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How to get to Ukraine from Lithuania: convenient routes by car or plane + train/bus

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How to get to Ukraine from Lithuania: convenient routes by car or plane + train/bus

Ukraine's airspace is still closed, so to make your trip comfortable and fast, you need to plan your route in advance. Find out how easy it is to get to Ukraine from Lithuania and what you need to cross the Ukrainian border

Take care of insurance for safe entry into Ukraine
Take care of insurance for safe entry into Ukraine
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Usually, the number of travelers increases in the summer, and Ukraine is no exception. In recent weeks, queues at Ukrainian borders have become significantly longer. Many Ukrainians and foreigners go to the country to spend their vacation in Ukraine.

In the conditions of martial law, the border checkpoints of Ukraine work as usual. However, closed air space significantly complicates travel.

How to get to Ukraine from Lithuania? Read about the most convenient routes further.


Read more about visa rules and obtaining a visa to Ukraine for Lithuanian citizens here.


It should be noted that over 8 thousand tourists from Lithuania visited Ukraine in the first half of 2023.


Travel route from Lithuania to Ukraine


The most convenient and fastest way to get to Ukraine is to fly to one of the airports in Europe, and from there continue the journey by train or bus.


Flight + train/bus to Ukraine


● There are not many direct flights from Lithuania to Poland. The Ryanair airline operates the Kaunas-Warsaw flight. The Polish air carrier LOT offers the Vilnius-Warsaw route. The ticket price starts from 2,800 hryvnias, the average price is 9,400 hryvnias. The travel time is about 1 hour.

● You can fly to Chisinau from Lithuania, but the travel route will include a transfer in one of the German cities. You can also fly to Slovakia with a transfer.

● Ukraine is connected by direct rail connections with many European cities: from Warsaw you can get to Kyiv, from Przemyśl - to Kyiv, Odesa and Zaporozhye, from Chelm - to Kyiv and Kharkiv, from Budapest, Vienna and Chisinau a direct train goes to Kyiv, from Košice in Slovakia you can reach Chopa and Mukachevo.

Read the schedule of trains running between Ukraine and European countries at the link.


By bus from Lithuania to Ukraine


Lithuania and Ukraine are connected by many bus routes. From the city of Klaipeda you can reach Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy, Rivne and many other cities of Ukraine. The average price of a ticket is 150 euros. Travel time is about 20 hours.

Also, buses to Ukraine depart from the following Lithuanian cities: Alytus, Vilnius, Druskininkai, Kaunas, Marijampole, Paniavezhis, Trakai, Šiauliai. See the schedule and book tickets via the link.


How can a Ukrainian leave Lithuania and not lose protection?


Anyone who has received the status of temporary protection and a corresponding permit for staying in Lithuania can travel to Ukraine without hindrance. Before leaving, make sure that your residence permit is still valid, and if necessary, apply for an extension.

The residence permit in Lithuania is canceled for those Ukrainians who have been outside the country for more than 6 months.

You can also travel to Lithuania on the basis of visa-free rules. It is necessary to have a biometric passport and stay in the territory of the EU for no more than 90 days during a 180-day period.

If you have any questions about the status of temporary protection in Lithuania or any other EU country, please call the special numbers indicated on the European Union website, you can communicate in Ukrainian.




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List of documents for entry into Ukraine for citizens of Lithuania


You do not need a visa if you are staying in Ukraine for up to 90 days. Crossing the border of Ukraine is carried out with a foreign passport.

List of documents for visa-free entry for citizens of Lithuania:

● availability of a valid passport document;

● absence of a decision of the authorized state body of Ukraine to prohibit entry into Ukraine;

● availability of medical insurance;

● confirmation of the purpose of the planned stay;

● availability of sufficient financial support for the entire period of the planned stay.


Since July 1, the rules for crossing the border in Ukraine have been simplified, because all covid restrictions and quarantine measures have been canceled. Details at the link.


Is insurance required to enter Ukraine from Lithuania?


Medical insurance is mandatory for entering Ukraine from Lithuania. Also, when traveling in Ukraine under martial law, it is important to have an insurance policy that compensates for military risks. There are not many insurance companies that offer coverage for risks related to hostilities and war. Order reliable protection on the VisitUkraine portal.


How to find housing in Ukraine?


Ukraine has a very wide base of accommodation facilities. During vacation, a tourist can stay in a hotel with different stars, a hostel, rent an apartment or rest in a guest house. You can book accommodation for the selected dates using the link.


Legal support for citizens of Lithuania in Ukraine


It is important to remember that certain rights of citizens may be limited in the conditions of martial law, so in some cases foreigners may need the help of lawyers. Tourists from Lithuania, staying in Ukraine, can seek advice from a highly qualified lawyer on various issues: support of a lawyer in Ukraine, advice on legal aspects of entering Ukraine, help with document preparation, etc.


Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine

● Address: 01901, Kyiv, str. Buslivska, 21

● Phone: (+38 044) 254-09-20

● Fax: (+38 044) 254-09-28

● Working hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

● Reception on consular matters (by appointment): Monday - Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


We remind you! The incredible beauty of Ukrainian nature attracts thousands of foreign tourists despite the security situation in the country. We told you whether it is worth traveling to Ukraine now and how much such a trip will cost in our previous article.




Our recommendation for a safe and comfortable trip: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - insurance for a safe stay abroad without unnecessary expenses;

Green Card - compulsory car insurance for traveling abroad;

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book tickets for buses, trains, and airplanes to/from Ukraine and between cities around the world;

Private Lawyer service - professional legal support on visa and migration issues;

Visit Ukraine Merch - buy patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.




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