Grotthus Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Ligonines 7, Vilnius, 1134, Lithuania
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Traveling from Kaunas to Riga stopping at Nida in one day trip

by Kuniko

Hi there,
First, Many thanks to all of those who have provided me with a lot of valuable information.
Second, in order to make my itinerary feasible, I will need further information on the following.
I'm planning to visit Nida on the way to Riga from Kaunas on 27th of August.
My itinerary is: Kaunas -bus- Klaipeda -ferry- Smiltyne -bus- Nida
Nida -bus- Smiltyne -ferry- Klaipeda -bus- Riga
So, my questions are
1.Jonellis mentioned, "Bus from Kaunas usually stops in Klaipeda and then goes over ferry to the peninsula to Nida."... Does this bus go direct from Kaunas to Nida with the passengers just staying in a bus all the way to Nida? How do I know a detailed timetable:for the bus? Is website information possible?

2. I want to know a time schedule for the bus between Kaunas and Klaipeda; and for the ferry between Klaipeda and Smiltyne. If possible, website address is also preferable.(Thanks to brrr bus from/to Smiltyne-Nida has been fixed.)

3. The above trip is to be made in a single day. Is this feasible?

4. I have to carry my large suitcase with me all the way to Riga till I arrive at a hotel the end of the day. I wonder if all of the above transport involved in this trip between Kaunas and Riga could accept my luggage on board. Because of the size of the bus/ferry I may not get in with big luggage. Otherwise I must give up visiting Nida and heading directly to Riga from Kaunas instead.

Thank you very much for all the advice.
knk

Re: Traveling from Kaunas to Riga stopping at Nida in one day trip

by brrr

"...Does this bus go direct from Kaunas to Nida with the passengers just staying in a bus all the way to Nida?..."

That particular bus should go up to Nida itself, just the passengers, if i remember correctly, have to leave the bus in the ferry (for safety). If you'll carry a large suitcase, this bus is the best option. It leaves Kaunas at 7:75 (a.m.) and arrives to Nida at 11:45 (a.m.), price 64 Lits. The source http://www.autobusubilietai.lt (it seems the english version has gone, but the site works ok). Enter "Kaunas", enter "Nida", click "Testi>".
Schedules Smiltyne-Nida - here: http://neringa.lt/index.php?-340129184
, click the second link from the top and download a Word file - the schedules are inside. These are the 'local' routes, so usually there is no online schedules as there is no such need, just this case is sort of exception as Nida (and all Neringa) is a resort.
This is a Neringa municipality website (above), and there also is another website for the tourists: http://www.visitneringa.com/en/main/info/timesheet/buses
. You also can click "Ferries" at the bottom.
All buses have a luggage boot, if it's a minibus - luggage boot is at the end. Say to the driver "baggage?" and point to your suitcase.

"...The above trip is to be made in a single day.."
If you mean Kaunas-Nida-Riga, probably technically it's possible, but totally senseless. You won't see anything. If you stay overnight in Nida (or better in Klaipeda with a day trip to Nida), then you'll be able to catch a bus Klaipeda-Riga next morning. Sounds normal.

Re: Traveling from Kaunas to Riga stopping at Nida in one day trip

by brrr

Forgot to say:
in the website www.autobusubilietai.lt you also must to mark a needful day, and entering "klaipeda" you must enter a correctly spelt letters (an "e" must be with a dot above, otherwise it won't work). Same with the other names, if they have lithuanian letters.

Re: Traveling from Kaunas to Riga stopping at Nida in one day trip

by jonellis

Even though I never took a bus from Kaunas to Nida, I was told all busses go to Klaipeda Bus Station before crossing on the Ferry. I did see the ferry going with the bus and people were outside the bus. Since you have large luggage, I am not sure it will be very pleasant. Possibly you can find a luggage locker at the Klaipeda bus station. Sorry, I never noticed. You could leave it for the day and when you return, pick it up and continue on. The bus to Riga has large luggage compartment underneath, no problem.

Re: Traveling from Kaunas to Riga stopping at Nida in one day trip

by aterola

I would advice you to stop for one night in Klaipeda. So in the morning you will come from Kaunas to Klaipeda, will get ferry to Nida and later back. You can spend evening in Klaipeda and early in the morning we have a buss to Riga directly. Buss in the morning starts at 7:00, so before your lunch you will be in Riga.

Re: Traveling from Kaunas to Riga stopping at Nida in one day trip

by stjonkus

Nida is beautiful and worth a trip, but if you are not able to stay overnight you might want to stop in Siauliai instead and go visit the Hill of Crosses. That would be a feasible stop on the way to Riga in a day.

Travel Tips for Vilnius

A little known jewel of a place.

by moosie1808

Strolling through Old Town from the Gates of Dawn to the Cathedral and Gediminas' Hill. I was lucky enough to work for several months in the northern part of the country (Mazeikiai) where I met several people form Vilnius. Before I left, I spent a week in Vilnius, mostly hanging out with the friends I made and their friends. We didn't always congregate in the regular places (pubs, nightclubs, etc.).

Jacob's Ladder?

by evaanna

We discovered this statue in Jano St in the Old Town. There was no inscription on it indicating either the author or the name of the statue only a small plaque that we couldn't understand but, as it represents a man standing on top of a ladder and reaching his arms for the sky, it must be Jacob's Ladder. We cannot be sure though as the biblical patriarch Jacob, who saw the ladder connecting the earth with heaven in his dream on his way from Beersheba to Haran, did not really see himself on it, only the angels ascending and descending, thus acting as messengers between God and men.
Still, it is a lovely statue and I don't see why the author's name should not be inscribed on the plinth or why there should be no mention of it in our guidebook.

The historical centre

by Leipzig

The historical centre of Vilnius covers almost 360 ha and is therefore one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Here you can see over 1000 buildings from different centuries and in a lot of architectural styles. The town centre of Vilnius has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994.

What's in the name...

by Redule

How to recognise if woman is married or not? No no no, don’t look at her hands, it is often deceptive. If you want to know, let’s go to the one of the most interesting features of Lithuanian culture:
SECOND NAMES. It is not a Miss, Mrs, Donna or Seniora, it is much complicated. The matter is in the ending of the second name. Married women have the ending –iene, while single women – yte, -ute, -aite. If the man’s second name is Bajoras, then his wife’s second name is Bajoriene, and the daughter’s - Bajoraite.
You may think: is it a cultural tip, or discrimination of women?;)
Don’t think then. Let’s look better at the misty morning Vilnius in the picture left.

Gifts in foreign currency

by matcrazy1

In all Vilnius churches, both Roman catholic and Orhodox, there were money boxes put for donations of their visitors.
In Znamienska Orthodox Church they thanked for gifts in foreign currencies (enlarge my picture) in three languages: German, English and French. Well, it was the only French inscription I found in Vilnius.

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Address: Ligonines 7, Vilnius, 1134, Lithuania