There are 8 ways to get from Kraków to Bucharest by plane, train, bus, night 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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Fly from Krakow  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) KRK - OTP

$65 - $358

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Bus Sindbad  •  30 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Chernivtsi Szczecin
  2. Take the bus from Chernivtsi to Bucharest

$38 - $62

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Train to Warsaw, fly  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
  2. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP) WAW - OTP

$72 - $242

Bus Maxibus Travel  •  19 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand 916 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brno to Bucharest

$112 - $182

KRAKBUD, train  •  23 h 13 min

  1. Take the KRAKBUD from Krakow to Budapest Eurobusways
  2. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Bucuresti Nord Gara A Ic

$113 - $168

Train  •  24 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Gl. Ic
  2. Take the train from Przemysl Gl. to Lvov Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Lvov to Chernovcy D
  4. Take the train from Chernivtsi to Bucharest - Gara de Nord

$51 - $84

Bus, EuroNight  •  25 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld 976
  2. Take the EuroNight from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord Dacia

$53 - $88

Drive  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Bucharest 692.3 miles

$110 - $180

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Bucharest via Brno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Bucharest. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Bucharest - Gara de Nord via Przemysl Gl., Lvov and Chernivtsi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 43 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Bucharest is 780 km. The road distance is 1107.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Bucharest without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Kraków to Bucharest, including transfers.

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

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Kraków to Bucharest train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Bucharest is to fly which takes 7 h 12 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 19 h 11 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 24 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Kraków to Bucharest bus services, operated by Maxibus Travel, arrive at Bucharest station.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Bucharest.
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  • Distance: 487.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Bucharest, Romania?

Austrian Airlines, LOT and 11 other airlines fly from Kraków to Bucharest hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kraków to Bucharest via Brno, Brno Hotel Grand and Brno in around 19 h 11 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Warsaw to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Warsaw to Bucharest Otopeni via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
El Al
Website
elal.com
Flights from Krakow to Bucharest Otopeni via Tel Aviv
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Warsaw to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $250
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 Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Krakow Glowny to Przemysl Gl.
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Przemysl Gl. to Lvov
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Przemyśl Główny to Lviv
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.uz.gov.ua
Train from Chernivtsi to Bucharest - Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
13 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Budapest-Kelenföld to Gara de Nord
Ave. Duration
17 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Budapest, Budapest Kelenföld
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Maxibus Travel
Phone
004 0756 117 331
Email
contact@maxibustravel.ro
Website
maxibustravel.ro
Bus from Brno to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
maxibustravel.ro
Omega Group
Phone
+359 878 155 116
Email
omega_group@abv.bg
Website
omega-group84.com
Bus from Brno to Bucuresti
Ave. Duration
14 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
omega-group84.com
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
Sindbad
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Kraków to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
16 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36 - $41
Schedules at
agat.eu
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Krakow to Chernivtsi
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
Ukraine buses
Website
ticket.bus.com.ua
Bus from Chernivtsi to Bucharest
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
ticket.bus.com.ua

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Bucharest is 1 h ahead of Kraków. It is currently 2:11 PM in Kraków and 3:11 PM in Bucharest.

Kraków to Bucharest train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways, arrive at Bucharest - Gara de Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Bucharest is 1108 km. It takes approximately 15 h 1 min to drive from Kraków to Bucharest.

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Brussels Airlines, Tarom, Swiss and seven other airlines offer flights from Krakow Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 1888+ hotels available in Bucharest. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19 min and costs .

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