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

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Fly  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Madrid (MAD) KRK - MAD

$81 - $368

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Train via Paris Lyon Banlieue  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) to Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz)
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$583 - $776

Train  •  28 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) to Berlin Südkreuz (Bus)
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  4. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$456 - $609

KRAKBUD, bus  •  33 h 54 min

  1. Take the KRAKBUD from Krakow to Budapest
  2. Take the bus from Budapest to Timisoara
  3. Take the bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur

$258 - $388

Bus  •  45 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc 913 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Madrid Avenida America

$152 - $234

Train, night train  •  40 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice R
  2. Take the night train from Katowice to Nice Ville R
  3. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles Tgv
  4. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$320 - $513

Drive  •  25 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Madrid 1752.1 miles

$330 - $480

Drive, train  •  30 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Augsburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Augsburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  6. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$548 - $767

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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Madrid is to fly which costs 300 zł - 1 400 zł and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Madrid is to fly which costs 300 zł - 1 400 zł and takes 6 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Krakow and arriving at Madrid Estacion Sur via Oktogon M, Budapest and Timisoara. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Berlin Hbf (tief), Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris Nord RER, Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 56 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Madrid is 2126 km. The road distance is 2803.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 27 h 56 min and costs 2 100 zł - 2 900 zł.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Kraków to Madrid, including transfers.

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Kraków to Madrid bus services, operated by Eurobusways, depart from Krakow station.

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Kraków to Madrid train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Madrid is to fly which takes 6 h 40 min and costs 300 zł - 1 400 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 2 100 zł - 2 900 zł and takes 27 h 56 min, you could also KRAKBUD and bus, which costs 950 zł - 1 500 zł and takes 33 h 54 min.

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  • Distance: 1328.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Madrid, Spain?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Kraków to Madrid hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Madrid via Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz), Berlin Hbf (tief), Köln Hbf, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, Paris Gare de Lyon, and Barcelona Sants in around 27 h 56 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Madrid via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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 Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) to Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz)
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) to Berlin Südkreuz (Bus)
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Night train from Katowice to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
25 h 19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Augsburg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Spanish Railways AVE
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Krakow to Budapest
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Budapest to Timisoara
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Timisoara to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
alsa.com
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 Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Regabus
Phone
+420 608 822 892
Email
info@regabus.cz
Website
regabus.cz
Bus from Krakow to Prague - Florenc
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
regabus.cz
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Kraków to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
agat.eu
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Madrid Avenida America
Ave. Duration
35 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
elines.cz

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 30 min.

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Kraków to Madrid bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Madrid Estacion Sur station.

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Kraków to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Madrid is 2803 km. It takes approximately 25 h 38 min to drive from Kraków to Madrid.

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Swiss, LOT, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Krakow Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 3664+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 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 14 zł - 21 zł.

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