Kalvarija Transportation

  • SPEED  LIMITS
    SPEED LIMITS
    by matcrazy1
  • POLAND -  LITHUANIA  BORDER  BUDZISKO - KALVARIJA
    POLAND - LITHUANIA BORDER BUDZISKO -...
    by matcrazy1
  • BP  =  BALTIC  PETROLEUM
    BP = BALTIC PETROLEUM
    by matcrazy1

Best Rated Transportation in Kalvarija

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    From Poland

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 22, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    POLAND -  LITHUANIA  BORDER  BUDZISKO - KALVARIJA

    Lithuania borders with Poland on Poland's northeast corner. The border is only 91 km (56.5 mi) long.

    Under Soviet regime (till 1991) there were no border crossing points between Poland and Lithuania. Weren't these countries too rebelous for Soviets to allow people to keep in contact? Well, instead there was ONE entry to paradise (the Soviet Union) via Belarus and ONE via Ukraine.

    Nowadays there are two road border crossing points from Poland to Lithuania:
    - this one on my picture called Budzisko - Kalvarija, located on main highway E57 (Via Baltica): Warsaw - Kaunas, Lithuania - Riga, Latvia - Tallin, Estonia + ferry to Helsinki, Finland
    - the second one is located a little bit more to east and south and called Ogrodniki (on Polish side) - Lazdijai (on Lithuanian side).

    DRIVING DISTANCES (to the border at Budzisko - Kalvarija):
    Poland:
    - Suwalki: 27 km
    - Warsaw: 320 km
    - Krakow: 610 km
    - Tychy: 620 km

    Lithuania:
    - Kalvarija: 13 km
    - Druskininkai: 90 km
    - Kaunas: 80 km
    - Vilnius: 160 km

    Others:
    Riga, Latvia - 320 km
    Tallinn, Estonia - 630 km
    Berlin, Germany - 900 km
    Prague, Czech - 950 km
    Budapest, Hungary - 1020 km

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Speed limits (new 50 km/h)

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 11, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    SPEED  LIMITS

    When I crossed border from Poland to Lithuania in Budzisko - Kalvarija, I saw this table on my picture, with speed limits for passanger cars given.

    The speed limit 50 km/h in urban areas is quite new (in 2004). Before it was 60 km/h. The same happened in Poland recently. If you want to buy a travel guide to Lithuania or Poland, check wether it's up-to-date, just looking at speed limits given there.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Where to fuel up?

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 28, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    BP  =  BALTIC  PETROLEUM

    Just in case you want to save on petrol/gas... the prices in Poland and Lithuania were the same or almost the same in June 2004. Before Lithuania was less expensive :-(.

    The first Lithuanian petrol/gas station was located close to the border crossing point Budzisko - Kalvarija and was called BP. Well, Lithuanian BP was not British Petroleum but Baltic Petroleum. Everything was "Baltic" in Lithuania ;-).

    Prices per liter:
    95E - 2.75 Lt (0.80 ? or... US$3.69 per gallon; I LOVE THE USA :-)
    92E - 2.70 Lt
    Diesel - 2.38 Lt

    Up-to-date prices of gas/fuel in European countries: Prices of gas/fuel/petrol in European countries
    Excuse, this page is in Polish language. Lithuania is "Litwa", "bezolowiowa" means unleaded, "waluta" means currency, LPG is liquid petroleum gas (LPG, propane) for cars. All prices per liter. Enjoy :-)

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo

    Take a bus

    by matcrazy1 Updated Jul 22, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    BUS  STOP  NOWHERE  (HIGHWAY  134)

    I noticed numerous bus stops along highway 134 from Kalvarija to Lazdijai. I was really surpriced to see some bus stops put in the middle of nowhere that was among fields with no houses around like this one on my picture.

    I saw very few buses driving on the road and they were mostly old or very old, rather slow and mostly almost empty. There was no bus schedule on many bus stops but I noticed them at bus stops in towns. I was told that local buses were unbelievably cheap. It maybe a good option for budget travellers who don't expect any luxary in my opinion.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Road Trip
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Kalvarija

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

113 travelers online now

Comments

Kalvarija Transportation

Reviews and photos of Kalvarija transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Kalvarija sightseeing.

View all Kalvarija hotels