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Helsinki
Tallinn
Pärnu
Rīga
Rīga Airport
Panevėžys
Kaunas
Vilnius
Warszawa

Estimated Rail Baltica train services

  • Rail Baltica will provide a fast rail connection between the Baltic capitals every two hours.
  • Rail Baltica high-speed trains from Tallinn to Warsaw and from Tallinn to Vilnius are estimated to run four times per day.
  • Up to ten trains per day will run on Vilnius-Kaunas-Warsaw route.
  • Two night-trains on the route Tallinn-Riga-Kaunas-Warsaw-Berlin and Vilnius-Kaunas-Warsaw-Berlin.
  • Travelers will be able to reach Riga International Airport from the Riga Central Station in around 10 minutes, with minimum one train every 30 minutes.

Inspired by the "Baltic Way", Rail Baltica too will connect nations, people, places in the Baltics.

Rail Baltica will add the last missing piece to the European Railway system puzzle.

Rail Baltica is expected to become fully operational just before 2026 Winter Olympics. 2026

Cooperation
Added value
Operational phase
870 km Total lenght
as much as the ancient pilgrimage route The French Way to Santiago
5,8 billion euro Estimated cost
less than the cost of the London 2012 Olympic Games
36 000 Jobs
almost twice as much as the capacity of Zalgiris Arena, the largest arena in Baltics

Passenger train maximum speed is comparable to the take-off speed of a propeller plane. 234 km/h

The travel time from Tallinn to Vilnius will be the lenght of entire “Gone with the Wind” movie. 3 h 38 min

A ticket from Tallinn to Riga is expected to cost as much as check-in bag when traveling by plane. 38 EUR

Speed
Travel time
Cost

Time and estimate cost by different types of transport mode

Rail Baltica Auto Bus Plane*
Time Cost Time Cost Time Cost Time Cost
Tallinn - Pärnu 0:40 14€ 1:39 19€ 1:50 7€
Pärnu - Rīga 1:00 24€ 2:26 28€ 2:30 10€
Rīga - Panevėžys 0:55 15€ 1:54 23€ 2:40 10€
Panevėžys - Kaunas 0:37 12€ 1:25 23€ 2:10 9€
Kaunas - Vilnius 0:38 11€ 1:20 20€ 1:35 6€
 
Tallinn - Rīga 1:42 38€ 4:05 47€ 4:20 17€ 1:50 125€
Rīga - Vilnius 1:54 38€ 3:30 45€ 4:00 25€ 1:50 125€
Tallinn - Vilnius 3:38 76€ 7:00 91€ 8:50 42€ 2:10 101€

* One hour added to account for time spent at the airport, including security, boarding, and take-off and landing wait times.
Source: Rail Baltica Cost-Benefit Analysis, 2017 and Rail Baltica Operational Plan, 2019

Route Type of transport

Time and estimated cost

Estimated origin - destination travel time by high speed train service

Tallinn Pärnu Rīga Rīga Airport Panevėžys Kaunas Vilnius
Pärnu 0:40 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00
Rīga 1:42 1:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00
Rīga Airport 1:52 1:10 0:08 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00
Panevėžys 2:39 1:57 0:55 0:45 0:00 0:00 0:00
Kaunas 3:18 2:36 1:34 1:24 0:37 0:00 0:00
Vilnius 3:38 2:56 1:54 1:44 0:57 0:38 0:00
Warszawa 6:47 6:05 5:03 4:53 4:06 3:27 4:07

Estimated origin - destination travel time by high speed train service

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Passages will provide everyone a safe path over the railway, even the forest friends.

A person that travels by train does up to 100 times less damage to the planet than one traveling by car.*

* considering that a car carries 4 passengers and a train up to 160 passengers.

The chance of fatality for one passenger over 1 billion kilometres is under 1%. In that case you would have to live on the train.

Animal friendly
Green transportation
Safety

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