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There are 7 ways to get from Warsaw to Vilnius by plane, bus, train, rideshare or car

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Fly  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Vilnius (VNO) WAW - VNO

$52 - $153

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Train  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Grodno D
  2. Take the train from Grodno to Vilnius(LT)

$13 - $19

5 alternative options

Bus Ecolines  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Vilnius

$23 - $35

Train Traukinio  •  9 h 10 min

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

$24 - $32

Bus Minsktrans  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa Zachodnia to Grodno
  2. Take the bus from Grodno Train Station to Vilnius

Rideshare  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Warsaw to Vilnius 273.9 miles

$28

Drive  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Vilnius 274 miles

$45 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Vilnius is to train which costs 45 zł - 75 zł and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Vilnius is to fly which costs 190 zł - 600 zł and takes 3 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Warszawa and arriving at Vilnius. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Warsaw to Vilnius. However, there are services departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Vilnius via Białystok and Kaunas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Vilnius is 393 km. The road distance is 438.5 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Vilnius without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 2 min and costs 85 zł - 130 zł.

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It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to get from Warsaw to Vilnius, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Vilnius is to fly which takes 3 h 38 min and costs 190 zł - 600 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85 zł - 130 zł and takes 9 h 2 min, you could also train, which costs 90 zł - 120 zł and takes 9 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Vilnius.
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  • Distance: 245.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 38 min

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

LOT and Air Baltic fly from Warsaw to Vilnius every 4 hours. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Warsaw to Vilnius twice a week. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin 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).

Contact Details
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
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Grodno
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Kaunas to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Bus operators
Minsktrans
Phone
(+375 17) 219-86-01
Email
info@minsktrans.by
Website
minsktrans.by
Bus from Warszawa Zachodnia to Grodno
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
minsktrans.by
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ticketbus.by
Intaks
Website
intaks.by
Bus from Grodno Train Station to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
intaks.by
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Warsaw to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Vilnius Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Vilnius is 1 h ahead of Warsaw. It is currently 5:26 AM in Warsaw and 6:26 AM in Vilnius.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Vilnius is 438 km. It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to drive from Warsaw to Vilnius.

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

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There are 991+ hotels available in Vilnius. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Warsaw and Vilnius. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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

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