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Travel to Lithuania

There are several options for destination and means of transport for those who want to travel to Lithuania. Good to know is that Lithuania is a Schengen country, which means that you do not need a passport or visa for entry or stay in the country, however, it is good to have a passport or national ID card when traveling, as this is required by most travel company.

Vilnius International Airport is the largest airport and has the best flexibility in departure times and prices. If you want to travel to Vilnius by air, Kaunas Airport is also an often cheaper alternative, as Ryanair has cheap departures there (though not from Sweden). However, Kaunas is about an hour’s drive from the capital, so in the cheaper price you should add the cost of transfer to and from the airport. There are direct flights to Vilnius Airport with flights from Sweden. Skyways flies from Stockholm (Arlanda) to Vilnius international airport. However, most airlines, such as airBaltic, Finnair and SAS, fly via Riga, Helsinki and Copenhagen to Vilnius, respectively. If you travel by air to other parts of Lithuania, there are also international flights to and from Palanga, which is located on the coast of northwestern Lithuania. If visits are to be made to the northern part of the country, flights to Riga and then transport from there into Lithuania are recommended. There are both buses and trains between Latvia and Lithuania, it is usually also very cheap, compared to the prices for travel within Sweden.

There are also several nice alternatives to flying, although not as effective in terms of time. But as a wise person once said, half the fun of traveling somewhere is getting there! There is a ferry service between Karlshamn in Blekinge to Klaipeda in western Lithuania once a day. That journey takes about 14 hours and the ferries have comfortable cabins and several restaurants, bars, shops and playrooms. It is also possible to take a ferry or flight to Tallinn and from there by bus to Lithuania. Three bus companies, Ecolines, Eurolines and Busturas operate the Tallinn – Vilnius route daily. If you have an evil eye for bus drivers, it is excellent to rent a car and drive yourself, or take your own car on the ferry to Tallinn. Driving from Tallinn to Vilnius takes about five hours and the motorways are good and petrol cheaper than in Sweden.

Travel to Lithuania