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Klaipėda

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Ecolines(310 103; www.ecolines.lt; Mažvydo alėja 1; 9am-7pm Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat) sells tickets for international destinations.

At the bus station (411 547; Priestočio gatvė) the information window(4.30am-noon & 1-10.30pm) has timetable information. Most buses and minibuses to/from Juodkrantė and Nida depart from the ferry landing at Smiltynė on the Curonian Spit.

Services to/from Klaipėda bus station include the following:

Kaunas 34Lt, three hours, 10 buses daily.

Kretinga 3.20Lt, 1¼ hours, half-hourly between 6.25am and 9.30pm.

Liepāja 13Lt, 2¾ hours, four buses daily.

Nida 8Lt, 1½ hours, two buses daily from the bus station, plus minibuses every half-hour from Smiltynė.

Palanga 2.50Lt to 3.50Lt, 45 minutes, at least half-hourly between 4.15am and 11.35pm.

Pärnu 65Lt, eight hours, three overnight buses weekly.

Rīga 41Lt, six to seven hours, two buses daily (one via Liepāja and Palanga).

Šiauliai 23Lt, 2½ hours, six buses daily.

Tallinn 82Lt, 10 hours, three overnight buses weekly.

Vilnius 44Lt, six hours, around 14 buses daily.

Train

The train station (313 677; Priestočio gatvė 1), 150m from the bus station, has an unusual helmeted clock tower and a moving sculpture in front.

Daily services include three trains to/from Vilnius (40Lt, five to nine hours), one via Kaunas (25Lt, six hours); six trains to/from Šiauliai (16.50Lt, two to three hours) and Kretinga (3Lt, 20 to 30 minutes).

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Boat

From Klaipėda'sInternational Ferry Port (Klaipė- dos Nafta; 395 050; www.spk.lt; Perkėlos gatvė 10), Scandlines (310 561; www.scandlines.lt; Naujoji Sodo gatvė 1) sails to/from Kiel (Germany), Aarhus and Aabenraa (Denmark); and Lisco Lines(395 050; www.lisco.lt; Perkėlos gatvė 10) at the port runs passenger ferries to/from Kiel and Sassnitz (Germany), Karlshamn (Sweden) and Gdansk (Poland).

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