There are 6 ways to get from Łódź to Kraków by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lodz Chojny to Krakow Glowny Ic

$9 - $14

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Rideshare  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lodz to Krakow 167.2 miles

$9

4 alternative options

Train via Lodz Widzew  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Lodz Widzew to Krakow Glowny Ic

$9 - $13

Bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Łódź, Lodz to Kraków, Kraków MDA P12 / ...

$10 - $26

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Łódź to Kraków 166.9 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Lodz Fabryczna to Warszawa Zachodnia
  2. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK

$32 - $111

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Łódź, Lodz and arriving at Kraków, Kraków MDA. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lodz Chojny and arriving at Krakow Glowny. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Łódź and Kraków is 191 km. The road distance is 267 km.

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The best way to get from Łódź to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs .

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The train from Lodz Chojny to Krakow Glowny takes 2 h 37 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Łódź to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Łódź, Lodz station.

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Łódź to Kraków train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Lodz Chojny station.

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The best way to get from Łódź to Kraków is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Łódź to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kraków, Kraków MDA station.

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Map of how to get from Łódź to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 119.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

What companies run services between Łódź, Poland and Kraków, Poland?

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Łódź to Kraków 3 times a day. Tickets cost $9 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Łódź to Kraków 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 30 min. Leo Express s.r.o. also services this route once daily.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)

The rail network in Poland is conveniently organised, with many connections between cities, making it an effective method of travelling around the country. Tickets for regional and express trains are affordable, with children, students, pensioners, people with disability, and large families being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Lodz Chojny to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $19
Train from Lodz Widzew to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Lodz Fabryczna to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$9 - $13
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Łódź, Lodz to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna to Kraków dw. aut.
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$10 - $13
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lodz to Krakow
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Łódź to Kraków train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Łódź to Kraków is 267 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Łódź to Kraków.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Łódź to Kraków bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2705+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Łódź and Kraków. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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