Travelling around the Baltics: Useful info
The national currency of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia is euro.
- Interntaional memberships
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are member states of the European Union (EU) and NATO, and are in the Schengen Area.
Ways to travel between the Baltic states
Lithuania is the most convenient starting point for your trip. Continue your Baltic adventure by heading north to Latvia and conclude your trip by visiting Estonia. There are several ways to travel around the Baltics:
- By car / camper
Via Baltica (E67) is the highway that connects the Baltic states; there are no road tolls for cars. The distance between Vilnius (Lithuania) and Riga (Latvia) is almost 300 km, between Vilnius (Lithuania) and Tallinn (Estonia) – around 600 km.
- By coach
The road infrastructure is highly developed across the Baltics, so international coach travel is safe and simple. At least a couple of coaches run daily between Vilnius and Riga and between Vilnius and Tallinn.
- Vilnius – Riga. Trip duration: 4h 30 mins
- Vilnius – Tallinn. Trip duration: 9h
- By train
You can travel between Lithuania and Latvia by train. Trains run between Vilnius and Riga and between Vilnius and Daugavpils.
In Lithuania, international train routes are operated by Lithuanian Railways.
- By plane
Air travel is also available between the three Baltic states. Direct flights between Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn are operated by the Latvian airline airBaltic.
- By ferry
You can get to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from other countries by ferry. The Klaipėda ferry terminal could be the starting point of your trip, but there is no possibility to travel by ferry between the Baltic states.