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Travel to Kaunas

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KAUNAS PHOTO 2014 Museum night

Three reasons to visit Lithuania you should be aware of…

BEST public wifi

1. Lithuania Named 3rd in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 for 2015 >>.

2. Lithuania offers best public WiFi in the World!

Rotten WiFi, a public WiFi and 3G/4G watchdog, has measured and evaluated the quality of public hotspots in 172 countries worldwide, testing hundreds of networks. The collected data revealed Top 20 countries with best public WiFi. Lithuania tops the list with download speed at 15,40 Mbps (2015).

3. In Lithuania, there is KAUNAS PHOTO festival –  the longest-running annual photo art festival in the Baltic States;

How to Reach Kaunas?…

Kaunas is the second largest town in Lithuania, located in the heart of country. With its museums, culture institutions, numerous universities, and art festivals it has always kept a profile of a vibrant cultural environment. Kaunas Photo exhibitions are located in the central part of town, most are reachable on foot. Reaching Kaunas…

…by airplane to Kaunas Kaunas International airport (KUN) is served by only one airline: Rynair Flying Ryanair you can directly reach Kaunas from the following cities / airports: Alicante (ALC), Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Caglari (Sardinia), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Kos (KGS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London (Lutton) (LTN), London-Stansted (STN), Malta (MLA), Oslo Rygge (RYG), Palma de Maljorka (PMI), Paphos (Cyprus), Rhodes (RHO), Shannon (SNN), Trapani (TPS) Once you reach Kaunas airport, the city is very close. The distance from the Kaunas Karmėlava airport to the city center 20-25 minutes by bus No. 29 (0. 70 EUR) or 15-25 minutes by taxi (up to 18 EUR). At night taxi prices might get higher. >>Kaunas airport web site: https://www.kaunas-airport.lt/index.php?lang=en

…by airplane to Vilnius+ bus / train to Kaunas If you looking for a cheap flight, consider choosing Ryanair to Vilnius international airport (VNO), from Bremen (BRE), Barcelona El Part (BCN), Milan (Bergamo, BGY), Rome Ciampino (CIA), Dublin (DUB), London Stansted (STN), Oslo Rygge (RYG), Frankfurt Hano (HHN), Brussels (CRL), Paris (BVA), Liverpool (LPL), Madrid (MAD) or Chania (CHQ). Vilnius airport is served also by Wizzair, Aeroflot (Russian Airlines), Austrian, Belavia (Belarusian Airlines), Brussels airlines, Estonian air, Finnair, Grand Cru airlines, Polish airlines LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, SAS, Transaero, Turkish airlines and AirBaltic. Flying to Vilnius via AirBaltic, will often lead you via Riga. Even though the prices are usually higher than those of Ryanair, AirBaltic offers a wide network of cities you can travel from. “Traditional” flying into Lithuania will take you to Vilnius airport and the connection from Vilnius to Kaunas is fast and easy. >>Vilnius airport web site: http://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/ At Vilnius airport, there is special train between the Airport and the Railway Station, across the street from which is located the Vilnius Bus station. The needs of disabled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility have also been considered. Ticket costs (~1 EUR). There are more options to reach the train station / bus station from Vilnius airport: city bus No.1 or No 2 (~1 EUR) also you can take a taxi (~ 10 EUR). >> More information about traveling from airport to train / bus station you can find here>> http://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/planning-a-trip/how-to-reach/train-bus/ Bus station is in front of train station. Trip by bus to Kaunas takes approx. 90-120 minutes and costs approx 6 – 7 EUR (the distance between Vilnius and Kaunas is 104 km). You can also take a train from Vilnius train station to Kaunas. Trip takes approx. 55-120 minutes and cost 4.3-7 EUR (depends on train).

… by train Also you can reach Lithuania using train lines. It is most useful and cost-effecting if traveling from South-East. Available routes from Russia and Poland are: Kaliningrad-Vilnius, Kaliningrad-Vilnius- Moscow, Kaliningrad-Vilnius- St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad-Vilnius-Adler, Kaliningrad-Vilnius-Cheliabinsk, Cheliabinsk-Vilnius-Kaliningrad, Vilnius-Minsk, Minsk-Vilnius Adler-Vilnius-Kaliningrad, Vilnius-Kaliningrad. Usually international trains are coming to Vilnius train station, where during most of the day every half an hour you can take a train going to Kaunas. >>

More routes you can find here http://www.litrail.lt/en/tvarkarasciai/-/routes/find?p_auth=Myidx84O … by car Reaching Kaunas by car is very simple. Kaunas it is located in the heart of Lithuania, where most of the important transit roads cross, including the central Baltic road, Via Baltica which goes from Warsaw to Helsinki. Most hotels have free parking lots. Parking in the city costs (0.30 – 1.2 EUR per hour) and is free Saturdays, Sundays and on holidays.

Currency Lithuanian currency from 2015 is Euro (EUR).  It is useful to have some cash for small purchases, because in some commerce they not always accept card payments. ATM machines serving Visa, Master and other common cards are widely distributed in the central part of town and commercial areas.

Useful links
Kaunas Regional Tourism Center – http://visit.kaunas.lt/W3/titulinis?lang=en
Map of Kaunas – http://www.mapsofworld.com/lithuania/cities/kaunas.html
Kaunas in your pocket – http://www.inyourpocket.com/data/download/kaunas.pdf Kaunas by TripAdvisor – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g274948-Kaunas_Kaunas_County-Vacations.html Kaunas Travel guide – http://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguides/Europe/Lithuania/Kaunas Kaunas Municipality – http://www.kaunas.lt/index.php?2928940587