There are 8 ways to get from Lviv to Kraków by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train Polish Railways (PKP)  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lvov to Przemysl Gl. Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Przemysl Gl. to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...

$12 - $39

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Rideshare  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lviv to Krakow 203.3 miles

$10

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Bus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Lviv to Kraków Leo Express / ...

$16 - $65

Bus, train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Lviv to Tarnów 405
  2. Take the train from Tarnów to Kraków Dworzec Główny Ska3

Train Ukrainian Railways  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lvov to Kraków Główny Lvov

$28 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lviv to Kraków 203.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Krakow  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Lviv (LWO) to Krakow (KRK) LWO - KRK

$93 - $396

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Lviv (LWO) to Katowice (KTW) LWO - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$71 - $208

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lviv and arriving at Kraków. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lvov and arriving at Kraków Główny. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 52 min.

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The distance between Lviv and Kraków is 293 km. The road distance is 325.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lviv to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from Lviv to Kraków, including transfers.

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Lviv to Kraków bus services, operated by Sindbad, depart from Lviv station.

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Lviv to Kraków train services, operated by Ukrainian Railways (UZ), depart from Lvov station.

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The best way to get from Lviv to Kraków is to train which takes 5 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 55 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Lviv to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 183.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

What companies run services between Lviv, Ukraine and Kraków, Poland?

You can take a train from Lviv to Kraków via Przemysl Gl. in around 5 h 47 min. Alternatively, Sindbad operates a bus from Lviv to Kraków 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Six other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lviv to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$19 - $170
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Lviv to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lviv to Katowice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $200
Train operators
Ukrainian Railways
Website
uz.gov.ua
Train from Lviv to Przemyśl Główny
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.uz.gov.ua
Train from Lvov to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
uz.gov.ua
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 Przemysl Gl. to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Koleje Małopolskie
Phone
703 20 20 25
Email
km@malopolskiekoleje.com.pl
Website
malopolskiekoleje.pl
Train from Tarnów to Kraków Dworzec Główny
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
malopolskiekoleje.pl
Bus operators
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Lviv to Kraków
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Lviv to Tarnów
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Lviv to Kraków
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
agat.eu
Bus from Lviv to Tarnów
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $26
Schedules at
agat.eu
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Lviv main station to Kraków dw. aut.
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$11 - $15
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Lviv to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Lviv to Tarnów
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Tour Bus
Website
tourbus.cz
Bus from Lvov to Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Bus from Lvov to Tarnow
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
tourbus.cz
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
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 Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lviv to Krakow
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Kraków is 1 h behind Lviv. It is currently 9:29 PM in Lviv and 8:29 PM in Kraków.

Lviv to Kraków train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lviv to Kraków is 326 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Lviv to Kraków.

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Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Lviv Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Lviv to Kraków bus tickets online with Distribusion.

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There are 2705+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lviv and Kraków. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Lviv to Lviv Airport is to line 9 Trolleybus which takes 16 min and costs .

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