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There are 8 ways to get from Bratislava to Kraków by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Kraków N1291

$21 - $45

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Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Breclav Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Breclav to Bohumin Eic / ...
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny Ec

$14 - $23

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Train, night train  •  7 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Breclav Ec / ...
  2. Take the night train from Breclav to Krakow Glowny Eic

$15 - $23

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Kraków 284 miles

$55 - $85

Bus to Vienna, fly to Krakow  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Krakow (KRK) VIE - KRK

$96 - $322

Fly Bratislava to Kosice, shuttle  •  7 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Kosice (KSC) BTS - KSC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Kraków

$101 - $326

Bus to Vienna, fly to Kosice, shuttle  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Kraków

$138 - $491

Shuttle, bus  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane Eurobusways
  2. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Jubilat

$62 - $105

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Kraków is to train which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Kraków is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bratislava and arriving at Kraków. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Bratislava hl.st. and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Breclav and Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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The distance between Bratislava and Kraków is 296 km. The road distance is 454.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs 18€ - 40€.

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The bus from Bratislava to Kraków takes 6 h 35 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Bratislava to Kraków bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Kraków train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Bratislava hl.st. station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Kraków is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs 18€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 7 h 29 min.

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  • Distance: 185.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Kraków, Poland?

Ecolines operates a bus from Bratislava to Kraków twice a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Kraków via Breclav and Bohumin in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bratislava to Kosice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava to Břeclav
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
regiojet.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Breclav to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
cd.cz
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Bohumín to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$1 - $3
Business
$5 - $7
Premium
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Ecolines
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 Bratislava to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Jubilat
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
majerbus.pl

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Bratislava to Kraków bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Kraków station.

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Bratislava to Kraków train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bratislava to Kraków is 454 km. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Bratislava to Kraków.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Bratislava to Kraków bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2740+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Bratislava Airport is to line 61 shuttle which takes 17 min and costs 1€.

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