There are 9 ways to get from Prague to Zakopane by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train Leo Express s.r.o.  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Praha to Pszczyna Leo Express
  2. Take the train from Pszczyna to Zakopane Ks / ...

$16 - $51

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Train Czech Railways (ČD)  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Czechowice-Dziedzice Ec
  2. Take the train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane Ks / ...

$21 - $33

Bus FlixBus  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand 856 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Kraków, Kraków MDA 916
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$22 - $64

Bus Billy  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague Florenc to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$37 - $56

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Zakopane 347.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Krakow (KRK) PRG - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$94 - $348

Fly to Kosice, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Kosice (KSC) PRG - KSC
  2. Take the train from Košice, Košice station to Štrba

$82 - $247

Fly to Vienna, shuttle  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE) PRG - VIE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane

$158 - $393

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane

$147 - $338

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Prague, ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Brno, Brno Hotel Grand and Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Praha and arriving at Zakopane via Pszczyna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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The distance between Prague and Zakopane is 407 km. The road distance is 556.2 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zakopane without a car is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Prague to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Prague to Zakopane bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Prague, ÚAN Florenc station.

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Prague to Zakopane train services, operated by Leo Express s.r.o., depart from Praha station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zakopane is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Prague to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 254.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 27 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a train from Prague to Zakopane via Pszczyna in around 9 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prague to Zakopane via Brno, AN u hotelu Grand, Brno, Brno Hotel Grand, Kraków, Kraków MDA, and Kraków in around 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $160
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Prague to Kosice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Train operators
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Praha to Pszczyna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $45
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Business
$20 - $23
Premium
$30 - $45
Train from Košice to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $19
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Business
$9 - $11
Premium
$15 - $19
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 Pszczyna to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Czechowice-Dziedzice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Košice, Košice station to Štrba
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Brno, AN u hotelu Grand
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brno, AN u hotelu Grand to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
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 Prague, Prague ÚAN Florenc to Brno, Brno Hotel Grand
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brno, Brno Hotel Grand to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Billy
Email
biuro@jordan.pl
Website
jordan.billy.pl
Bus from Prague Florenc to Kraków
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
jordan.billy.pl
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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Prague to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zakopane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Zakopane is 556 km. It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to drive from Prague to Zakopane.

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Ryanair, Austrian Airlines, LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Prague Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2773+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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