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Train, bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny Ec
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA 1363 / ...

267 zł - 437 zł

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Bus  •  11h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Krakow 1360 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA 1363 / ...

127 zł - 260 zł

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Train  •  14h 9m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Rzepin Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Rzepin to Zakopane Ic

138 zł - 257 zł

Bus via Berlin Schönefeld Airport  •  14h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Krakow Central Bus Station Amsterdam - Lesko 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Kasprowicza

147 zł - 222 zł

Drive  •  7h 12m

  1. Drive from Berlin to Zakopane 695.3 km

330 zł - 490 zł

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow, bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Krakow (KRK) BER - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

158 zł - 879 zł

Fly Berlin Tegel to Krakow, bus  •  11h 11m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Krakow (KRK) TXL - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

246 zł - 771 zł

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kosice, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Kosice (KSC) BER - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Strba

323 zł - 1 108 zł

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest, shuttle  •  11h 15m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Budapest (BUD) BER - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane

358 zł - 1 436 zł

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna, bus, shuttle  •  12h 12m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Vienna (VIE) BER - VIE
  2. Take the bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane

378 zł - 1 345 zł

Berlin to Zakopane by train and bus

The journey time between Berlin and Zakopane is around 10h 38m and covers a distance of around 728 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 38m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, MajerBus, FlixBus and others, the Berlin to Zakopane service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Zakopane ZDA. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 38m
Fastest journey time:
10h 38m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
267 zł
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:37
Last service departs at:
10:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Zakopane train and bus schedules

Germany → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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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, Japan, Kuwait, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
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 doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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 Germany.

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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 Zakopane is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Zakopane is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Zakopane 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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Poland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Zakopane is to bus which costs €28 - €60 and takes 11h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Zakopane is to drive which costs €75 - €110 and takes 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Berlin central bus station and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 9m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Zakopane via Rzepin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 9m.

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The distance between Berlin and Zakopane is 582 km. The road distance is 695.3 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Zakopane without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 45m and costs €55 - €100.

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It takes approximately 9h 45m to get from Berlin to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Berlin to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin to Zakopane train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Zakopane is to bus which takes 11h 9m and costs €28 - €60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €60 and takes 14h 9m.

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  • Distance: 581.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 45m

What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a bus from Berlin ZOB to Zakopane via Kraków in around 11h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Zakopane via Rzepin in around 14h 9m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 400 zł
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Krakow via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330 zł - 1 600 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 zł - 1 900 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kosice via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
490 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kosice via Stuttgart, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
490 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kosice via Munich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
420 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 2 000 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
440 zł - 1 900 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 2 000 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Billund
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
130 zł - 390 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130 zł - 390 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60 zł - 370 zł
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
290 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
250 zł - 900 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 100 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170 zł - 700 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260 zł - 500 zł
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250 zł - 950 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 zł - 1 600 zł
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
330 zł - 1 400 zł
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 500 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
270 zł - 750 zł
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
750 zł - 2 500 zł
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Krakow via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
210 zł - 650 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45 zł - 320 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 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 zł - 350 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Rzepin
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 zł - 100 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Rzepin
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 zł - 140 zł
Website
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 Rzepin to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
11h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 zł - 120 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
65 zł - 80 zł
1st Class
95 zł - 120 zł
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20 zł - 55 zł
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
20 zł - 29 zł
1st Class
30 zł - 55 zł
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 zł - 45 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
26 zł - 35 zł
Business
35 zł - 45 zł
1st Class
35 zł - 45 zł
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16 zł - 60 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
16 zł - 24 zł
Economy Plus
26 zł - 40 zł
Business
29 zł - 45 zł
Premium
40 zł - 60 zł
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15 zł - 27 zł
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Kasprowicza
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15 zł - 27 zł
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
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 Krakow to Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 50 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 zł - 170 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 zł - 95 zł
Schedules at
neobus.pl
PKS Polonus
Phone
708 208 888
Email
przewozy@pkspolonus.pl
Website
pkspolonus.pl
Bus from Krakow to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 zł - 35 zł
Schedules at
pkspolonus.pl
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Krakow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
110 zł - 170 zł
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Krakow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
120 zł - 180 zł
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
270 zł - 380 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 zł - 390 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
15 zł - 21 zł
Website
Slovak Lines

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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 to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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Berlin to Zakopane train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Zakopane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Zakopane is 695 km. It takes approximately 7h 12m to drive from Berlin to Zakopane.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Air France, Eurowings and seven other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Zakopane bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 231+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs €2 - €8.

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