Transport in Lithuania

Transport in Lithuania relies mainly on road and rail networks.

Lithuanian road system

total: 21,328.09 kilometres (13,252.66 mi)
paved: 12,912.22 km (8,023.28 mi)
unpaved: 8,415.87 km (5,229.38 mi)


Controlled-access highways sections

There are two categories of controlled-access highways in Lithuania: expressways (Lithuanian: greitkeliai) with maximum speed 120 km/h and motorways (Lithuanian: automagistralės) with maximum speed 130 km/h.

Motorway sections

Expressway sections

A road system

The A roads (Magistraliniai keliai) total 1,748.84 km (1,086.68 mi).

First Lithuanian-built highways

There were some isolated routes built before World War I, e.g. present-day A12, connecting Riga with Kaliningrad. First long-distance highways built exclusively by Lithuanian Government were opened in late 1930s:



There is a total of 1,998 route km of railways, of which:

  • 1,807 km are broad gauge of 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) 122 km of which are electrified
  • 169 km are narrow gauge of 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) as of 2001
  • 22 km are standard gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)


There are 600 kilometres (370 mi) that are perennially navigable.


In 1992, there were 105 km (65 mi) of crude oil pipelines, and 760 km (470 mi) of natural gas pipelines.

Ports and harbours

Sea ports

River ports

Merchant marine

The merchant marine consists of 47 ships of 1,000 GT or over, together totaling 279,743 GT/304,156 tonnes deadweight (DWT).

Ships by type: Cargo 25, Combination bulk 8, Petroleum tanker 2, Railcar carrier 1, Refrigerated cargo 6, Roll on/roll off 2, Short-sea passenger 3.

Note: These totals include some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: Denmark 13 (2002 est.)


In Lithuania, there are four international airports:

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