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There are 4 ways to get from Kraków to Košice by bus, train, car or shuttle

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Bus  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Košice 1262

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin Ec
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Zilina R / ...
  3. Take the train from Zilina to Kosice R / ...

$16 - $43

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Košice 162.2 miles

$30 - $50

Shuttle  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kraków to Košice Eurobusways

$45 - $85

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Košice is to bus which costs 50 zł - 90 zł and takes 4 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Košice is to drive which costs 120 zł - 180 zł and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Košice. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Košice. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Kosice via Bohumin and Zilina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 38 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Košice is 178 km. The road distance is 259.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Košice without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 50 zł - 90 zł.

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The bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Košice takes 4 h 35 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Košice is to bus which takes 4 h 35 min and costs 50 zł - 90 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60 zł - 170 zł and takes 8 h 38 min.

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  • Distance: 111.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Košice, Slovakia?

FlixBus operates a bus from Kraków to Košice once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Košice via Bohumin and Zilina in around 8 h 38 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 Bohumin
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
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LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kraków Główny to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $10
Premium
$14 - $18
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Train from Žilina to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $27
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
Business
$13 - $15
Premium
$21 - $27
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Zilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Žilina, Žilina to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Žilina, žel. st. to Košice, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
regiojet.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 Košice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Kraków to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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

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Kraków to Košice train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), arrive at Kosice station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Košice is 259 km. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Kraków to Košice.

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