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Skip complex command line configuration when you use PIA, the best VPN for Linux.

  • Protect Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora, Arch and other distros
  • Scrutinize our 100% open-source VPN app code anytime
  • Use the most feature-rich Linux VPN on the market

*Requires Ubuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Mint, Debian, Fedora, or Arch.

Download VPN for Linux — Easy Install, Advanced Security, Fast Speeds

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How to Install PIA VPN on Your Linux Distro

Our VPN for Linux is a piece of cake to install. Simply download and run the installer, and start enjoying VPN protection in minutes.

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Download our Linux app installer

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Run the installer

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Start using PIA VPN for Linux

Connect to PIA VPN for Linux in 3 Steps

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Step 1

Press the ‘On’ button to auto-connect to the nearest server.

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Alternatively, click the location bar to pick a specific location.

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Step 3

Wait for the VPN to connect, then enjoy increased online privacy.

Download a VPN for Linux Devices

Download a VPN for Linux Devices

PIA’s VPN app works well on a broad range of devices, including laptops and desktops running the most popular Linux distros. The process is a cinch from start to finish. Just download our Linux app to get started.

PIA VPN is Compatible with:

Ubuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Mint, Debian, Fedora, and Arch.

A Full-Featured, Graphical VPN for Linux

Our approach to Linux is different from most VPNs — our Linux app has feature-for-feature parity with our Windows and macOS apps. Our full GUI means you won’t need to bother with the command line on supported distros.

Our user-friendly VPN and UI make setup easy — it also allows you to control every feature with a click of your mouse after installation. You even get advanced features for Linux you won’t get in other VPNs, including split tunneling and DNS configuration.

A Full-Featured, Graphical VPN for Linux

PIA’s Top Linux VPN Features

Open Source VPN Expertise

Open Source VPN Expertise

Audit, inspect, or verify our VPN app code anytime. We use the best open-source VPN protocols, OpenVPN and WireGuard®, to give you full transparency.

Proven No Logs Policy

Proven No Logs Policy

PIA’s proven No Logs policy guarantees we’ll never collect your usage data. Our RAM-only servers delete all traces of your connection with each reboot.

Fast Speeds

Fast Speeds

Our NextGen servers use 10 Gbps network connectors, so you can enjoy glitch-free gaming, streaming, and torrenting wherever you are.

Global Server Network

Global Server Network

Secure your Linux device from anywhere — our global network spans 82 countries. Unlock local accounts, torrent safely, and enjoy more freedom online.

Unlimited Bandwidth

Unlimited Bandwidth

Download bulky .iso files without worrying about losing protection. No matter how much you upload or download, you’ll never hit a bandwidth or data cap with PIA.

P2P Support

P2P Support

Don’t settle for slow torrenting speeds on distant servers. PIA supports P2P file sharing on every server, so you can enjoy great performance without compromising your privacy.

Ads & Malware Blocker

Ads & Malware Blocker

Our supercharged ad, tracker, and malware blocker, PIA MACE, works at the DNS level to block suspicious domains and stop harmful software before it reaches your system.

24/7 Support

24/7 Support

Take advantage of round-the-clock support from our team of VPN experts. Contact us via live chat or email, we’re happy to answer all your PIA-related questions.

Why use a VPN for Linux?

Linux is one of the most secure platforms available, but it doesn’t do anything to protect your internet data. Once data leaves your Linux device, it's just as vulnerable as it would be on any other system.

When you connect to our secure servers, your IP address is hidden from the websites and services you visit — they only see your new IP address. PIA also uses unbreakable AES encryption to ensure your data is useless if it's intercepted by cybercriminals.

Get the Most Privacy-Focused Linux VPN

Our open-source VPN app makes PIA the ideal VPN for Linux distros. You won’t be shorted when it comes to configuration options or advanced features like Split Tunneling.

