collection consisted of 260 sculptures but visitors began to leave their own devils as gifts to the museum. In 1982, a three-story extension was built to house the expanding collection and, as of 2009, the museum's holdings had grown to 3,000 items.

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