There are 7 ways to get from Kraków to Salzburg by plane, train, bus, night train, car or shuttle

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Fly to Salzburg  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Salzburg (SZG) KRK - SZG

$114 - $556

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Night train, train  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the night train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf En
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$59 - $97

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Fly to Munich, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Munich (MUC) KRK - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf

$117 - $359

Train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice R / ...
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Wien Hbf Ec
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf Rj

$61 - $103

Bus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station 911 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ružomberok to Salzburg

Drive  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Salzburg 474 miles

$85 - $130

Shuttle, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kraków to Wien Eurobusways
  2. Take the train from Vienna, Vienna Meidling to Salzburg, Salzburg K485

$103 - $154

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Salzburg via Ružomberok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Salzburg. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Salzburg Hbf via Katowice and Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 31 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Salzburg is 563 km. The road distance is 758.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Salzburg without a car is to train which takes 10 h 31 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 18 min to get from Kraków to Salzburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Salzburg is to fly which takes 6 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 31 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Salzburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Kraków to Salzburg bus services, operated by Slovak Lines, arrive at Salzburg station.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Salzburg.
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  • Distance: 351.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 18 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and five other airlines fly from Kraków to Salzburg hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Salzburg via Katowice and Wien Hbf in around 10 h 31 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Salzburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Krakow to Salzburg via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Krakow to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Krakow to Salzburg via Warsaw, Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Krakow to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Salzburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Krakow to Salzburg via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Krakow to Munich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Salzburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
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 Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Katowice to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kraków Główny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Salzburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Vienna, Vienna Meidling to Salzburg, Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.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 Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Ružomberok to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
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

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Kraków to Salzburg train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Salzburg Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Salzburg is 758 km. It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to drive from Kraków to Salzburg.

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LOT, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines offer flights from Krakow Airport to Salzburg Airport.

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There are 1241+ hotels available in Salzburg. Prices start at $69 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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