Kaunas Photo 2012 travel info
The opening week of KAUNAS PHOTO festival 2011 will be between September 4 and 8, although other events of the festival in September or in October. Some exhibitions will be open for visitors until mid-October. Please follow our program on www.kaunasphoto.info
Kaunas is the second largest town in Lithuania, located in the heart of Lithuania. With its museums, culture institutions, numerous universities, and art festivals it has always kept a profile of a vibrant cultural environment.
...by airplane to Kaunas
Kaunas International airport (KUN) is served by the following airlines:
Rynair, AirBaltic, WOW air and IrAir.
You can directly reach Kaunas from the follwing cities / airports flying Ryanair:
London (Lutton) (LTN),
Oslo Rygge (RYG),
Frankfurt Hahn (HNH),
Brussels Charleroi (CLR),
Stockholm Skavsta (NYO),
Leeds Bradford (LBA),
Palma Mallorca (PMI),
"IrAir" provides a direct conncetion with Moscow Domodedovo (DME).
Flying to Kaunas via AirBaltic, will lead you always via Riga. Even though the prices are usually higher than those of Ryanair, AirBaltic offers a wide network of cities you can travel from. Wow air serves direct flights from Reykjevik (KEF) to Kaunas
Once you reach Kaunas airport, the city is very close. The distance from the Kaunas Karmėlava airport to the city centre 20-25 minutes by bus No. 29 (2 LTL or 0.58 EUR). If you arrive to Kaunas on a late night flight, City bus No. 29E is for your convenience. Every day the bus leaves the Airport for the city centre only after the last flight has arrived. By taxi journey takes 15-25 minutes (up to 50 LTL or 15 EUR). At night taxi prices might get higher.
Kaunas airport web site: http://www.kaunasair.lt/
...by airplane to Vilnius+ bus / train to Kaunas
Also, consider cheaply Ryanair to Vilnius international airport (VNO), from Bremen (BRE), Barcelona El Prat, Milan (Bergamo) (BGY), Paris Beauvais, Karlsruhe, Rome Ciampino (CIA), Rome Fiumicino, Dublin (DUB) or London Stansted (STN)
Vilnius airport is served also by AirBaltic, Wizzair, Aer Lingus, Skyways, Norwegian and many others. “Traditional” flying into Lithuania will take you to Vilnius airport and the connection from Vilnius to Kaunas is fast and easy.
At Vilnius airport, there is special train (ticket costs ~2.5 LTL) between the Airport and the Railway Station, across the street from which is located the Vilnius Bus station. The needs of disabled passengers and passengers with reduced mobility have also been considered.
There are more options to reach the train station / bus station from Vilnius airport: city bus No.1 and 2 (2 LTL its 0.6 EUR or 2.5 LTL when buying in a bus) or minibus (3 LTL or 0.9 EUR), also you can take a taxi (27 LTL or 8 EUR).
Bus station is in front of train station. Trip by bus to Kaunas takes approx. 90-120 minutes and costs approx 20 LTL or 6 EUR (the distance between Vilnius and Kaunas is 104 km).
You can also take a train from Vilnius train station to Kaunas. Trip takes approx. 75-105 minutes and cost 16-19 LTL or 4.6-5.5 EUR (depends on train).
... by train
Also you can reach Lithuania using train lines. It is most useful and cost-effective if traveling from South or East.
Available routes from Russia and Poland are:
Moscow-Vilnius-Kaliningrad, St.Petersburg-Vilnius-Kaliningrad, Kijev-Vilnius
Kaliningrad-Vilnius, Kaliningrad-Vilnius-Kijev, Kaliningrad-Vilnius-Sevastopol,
Kaliningrad-Vilnius-Brest, Kaliningrad-Vilnius-Murmansk, Charkov-Vilnius-Kaliningrad, Simferopol-Vilnius-Kaliningrad, Cheliabinsk-Vilnius-Kaliningrad, Warsaw-Bialystok-Kaunas-Vilnius
Usually international trains are coming to Vilnius train station, where during most of the day every half an hour you can take a train going to Kaunas.
... by car
Reaching Kaunas by car is very simple. Kaunas it is located in the heart of Lithuania, where most of the important transit roads cross, including the central Baltic road, Via Baltica, which goes from Warsaw to Helsinki.
Most hotels have free parking lots. In the central part of Kaunas, parking in the city costs 1-4 LTL (0,3 – 0.85 EUR per hour) and is free Saturdays, Sundays and on holidays.
Parking to be paid using LTL coins or pre-paid cards that exhist in nominals of 30 or 60 LTL.
Lithuanian national currency is the Litas (LTL) and all cash transactions are done in LTL, therefore it is useful to have cash for small purchases. In some commerce they not always accept card payments. ATM machines serving Visa, Master and other common cards are widely distributed in the central part of town and commercial areas.
1 EUR = 3.45 LTL (fixed exchange rate to EURO)
1 USD = 2.7 LTL (approximate, not fixed)
1 GBP = 4.3 LTL (approximate, not fixed)
Beginning of September is usually a time of beautiful and warm weather with temperatures between 17-23 degrees Centigrade (during the day), with evenings getting fresher and occasional rains possible. Kaunas Photo exhibitions are located in the central part of town, most are reachable on foot.
Kaunas Regional Tourism Centre - http://visit.kaunas.lt/W3/titulinis?lang=en ap of Kaunas - http://www.travel-lithuania.com/map/Kaunas/All
Kaunas Travel info http://www.kaunovartai.lt/
Kaunas Municipality - www.Kaunas.lt