London to Lithuania by bus
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London to Lithuania by bus
The European coach network Eurolines operates a coach line between the UK and Lithuania. The stops in the United Kingdom include London Victoria Coach Station, Gillingham and Dover.
In the UK coaches to Lithuania start in London, but passengers must change coach in Dusseldorf. Upon arrival to Kaunas in Lithuania, some of the passengers will have to transfer to other coaches. From Kaunas are convenient Eurolines’ connections to Alytus, Druskininkai, Klaipeda, Palanga and Siauliai.
The coach from London to Vilnius (Dusseldorf) also stops in Lille, Brussels, Antwerp and Heerlen.
The coach ride between London and Vilnius is long and takes approximately 40 hours. The coaches go mostly overnight but the modern design of Eurolines’ coaches and comfortable seats guarantee a pleasant stay on board. The travel time is one hour less from Gillingham and two hours less from Dover. There are up to four coaches per week in each direction between London and Vilnius. For exact timetable see Eurolines website The cheapest way to travel to Lithuania is definitely the coach. If you are on a tight budget, then taking the coach can offer some amazing cost savings.
Whilst offering excellent fares some of these coach companies featured offering a very high quality service - you can expect reclining seats, extra hold luggage, free wifi, sometimes they offer you free tea or coffee and you also have power sockets at each seat.
It is recommended to book tickets online in advance at least several days prior to departure. One-way ticket from London to Vilnius costs £105; round trip costs less (there’s a discount). Discounts for children, students, and people over 60 are also available. If you book early and your travel dates and times are flexible, you may get the “promo” ticket as low as £94 one-way. Booking early is highly recommended, because the coach service between London and Vilnius is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Note that timetables and fares are subject to change and EuropeBus can't guarantee accuracy of this information.
Go to Eurolines website to see current timetable and prices and book a ticket for an international journey
Lithuania is a vibrant and quirky country, which has undergone rapid modernization since becoming independent from the Soviet Union. You’ll find a lively nightlife, both in Vilnius and on the coast, ample grounds for outdoor pursuits in the as yet unspoiled national parks, and a number of good beaches, as well as a stark contrast between slick, modern city life and rural poverty. Fiercely proud of thier country, Lithuanians are more exuberant and welcoming than their Baltic neighbours and you are likely to encounter their hospitality everywhere. Useful guides: Lonely Planet Publications
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
How to buy tickets & some helpful information
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The Eurolines coach network is an inexpensive way to travel through Europe. Eurolines coaches have different categories, from Standard class to Business class and they go everywhere. You can reserve seats in advance on the internet.
Eurolines is a coalition of independant bus and coach companies that operate under one brand name. They serve the majority of European countries, reaching hundreds of destinations across Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Norway to Portugal. Some also serve Turkey and Morocco. Eurolines coaches are comfortable and upscale.
You can reserve a seat online, If your journey begins from the UK, you just go on the Eurolines UK web page. The Eurolines offices are usually located inside the long distance bus stations, but it can also be a travel agent in the city.
Eurolines & National Express in one booking
National Express has teamed up with Eurolines to bring Europe that little bit closer to you. And you can get there in one easy booking. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Book your international travel through the National Express website.
Trains & airlines from the UK to Lithuania
If our information is insufficient for you to convince you to travel by coach, or simply you don’t like this transportation arrangement then we encourage you to take advantage of rail or flight services. If you want to travel from the UK to Lithuania or vice versa by train we suggest you to visit the Voyages-sncf website, while good flights between Britain and Lithuania are recommend on the Budget Air’s website
Rail services in Europe are fast, frequent and convenient. Tickets can be bought in advance easily via a train reservation service available at Voyages-sncf.com
Regular European air link services can be checked and booked at www.budgetair.co.uk. Flights connections are available to various destinations in Europe and worldwide.
To Lithuania by bus, see current international timetable & fares
|Coach times valid until 31/10/2017||Departing|
|Eurolines service number||▼||160/203||160/203||278||276||274|
|Days of operation||▼||W,Fr,Sa,Su||T||Daily||Daily||Daily|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-||1||-||-||-|
|Eurolines coach stops||▼||▼||▼||-||-||-|
|LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn||Dep.||21:30||21:30||-||-||-|
|GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley||Dep.||22:30||22:30||-||-||-|
|DOVER, Eurolines, Check-in, Eastern Docks||Dep.
