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Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania

How much does it cost to travel to Kaunas?

You should plan to spend around $103 (€95) per day on your vacation in Kaunas. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $40 (€37) on meals
  • $18 (€17) on local transportation
  • $96 (€89) on hotels

A one week trip to Kaunas for two people costs, on average, $1,448 (€1,337). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Kaunas cost?

A one week trip to Kaunas usually costs around $724 (€668) for one person and $1,448 (€1,337) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Kaunas on average costs around $1,448 (€1,337) for one person and $2,896 (€2,673) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Kaunas will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Kaunas on average costs around $3,103 (€2,864) for one person and $6,205 (€5,728) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Kaunas has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Kaunas expensive to visit?

Prices in Kaunas are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Kaunas is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Volos or Rijeka.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Kaunas Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Kaunas?

The average Kaunas trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Kaunas travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 89 ($96)
Local Transportation 1 17 ($18)
Food 2 37 ($40)
Entertainment 1 19 ($20)
Tips and Handouts 1 0 - 1 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 8 - 23 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Kaunas
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Kaunas is $48 (€44). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Kaunas is $96 (€89). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Kaunas

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Kaunas based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $49. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Kaunas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Kaunas is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 (€17) per person, per day, on local transportation in Kaunas.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Kaunas
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Rental Cars in Kaunas
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Food Budget in Kaunas
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Kaunas can vary, the average cost of food in Kaunas is $40 (€37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Kaunas should cost around $16 (€15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Kaunas is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Kaunas
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  • Entertainment and activities in Kaunas typically cost an average of $20 (€19) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Kaunas
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Kaunas is $0.47 (€0.43) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Kaunas is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Kaunas
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  • The average person spends about $17 (€16) on alcoholic beverages in Kaunas per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Kaunas
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  • On average, people spend $0.53 (€0.49) on bottled water in Kaunas per day. The public water in Kaunas is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Kaunas On a Budget
Kaunas Kaunas
Kaunas is the second biggest city in Lithuania, located at the country's center. It is a city of medieval history as well as modern entertainment with castle ruins, churches, and cathedrals, as well as galleries, museums, theatres, and outdoor recreation.
The oldest building in the city of Kaunas is Kaunas Castle, built in the fourteenth century. The medieval structure is open to guided tours, often hosts cultural events, and its round tower features art and historical exhibitions. Also historic is the Kaunas City Hall, built in the sixteenth century. Overall a nice example of Renaissance architecture, the hall now houses the Kaunas Ceramics Museum in its cellars. The collection includes archaeological findings from the Old Town and surroundings areas of Kaunas.

Another impressive piece of architecture is the Pazaislis Monastery and Church, which form the largest monastery and church complex in Lithuania. The seventeenth-century Baroque structure offers guided tours and also boasts the oldest church clock tower in Lithuania. Flash forward a few centuries, and Kaunas also features an important historic memorial to the Holocaust at Ninth Fort, which is open for guided tours.

Outside of historical sightseeing, Kaunas also has plenty of things to see outdoors. Azuolynas Park, for example, is the largest in the city and the most popular place for a stroll. On the premises is the Lithuanian Zoo Park, which has opportunities for visitors to interacts with animals. Even on the outskirts, visitors can enjoy a natural escape at the Kaunas Botanical Garden or Kaunas Reservoir Regional Park.
The city center, or Centras, of Kaunas is made up of the Old City and the New City, located just to the east of the confluence of the Nemunas and the Neris rivers. Old Town is the oldest part of Kaunas and features many surviving Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings, built between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries. Significant features of this area include the town hall, cathedrals and churches, museums, and the pedestrian street known as Laisv?s Aleja, which is lined with many restaurants, cafes, and shops. New Town is located just east of Old Town, and developed later in a rectangular tsar-time structure with parks and open spaces. Features include business centers, hotels, and some shopping centers, as well as a number of universities, museums, theatres, and orchestra. Other surrounding neighborhoods include Zaliakalnis to the north, Sanciai to the east, Aleksotas to the south and Vilijampol? to the west. They are mostly residential with a few attractions.

As far as activities go, there are plentiful options from historical sight-seeing and museum-going to outdoor recreation and theatre, sport, or musical entertainment. Kaunas evens hosts festivals throughout the year in areas such as jazz, modern dance, music, operetta, and shopping. There are a handful of theatres with entertainment ranging from drama or dance to puppetry, symphony, and musical theatre. There are cinemas for movie enthusiast, as well as sports venues for those hoping to immerse themselves in the local athletic culture. Of course, there is also the usual nightlife entertainment at bars and cafes, as well as casinos and dance clubs.

For those visiting during the summer season, there are some beaches on the banks of Nemunas River, shores of Lampedziai Lake, and Kaunas Reservoir.
Food and Dining
When visiting Lithuania, there are plenty of national dishes to try. Some of these include potato balls boiled in milk (Bulviniu kukuliu sriuba), a sausage made from potato-stuffed pig intestine (vedarai), meat-and-garlic-stuffed pig stomach (skilandis), potato pancake (bulviniai blynai), curd patties (virtinukai), and dumplings filled with lingonberries (Saltnosiukai). Pork is the most frequently used meat, as well as fish, like pike or perch, which is often baked, stuffed, or made into gefilte fish. Herring, salmon, and smoked fish in general are also popular. Additional favorites include soups like hot or cold borscht (beet soup), cucumber soup, juka (blood soup), sauerkraut soup (made with ham, carrots, onions, and bay leaves), and cabbage soup (made with carrots, ham, onions, sauerkraut, etc.). Soup is commonly served with dark rye bread. Overall, ingredients are local, and many dishes feature Lithuanian harvests of barley, potatoes, rye, beets, greens, berries, and mushrooms. As a major city, Kaunas will have all of these options and more, including European, Oriental, French, Italian, Russian, and other cuisines.

Kaunas International Airport is the nearest major airport, located about 14 kilometers (8 miles) from downtown Kaunas. Today, Ryanair is the main passenger carrier at the airport, which connects Kaunas with destinations such as Alicante, Bologna (begins October 2018), Bristol, Copenhagen, Dublin, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Milan-Malpensa (also begins October 2018), Naples, Paphos, Shannon, and Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion (October 2018). There are also seasonal flights to places including Burgas, Edinburgh, Eilat-Ovda, Girona, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, and Rimini. Additionally, there is an international airport in the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius, located about 104 kilometers southeast of Kaunas.

Kaunas also has a train station that operates mostly to other cities within Lithuania and Poland, as well as bus services that operate to and from Riga in Latvia, Tallinn in Estonia, Minsk in Belarus, and Warsaw in Poland.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.