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

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Krakow  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Krakow (KRK) AMS - KRK

$84 - $295

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Bus  •  21 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Kraków

$55 - $80

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Train to Brussels, fly to Krakow  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Krakow (KRK) BRU - KRK

$77 - $349

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Katowice, bus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Katowice (KTW) AMS - KTW
  3. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$82 - $307

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Krakow  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Krakow (KRK) EIN - KRK

$71 - $378

Train  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  4. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)

$210 - $317

Train, bus  •  23 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Sprinter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Kraków

$57 - $96

Drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Kraków 801.5 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Kraków is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 21 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Kraków is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Kraków. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) via Utrecht Centraal, Duisburg Hbf and Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 44 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Kraków is 1099 km. The road distance is 1282.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 16 h 44 min and costs 180€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to get from Rotterdam to Kraków, including transfers.

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

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Rotterdam to Kraków train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Kraków is to train which takes 16 h 44 min and costs 180€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 21 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 687 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 53 min

What companies run services between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Kraków, Poland?

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Kraków via Utrecht Centraal, Duisburg Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) in around 16 h 44 min. Alternatively, Sindbad operates a bus from Rotterdam to Kraków 6 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 21 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $600
Flights from Eindhoven to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Krakow via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.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 Utrecht Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
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.

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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
Sindbad
EST Sp. z o.o.
Email
estgdansk@wp.pl
Website
estgdansk.pl
Bus from Amsterdam to Kraków
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
estgdansk.pl

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Kraków is 1282 km. It takes approximately 11 h 15 min to drive from Rotterdam to Kraków.

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Austrian Airlines, KLM, LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2738+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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