The European Commission has evaluated Lithuania as EU’s prime transport centre because 2 strategic international transport routes and their branches run through Lithuania, the North-South highway and the rail route connecting Scandinavia with Central Europe as well as the East-West route linking the huge Eastern markets with the rest of Europe, as being among the ten most important in Europe.
Lithuania is located on the very crossroads of 3 huge markets. It’s a springboard to the EU markets, and Eastern markets (Russia and the CIS countries) are also just at Lithuania’s side.
The country has 4 modern international airports.
The northernmost and only ice-free seaport on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea is located in the western part of Lithuania. Klaipėda State Seaport is a regional transport hub connecting sea, land and railway routes from East to West. Compared to neighbouring Eastern Baltic seaports, the port of Klaipėda has the widest shipping line network with other seaports.
Railway transport in Lithuania provides efficient long-distance passenger and cargo services. Direct rail routes link Lithuania with Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Poland, and Germany. Also, the country is an integral part of the continental TRASECA railway network enabling easy transportation of cargo from Lithuania to Asian countries, including China.
- 2 Trans European Network (TEN) corridors crossing Lithuania
- 4 modern international airports
- northernmost and only ice-free seaport on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea
- regionally best network of roads and highways