HOW TO REACH VIA HANSEATICA IN LITHUANIA
When traveling to Via Hanseatica in Lithuania, the starting point of your trip is usually Vilnius. Like in the other Baltic States, the capital city is the linking point of different modes of transportation. And like in Estonia and Latvia with only small effort our quests can reach interesting sites and cities of Via Hanseatica in Lithuania, such as towns of Jurbarkas, Taurage, Šiauliai or internationally known Hill of Crosses, visited also by Pope John Paul II.
VH by plane:
International airlines fly mostly from Vilnius airport. Flight information is available on the Vilnius Airport website:
VH by bus:
The bus traffic has greatly improved. More information on domestic routes and timetables: http://www.toks.lt/
Timetables for international passenger buses are available on the Eurolines website:
Varita buses only go to Germany, but they sell tickets to over 200 different European cities. http://www.varita.lt/
Information is also available at Šiauliai bus station: Tila-s Street 109, phone +37041 525058
VH by train:
There are direct train lines to Riga, Moscow, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Minsk and Warsaw. Although the train service from Vilnius to destinations out of Lithuania has deteriorated a bit over the past few years, it still offers convenient connection between the Eastern and Central European countries. The railway network in Šiauliai region is well developed. More information: http://www.litrail.lt/
VH by car:
There is a variety of car rental options available on the Internet for you to book your car in traveling in Lithuania.
Via Hanseatica road is identified in Lithuania as E 77. Coming from both Russia and Latvia just follow E77 signs and you are traveling through beautiful landscape of Via Hanseatica.
Coming from Vilnius or Kaunas please follow A1 towards to Klaipeda and after a while you will be arriving to Taurage region, which starts your travel in Via Hanseatcia in Lithuania.
In more detail you can set your route and find Via Hanseatcia sites in our digital Via Hanseatica map.
VH by ship:
Ferry traffic connects Klaipeda with Neringa.