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Crossing The Poland-Lithuania Border: Suwałki to Kaunas


Lwow Eagle 4 | 51
15 Jan 2016 #1
Suwałki is 30 km away from the Lithuanian border. I can see that the train is out to Lithuania due to some reconstruction to upgrade the line. I can also see exactly on bus a day online. Due to the lack of federalism, crossing national borders in the EU depending on public transportation tends to be a problem due to restricted schedules, etc. Frequently I just get to the last train station in one country then cross the border on foot or by bus before continuing by train. Can someone please advise on the best way to get to Kaunas?
Jardinero 1 | 407
16 Jan 2016 #2
Not many options, unfortunately, as there is nothing at the road border crossing left except for a dingy shop, and the rail line you mention hasn't been even started on the other side.

It's a shame there isn't any better and more frequent direct service as that's the nearest airport only 140km away - so much closer than Warsaw.

Try blablacar....
delphiandomine 83 | 17,732
16 Jan 2016 #3
There will be some local minibuses making the trip to at least Marijampole, but they probably aren't advertised anywhere online.

as there is nothing at the road border crossing left except for a dingy shop

Wow, has even the terrible bar gone from there?

I spent an interesting hour at the old Polish border crossing 10 years ago in the middle of the night when it was snowing.
nickknock - | 19
17 Jan 2016 #4
There is a bus that goes from Gdansk to Kaunas/Vilnius. I know it stops near there.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,087
18 Jan 2016 #5
I can also see exactly on bus a day online.

There are more than that.
Have a look at this link from euroticket.pl
This gives the times from Suwałki to Kaunas on the E - 614 Poland - Estonia route.

sale.euroticket.pl/start.php?profile=como_it_zamosc_en_html&cnt=swr

Within this link there are also times given from another company, ecolines,

legacy.ecolines.net/?s=84

I can understand why the 1.50 am to 5.00 am bus might not be too appealing, but there are daytime ones too.
Just pick a day when there are more options. I can't think how else you can get there unless you want to get a taxi, which will be much more expensive.

The times and destination I entered haven't shown up in the links for some reason, so just enter the details.
On some days there are 3 buses available.


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