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

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Fly to Krakow  •  6 h 26 min

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

$80 - $369

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Fly to Katowice, bus  •  9 h 59 min

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

$108 - $571

Train, bus  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Lvov
  3. Take the train from Lvov to Przemysl Gl. Ic
  4. Take the train from Przemysl Gl. to Krakow Glowny Ic

$188 - $293

Train  •  29 h 4 min

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

$463 - $606

Bus  •  47 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
  2. Take the bus from Prague - Florenc to Krakow 145 / ...

$154 - $219

Train, night train  •  39 h 57 min

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

$329 - $505

Drive  •  25 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Kraków 1751.2 miles

$330 - $480

Drive, train  •  30 h 33 min

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

$552 - $767

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Kraków is to fly which costs 65€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Kraków is to fly which costs 65€ - 330€ and takes 6 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Cibeles and arriving at Krakow via Madrid Avenida America and Prague - Florenc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) via Avignon TGV, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and Berlin Südkreuz (Bus). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 4 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Kraków is 2126 km. The road distance is 2802 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Kraków without a car is to train and bus which takes 27 h 15 min and costs 160€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Madrid to Kraków, including transfers.

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Madrid to Kraków bus services, operated by Eurolines CZ, depart from Madrid Avenida America station.

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

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The best way to get from Madrid to Kraków is to fly which takes 6 h 26 min and costs 65€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 400€ - 550€ and takes 29 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 47 h 12 min.

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  • Distance: 1328.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

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

Ryanair, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Madrid to Kraków every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Kraków via Avignon TGV, Frankfurt(Main)Hbf, Berlin Südkreuz, and Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) in around 29 h 4 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Madrid to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Madrid to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Krakow
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Prague
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Madrid to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Katowice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Madrid to Katowice via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Madrid to Krakow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Madrid to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
renfe.com
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $75
Night train from Nice Ville to Katowice
Ave. Duration
24 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
en.oui.sncf
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
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 Zaragoza to Lvov
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Madrid Avenida America to Praha ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
elines.cz
Regabus
Phone
+420 608 822 892
Email
info@regabus.cz
Website
regabus.cz
Bus from Prague - Florenc to Krakow
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
regabus.cz
Agat
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Kraków
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
agat.eu
Trans Tempo
Phone
+420 774 171 442
Email
transtempo@seznam.cz
Website
transtempo.cz
Bus from Prague - Florenc station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
transtempo.cz

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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Madrid to Kraków bus services, operated by Regabus, arrive at Krakow station.

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Madrid to Kraków train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Kraków is 2802 km. It takes approximately 25 h 34 min to drive from Madrid to Kraków.

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Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2741+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $35 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Madrid Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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