There are 9 ways to get from Vilnius to Kraków by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Vilnius to Krakow  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Krakow (KRK) VNO - KRK

$83 - $467

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Bus, train  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Grodno Train Station
  2. Take the train from Grodno to Krakow Glowny

$14 - $21

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Fly Vilnius to Katowice, bus  •  9 h 14 min

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

$86 - $269

Train to Kaunas, fly to Krakow  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
  2. Fly from Kaunas (KUN) to Krakow (KRK) KUN - KRK

$108 - $444

Fly Vilnius to Warsaw, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Vilnius (VNO) to Warsaw (WAW) VNO - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny

$60 - $171

Train, bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
  2. Take the bus from Kaunas to Białystok
  3. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...

$33 - $50

Train  •  12 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
  2. Take the train from Kaunas to Białystok R
  3. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...

$32 - $50

Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Vilnius to Kraków

$40 - $65

Drive  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Vilnius to Kraków 464.8 miles

$80 - $120

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vilnius and arriving at Kraków. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilnius to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Vilnius(LT) and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Kaunas, Bialystok and Warszawa Centralna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 21 min.

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The distance between Vilnius and Kraków is 629 km. The road distance is 743.7 km.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Kraków without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Vilnius to Kraków, including transfers.

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

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Vilnius to Kraków train services, operated by Lithuanian Railways (LG), depart from Vilnius(LT) station.

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The best way to get from Vilnius to Kraków is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 21 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 16 h.

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There is no direct flight from Vilnius Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Vilnius to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 393.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Vilnius, Lithuania and Kraków, Poland?

LOT, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Vilnius to Kraków hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vilnius to Kraków via Kaunas, Białystok, Bialystok, and Warszawa Centralna in around 12 h 21 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Tallinn, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vilnius to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Flights from Vilnius to Katowice via Tallinn, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via Warsaw, Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via Warsaw, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Vilnius to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Vilnius to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Katowice via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Flights from Vilnius to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Flights from Vilnius to Katowice via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Train operators
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
Train from Kaunas to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
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
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Kaunas to Białystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
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
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Białystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Vilnius to Kraków
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Intaks
Website
intaks.by
Bus from Vilnius to Grodno Train Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
intaks.by

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Kraków is 1 h behind Vilnius. It is currently 5:07 PM in Vilnius and 4:07 PM in Kraków.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilnius to Kraków is 744 km. It takes approximately 9 h 43 min to drive from Vilnius to Kraków.

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Finnair, Lufthansa and LOT offer flights from Vilnius 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 Vilnius to Vilnius Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs .

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