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There are 9 ways to get from Zakopane to Warsaw by bus, 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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Bus, train  •  4h 53m

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

$14 - $23

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Rideshare  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the rideshare from Zakopane to Warsaw 255.4 miles

$13

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Train  •  5h 18m

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

$12 - $19

Train via Krakow Glowny  •  5h 48m

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

$17 - $23

Bus  •  7h 59m

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

$21 - $38

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Warsaw 255.1 miles

$40 - $65

Bus to Krakow, fly  •  5h 8m

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

$30 - $111

Bus, bus to Katowice, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
  3. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KTW - WAW

Train to Kosice, fly  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Strba to Kosice
  2. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KSC - WAW

$90 - $267

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The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Warsaw is to rideshare which costs 47 zł and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Zakopane to Warsaw is to bus and train which costs 50 zł - 90 zł and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakopane to Warsaw. However, there are services departing from Zakopane ZDA and arriving at Centrum 05 via Kraków, Kraków MDA and Dw. Zachodni 01. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zakopane and arriving at Warszawa Centralna. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 18m.

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The distance between Zakopane and Warsaw is 334 km. The road distance is 408.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Warsaw without a car is to bus and train which takes 4h 53m and costs 50 zł - 90 zł.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Zakopane to Warsaw, including transfers.

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Zakopane to Warsaw bus services, operated by MajerBus, depart from Zakopane ZDA station.

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

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Warsaw is to train which takes 5h 18m and costs 45 zł - 70 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75 zł - 150 zł and takes 7h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 209 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Zakopane to Warsaw twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $19 and the journey takes 5h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Warsaw via Kraków, Kraków MDA, Warsaw, Warsaw West, and Dw. Zachodni 01 in around 7h 59m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Katowice to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Flights from Kosice to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
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 Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Zakopane to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Zakopane to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Štrba, žel. st. to Košice, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Štrba to Košice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Štrba to Košice
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $9
Premium
$13 - $16
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
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 Zakopane to Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Warsaw, Warsaw West
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Unknown
Eksprestransfer
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 Zakopane to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zakopane to Warsaw is 408 km. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Zakopane to Warsaw.

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LOT offers flights from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 3126+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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

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