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Car Rental Guide: Kaunas

Discover Kaunas with Rhinocarhire

Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city, is often dubbed the nation's heart due to its rich historical significance and its geographical location. A blend of medieval charm and modern appeal, Kaunas invites travelers to explore its cobbled streets, Gothic architecture, and vibrant arts scene. Enhance your journey in this captivating city by choosing the convenience of a car rental with Rhinocarhire.

Benefits of Hiring a Car in Kaunas:

**1. Proximity to Airports:
Kaunas International Airport is situated just 14 km from the city center. With a drive time of roughly 20 minutes via Route A6, your journey from the airport to the city's core is swift and scenic.

**2. Tolls:
Lithuania has a vignette system for motorway use, mainly for vehicles over 3.5 tons. However, regular passenger vehicles, like those rented from Rhinocarhire, typically don't require a vignette for road usage in and around Kaunas.

**3. Road Conditions:
Kaunas boasts well-maintained roads with clear signages, ensuring a smooth drive. The historic city center has cobblestone streets, so a bit of extra caution is advised.

**4. Traffic Insights:
Traffic in Kaunas is generally moderate, but as with any city, peak hours can lead to some congestion, especially in and around the Old Town.

**5. Weather-Based Vehicle Choice:
Kaunas experiences a humid continental climate, with cold winters and mild summers. For winter visits, a car with efficient heating and possibly winter tires is advisable, while summers may require a vehicle with efficient air conditioning.

Top Attractions and Recommended Routes:

  • Kaunas Castle: Located in the heart of the city, this medieval castle is a testament to Lithuania's turbulent past. Parking is available nearby, making it convenient for travelers with a rental car.

  • Laisvės Alėja: This freedom avenue is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Eastern Europe, dotted with cafes, shops, and sculptures. Consider parking your vehicle at one end and enjoying a leisurely stroll.

  • Pažaislis Monastery: A marvel of Baroque architecture, this monastery is located on the outskirts of Kaunas, making it a scenic short drive from the city center.

  • Ninth Fort: A historical monument and museum, it stands as a grim reminder of the atrocities of war. Located in the northern part of Kaunas, it's easily accessible by car.

The Significance of Early Booking:
Kaunas, a hub of history, culture, and art, attracts tourists year-round. To secure your vehicle of choice and enjoy the best rates, it's essential to book your Rhinocarhire rental in advance.

Embarking on a journey through Kaunas with a vehicle from Rhinocarhire provides the luxury of setting your own pace. Dive deep into the city's rich history, soak in its culture, and let the roads of Kaunas unveil stories untold.

If you are hiring a car in Lithuania for the first time we do recommend reading our Drive Smart Lithuania guide to ensure you know the rules of the road and can drive safely in and around Kaunas.

Current Rental Rates in Kaunas

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.15 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 225.07 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.04 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 399.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.10 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 406.74 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Kaunas: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Kaunas was the capital of the country between the wars.
  • The city is built where the country’s two main rivers join.
  • It was founded in Roman times.
  • It’s rumoured to be named after the Roman called Kunas who founded the city.
  • It’s known as the cultural and academic heart of the country.
  • Klaipeda is approximately 220 km north west and Vilnius Airport 100 km south east of Kaunas.


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