There are 5 ways to get from Kraków to Żywiec by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bielsko Biala Glowna R

$10 - $14

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Bus FlixBus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Żory, Żory Dworzec Autobusowy 1369
  2. Take the bus from Żory to Zywiec

$13 - $21

Bus Mądeltrans Eurolines  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Bielsko-Biala Zob

$14 - $21

Taxi  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kraków to Żywiec 57.8 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Żywiec 57.8 miles

$9 - $15

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Żywiec. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Zywiec via Żory. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Żywiec. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Zywiec via Bielsko Biala Glowna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Żywiec is 68 km. The road distance is 92.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Żywiec without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Kraków to Żywiec, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Żywiec is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 7 min.

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Kraków to Żywiec bus services, operated by Sindbad, arrive at Zywiec station.

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Kraków to Żywiec train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Bielsko Biala Glowna station.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Żywiec.
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  • Distance: 42.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Kraków to Żywiec every 3 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kraków to Żywiec via Żory, Żory Dworzec Autobusowy and Żory in around 5 h 7 min.

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 Bielsko Biala Glowna
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
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 Żory, Żory Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Bielsko-Biala Zob
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
Other operators
Taxi from Kraków to Żywiec
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Radio Taxi Wawel
Phone
+48 12 266 66 66
Website
waweltaxi.pl
MPT Radio taxi
Phone
+48 12 647 20 42
Website
radiotaximpt.krakow.pl
Dwójki Radio Taxi
Phone
+48 12 422 22 22
Website
taxi.krakow.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Żywiec is 93 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Kraków to Żywiec.

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There are 722+ hotels available in Żywiec. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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