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||FERRY||FERRY||-||-||-|
|Transit via France and Belgium. Arrival on the next day.
|DUSSELDORF, Interchange only||Arr.||10:45 ©||10:45 ©||-||-||-|
|DUSSELDORF, Interchange only||Dep.||11:15||11:15||-||-||-|
|Transit via Poland. Arrival on the next day.|
|MARJIAMPOLE, LT, Central Bus Station, Stoties 2||Arr.||11:55||11:55||▼||▼||▼|
|KAUNAS, LT, Central Bus Station, Vytauto 24||Arr.||13:05||13:05||↴||↴||↴|
|KAUNAS, LT, Central Bus Station, Vytauto 24||Dep.||direct||direct||14:05 ©||14:50 ©||16:00 ©|
|SIAULIAI, LT, Bus Station||Arr.||-||-||-||-||18:45|
|ALYTUS, LT, Bus Station, Naujoji 17L||Arr.||-||-||15:05||-||-|
|DRUSKININKAI, LT, Bus Station, Gardino 1||Arr.||-||-||16:10||-||-|
|KLAIPEDA, LT, Bus Station, Butku Juzes 9||Arr.||-||-||-||17:35||-|
|PALANGA, LT, Bus Station, Kretingos 1||Arr.||-||-||-||18:10||-|
|VILNIUS, LT, Central Bus Station, Sodu 22||Arr.||14:50*||14:50*||-||-||-|
|PANEVEZYS, LT, Bus Station, Savanoriu 6||Arr.||15:00||15:00||-||-||-|
Lithuania to London by bus
|Coach times valid until 31/10/2017||Returning|
|Eurolines service number||▼||203/160||203/160||203/160||278||274||276|
|Days of operation||▼||M,Th,Sa||T||Fr||Daily||Daily||Daily|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-||1||-||-||-||-|
|Eurolines coach stops||▼||▼||▼||▼||▼||▼||▼|
|PANEVEZYS, LT, Bus Station, Savanoriu 6||Dep.||14:15||14:15||14:15||-||-||-|
|VILNIUS, LT, Central Bus Station, Sodu 22||Dep.||14:30*||14:30*||14:30*||-||-||-|
|PALANGA, LT, Bus Station, Kretingos 1||Dep.
|KLAIPEDA, LT, Bus Station, Butku Juzes 9||Dep.||-||-||-||-||-||11:50|
|DRUSKININKAI, LT, Bus Station, Gardino 1||Dep.||-||-||-||10:30||-||-|
|ALYTUS, LT, Bus Station, Naujoji 17L||Dep.||-||-||-||11:40||-||-|
|SIAULIAI, LT, Bus Station||Dep.||-||-||-||-||12:05||-|
|KAUNAS, LT, Central Bus Station, Vytauto 24||Arr.||direct||direct||direct||13:00 ©||15:00 ©||14:35 ©|
|KAUNAS, LT, Central Bus Station, Vytauto 24||Dep.||16:15||16:15||16:15||↵||↵||↵|
|MARJIAMPOLE, LT, Central Bus Station, Stoties 2||Dep.||17:15||17:15||17:15||-||-||-|
|Transit via Poland. Arrival on the next day.|
|DUSSELDORF, Interchange only||Arr.||15:45 ©||15:45 ©||15:45 ©||-||-||-|
|DUSSELDORF, Interchange only||Dep.||17:45||17:45||16:45||-||-||-|
|Transit via France and Belgium. Arrival on the next day.|
|CHANNEL CROSSING BY||▼||FERRY||FERRY||FERRY||-||-||-|
|DOVER, Eurolines, Check-in, Eastern Docks||Arr.||3:30||3:30||2:20||-||-||-|
|GILLINGHAM, Hempstead Valley||Arr.||4:20||4:20||3:45||-||-||-|
|LONDON, Victoria Coach Stn||Arr.||5:45||5:45||5:00||-||-||-|
M = Monday, T= Tuesday, W = Wednesday, Th = Thursday, Fr = Friday, Sa = Saturday, Su = Sunday, n = Daily except...
