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There are 5 ways to get from Warsaw to Kaunas by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Kaunas

$18 - $27

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Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$20 - $24

Drive  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Kaunas 253.1 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Vilnius, train  •  5 h 22 min

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

$57 - $162

Fly to Kaunas  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Kaunas (KUN) WAW - KUN

$76 - $321

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Kaunas is to bus which costs 65 zł - 100 zł and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Kaunas is to fly which costs 280 zł - 1 200 zł and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Warszawa and arriving at Kaunas. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Kaunas via Białystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Kaunas is 353 km. The road distance is 405 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Kaunas without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs 65 zł - 100 zł.

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The bus from Warszawa to Kaunas takes 7 h 17 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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

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Warsaw to Kaunas train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Kaunas is to bus which takes 7 h 17 min and costs 65 zł - 100 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75 zł - 90 zł and takes 7 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs 280 zł - 1 200 zł and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Kaunas.
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  • Distance: 220.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

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

Ecolines operates a bus from Warsaw to Kaunas twice a week. Tickets cost $18 - $27 and the journey takes 7 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Warsaw to Kaunas via Bialystok and Białystok in around 7 h 19 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Warsaw to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Warsaw to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

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Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
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
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
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The quickest flight from Warsaw Airport to Vilnius Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Kaunas is 1 h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 2:32 AM in Warsaw and 3:32 AM in Kaunas.

Warsaw to Kaunas train services, operated by Traukinio, arrive at Kaunas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Kaunas is 405 km. It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to drive from Warsaw to Kaunas.

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Air Baltic and LOT offer flights from Warsaw Airport to Vilnius Airport.

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There are 259+ hotels available in Kaunas. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Airport is to line 175 bus which takes 24 min and costs 3 zł - 4 zł.

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