This page explains how to travel by train or ferry from Vilnius to other European cities.

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Warsaw

 

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Riga

 

Tallinn

 

St Petersburg

  Moscow
 

Helsinki

 

Stockholm

 

Copenhagen

 

Oslo

 

Gothenburg

  Minsk
 

Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Germany & Spain

Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Switzerland & Italy


Train travel within Lithuania

Trains are a good way to travel between Vilnius, Kaunas & Klaipeda.  Lithuanian Railways (LTG) passenger services are now branded LTG-Link.

1st class seats on Kaunas-Vilnius train   Kaunas-Vilnius douible-decker train

1st class seats on a Kaunas to Vilnius double-decker train.  Photos courtesy of @zugreiseblog

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Vilnius to Riga

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Vilnius to Tallinn

In a few years time the new Rail Baltica project will hopefully make this a routine journey by fast direct train.  But in the meantime it is indeed possible to make this journey by train via Riga, if you want to avoid a lengthy journey in a long-distance bus. 

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Vilnius to Warsaw for €25

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Vilnius to Berlin & Germany

Option 1, Vilnius to Berlin - the fastest option

Warsaw to Vilnius by train:  Interchange at Mockava

Above, the Vilnius to Warsaw train service involves a simple cross-platform change at Mockava from a Lithuanian train to a Polish one.  Courtesy of Martin Kop.

Option 2, Vilnius to Hamburg & Germany using the DFDS ferry from Klaipeda to Kiel - the inexpensive ferry alternative

Vilnius railway station

Step 1, take a train from Vilnius to Klaipeda.  Above, Vilnius station.  Photo courtesy of Yuk Wah Chu.

Klaipeda station   Klaipeda to Vilnius train

Above left, Klaipeda station. Above right, an express train from Vilnius at Klaipeda.  Courtesy of Lewis Baston.

Meal in the ferry's a la carte restaurant   DFDS ferry from Kiel to Klaipeda

Step 2, take a ferry from Klaipeda to Kiel with cosy cabins, cafe-bar, self-service & à la carte restaurants.

Cafe on board   2-berth cabin with shower & TV

The cafe-lounge on board.

 

2-berth cabin with shower & toilet.

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Vilnius to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo

Option 1, using the Klaipeda-Karlshamn ferry - the fastest and easiest option

Vilnius railway station

Vilnius station.  Photo courtesy of Yuk Wah Chu.

Klaipeda station   Klaipeda to Vilnius train

Step 1, take a train from Vilnius to Klaipeda.  Above left, Klaipeda station. Above right, the express train from Vilnius.  Courtesy of Lewis Baston.

Karlshamn to Klaipeda DFDS ferry

Step 2, sail from Klaipeda to Karlshamn overnight with DFDS. That's Luna Seaways at Klaipeda on the right.  Photo courtesy of Matias Lq.

Oresund train at Copenhagen

Step 3, take the hourly Öresund train from Karlshamn to Copenhagen, change at Hässleholm for Stockholm.  More information about Öresund trains.

Option 2, using the Tallinn-Stockholm ferry - a longer way round

Option 3, by train all the way - the overland option

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Vilnius to Helsinki

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Vilnius to Minsk

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Vilnius to St Petersburg

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Vilnius to Moscow

Option 1, by direct sleeper train Vilnius-Moscow - this train passes through Belarus, transit visa necessary

Option 2, via Riga avoiding Belarus

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Vilnius to Western Europe:  Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Germany & Spain

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Vilnius to Central & Southern Europe:  Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Switzerland, Italy

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