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There are 4 ways to get from Vilnius to Tallinn by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 37m

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

€47 - €138

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Tallinn 1234

€26 - €40

2 alternative options

Bus via Riga  •  12h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Vilniaus autobusų stotis to Joniškio autobusų stotis
  2. Take the bus from Joniškis to Riga
  3. Take the bus from Riga to Tallinn

Drive  •  7h 36m

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Tallinn 595.5 km

€50 - €80

Vilnius to Tallinn by bus

The bus journey time between Vilnius and Tallinn is around 9h 15m and covers a distance of around 605 km. The fastest bus normally takes 9h. Services are operated by Ecolines and FlixBus. Typically 10 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
9h 15m
Fastest bus time:
9h
Buses per week:
10
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:30
Last bus departs at:
10:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vilnius to Tallinn bus schedules

Lithuania → Estonia
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International entry into Estonia from Lithuania

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Lithuania
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Estonia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Estonia from Lithuania

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Lithuania
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 6
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 6
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Estonia

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Considerations leaving from Lithuania

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Estonia from Lithuania.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tallinn is 1247.

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

The social distance requirement in Tallinn is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1247.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Lithuania from Estonia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Vilnius to Tallinn is to bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Vilnius to Tallinn is to fly which costs $55 - $170 and takes 3h 37m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vilnius and arriving at Tallinn. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h.

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The distance between Vilnius and Tallinn is 529 km. The road distance is 595.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Tallinn without a car is to bus which takes 9h and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m to get from Vilnius to Tallinn, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Tallinn is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs $55 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 9h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Tallinn.
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  • Distance: 528.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

Air Baltic and Finnair fly from Vilnius to Tallinn every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Vilnius to Tallinn once daily. Tickets cost €26 - €40 and the journey takes 9h. FlixBus also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn via Riga
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Tallinn via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
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 Vilnius North to Tallinn, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lietuvos transporto saugos administracija
Website
ltsa.lrv.lt
Bus from Vilniaus autobusų stotis to Joniškio autobusų stotis
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€1 - €16
Schedules at
visimarsrutai.lt
Klaipedos Autobusu Parkas
Phone
(+370 46) 41 15 59
Email
klap@klap.lt
Website
klap.lt
Bus from Joniškis to Riga
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
klap.lt

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Tallinn is 595 km. It takes approximately 7h 36m to drive from Vilnius to Tallinn.

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

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Book your Vilnius to Tallinn bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Tallinn. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $28 - $45.

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