GETTING THERE

The district of Biržai lies in the northern corner of Lithuania. It has boundaries with four districts: Rokiškis, Kupiškis, Pasvalys, and Panevėžys, and borders with the Republic of Latvia to the north. 

Biržai is situated 209 kilometres north of Vilnius, 99 kilometres south of Riga, and 20 kilometres from Via Baltica, officially known as European route E 67, a significant road connection between the Baltic States.

The distance from Biržai to VilniusAirport is 216 kilometres.
The distance from Biržai to RigaAirport is 110 kilometres.

 

Distances between Biržai and other cities of Lithuania (km)

  Alytus

247

  Mažeikiai

185

  Šilalė

213

  Anykščiai

97

  Molėtai

145

  Šilutė

267

  Druskininkai

304

  Nida

330

  Švenčionys

175

  Ignalina

161

  Palanga

270

  Tauragė

213

  Joniškis

98

  Panevėžys

66

  Telšiai

180

  Jurbarkas

95

  Prienai

218

  Trakai

228

  Kaunas

185

  Radviliškis

122

  Utena

110

  Klaipėda

279

  Rokiškis

65

  Varėna

282

  Lazdijai

293

  Skuodas

241

  Vilnius

201

  Marijampolė

224

  Šiauliai

109

  Zarasai

130

 

Air transport: Air transport and air connectivity with Lithuania is good. Lithuania has three international passenger airports: in Vilnius (216 kilometres to Biržai) (www.vilnius-airport.lt), in Kaunas (187 kilometres to Biržai) (www.kaunasair.ltand in Palanga (302 kilometres to Biržai) (www.palanga-airport.lt). In total, Lithuania has 27 airports and aerodromes, most of which provide services for private aircrafts.
The distance from RigaAirport to Biržai is 110 kilometres.

Water transport. It is convenient to travel through Riga, the capital of Latvia, by a seagoing ferry (www.talilinksilja.com), as the distance between Biržai and Riga is around 100 kilometres. Lithuania can be easily reached by a ferry to Klaipėda. Seagoing ferries connect Klaipėda seaport with six Baltic seaports in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland (www.lisco.lt ,www.scandlines.lt). Klaipėda has two yacht clubs; one of them is conveniently located in the very centre of the city, next to the terminal for cruise ships (http://www.ports.lt/jacht.php?lang=LTwww.lbs.lt).

Roads: Lithuania boasts a well-developed road network and infrastructure; the quality of Lithuanian roads is higher as compared to the neighbouring countries. The total length of highways, national and regional roads is more than 21,000 kilometres, and the road network is more than 67,000 kilometres in total. There are nearly 400 motorway service areas and lay-bys alongside the carriageway, and numerous roadside restaurants, motels, etc. A wide network of filling stations is in place.
Six European Routes crosses the Lithuania. The European route E67 or VIA BALTICA Helsinki-Tallinn-Riga-Pasvalys-Panevėžys-Kaunas-Marijampolė-Warsaw-Wrocław-Praha runs at a distance of 20 kilometres from Biržai.

Bus and coach services: Bus and coach routes connect cities and other localities (For addresses of bus stations, please go to: http://www.autobusutvarkarastis.lt, or phone: 118).

Maps of roads and railways: http://maps.takas.lt/english/

Railways: http://www.litrail.lt/wwwEN.nsf

 

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