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There are 8 ways to get from Warsaw to Zakopane by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$14 - $24

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Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Zakopane Eic / ...

$12 - $19

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Kraków, Kraków MDA 1262 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$21 - $38

Bus Ecolines  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Warszawa to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$23 - $38

Rideshare  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Warsaw to Zakopane 251.2 miles

$16

Drive  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Zakopane 250.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$30 - $112

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Katowice (KTW) WAW - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$29 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Zakopane is to rideshare which costs 57 zł and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Zakopane is to train and bus which costs 50 zł - 90 zł and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Warsaw to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Centrum 06 and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Warsaw, Warsaw West and Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Zakopane. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Zakopane is 334 km. The road distance is 401.3 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Zakopane without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 4 min and costs 50 zł - 90 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Warsaw to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Warsaw to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw, Warsaw West station.

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Warsaw to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Warszawa Centralna station.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Zakopane is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs 45 zł - 70 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75 zł - 150 zł and takes 8 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 209 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Warsaw, Poland and Zakopane, Poland?

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Warsaw to Zakopane twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 5 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Warsaw to Zakopane via Dw. Zachodni 02, Warsaw, Warsaw West, Kraków, Kraków MDA, and Kraków in around 8 h 5 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $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 Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$17 - $26
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.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 Warsaw, Warsaw West to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
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 Warsaw to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Warsaw to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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Warsaw to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zakopane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Zakopane is 401 km. It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to drive from Warsaw to Zakopane.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2796+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Warsaw Chopin Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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