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

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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Subway to Boryspil, fly to Krakow  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the subway from Zoloti Vorota to Kharkivska
  2. Fly from Boryspil (KBP) to Krakow (KRK) KBP - KRK

$116 - $399

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Train  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Svyatoshino to Przemysl Gl. Ic
  2. Take the train from Przemysl Gl. to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...

$15 - $27

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Fly Kyiv Zhuliany to Krakow  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) to Krakow (KRK) IEV - KRK

$123 - $266

Fly Kyiv Zhuliany to Katowice, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) to Katowice (KTW) IEV - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$61 - $168

Fly Kyiv Zhuliany to Warsaw Chopin, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Kyiv Zhuliany (IEV) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) IEV - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny

$75 - $190

Bus EuroClub  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiev to Kraków Kiev / ...

$28 - $70

Train via Lvov  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Kiev Pass to Lvov Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Lvov to Kraków Główny Lvov

$32 - $55

Bus Agat  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kyiv to Kraków 3

$40 - $50

Drive  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Kiev to Kraków 538.5 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiev to Kraków is to train which costs 420 ₴ - 800 ₴ and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kiev to Kraków is to subway and fly which costs 3 200 ₴ - 12 000 ₴ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kiev and arriving at Kraków. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiev to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Kiev Pass and arriving at Kraków Główny via Lvov. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 52 min.

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The distance between Kiev and Kraków is 753 km. The road distance is 861.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kiev to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 12 h 15 min and costs 420 ₴ - 800 ₴.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Kiev to Kraków, including transfers.

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Kiev to Kraków bus services, operated by EuroClub, depart from Kiev station.

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Kiev to Kraków train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), depart from Kiev Pass station.

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The best way to get from Kiev to Kraków is to fly which takes 6 h 10 min and costs 3 400 ₴ - 7 500 ₴. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 420 ₴ - 800 ₴ and takes 12 h 15 min, you could also bus, which costs 800 ₴ - 2 000 ₴ and takes 15 h 10 min.

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  • Distance: 470.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Kiev, Ukraine and Kraków, Poland?

LOT, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kiev to Kraków every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kiev to Kraków via Svyatoshino and Przemysl Gl. in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Boryspil to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Krakow via Tallinn, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Krakow via Gdansk
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Boryspil to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Kyiv Zhuliany to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Boryspil to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $200
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Boryspil to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Train operators
Kiev Metro
Phone
(044) 238-58-98
Email
d@metro.kiev.ua
Website
metro.kiev.ua
Subway from Zoloti Vorota to Kharkivska
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
metro.kiev.ua
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 Przemysl Gl. to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
Phone
+38 (044) 309-70-05
Email
booking@uz.gov.ua
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Svyatoshino to Przemysl Gl.
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
Train from Kiev Pass to Lvov
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Book at
uz.gov.ua
3rd Class
$4 - $6
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$17 - $24
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Lvov to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Kiev to Kraków
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eclub.kiev.ua
Trans Tempo
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Kiev to Krakow
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
Visitor Travel
Phone
+48 695 114 112
Email
rezerwacje@visitor.com.pl
Website
visitor.com.pl
Bus from Kyiv to Krakow
Ave. Duration
20 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
visitor.com.pl
Lviv Inturtrans
Website
lviv-inturtrans.com
Bus from Kiev to Krakow
Ave. Duration
18 h 18 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Schedules at
lvivinturtrans.com
Book at
lvivinturtrans.com
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Kyiv to Kraków
Ave. Duration
15 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
agat.eu
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The quickest flight from Boryspil Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Kiev to Kraków bus services, operated by EuroClub, arrive at Kraków station.

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Kraków is 1 h behind Kiev. It is currently 2:52 AM in Kiev and 1:52 AM in Kraków.

Kiev to Kraków train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Kraków Główny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiev to Kraków is 862 km. It takes approximately 10 h 9 min to drive from Kiev to Kraków.

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Ryanair, Ukraine International Airlines, Austrian Airlines and LOT offer flights from Boryspil Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2737+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kiev to Kyiv Zhuliany Airport is to line 368 Minibus which takes 16 min and costs 2 ₴ - 4 ₴.

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