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There are 4 ways to get from Košice to Kraków by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Košice to Kraków, Kraków MDA 1262

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Kosice to Zilina R / ...
  2. Take the train from Zilina to Bohumin R / ...
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny Ec

$17 - $34

Drive  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Košice to Kraków 162.1 miles

$30 - $50

Shuttle  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Kraków Eurobusways

$45 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Košice to Kraków is to bus which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Košice to Kraków is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Košice and arriving at Kraków, Kraków MDA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Košice to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Kosice and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Zilina and Bohumin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 12 min.

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The distance between Košice and Kraków is 178 km. The road distance is 259.4 km.

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The best way to get from Košice to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 12€ - 21€.

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The bus from Košice to Kraków, Kraków MDA takes 4 h 40 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Košice to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Košice station.

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Košice to Kraków train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Kosice station.

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The best way to get from Košice to Kraków is to bus which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 12€ - 21€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 14€ - 30€ and takes 9 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Košice to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Košice, Slovakia and Kraków, Poland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Košice to Kraków once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Košice to Kraków via Zilina and Bohumin in around 9 h 12 min.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Kosice to Zilina
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Zilina to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
slovakrail.sk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Žilina, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
regiojet.com
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Žilina to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$1 - $2
Business
$4 - $5
Premium
$6 - $9
Train from Bohumín to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$14 - $18
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Žilina, Žilina to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
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 Košice to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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

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Košice to Kraków train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Košice to Kraków is 259 km. It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to drive from Košice to Kraków.

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