1 = Operates 6/6 to 24/10
© = A change of coach is required in Dusseldorf
* = A change of coach is required in Berlin
Amendable and refundable.
|London, Gillingham and Dover to:
|KAUNAS, MARJIAMPOLE, PANEVEZYS, VILNIUS||£114||£186||£110||£180||£83||£148||UK to Lithuania
|ALYTUS, DRUSKININKAI, KLAIPEDA, PALANGA, SIAULIAI||£119||£195||£115||£189||£88||£158||Lithuania to UK
Amendable, refundable, available up to two days before departure.
|London, Gillingham and Dover to:
|KAUNAS, MARJIAMPOLE, PANEVEZYS, VILNIUS||£108||£178||£104||£171||£80||£142||UK to Lithuania
|ALYTUS, DRUSKININKAI, KLAIPEDA, PALANGA, SIAULIAI||£113||£187||£109||£180||£85||£153||Lithuania to UK
Non-Amendable, Non-Refundable but Upgradable. Available up to 14 days before travel. Open Returns aren't available. Not available Fridays
|London, Gillingham and Dover to:
|KAUNAS, MARJIAMPOLE, PANEVEZYS, VILNIUS||£97||£162||UK to Lithuania
|ALYTUS, DRUSKININKAI, KLAIPEDA, PALANGA, SIAULIAI||£102||£171||Lithuania to UK
During peak times all passengers travelling to Lithuania must pay a supplement on top of the normal ticket prices:
Age categories: Children: 0-12 years, Youth: 13-25 years, Seniors: 60+ years.
To purchase tickets online you can do it using the journey planner provided. You can also do it on the Eurolines UK or National Express websites. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. Early booking is highly recommended, because the Eurolines route between London and Lithuania is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Passengers with open date return tickets, must confirm/reserve their return journey with a local Eurolines office at least 4 days before the date they wish to travel. Simply phone the Eurolines office in Vilnius: (8) 5233 6666 or Kaunas (8) 3732 2222.
There are several simple ways:
- For most of the connections offered by Eurolines UK you can make a purchase through our journey planner, located on the front page. Just fill in all fields and follow the instructions.
- To purchase tickets online, you can also do it directly on the Eurolines UK or National Express website. On the websites you'll find all the names of larger and smaller towns, cities and airports. The Eurolines journey planner presented below doesn't show all available stations and stops.
Types of ways in which the ticket is obtained:
- e-ticket: a ticket you must print yourself at home,
- by collection: in one of the National Express office,
- by post: allow 7 working days.
Note: In some cases e-tickets may be not available for the journey, this happens when the connections are made with companies other than National Express. You can still buy a ticket online, but it will be delivered by post or it will be ready to collect in the offices of National Express.
Alternatively, you can buy London-Lithuania tickets through recommended booking tool provided by infobus.eu: Use the special journey planner form InfoBus, you can check in here. Anyone from any country can buy tickets this way. Do a dry run first to check prices and availability before booking for real.
Open the special journey planner and book from London to Lithuania and back looking for the direct coach with a change in Dusseldorf. The search results will also show cheap savings fares (if they will be available) or standard fares. The booking tool also allows the purchase of tickets for buses from Lithuania to London. You pay by debit or credit card and print out your own tickets. Easy! The prices shown are in GBP, EuropeBus recommends registering when it asks you before completing the purchase.
National Express together with Eurolines offer nationwide connections to London for a simple add-on price of £15 single or return. Just enter the name of the place from which you start the journey, in the box defining the place of departure. London will automatically be treated as a transfer point. Unfortunately, this option is only available for certain Eurolines connections, so if you won’t be able to purchase a ticket with this option, you'll have to buy two separate tickets. One ticket for access into London by National Express, the second ticket for the international Eurolines route from London. It's easy. Buy a ticket online now
Eurolines provides for their passengers up to 4 coach services per week between the UK and Lithuania. All Eurolines’ coaches have on-board toilet and washroom facilities, reclining seats and air-conditioning as standard. Sometimes the coach that picks you up from your departure point has only the final destination displayed on the front windscreen. This is because the majority of Eurolines routes include multiple stops and it would be impractical to display every stop on the front windscreen. Also, you may have booked a journey which requires a change of coach. In both examples, please ask the driver to confirm that his/her coach is going to the destination stated on your ticket. Eurolines put the safety and comfort of passengers first, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. The operators are using modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom. Eurolines coach services to Lithuania depart from Victoria Coach Station in London which is located close to Victoria Underground and bus stations. Eurolines coaches arrive at the main bus terminals in Lithuania. Buy a ticket online now
The carrier provides service to any person who has purchased a ticket. Number of tickets for the designated route is limited to the number of seats. Having a valid ticket guarantees you use of the service (seat on the coach), however it does not reserve any particular place.
