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There are 7 ways to get from Gdańsk to Zakopane by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Gdansk Glowny to Krakow Glowny Eic
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$21 - $34

Cheapest option

Train  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Gdansk Glowny to Zakopane Ic / ...

$20 - $30

5 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Gdańsk, Gdansk to Kraków, Kraków MDA P12 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$24 - $69

Bus LEO Express  •  14 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Sopot Boh. M. Cassino Al. Niepodległości to Kraków dw. aut. Leo Express
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$26 - $39

Drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Gdańsk to Zakopane 426.2 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Gdansk (GDN) to Krakow (KRK) GDN - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$32 - $97

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  9 h 26 min

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

$54 - $154

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gdańsk to Zakopane is to train which costs 75 zł - 110 zł and takes 10 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gdańsk to Zakopane is to fly and bus which costs 120 zł - 370 zł and takes 5 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gdańsk to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Gdańsk, Gdansk and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gdansk Glowny and arriving at Zakopane. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 59 min.

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The distance between Gdańsk and Zakopane is 569 km. The road distance is 681.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gdańsk to Zakopane without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs 75 zł - 130 zł.

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It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to get from Gdańsk to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Gdańsk to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Gdańsk, Gdansk station.

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Gdańsk to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Gdansk Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Gdańsk to Zakopane is to train which takes 10 h 59 min and costs 75 zł - 110 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85 zł - 260 zł and takes 12 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Gdańsk to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 355.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Gdańsk to Zakopane twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $30 and the journey takes 10 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gdańsk to Zakopane via Kraków in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via Doncaster/Sheffied
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via Bergen
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $320
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via Stavanger
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Gdansk to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $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 Gdansk Glowny to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Gdansk Glowny to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $40
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 Gdańsk, Gdansk to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Gdańsk Dworzec PKS to Kraków dw. aut.
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$20 - $26
Bus from Sopot Boh. M. Cassino Al. Niepodległości to Kraków dw. aut.
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$20 - $27
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

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The quickest flight from Gdansk Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gdańsk to Zakopane is 682 km. It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to drive from Gdańsk to Zakopane.

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Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Gdansk Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2868+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gdańsk to Gdansk Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs 15 zł - 22 zł.

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