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Arriving in Šiauliai / How to get to the Hill of Crosses

How to get to the Hill of Crosses

By car
Coordinates: 56°0'54"N 23°24'56"E
Take a road A12, toward Joniškis; Ryga. After roadsign "KRYŽIŲ KALNAS - 2 km", turn right.

Public transport
From Šiauliai bus station, Joniškis direction, platform No 12
7:25 (except for Sundays), 8:25, 10:25, 11:00, 12:15, 13:10, 14:15, 15:40, 17:05
Get off the bus in DOMANTAI stop

The bus leaves the DOMANTAI stop to Šiauliai at:
7:43, 8:50, 9:32 (except for Sundays), 10:43, 12:12, 13:03, 14:03, 15:02, 17:27, 19:03 (Mon, Fri, Sun)

Arriving in Šiauliai by bus

Tilžës Street 109, Tel. +370 41 525 058, www.busturas.lt
Intercity bus timetable, for a copy of our city copy the name Šiauliai.

There are frequent buses from Riga, Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipëda to Šiauliai. The bus station is very near the centre and it is just a short walk to it. There are the majority of hotels and a tourism information centre is situated as well.

Šiauliai - Riga (bus timetable)



Works on 



 every day (Lux express)



 every day (Lux express)

 05.5508.10  every day (Ollex)
 08.15 10.30 every day (Ollex)



 every day

 13.45 16.00 every day (Ollex)



 Courses on even days

 16.45 19.00 every day (Ollex)



 2, 4, 5, 7 (Ecolines)

 18.45 21.00 every day (Ollex)

Buy a ticket on-line   

We can arrange a taxi for you from Šiauliai to Riga. Price for taxi "Šiauliai - Riga" or "Riga - Šiauliai"- 255 LTL (73 EUR). If you want to stop at the Hill of crosses for 30 min.  - 270 Lt, / for 60 min. - 280 Lt

Local city bussies

City buses are available from 5 a.m. till 11 p.m.
You can by tickets in the kiosks. One ticket costs 1,70 Lt
You can also by tickets in the bus. One ticket costs 1,80 Lt
The microbuses go from 6 am till 23 pm.
You can buy tickets in the microbus. One ticket costs 2,00 Lt.

By train

Dubijos Street. 44, Tel. +370 41 203 445
Train timetable

Trains run to and from Kaunas, Klaipëda, Vilnius, and many other places that you even haven't heard names of.

It's about a ten minute walk from the railway station to the centre of the town.

By car

If you're coming from Riga, you'll arrive to the A12 road, which cuts straight through the city of Šiauliai as Tilžės street. You'll pass the Hill of Crosses (Kryžių kalnas) on your left about 12 km before you arrive in town, in case you want to stop for a short observation. From Vilnius, take the A2 road (follow the signs to Panevėžys), and then turn at the A9 and follow the signs to Šiauliai. Due to a lack of signs after the turn-off, you might find yourself heading into the city of Panevėžys - have in mind that this is a mistake, and you must change your route at the earliest opportunity with a U-turn.

By ferry

Getting to Šiauliai by ferry is easy. With a direct ferry to Lithuania from Sweden (Karlshamn) and 2 direct services from Germany (Kiel/Sassnitz) all arriving in the coastal city of Klaipeda, Šiauliai is only a short 2 hour drive from the port.
Travelling to Šiauliai via ferry has many advantages; unlike planes ferries do not have luggage restrictions, therefore you can take as much as you can fit in your car. You can also drive a car you are use to, unlike hiring one when you arrive in Lithuania, and are refreshed after a nice peaceful sleep onboard.
For more information on ferries to Lithuania / Šiauliai visit:
(Kiel-Klaipeda / Sassnitz-Klaipeda / Karlshamn-Klaipeda)
http://www.tallinksilja.com/en/ Tallink (Stockholm-Riga) - 1 hour 55 minute drive to Šiauliai

By plain

Lakūnų St. 4, tel. +370 41 542 005
E-mail airport@siauliai.lt, http://www.siauliai-airport.com/
The International Šiauliai airport is situated in the Southeastern part of Šiauliai in Northern Lithuania. Civil aircraft flights and ground services at the military Šiauliai aerodrome are organized by Šiauliai municipality owned enterprise Šiauliai Airport. The owner and caretaker of this aerodrome is the Military Force of Lithuania. This aerodrome is one of the largest in the Baltic states and has two runways.

Car rental


Pabalių str. 66, Šiauliai
Tel. +370 672 17 171
Fax. +370 41 540 404
E-mail: info@edoauto.lt,

Karaliaučiaus Str. 35, Šiauliai (Volvo&Renault centre)
Tel: + 370 41 453 399
Fax: + 370 41 558 186
E-mail: budget@budget.lt, www.budget.lt

Architektų Str. 3, Šiauliai
Tel. +370 677 90 706

Laisvės av. 3, LT-04215 Vilnius 
Tel.: +370 5 23 06 820, mob.tel. +370 698 44 831 fax: 5 23 06 821

Stadiono Street 1, II-floor,
tel. +370 655 48 994

Street  4A, tel. +370 41 550 015

SMART cars
St. Lukauskio Street 5A, Šiauliai
Tel. +370 616 80 464
E-mail: goldgym2@yahoo.com

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