Public transport

KAUNAS CITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Kaunas public transport: buses, trolleybuses and minibuses. Trolleybuses and buses run from 4.30 a.m. until 10.30 p.m.

Payments for Kaunas city public transport are made with the help of non-contact electronic ticket (CARD) system. You may transfer different sums of money from your e-purse onto the CARD  and/or pay for certain kinds of e-ticket (of 3, 7, 30 and 92 days) periodically. You may use the CARD on the buses, in the places marked by the special sign “Kauno Viešasis Transportas” (KVT) (Kaunas Public Transport). You must always have your card when getting on the means of transport.

Useful information: if you do not have an e-card with payment for e-ticket, you may buy a single-use ticket from the driver. Please buy the single-use ticket from the driver immediately after getting on the means of transport. Please note that drivers do not have cash due to safety issues; thus, be prepared to pay the exact sum of money for the ticket (0.8 EUR). The tickets purchased from the driver do not have to be validated by a ticket puncher.

Passengers must get on the bus through the front door and validate e-tickets or buy a single-use ticket from  the driver. If there is a possibility, you should get off the bus through the back/middle door.

You may check KVT routes and schedules on the website www.kvt.lt, also write your requests or questions to kvt@kaunas.lt.

TYPES OF E-TICKETS:

A single-use ticket.

E-ticket (periodic) (for 3, 7, 30 or 92 days).

ROUTE TAXI

Route taxi passengers can use the Kaunas‘s card filled with single-use electronic tickets to pay for public transportation

Passengers, paying for the trip by single-use electronic tickets, during 30 minutes from the first card check at vehicle can change the vehicle – take a route taxi, a bus or a trolleybus.

If you take a bus or trolleybus, and later on continue your trip by the route taxi, the total price for the trip is 1 Euro. You do need to pay extra when transferring from the route taxi to bus or trolleybus. The only requirement is that every time you have to check your card by touching the ticket scanning machine.

The constant route taxi passengers can get a monthly ticket. It is important to know that this monthly ticket does not allow taking a city buses or trolleybuses. It is only valid at the municipal route taxis (routes numbered 51-57).

BUS TO THE AIRPORT

Kaunas International Airport (Karmelava) – is located 13 km north east of Kaunas City.

Bus No. 29 regularly runs from the airport terminal to the city centre. The route of bus No. 29 connects Kaunas Airport with Kaunas city. If you come to Kaunas late in the evening, for your convenience the bus No. 29 will wait for you and take you to Kaunas. Every day the bus from Kaunas Airport only leaves  after the last plane lands.Airport bus

Useful information: Please buy a ticket from the driver immediately after boarding the vehicle. Please be prepared to pay the exact amount of money – 0,8 euro. Paper tickets purchased from the driver must not be validated using ticket punchers.

Taxis are available and the price to the city centre is about 12 -15 EUR. The “Žaibiškas greitis“ taxi firm serves the airport and can be called on +370 37 333 111. Taxis can be also found and hired directly from outside the airport terminal building.

You can check the bus route and exact timetables at: www.kvt.lt

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