Strong encryptionSelect default 128-bit AES encryption or pick military-grade 256-bit AES for added data security.
Secure protocols Pick blazing-fast WireGuard® or ultra-secure OpenVPN. Adjust the base MTU to transmit large files.
Split tunnelingBypass the VPN on selected apps and domains without disconnecting the app or losing protection elsewhere.
Advanced Kill SwitchStop data being sent over the internet when the VPN disconnects, or even if it’s switched off.
AutomationConfigure the VPN to automatically connect or disconnect on specific networks such as public Wi-Fi.
Multi-HopUse a SOCKS5 or Shadowsocks proxy to relay your traffic through multiple servers and increase privacy.
ObfuscationMake VPN traffic look like ordinary traffic, to hide your VPN use from anyone monitoring your network.
Customizable DNS SettingsUse the default PIA DNS, create your own custom DNS settings, or choose from other options.
Port ForwardingSpeed up torrents or maintain a remote connection between your device and home network.

The Best VPN for Linux and Other Devices

In addition to Linux, PIA has apps for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. You get unlimited simultaneous device connections, so you can protect all your tech with one subsctiption.


PIA VPN for Linux Specification and System Requirements

ProtocolsWireGuard® and OpenVPN
Encryption128-bit AES, 256-bit AES, 256-bit ChaCha20
TransportUDP / TCP
ProxiesSOCKS5 and Shadowsocks
Port SectionsUDP ports 8080, 853, 123, 53, 1197, 1198
TCP ports 8443, 853, 443, 80 501, 502
Supported OS VersionsUbuntu 18.04+ (LTS), Mint, Debian, Fedora, Arch
Minimum system requirements32/64-bit system architectures including systemd, sysvinit, and openrc-based systems. You can use PIA on Linux ARMHF and ARM64 but you need to download a specific version of the VPN.

Why Choose PIA VPN for Linux?

VPN Expertise

VPN Expertise

PIA VPN has spent a decade optimizing our security features to protect your privacy online.

100% Transparency

Open Source Transparency

Our apps and protocols are 100% open source — check under the hood for yourself.

24/7 Customer Support

Global Reach, US Focus

Connect to high-speed servers in 82 countries and all 50 US states.


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Most VPNs require command line input for Linux, but PIA makes it easy with our full GUI. Just download the Linux VPN app from our website and run the installer. Then launch PIA, sign in, and connect to a server.

You can, but it’s a bad idea. Free VPNs rarely offer the same security and privacy features for Linux distros as they do for Windows and macOS. You pay in other ways, too. Free VPNs are often too slow for streaming, limit bandwidth, and come with server restrictions. This makes it difficult or impossible to torrent safely and without interruptions.

Subscribe to PIA instead. It’s a fast, unlimited, and secure VPN. We have a court-tested No Logs policy — we never collect information about your online activity. Download VPN apps for all your devices, and get 30 days to try us on your favorite Linux devices risk-free.

Yes. Our Dedicated IPs are available on all platforms we support. Get a personal, static Dedicated IP address for the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, or Germany. Your new Dedicated IP is completely unique — only you have access to it. You’ll enjoy smooth access to your accounts while traveling with fewer CAPTCHAs and security warnings.

No, although most Linux distributions do have built-in support for OpenVPN, IPSec, and WireGuard®. You can use the network manager to configure your VPN connection using these protocols, but you still need a VPN service to connect to.

Our native Linux app’s full GUI means you won't have to worry about command line entry. Just buy PIA VPN, set up the app, connect to a server, and enjoy added anonymity online.

It depends. If you're solely looking for added privacy, the Debian-based Kodachi or Fedora-based Qubes OS are excellent choices. However, the most secure Linux distro for you will depend on what specific security you require. In general, any Linux distro is considered more secure than mainstream operating systems.

Don’t dismiss your favorite distro over security concerns — elevate its security with a VPN. PIA hides your IP address to prevent location tracking and uses unhackable AES encryption to mask your traffic. That way, you can use your favorite Linux distro and still get the security you need.

Easy, just open PIA and click the large Auto Connect button, once it turns green you’re connected. You can also double-check your connection status and current IP address with our What’s My IP tool.

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