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There are 9 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny

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Fly to Krakow

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Krakow

Bus via Berlin Airport BER

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Krakow

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Krakow

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station

Fly to Katowice, train

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

Fly to Warsaw Chopin, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW)
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Kraków Główny Station is around 8h 21m and covers a distance of around 611 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 18m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Krakow Glowny. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
8h 21m
Fastest train time:
7h 18m
Train distance:
611 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
250 zł
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:37
Last train departs at:
18:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station is to rideshare, which costs €28 and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station is to drive which costs €65 - €100 and takes 5h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Krakow Glowny. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 17m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Kraków Główny Station is 533 km. The road distance is 597.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station without a car is to train which takes 7h 17m and costs €55 - €80.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny takes 7h 17m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station is to train which takes 7h 17m and costs €55 - €80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €29 - €80 and takes 9h 27m, you could also fly, which costs €23 - €170 and takes 6h 38m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station.
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  • Distance: 532.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 17m

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

Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny twice daily. Tickets cost 250 zł - 350 zł and the journey takes 7h 17m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Krakow 5 times a day. Tickets cost 130 zł - 170 zł and the journey takes 8h 20m. FlixBus-de also services this route 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
430 zł - 1 600 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 600 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Podgorica
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Budapest
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
100 zł - 750 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140 zł - 1 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Catania
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140 zł - 1 000 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 100 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 zł - 2 300 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Warsaw Chopin via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390 zł - 1 100 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 900 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
320 zł - 1 800 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
320 zł - 1 800 zł
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
750 zł - 2 700 zł
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 500 zł
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
330 zł - 1 200 zł
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250 zł - 350 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 8m
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 Warszawa Zachodnia to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 85 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 85 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 19m
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 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18 zł - 30 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
18 zł - 23 zł
Business
24 zł - 29 zł
1st Class
25 zł - 30 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 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kolśląsk
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 zł - 200 zł
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130 zł - 170 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130 zł - 160 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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
129 zł
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station is 598 km. It takes approximately 5h 54m to drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Kraków Główny Station.

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Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air France and six other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Hauptbahnhof 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 Hauptbahnhof to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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