Train from Warsaw to Vilnius
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jul 12, 2013 6:23 AM Last Post By: Avente
Apr 7, 2010 8:44 AM
1. I will be arriving at Warsaw late night (11pm) the day before Warsaw-Vilnius trip. Will I have chance to buy ticket? What time the ticketing office open/close at Warsaw Central Station?
2. Can I purchase Warsaw-Vilnius through ticket or just to Sestokai? If the latter is the case, how can I purchase Sestokai-Vilnius ticket? Where/How can I get Lithania currency? Can I exchange at Sestokai station?
3. Some information says that the train does not run every day... How can I know which day it runs?
Apr 7, 2010 9:22 AM
1The direct train doesn't run any more. Its a bus and its 3 times a week.
There are more frequent connections if you change at sestokai. Several a day. Yes you can buy through tickets, although its probabyl cheaper if you buy onward tix in Sestokai. Getting LTL ahead of time is tricky as I never saw these on offer at Warsaw Kantors. And I wouldn't count on an ATM in Sestokai station.
Time tables for everything on www.bahn.de
Apr 7, 2010 11:17 AM
Apr 7, 2010 11:35 PM
3"...let me make it clear that I plan to travel by TRAIN and do not want to take buses..."
That train (7:25 - 17:56) is a train, you have to buy a ticket up to Vilnius (unless you have other intents). You have to change the trains in Šeštokai because of different gauge, i.e. there are 2 physical trains on 1 route. You have to buy your tickets as if it was a 1 direct route and 1 train.
The overnight "train" is a bus (service is provided by the railway company).
All the other buses are real buses and have nothing to do with the trains.
Apr 8, 2010 2:06 AM
Apr 8, 2010 4:53 PM
5Thank you very much for those who gave me great information.
I will buy a through ticket at Warsaw and enjoy train ride. Sorry, I love trains so much, even if bus is not bad...
Feb 13, 2011 6:47 AM
6This information is now getting a bit old so I thought I'd write something here. It's now 2011! This is for people travelling from Vilnius to Warsaw (train from Warsaw to Vilnius is mentioned above..)
There IS a day train from Vilnius to Warsaw (and back). There is no longer a sleeper train (which doesn't go through Belarus).
Train number 393/10012
Leaves Vilnius 11:50 Arrives in Warsaw at 20:10 - it is all day on the train but I enjoyed reading / writing. Mostly had a whole compartment to myself.
You have to get off and get on another train at Sestokai. This literally involves getting off one train and walking across the platform to the other side (5 metres?!). There was no kiosk at Sestokai so no chance to buy food. Also, it is better to use the train on the toilet as you need to walk a while at Sestokai (and there is no time).
I have taken this train and found it to be a good ride. The 2nd train from Sestokai will wait if the 1st train is delayed as it is a connecting service.
There is NO BUFFET service so you must TAKE YOUR OWN FOOD/WATER...
It costs 80.98 Lithuanian Litas, which I think is bargainous!
If you want to travel OVERNIGHT, you have to take the bus.
Jul 17, 2012 4:12 AM
7I traveled recently from Bialystok in Poland to Klaipeda in Lithuania - via the same route via Sestokai as the train from Warsaw to Vilnius. The ticket was outrageously expensive for local standards. Moreover, "RailPlus" reduction was not given. (A RailPlus subscription is offered by national railways and allows a 25% reduction on full-fare cross-border railway tickets in many European countries, including Poland an Lithuania).
On the same trip a weeek earlier, I went from Berlin (Germany) to Poland. Here I discovered just in time that you pay half the price if you buy a German ticket only to the border ("Verbundtarif") and a Polish ticket onwards.
Should I have bought a Polish ticket to Sestokai and a separate Lithuanian ticket onwards?
Jul 24, 2012 2:51 AM
8I don't know if this thread is still active but i'm planning to go from Warsaw to Vilnius by train.
As i understand it, there is one train with route Warsaw-Sestokai-Vilnius and it starts at 07:50 and takes about 10 hours. Does this train run every day?
How much does the ticket cost and where can i issue these? On line or at the train station at Warsaw?
Jul 12, 2013 6:23 AM
9Hi, I'm not sure about the train tickets in Poland, but in Lithuania you have to buy ticket Vilnius-Warsaw in train station. There isn't no online buying.
If you want to buy online ticket, you can try travel by bus:
Ecolines - the cheapest company which goes in whole Europe. Warsaw - Vilnius costs about 15 EUR and takes about 8 hours; http://ecolines.net
Eurolines, LuxExpress costs abour 20 eur http://www.luxexpress.eu - also 8 hours
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