Transport in Lithuania

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Transport in Lithuania relies mainly on road and rail networks.

Lithuanian road systemEdit

E-roads in Lithuania

total: 21,238 kilometres (13,197 mi)
paved: 14,879 km (9,245 mi)
unpaved: 6,359 km (3,951 mi)


Controlled-access highways sectionsEdit

There are two categories of controlled-access highways in Lithuania: expressways (Lithuanian: greitkeliai) with maximum speed 120 km/h and motorways (Lithuanian: automagistralės) with maximum speed 130 km/h.

Motorway sectionsEdit

Expressway sectionsEdit

A road systemEdit

The A roads (Lithuanian: magistraliniai keliai) total 1,748.84 km (1,086.68 mi).

Major highway projects in Interwar LithuaniaEdit

Before World War I, there were few isolated routes suitable for transit traffic e.g. present-day A12 highway, connecting Riga with Kaliningrad, or present day A6 highway which was part of highway Warsaw-Saint Petersburg that ran through Kaunas. After Lithuania becoming an independent country in 1918, there was increased demand for new highways for inner needs. First long-distance highways built exclusively by Lithuanian Government were opened in late 1930s. These are following:



Lithuanian Railways passenger train decorated with coat of arms Vytis
Railway station in Vilnius

There is a total of 1,998 route km of railways, of which:

  • 1,807 km are broad gauge of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in) – 122 km of which are electrified
  • 169 km are narrow gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5+12 in) – as of 2001
  • 22 km are standard gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)

Rail links with adjacent countriesEdit


There are 600 kilometres (370 mi) that are perennially navigable.


In 1992, there were 105 km (65 mi) of crude oil pipelines, and 760 km (470 mi) of natural gas pipelines.

Ports and harboursEdit

Sea portsEdit

Klaipėda port

River portsEdit

Merchant marineEdit

The merchant marine consists of 47 ships of 1,000 GT or over, together totaling 279,743 GT/304,156 tonnes deadweight (DWT).

Ships by type: Cargo 25, Combination bulk 8, Petroleum tanker 2, Railcar carrier 1, Refrigerated cargo 6, Roll on/roll off 2, Short-sea passenger 3.

Note: These totals include some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Denmark 13 (2002 est.)


Vilnius International Airport

In Lithuania, there are four international airports:

See alsoEdit

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