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There are 4 ways to get from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) by bus, train, night bus or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Banská Bystrica bus station to Krakow

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Train

  1. Take the train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky
  2. Take the train from Vrutky to Bohumin
  3. Take the train from Bohumin to Katowice
  4. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Banská Bystrica bus station to Krakow

Drive

  1. Drive from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK)
Slovakia → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Slovakia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Poland with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Slovakia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Slovakia
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, United Kingdom and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, United Kingdom and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Poland

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Slovakia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from Slovakia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Krakow Airport (KRK) is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Krakow Airport (KRK) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Krakow Airport (KRK) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Slovakia from Poland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) is to bus which costs €13 - €16 and takes 4h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) is to drive which takes 3h 14m and costs €24 - €40.

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No, there is no direct train from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK). However, there are services departing from Banska Bystrica and arriving at Kraków Lotnisko via Vrutky, Bohumin, Katowice and Kraków Główny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 20m.

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The distance between Banská Bystrica and Krakow Airport (KRK) is 156 km. The road distance is 222.4 km.

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The best way to get from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) without a car is to bus which takes 4h 53m and costs €13 - €16.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK), including transfers.

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Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) train services, operated by Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK), depart from Banska Bystrica station.

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The best way to get from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) is to bus which takes 4h 53m and costs €13 - €16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €13 - €110 and takes 8h 20m.

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Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) is 222 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK).

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  • Distance: 155.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Banská Bystrica, Slovakia and Krakow Airport (KRK), Poland?

FlixBus operates a bus from Banská Bystrica bus station to Krakow once daily. Tickets cost 60 zł - 75 zł and the journey takes 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Banská Bystrica to Krakow Airport (KRK) via Vrutky, Bohumin, Katowice, Krakow Glowny, and Kraków Główny in around 8h 20m.

Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Banska Bystrica to Vrutky
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
16 zł - 22 zł
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
16 zł - 22 zł
Train from Vrutky to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26 zł - 40 zł
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
26 zł - 40 zł
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Vrutky to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17 zł - 65 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
17 zł - 25 zł
Economy Plus
27 zł - 40 zł
Business
30 zł - 45 zł
Premium
40 zł - 65 zł
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15 zł - 55 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
15 zł - 23 zł
Economy Plus
24 zł - 40 zł
Business
27 zł - 40 zł
Premium
35 zł - 55 zł
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11 zł - 40 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
11 zł - 17 zł
Economy Plus
19 zł - 28 zł
Business
19 zł - 27 zł
Premium
28 zł - 40 zł
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24 zł - 40 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
24 zł - 30 zł
Business
30 zł - 40 zł
1st Class
30 zł - 40 zł
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18 zł - 29 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
18 zł - 22 zł
Business
24 zł - 29 zł
1st Class
24 zł - 29 zł
Koleje Dolnośląskie
Phone
61- 27-92-700
Email
biuro@koleje-wielkopolskie.com.pl
Website
kolejedolnoslaskie.pl
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Koleje Dolnośląskie
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bohumin to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
140 zł - 200 zł
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 zł - 200 zł
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11 zł - 16 zł
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Banská Bystrica bus station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 75 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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