Good news, fellow travellers! Since Aug 1st, 2017, the Kaunas bus station is open around the clock.
One of the coolest new buildings in town (the architect of the reconstruction project is Gintautas Balčytis; here's our story from January) is the only station in Lithuania and one of the very few in Europe to offer that.
The ticket offices close at 10PM but you’re able to purchase a ticket in the self-service machine or after boarding the bus. Real-time information about the arrivals and departures of buses is also available round the clock. After 11PM, you should use the Arrivals/Departures entrance if you want to get inside.
Visited by at least 700 buses and 10,000 passengers daily, the Kaunas bus station is the busiest in the country. RIMI supermarket is located at the very same building; there’s an underground parking and a wide range of shops, cafes and other services, including Vero Cafe, Subway, Pegasas bookstore and Alynas beer shop.
The station has also established itself as a platform for creative ideas right after the grand reopening; an accordion concerto took place in the underground parking, while the Kaunas theatre awards occupied the lobby. This is where the Pažaislis music festival held its press conference in spring.
Martynas Levickis performing in the underground parking / Photo by Rokas Tenys for Kasvyksta.lt