Touring the Baltics in Style – Lux Express Review


While hopping my way through Europe I found that flying was almost always cheaper than taking the train. $20 to Norway? $15 dollars to Rome? Yes, please. To be fair, our bags were usually more expensive than our tickets but a bargain none-the-less. Although I have enjoyed taking the bus from YVR to SeaTac with QuickShuttle, travelling by bus is never my first choice…that is until I got to the Baltics and came across Lux Express. Read on for why in this Lux Express  review.

What is Lux Express?

Lux Express is a discount bus line (if there is such a thing) that has some serious perks. With Vilnius, Riga, and Estonia well connected by highways and all about 3 hours apart when travelling south to north or north to south, I looked into driving. Then I came across Lux Express and the incredible value it offers.

Lux Express Review
via Flickr CC @Public Transportation gallery

All this?

I looked at Lux Express’s fares and I was convinced. 5€ for a trip between Vilnius and Riga. Another 5€ to Estonia. Sold.

Then I read what came with it:

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via Lux Express website

Seriously. Free WiFi, hot drinks, comfy seats, AND in seat entertainment?  Although getting a hot beverage while barreling down a highway is comical, to say the least, you can see where I stand on this Lux Express review. This before I realised it gets even better.

And more?!

I then noticed the Lux Express Lounge, the carriers “1st class” service. For a few extra Euros we got access to bigger seats, a workspace, and snacks. That’s incredible value and a great way to travel. Never before have I categorised a post as both “Budget Travel” and “Luxury Travel” but that is exactly what this Lux Express review is all about. A pretty great mix don’t you think?

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Lux Express Review

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Lux Express Review – Treat yo self.

If you find yourself touring the Baltics (and you should) take Lux Express. It’s a convenient and comfortable way to tour this great area of Europe and is really, really cheap. Also, treat  yourself and spend the extra few Euros for the Lux Express lounge upgrade. You will not be disappointed.


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This is not a paid sponsored post nor did I receive a free ride. I enjoyed my time on this bus so am sharing this Lux Express review with my readers.


Cover photo via Flickr CC @Simple Express

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