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Get To and From Šiauliai

Like every Lithuanian city, Šiauliai is well accessible by bus. However, unlike many cities, Šiauliai also enjoys good connections by rail. Trains go both to Klaipėda (via Telšiai, Plungė, Kretinga) and Vilnius (via Jonava, Kėdainiai, Kaišiadorys) as well as to Panevėžys.

Road connections to Šiauliai are not perfect as they are limited to 2 lane roads if you want to go anywhere further than several neighboring towns.

Šiauliai Airport has an international status but is actually operating as a NATO airbase with its civilian flights limited to cargo. The passenger airport most people of Šiauliai use is the Riga International. Being only 100 km away it is closer to Šiauliai than any of the major Lithuanian airports. If you arrive at Riga then it is possible to visit the Šiauliai (and the Hill of Crosses) city while en-route to either Vilnius or the Lithuanian seaside (with a detour).

If you are not too fond of independent travel, the Hill of Crosses is included in many tourism agency itineraries of Lithuania.

Article written by Augustinas Žemaitis

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