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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...

$10 - $14

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Rideshare  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Warsaw to Krakow 185.9 miles

$8 - $12

6 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Kraków, Kraków MDA P6

$14 - $28

Bus via Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy P10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy to Kraków, Kraków MDA P6 / ...

$17 - $29

Night train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the night train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...

$10 - $14

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Warsaw to Kraków 185.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Krakow  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK

$26 - $102

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  4 h 52 min

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

$25 - $144

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Kraków is to rideshare which costs 30 zł - 45 zł and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Warsaw to Kraków is to train which costs 35 zł - 55 zł and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum and arriving at Kraków, Kraków MDA. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Warszawa Centralna and arriving at Krakow Glowny. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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The distance between Warsaw and Kraków is 252 km. The road distance is 297.2 km.

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs 35 zł - 55 zł.

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The train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny takes 2 h 24 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Warsaw to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum station.

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

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The best way to get from Warsaw to Kraków is to train which takes 2 h 24 min and costs 35 zł - 55 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50 zł - 110 zł and takes 4 h 55 min, you could also fly, which costs 95 zł - 380 zł and takes 2 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Warsaw to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 157.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Warsaw to Kraków hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Warsaw to Kraków twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min. Ecolines also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Warsaw 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
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 Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum to Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Radom, Radom Dworzec Autobusowy to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
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 Krakow
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Warsaw to Kraków is 297 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Warsaw to Kraków.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Warsaw to Kraków bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 2738+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Warsaw and Kraków. 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 Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 3 zł - 21 zł.

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