There are 5 ways to get from Rzeszów to Zakopane by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Rzeszow Glowny to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$11 - $20

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Bus via Kraków  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Rzeszów, Rzeszow Dw. Podmiejski to Kraków, Kraków MDA 1360 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$13 - $25

Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rzeszów, Rzeszow Dw. Podmiejski to Zakopane Kpb2

$13 - $23

Train  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Rzeszow Glowny to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Zakopane R / ...

$13 - $20

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Rzeszów to Zakopane 163.9 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rzeszów, Rzeszow Dw. Podmiejski and arriving at Zakopane. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rzeszów to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Rzeszow Glowny and arriving at Zakopane via Krakow Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 48 min.

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The distance between Rzeszów and Zakopane is 169 km. The road distance is 262.3 km.

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The best way to get from Rzeszów to Zakopane without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Rzeszów to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Rzeszów to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rzeszów, Rzeszow Dw. Podmiejski station.

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

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The best way to get from Rzeszów to Zakopane is to bus which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 48 min.

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Rzeszów to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Zakopane station.

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

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Map of how to get from Rzeszów to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 105.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

You can take a bus from Rzeszów to Zakopane via Kraków, Kraków MDA and Kraków in around 5 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rzeszów to Zakopane via Krakow Glowny in around 5 h 48 min.

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 Rzeszow Glowny to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Krakow Glowny to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
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 Rzeszów, Rzeszow Dw. Podmiejski to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rzeszów, Rzeszow Dw. Podmiejski to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Rzeszów to Zakopane is 262 km. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Rzeszów to Zakopane.

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