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

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Fly to Krakow  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Krakow (KRK) OTP - KRK

$64 - $358

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Bus Sindbad  •  31 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
  2. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Kraków Kamyanets-Podilskyi

$37 - $61

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Fly to Katowice, bus  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Katowice (KTW) OTP - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$82 - $570

Fly to Warsaw, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) to Warsaw (WAW) OTP - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny

$71 - $242

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Bucharest to Brno
  2. Take the bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Kraków, Kraków MDA N899 / ...

$119 - $182

Train  •  27 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Bucuresti Nord Gara A to Wien Hbf D
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice Ec
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R

$136 - $196

EuroNight, bus  •  25 h 24 min

  1. Take the EuroNight from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld Dacia
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Kraków, Kraków MDA 976

$55 - $88

Drive  •  15 h

  1. Drive from Bucharest to Kraków 691.7 miles

$110 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from Bucharest to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Bucharest and arriving at Kraków, Kraków MDA via Brno, Brno Hotel Grand. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bucharest to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Bucuresti Nord Gara A and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Wien Hbf and Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 30 min.

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The distance between Bucharest and Kraków is 780 km. The road distance is 1106.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Bucharest to Kraków, including transfers.

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Bucharest to Kraków bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, depart from Bucharest station.

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Bucharest to Kraków train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Bucuresti Nord Gara A station.

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Kraków is to fly which takes 6 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 27 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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

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  • Distance: 487.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

What companies run services between Bucharest, Romania and Kraków, Poland?

LOT, Austrian Airlines and 12 other airlines fly from Bucharest to Kraków hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bucharest to Kraków via Brno and Brno, Brno Hotel Grand in around 19 h 10 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Stockholm Skavsta
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Warsaw via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Katowice via Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bucharest Otopeni to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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 Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
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2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Gara de Nord to Budapest-Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
16 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
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 Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Bucharest to Brno
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Bucuresti to Brno
Ave. Duration
14 h 43 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
regiojet.com
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Bucharest to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua
Sindbad
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Chernivtsi to Kraków
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $40
Schedules at
agat.eu
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Chernivtsi to Krakow
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com

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Kraków is 1 h behind Bucharest. It is currently 2:43 PM in Bucharest and 1:43 PM in Kraków.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bucharest to Kraków is 1107 km. It takes approximately 15 h to drive from Bucharest to Kraków.

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Ryanair, KLM, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Krakow Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Bucharest to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is to shuttle which takes 44 min and costs .

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