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There are 9 ways to get from Kaunas to Kraków by bus, train, 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  •  8 h 24 min

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

$28 - $41

Cheapest option

Train  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kaunas to Suwalki R
  2. Take the train from Suwalki to Krakow Glowny Regional

$23 - $34

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Train via Warszawa Centralna  •  9 h 55 min

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

$28 - $42

Bus via Warsaw, Warsaw West  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Suwałki
  2. Take the bus from Suwałki DA to Warszawa Zachodnia
  3. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Kraków, Kraków MDA

$29 - $70

Bus  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Kaunas to Kraków

$35 - $55

Drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Kaunas to Kraków 439.2 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Kaunas to Krakow  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Kaunas (KUN) to Krakow (KRK) KUN - KRK

$112 - $436

Train to Vilnius, fly to Krakow  •  7 h 2 min

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

$89 - $476

Fly Kaunas to Katowice, bus  •  11 h 21 min

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

$116 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kaunas to Kraków is to train which costs $22 - $35 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kaunas to Kraków is to fly which costs $110 - $440 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kaunas and arriving at Kraków. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kaunas to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Kaunas and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Bialystok and Warszawa Centralna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Kaunas and Kraków is 602 km. The road distance is 702.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kaunas to Kraków without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 24 min and costs $28 - $45.

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It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Kaunas to Kraków, including transfers.

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

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Kaunas to Kraków train services, operated by Traukinio, depart from Kaunas station.

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The best way to get from Kaunas to Kraków is to train which takes 9 h 55 min and costs $27 - $45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $29 - $70 and takes 13 h 26 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $440 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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  • Distance: 376 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Kaunas to Kraków via Białystok, Bialystok, and Warszawa Centralna in around 9 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kaunas to Kraków via Suwałki, Suwałki DA, Warszawa Zachodnia, and Warsaw, Warsaw West in around 13 h 26 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Tallinn, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Kaunas to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kaunas to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Kaunas to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $430
Flights from Kaunas to Katowice via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Kaunas to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Kaunas to Katowice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Kaunas to Krakow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vilnius to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Kaunas to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
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 Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
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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
Train from Suwalki to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$23 - $35
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
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Kaunas to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Kaunas to Suwalki
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Kaunas to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$4 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$5 - $8
Bus operators
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 Kaunas to Suwałki
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Kaunas to Kraków
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Zak Express
Phone
+48 87 733 14 33
Website
zakexpress.pl
Bus from Suwałki DA to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
zakexpress.pl
PKS Nova
Phone
703 302 505
Website
pksnova.pl
Bus from Suwałki DA to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
pksnova.pl
Polbus PKS
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 West to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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

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There is no direct flight from Kaunas Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Kraków is 1 h behind Kaunas. It is currently 7:32 AM in Kaunas and 6:32 AM in Kraków.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kaunas to Kraków is 703 km. It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to drive from Kaunas to Kraków.

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Norwegian Air International, Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Kaunas Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2778+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kaunas to Kaunas Airport is to line 29 bus which takes 29 min and costs .

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