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There are 8 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station by plane, train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

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Fly to Krakow  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Krakow (KRK) BER - KRK

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Rideshare  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Krakow 595.2 km

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Fly to Katowice, train  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg (BER) to Katowice (KTW) BER - KTW
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny

Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Cottbus Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof to Horka Re
  3. Take the train from Horka to Wroclaw Glowny Os
  4. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA N150 / ...

Train, bus  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the train from S Ostkreuz Bhf to Wroclaw Glowny Ire
  2. Take the bus from Wroclaw to Katowice N3 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Katowice to Kraków N3

Night train, train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Wroclaw Glowny Nj
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station 597.7 km

Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station by train

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8h 49m Average Duration
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station is to rideshare which costs €28 and takes 8h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station is to fly. Taking this option will cost €35 - €220 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof, Horka and Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 49m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Kraków Główny Station is 532 km. The road distance is 597.7 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station without a car is to train which takes 8h 49m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station, including transfers.

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Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station train services, operated by ODEG, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs €35 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8h 49m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €55 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station.
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  • Distance: 532.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Kraków Główny Station, Poland?

Ryanair and LOT fly from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station via Cottbus Hbf, Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof, Horka, and Wroclaw Glowny in around 8h 49m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140 zł - 1 200 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
290 zł - 1 900 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Katowice via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
290 zł - 1 900 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 2 600 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 2 600 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 zł - 1 100 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg to Katowice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
440 zł - 2 800 zł
Train operators
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
54 min
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
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 80 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
60 zł - 80 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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
19 zł - 35 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
19 zł - 24 zł
Business
25 zł - 31 zł
1st Class
26 zł - 31 zł
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 zł - 200 zł
Website
oebb.at
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17 zł - 40 zł
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
17 zł - 25 zł
1st Class
24 zł - 40 zł
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
11 zł - 40 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
11 zł - 17 zł
Economy Plus
19 zł - 29 zł
Business
20 zł - 28 zł
Premium
28 zł - 40 zł
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
90 zł - 130 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from S Ostkreuz Bhf to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
240 zł - 340 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Cottbus, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 zł - 190 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Koleje Dolnośląskie
Phone
+48 76 742 11 12
Email
informacja@kolejedolnoslaskie.eu
Website
kolejedolnoslaskie.pl
Train from Horka to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Koleje Dolnośląskie
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
140 zł - 170 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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Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Wroclaw to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
65 zł - 95 zł
Schedules at
neobus.pl
Bus from Katowice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65 zł - 95 zł
Schedules at
neobus.pl
GlobTourist
Phone
+48 94 354 54 19
Email
info@globtourist.com
Website
globtourist.com
Bus from Wrocław to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
globtourist.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Wrocław to Katowice
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
160 zł - 230 zł
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Eurores
Phone
(017) 27 73 759
Email
eurores@op.pl
Website
eurores.pl
Bus from Katowice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23 zł - 27 zł
Schedules at
eurores.pl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Phone
+3 318 576 2228
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
131 zł
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station is 598 km. It takes approximately 5h 55m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Kraków Główny Station.

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Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 439+ hotels available in Kraków Główny Station. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Central Station and Kraków Główny Station. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Berlin Brandenburg Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €3 - €22.

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