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

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  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice, Katowice bus station 1368 / ...
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Wien Hbf Eic / ...

$21 - $31

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Vienna, Vienna P22 / ...

$15 - $45

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Bus RegioJet  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Ostrava-Svinov Leo Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ostrava, Svinov to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

$17 - $23

Night train  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the night train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf Ic

$18 - $28

Rideshare  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Krakow to Vienna 288 miles

$23

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Vienna 283.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Vienna (VIE) KRK - VIE

$107 - $328

Shuttle  •  6 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kraków to Wien Eurobusways

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Vienna is to bus which costs 60 zł - 85 zł and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Vienna is to fly which costs 390 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Vienna, Vienna. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Wien Hbf. The journey takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Vienna is 331 km. The road distance is 453.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Vienna without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 42 min and costs 75 zł - 120 zł.

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It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Kraków to Vienna, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Vienna is to bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs 55 zł - 170 zł. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 390 zł - 1 300 zł and takes 4 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 207 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 42 min

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Vienna, Austria?

FlixBus operates a bus from Kraków to Vienna 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 55 min. RegioJet also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Austrian Airlines flies from Kraków to Vienna twice daily.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
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 Katowice to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
Intercity.pl
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Night train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Katowice, Katowice bus station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Vienna, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Katowice dw.PKS ul.Skargi
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Ostrava-Svinov
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $10
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 to Ostrava, Svinov
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Ostrava, Svinov to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
regiojet.com
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Kraków to Wien
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
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 Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Kraków to Vienna train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Vienna is 454 km. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Kraków to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Krakow Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Vienna bus tickets online with FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 2067+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kraków and Vienna. 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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