Kaunas City is the second largest town in Lithuania and the largest town of the Kaunas County with total population of 292,691 people in the beginning of the 2017. Kaunas is located in the central part of Lithuania at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers – the Nemunas and the Neris, therefore the City has excellent opportunities for the development of water transport. Kaunas is located only 100 kilometres from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometres from the Country’s major seaport Klaipeda. The city is also located at the crossroads of the country’s two major motorways: the A1 motorway Vilnius – Kaunas – Klaipeda is a connection between the capital city Vilnius and the ice-free Klaipeda Seaport. The Via Baltica (road E67) leading from Estonia via Latvia to Poland is integrated into the Trans-European motorway system, serving as a connection between Nordic countries and Central and Western Europe.
Kaunas Airport is located in the central part of the country. Last year Kaunas Airport was visited by 1 186 081 passengers approximately. The Airport provides direct flights to 17 destinations. The main destinations include cities of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Norway, also Denmark and the Netherlands. In the summer season you can also fly to Sicily, Spain, Greek islands, Cyprus. During the period of reconstruction of the Vilnius Airport runway (from 14 July till 17 August, 2017), Kaunas will be the capital of flights in Lithuania with the majority of flights being directed to this airport. A modern airport is assigned to the group of the smallest airports. Because of this, you can avoid stress and don’t have to wait in a long queue. If necessary, a polite staff is always ready to help you. You can reach airport both by car or by public transport. Kaunas Airport can be reached by buses from different cities of Lithuania and neighbour countries.
Fastest growing airport in the Baltic States
Second largest airport in Lithuania
Carried 1 186 081 passengers and 3 293 tons of cargo in 2016
Roads, Rail and Sea Links
Kaunas is located on the crossroads of two major international transport corridors. One of them, Vilnius – Kaunas – Klaipeda highway connects Kaunas with Lithuania’s main seaport and the capital Vilnius. The other, Via Baltica, extends all the way from Warsaw to Helsinki, passing through the two other Baltic States capitals, Riga and Tallinn. Kaunas enjoys perfect international transport solutions offered by the fast growing Kaunas International Airport and perfect geographic location, which is considered to be in the middle of Lithuania.
The Kaunas railway infrastructure has the sole operating railway tunnel in Lithuania, built in 1862 and renovated in 2009. It is maintained 692,4 km of main track, including 21,9 km of European 1435 mm track standard gauge. The major part of tracks is in the main IX transport corridor in the directions Vilnius – Klaipeda and Kaisiadorys – Kybartai, which are among the most intensive ones according to the load volumes transported via the whole Lithuanian railways. In the recent years a significant progress has been observed in the development of the modern company and paying special attention to the renovation of the railway infrastructure and development by making it technically modern and safe. Currently, the Trans-European railway project “Rail Baltica” works starting from the border with Poland and approaching towards Kaunas are gaining momentum, the implementation which is an important step not only in the strategy of Lithuanian railways but also in that of all the Baltic Sea region countries.
Kaunas is located about 200 km away from Klaipeda Sea Port, one of the few ice-free ports in northernmost Europe. It is the most important and the biggest Lithuanian transport hub, connecting sea, land and railway routes from East to West. Klaipeda is a multipurpose, universal, deep-water port, providing high-quality services complying with the requirements of the European Union.
Crossroad of Vilnius - Kaunas - Klaipėda highway
692,4 km of main railroad track including 21,9 km of European 1435mm standard gauge
Kaunas is 200 km from Klaipėda Sea Port
The international competitiveness of Kaunas in the transport and logistics sector is to a large extent determined by its geographical position. Kaunas offers perfect logistics access by road, rail and air. It is situated at the geographical centre of Lithuania and on the crossroads of modalities. Kaunas is one of the most important transport centres in the European Union, linking the EU with the East. Kaunas offers modern business spaces – more than 97 square metres of office space and about 280 square metres of manufacturing and warehousing premises. Kaunas Free Economic Zone (FEZ) is a good location to set up logistics facilities. It provides lower costs and offers a total of 294 hectares for logistics and manufacturing.
Labour costs in Kaunas Region are approximately 25-40% lower than in Poland and Slovakia and less than a half compared to Western European countries and the USA. Standard income tax rate is one of the lowest in Europe at 15%. If established in a Free Economic Zone (FEZ), property and dividend tax is at 0% and income tax is at 0% for the first 6 years and 7,5% for the following 10 years.
Perfect location for logistics
Total of 294 hectares for logistics and manufacturing
Property and dividend tax as well as income tax rate is 0% (for the 1st 6 years)
S.Darius and S.Girėnas airfield
S. Darius and S. Girėnas Airport (ICAO: EYKS), also known as Aleksotas Airport or S. Darius and S. Girėnas Airfield, is a 2 B, a business class airport located in Aleksotas district, only 3 kilometres away from the Kaunas city centre. During the year of 2017, the airfield was reconstructed and now 1,130 meters length and 50 meters width runway is available for usage. In the airfield, aircrafts from 1 to 20 people are available for landing.
The most modern parcel centre in Kaunas
As a result of permanent growth DPD expanded activities and the newest and most modern, not only in Lithuania, but also in all Baltic States, DPD parcels sorting terminal in Kaunas, Kaunas Free Economic Zone was opened 2015 In October. The terminal has the most modern and the only automated sorting conveyor in the Baltic States. Conveyor sorting capabilities seeks for about 50 thousand daily parcels.