Get NordVPN for all your devices
What is a VPN for Linux?
A virtual private network, or VPN, for Linux is a sophisticated cybersecurity tool that encrypts internet traffic and hides IP addresses from prying eyes. A VPN for Linux stops others (including your internet service provider, or ISP) from monitoring the internet connections of Linux users, ensuring safer internet access and helping them defeat online censorship measures.
How to install a VPN on Linux
Linux users can add a VPN on Debian, Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint systems, and RPM-based distros following this simple installation guide:
1. Install the app
To begin installation, write the command line below into the terminal. Follow the on-screen instructions to download our Linux VPN client.
sh <(curl -sSf https://downloads.nordcdn.com/apps/linux/install.sh)
2. Log in to your account
To log in, use the command:
3. Connect to a server
To connect to a VPN server, use the command:
4. Adjust your settings
Visit our support page to find a list of available settings commands for Linux.
If you do not have a curl package, use this command: sh <(wget -qO - https://downloads.nordcdn.com/apps/linux/install.sh)
Enjoy a hassle-free online experience with NordVPN
Hide your virtual location, get a new IP, access the internet without restrictions, and enjoy your favorite content securely with a risk-free VPN. If you are not 100% satisfied, tell us within 30 days of the purchase date and get a full refund on the value of your VPN plan.
Looking for the best VPN for your Linux device?
Designed with speed in mind
Browse sites smoothly with the world’s fastest VPN service. NordVPN offers over 6000 remote servers in 61 countries. This vast server network, combined with our lightning-fast NordLynx protocol (based on WireGuard®), ensures fast and stable performance for your VPN connection no matter where you are.
If you only need a VPN for secure browsing and don’t want to set up another app on your Linux device, get yourself a proxy browser extension. NordVPN has dedicated extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers.
No restrictions at our end
Tired of watching the loading icon go round and round? With NordVPN, there are no speed restrictions, bandwidth limits, or data caps.
Why choose the NordVPN app for Linux?
State-of-the-art encryption algorithms like AES-256 stop snoops from monitoring every online activity you perform for their own purposes.
Hide your IP address and browse the web by routing your internet traffic through remote server locations.
We don’t track what platforms you visit or store information about your online activities.
No data leaks
NordVPN offers IP and DNS leak protection, so you can be sure that your internet traffic stays private and secure at all times.
Free Meshnet feature
Easily link up devices together to safely share files on Linux with other NordVPN users.
If you need help with VPN setup or another problem, visit our Help Center, drop us an email, or go to our website for a live chat with our staff.
Threat Protection lite
Shield your devices from online threats — block intrusive ads and malicious websites while you browse.
Not sure if you’ll like NordVPN? Try it risk free with our 30-day money-back guarantee.
Online security for all major Linux distros
Want a slick, easy-to-use VPN app for your Linux distro? Look no further — NordVPN offers .deb and .rpm packages for Debian-based and RHEL-based Linux systems: Ubuntu Debian Elementary OS Linux Mint Fedora RHEL CentOS Qubes OS openSUSE
Learn more about Linux security and configurations
Frequently asked questions
How do I set up a VPN on Linux?
Please note that the instructions provided here are for setting up NordVPN on your Linux distro. The exact details may differ depending on your chosen VPN provider.
How can I connect to a VPN using the Linux Network Manager?
How can I connect to a VPN using the Linux Terminal?
Which free VPN is best for Linux?
People who want a fast and reliable VPN for their devices should browse the market for top paid VPN providers — and NordVPN stands out from the competition. NordVPN is a smart choice over many free VPNs because it offers a combination of benefits for Linux users: a dedicated Linux app, wide distro support, a lot of fast Linux VPN servers worldwide, DNS and IP leak protection, and additional security features (like Kill Switch and Threat Protection Lite) to improve your online experience.
The downside is that paid VPNs obviously cost money. If you’re worried about pricing, consider getting one of NordVPN’s long-term plans during a sale. NordVPN runs multiple campaigns throughout the year that feature significant drops in prices. And if you’re not satisfied, you can take advantage of NordVPN’s 30-day money-back guarantee to get the price you paid back in full.