Single and return tickets (with the indicated date and time) are for a specific journey, you cannot miss the departure, because you will lose the ticket.
Best to buy tickets well in advance. Eurolines has many discounts for those who decide to purchase tickets in advance. Constant, although a slight discount is provided for youth, elderly and disabled people. Up to 50% discount is provided for children. Unless you get a good promotional fare (mostly the FunFare ticket), return fares are much cheaper than two single fares each way.
- Before leaving home for your Eurolines service, check you have packed all documents and items needed for your journey, especially your ticket, passport (sometimes it is enough to travel with ID card) and if your journey requires a special visa to enter or transit.
- Arrive at the Victoria Coach Station in London at least one hour before the departure time, as check-in proceedings are quite lengthy. Customers need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check-in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure.
- Your luggage should be marked tags bearing name, address and telephone. Please weigh your luggage at home.
- Never accept other persons luggage for transport! Should you notice any luggage left unattended, never touch it! Report the fact to the station’s service staff immediately. Never leave your luggage unattended!
- When approaching the check-in desk, have your passport and ticket ready. This will streamline the procedure.
- Border control & customs: When going through security check, place all metal items such as keys, watches, belts with large buckles, mobile phones, walkmans, small change etc in the boxes, and place them on the conveyor belt of the X-ray machine together with your hand luggage & suitcases. It is advisable to place your overcoats in the boxes. This will streamline and facilitate security control.
- If needed, remember to take your doctor’s certificates.
Check-In at London Victoria Coach Station
You need to check-in at the Eurolines check-in office located adjacent to Gate 19. Check in commences one hour before departure and closes 15 minutes before to enable all customers to board and to ensure a prompt departure. You should have your passports and other travel documents ready for inspection at check-in. A boarding card for each customer and luggage labels will be issued and customers will be advised from which gate their coach will leave. Check in time at other UK departure points is 30 minutes before departure. If the office for check-in is already closed, check-in takes place directly on the coach. Buy a ticket online now
Check-In in Lithuania
You must check-in no later than 30 minutes before the departure time stated on your ticket. Check-in closes 15 minutes before departure. If there’s no office for check-in, then check-in takes place directly on the coach. Services returning to London arrive in Victoria Coach Station’s Arrivals terminal, customers making onward coach connections will need to cross the street to the Departures terminal
Once you get to Dover (for the ferry) or Folkestone (for the train) you’ll have to go through passport control – the driver or coach attendant will explain exactly where and when to get off. On entry at the ferry port or Eurotunnel terminal, customers will be required to disembark from the vehicle and pass through both UK and French Border Control offices and show their passports. In Folkestone and on board the ferry you can find a restaurant, shops, bars, cafes, arcade games and loads of sitting spaces – so you can keep well entertained for the 1 hour 30-minute crossing.
|Channel ferry crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video||Channel tunnel crossing ▶▶▶||Watch video|
Will the international coach stop for a break?
Of course, on the majority of services. All international coach operators provide refreshment breaks on longer journeys, especially overnight services. The European law obliges the driver to take a break every four and a half hours.
Carriage of luggage
Each passenger is entitled to transport two pieces of primary luggage (suitcase, travel bag or backpack) of total weight not exceeding 30 kg.
In addition to the main luggage, the passenger has the right to carry one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 5kg. Luggage exceeding the limit as mentioned earlier can be transported with the crew’s consent only if there is enough space in the luggage hold.
For each additional luggage (1 piece, up to 25kg) or for exceeding the permissible weight of the primary baggage, the carrier shall charge a fee.
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The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, so that the journey is stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure only for travel, it’s possible directly on the Eurolines website, during ticket purchase. You can also insure individually with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy insurance.
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