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  • Secure streaming, gaming, working, or browsing
  • Best-in-class encryption and privacy features
  • Fast VPN servers in 105 countries
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  • Secure streaming, gaming, working, or browsing
  • Best-in-class encryption and privacy features
  • Fast VPN servers in 105 countries
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
The best VPN for Linux.

How to set up a VPN on Linux

Step 1

How to sign up for ExpressVPN
Sign up for ExpressVPN

Visit the order page and select the option that’s right for you. All of our plans are fully covered by our 30-day money-back guarantee.

Step 2

Step 1 of connecting VPN on Linux.
See ExpressVPN’s server locations

Use "expressvpn list" to view the full list of ExpressVPN server locations. We have secure VPN servers in 105 countries around the world.

Step 3

Step 2 of connecting VPN on Linux.
Connection to a server

Enter "expressvpn connect LOCATION" to connect to a global server location. You are now using a different IP address with a secure connection.

Watch our video for the full instructions

Linux ExpressVPN app setup tutorial

Read the step-by-step instructions on how to set up and use the ExpressVPN app for Linux. Prefer manual setup? Check out other options on the ExpressVPN Linux Setup page.

Get the most privacy and security with ExpressVPN

Encrypt your connection with a VPN.

Innovations to protect your privacy

With ExpressVPN’s AES-256 encryption, internet traffic from your Linux device is protected against snooping from your internet service provider and other third parties. Our innovative server technology is designed not to record your activity, so we can’t turn over your traffic data even if someone forced us do it.

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Block ads, trackers,
and harmful sites

ExpressVPN’s advanced protection features let you customize your online experience and take back control over what companies know about you. Block trackers and malicious sites with Threat Manager, hide intrusive display ads with an ad blocker, and protect your kids from explicit content.

Effective unblocking for app access

Depending on where you are, censorship and other restrictions can keep you from accessing websites, popular apps, and videos on your Linux device. ExpressVPN helps you break through these blocks, including those on school or office Wi-Fi networks.

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Auto-updates for streamlined protection

With our Linux app’s auto-update ability, you can be sure to get all the latest ExpressVPN security and feature updates without having to do a thing.

Use the ExpressVPN browser extension for a GUI.

Use the ExpressVPN browser extension for a GUI

Rather than your Linux Terminal, you can also control the ExpressVPN app for Linux via a graphical user interface (GUI) with the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Download VPN for your Linux distros.

Download VPN for your Linux distros

ExpressVPN provides support for 64-bit and 32-bit versions of:

  • Ubuntu

  • Debian

  • Fedora

  • Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian) (32-bit only)

  • Linux Mint

  • Arch

Don’t see your Linux distro? ExpressVPN also offers setup instructions for Kali, Zorin OS, Pop!_OS, and other OSes.

Gaming on Linux with a VPN.

Gaming on Linux with a VPN

ExpressVPN is the best VPN for gaming online on Linux, giving you greater anonymity while protecting you from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. A VPN can also lower ping times between gaming servers by connecting you to locations closer to the network hosts.

ExpressVPN works with Steam Deck, a handheld gaming console released in early 2022. The console runs a custom Linux distribution called SteamOS, which is based on Arch Linux. To use ExpressVPN on a Steam Deck, simply download the Linux app (or Windows app, if you are using Windows) onto your device.

Why choose ExpressVPN?

Optimized for speed

ExpressVPN constantly optimizes servers to deliver the fastest speeds possible.

More VPN locations

Choose from VPN server locations across 105 countries, including the UK, U.S., Canada, and Australia.

TrustedServer technology

Audited to confirm privacy protections, TrustedServer sets a new standard for security.

Superior connection reliability

Enjoy industry-leading connection stability and reliability, no matter where you are in the world.

Increase your anonymity

Replace your IP and location to prevent tracking of browsing activity and metadata.

Get set up right away

Connecting to ExpressVPN is quick and easy. Just sign up, download, and connect!

Content from anywhere

Access all the apps and services you need to work, stream, and play.

Defeat ISP throttling

ExpressVPN lets you bypass ISP throttling and say goodbye to buffering.

Live chat support

Contact Support around the clock if you have questions about ExpressVPN on any device.

Independently audited

Third-party assessments verify our security claims through rigorous testing of our apps and systems.

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