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There are 8 ways to get from Kraków to Warsaw by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

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

$10 - $14

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Rideshare  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Krakow to Warsaw 185.9 miles

$8 - $10

6 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  4 h 49 min

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

$18 - $28

Bus Ecolines  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Warszawa P6

$18 - $40

Night train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the night train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eic / ...

$10 - $14

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Warsaw 185.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Krakow  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KRK - WAW

$27 - $101

Bus to Katowice, fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
  2. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KTW - WAW

$26 - $145

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Warsaw is to rideshare which costs 30 zł - 40 zł and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Warsaw is to train which costs 35 zł - 55 zł and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków and arriving at Warszawa. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Warszawa Centralna. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Warsaw is 252 km. The road distance is 297.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Warsaw without a car is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs 35 zł - 55 zł.

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The train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna takes 2 h 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Warsaw is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs 35 zł - 55 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65 zł - 110 zł and takes 4 h 49 min, you could also fly, which costs 100 zł - 380 zł and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Warsaw.
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  • Distance: 157.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Kraków to Warsaw hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kraków to Warsaw 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Katowice to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
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
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Warsaw, Warsaw West
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Warsaw, Warsaw Centrum
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Katowice Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
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 Krakow to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Warsaw is 297 km. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Kraków to Warsaw.

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LOT offers flights from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Warsaw bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 3015+ hotels available in Warsaw. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19 min and costs 14 zł - 21 zł.

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