Kaliningrad – Minsk: flights and visas

Belavia: Minsk - Kaliningrad

Quite a common question, if it’s possible to take a flight from Kaliningrad to Minsk. Well, it’s quite a complicated puzzle. Russia and Belarus are parts of the so-called Eurasian Union. And the border formally exists, but air travel between two countries treated as a domestic flight and do not incur all standard border controls checks. So, what does it mean for travelers?

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Travel from Vilnius to Kaliningrad and back

Lithuanian capital is one of the major transit routes to Kaliningrad. Vilnius Airport offers various flight connections across Europe as well as to Morocco, Egypt and Israel. Also international trains and buses are used by tourists to get there.

There are several ways to travel from Lithuania:

Train from Vilnius to Kaliningrad

Using Vilnius Train station you can board trains to Russia: Kaliningrad, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi, etc. There are 5 different trains available. Schedule is quite complex, but you will find from one to three options for any date. Continue reading “Travel from Vilnius to Kaliningrad and back”