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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Krakow  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Krakow (KRK) IST - KRK

$94 - $217

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Fly to Katowice, bus  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Katowice (KTW) IST - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$82 - $269

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Fly to Warsaw, train  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Warsaw (WAW) IST - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny

$82 - $191

Fly to Kosice, shuttle  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Kosice (KSC) IST - KSC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Kraków

$131 - $686

Bus Tourbus Bulgaria  •  30 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków

$96 - $173

Bus Ecolines  •  33 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Kraków

$100 - $302

Bus Arda Tur  •  33 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas South
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Budapest
  3. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Kraków, Kraków MDA 976 / ...

$104 - $124

Drive  •  18 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Kraków 1072.3 miles

$220 - $320

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Kraków via Sofia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 15 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Kraków is 1225 km. The road distance is 1715.7 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 30 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Istanbul to Kraków, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Kraków bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Kraków is to fly which takes 7 h 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 30 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Kraków is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 4:58 AM in Istanbul and 3:58 AM in Kraków.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Kraków is 1716 km. It takes approximately 18 h 56 min to drive from Istanbul to Kraków.

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  • Distance: 765.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Kraków, Poland?

KLM, Lufthansa and 12 other airlines fly from Istanbul to Kraków hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Istanbul to Kraków via Sofia, Central Station, Serdika, and Sofia Serdika in around 30 h 8 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Budapest
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $360
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Warsaw via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Warsaw
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $220
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Warsaw via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Katowice via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Belavia Belarusian Airlines
Website
belavia.by
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Warsaw via Minsk
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Warsaw via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Warsaw via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
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 Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
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
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Sofia
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Tourbus Bulgaria
Phone
00359 2 980 68 62
Email
touringbus@touring.bg
Website
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Serdika to Kraków
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
touring.bg
Bus from Sofia Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Schedules at
touring.bg
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Kraków
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Bus from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
KARAT-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Burgas to Budapest
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
karat-s.com

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AtlasGlobal, Austrian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Krakow Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs .

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