Visiting Lithuania's second city is simple, with a variety of flights available from UK airports. Anyone who wants to pay Kaunas a visit can reach the city in around two hours 40 minutes, and they can do so very affordably thanks to budget flights from operators like Ryanair.
There is only one arrival point for flights to Kaunas. Kaunas Airport is Lithuania's second busiest, and it is only nine miles outside the city centre, making transfers relatively quick. Travellers can choose to take the 29 bus from outside the terminal, which runs into central Kaunas, taking 30 to 40 minutes. Express buses are also available to Vilnius. In that case, expect journey times of 90 minutes.
Ryanair is easily the biggest operator on routes between the UK and Kaunas. The Irish budget airline runs regular services from London Luton, Bristol, London Stansted and Edinburgh. Wizz Air also offers flights from London Luton., so visitors won't lack choice.
Flying is easily the best way to travel between the UK and Kaunas. For starters, flights to this elegant Lithuanian city only take around two hours 40 minutes (or four hours if travellers choose to include a stopover). Flights leave every day from a variety of UK airports, and morning and evening departures should be available. So, flights will fit into almost anyone's travel schedule. Thanks to airlines like Ryanair and Wizz Air, prices will be very affordable. And when flights land, Kaunas Airport has efficient onward transport links, both to Kaunas itself and to Vilnius. Generally, flying to Kaunas is faster and much more convenient than other transport options.
Kaunas may be eclipsed by Vilnius in the public's mind, but this Lithuanian destination has a lot for tourists to discover. Getting around is easy as the city centre is compact and walkable, while services like CityBee and Kaunas Bike offer bike rental alternatives. Riding the aliakalnis Funicular railway is a great starting point, providing panoramic views across the city. After that, be sure to visit the folk exhibits at the City Museum, the M.K. Ciurlionis Art Museum and the sombre Vytautas the Great War Museum. The Sugihara House is a more off-beat attraction, commemorating a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of lives during the German occupation.