There are 6 ways to get from Kraków to Slovakia by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Bratislava

$21 - $35

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Night train, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the night train from Krakow Glowny to Breclav En
  2. Take the train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st. Ic

$16 - $24

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Train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin Ec
  2. Take the train from Bohumin to Breclav Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st. Ic

$16 - $26

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Bratislava 284.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, bus  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Vienna (VIE) KRK - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP

$96 - $321

Bus, shuttle  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Jubilat to Zakopane ZDA
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Zakopane to Bratislava Eurobusways

$59 - $107

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków and arriving at Bratislava. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Slovakia. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Bohumin and Breclav. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Slovakia is 151 km. The road distance is 454.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Slovakia without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs .

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The bus from Kraków to Bratislava takes 6 h 35 min including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Kraków to Slovakia bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Kraków station.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Slovakia is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 27 min.

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

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Kraków to Slovakia bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Bratislava station.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Slovakia.
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  • Distance: 94.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Slovakia?

Ecolines operates a bus from Kraków to Bratislava twice a week. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Bratislava via Bohumin and Breclav in around 7 h 27 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 Krakow Glowny to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
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Raileurope.com
Night train from Krakow Glowny to Breclav
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
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 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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Breclav
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Břeclav to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.com
Bus operators
Ecolines
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
regiojet.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 Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Jubilat to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zakopane to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Kraków to Slovakia train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), arrive at Bratislava hl.st. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Slovakia is 455 km. It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to drive from Kraków to Slovakia.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Krakow Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 332+ hotels available in Slovakia. Prices start at $38 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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