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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Krakow  •  4h 22m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Krakow (KRK) FRA - KRK

$79 - $272

Cheapest option

Bus Sindbad  •  16h

  1. Take the bus from Hanau to Kraków

$53 - $78

4 alternative options

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Katowice (KTW) FRA - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Airport to Krakow Central Bus Station

Train  •  12h 54m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz Ice
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)

$160 - $228

Bus Autokar Polska  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Krakow

$55 - $80

Drive  •  8h 36m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków 606.7 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 4h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Krakow. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) via Berlin Südkreuz (Bus). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 54m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Kraków is 802 km. The road distance is 970.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 12h 54m and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Kraków bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Frankfurt am Main station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Kraków train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is to fly which takes 4h 22m and costs 65€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 12h 54m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16h.

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  • Distance: 501.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Kraków, Poland?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków via Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) in around 12h 54m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Frankfurt to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $390
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
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
4h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Airport to Krakow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Unknown
Eksprestransfer
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Krakow
Ave. Duration
17h 7m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Kraków bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Krakow station.

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Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is 971 km. It takes approximately 8h 36m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków.

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

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There are 2834+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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