Getting there & around

It is very easy to visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in one trip for a variety of reasons: relatively short travelling distances between and within countries due to their relatively small size, no border formalities between them since they both belong to the European Union and the same time zone, the same currency, and similar climate.

To reach our destination by airplane, Riga in Latvia is the main gateway. The main airports are located in the capitals: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. Several ferry ports connect the countries with other interesting destinations, for example Sweden. The ferry ports are located in the cities of Klaipėda in Lithuania, in the cities Riga, Liepāja and Ventspils in Latvia, and in the city Tallinn in Estonia. Local ferries connect the Estonian islands with the mainland. There are good bus services between Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn and smooth ferry services between Tallinn and Helsinki. Tickets are also available to buy online.

Sites at the coastline can be reached by rented car, public transportation or through a pick-up service from the accommodation provider. When travelling by local public transportation it is recommended to check schedules in advance and pre-arrange pick-up transfers from bus or train stations with the hosts in the countryside.

Driving is easy outside cities because of little heavy traffic.  There is a reasonably good network of petrol stations. Good road maps are essential in addition to navigation. In the countryside some roads are gravel, not paved. Driving is slower on these.


Airlaines

airBaltic

The national Latvian airline offering cheap flights to over 50 destinations in Europe and beyond from Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn.
www.airbaltic.com

Nordica

The national Estonian airline in cooperation with LOT Polish Airlines.
www.nordica.ee


Airports

Estonia

Tallinn: www.tallinn-airport.ee
Kuressaare: www.kuressaare-airport.ee
Kärdla: www.kardla-airport.ee
Pärnu: www.parnu-airport.ee

Latvia

Riga: www.riga-airport.com
Liepaja: www.liepaja-airport.lv

Lithuania

Vilnius: www.vilnius-airport.lt
Kaunas: www.kaunas-airport.lt
Palanga: www.palanga-airport.lt


Ferries

Tallink Silja Line

The leading provider of high-quality mini-cruise and passenger transport services in the northern Baltic Sea region. Routes: Helsinki – Tallinn, Helsinki – Stockholm, Riga – Stockholm, Tallinn - Stockholm. 
www.tallinksilja.com

Viking Line

A market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea. Routes: Tallinn - Helsinki.
www.vikingline.com

Eckerö Line

Estonian ferry line and a travel agency. Route: Tallinn - Helsinki
www.eckeroline.ee/en 

Stena Line

Route: Travemünde - Liepāja, Nynäshamn - Ventspils
www.stenaline.lv

DFDS Seaways

Route: Kiel - Klaipėda, Karlshamn - Klaipėda
www.dfdsseaways.com

TT-Line

Route: Trelleborg - Klaipėda, Rostock - Klaipėda, Travemünde - Klaipėda
www.ttline.com


Local ferries

Estonia

Local ferries operate between the islands and mainland Estonia:
•    Kihnu and other small islands www.veeteed.com 
•    The islands of Muhu, Hiiumaa and Saaremaa www.praamid.ee

Lithuania

From Klaipėda to Curonian Spit
www.keltas.lt


Coaches

Lux Express: www.luxexpress.eu
Ecolines: www.ecolines.eu
Euroline: www.eurolines.eu

The bus trip between Tallinn and Riga takes approximately 4.5 hours.
The bus trip between Riga and Vilnius takes approximately 3.5 hours.
The bus trip between Riga and Klaipėda takes approximately 4.5 hours.


Car rental

Avis, Budget, Sixt, Hertz and other international car rental companies with a wide worldwide network and standardised level of service operate throughout the region. Driving is on the right side. Headlights must be on at all times. 


Local busses and trains

Estonia

Buses: 
www.tpilet.ee  (regional transport and online tickets)
www.peatus.ee  (route search, city transport, regional transport)
Trains: www.elron.ee

Latvia

Buses: www.autoosta.lv. Buses are the most convenient means for reaching local destinations outside Riga sub-urban area.
Trains: www.pv.lv. Train travel is most convenient for travelling to destinations such as Jūrmala, Gauja National Park and Daugavpils. 
Enquiry service, including public transport: www.1188.lv.

Lithuania

Buses: www.autobusubilietai.lt
Trains: www.traukiniobilietas.lt