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There are 5 ways to get from Cieszyn to Zakopane by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the train from Cesky Tesin to Strba Le / ...

72 zł - 105 zł

Cheapest option

Train via Rybnik  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from Rybnik(PL) to Zakopane Regional

37 zł - 60 zł

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Cieszyn, Cieszyn Dworzec Autobusowy to Kraków, Kraków MDA 1369
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

53 zł - 97 zł

Taxi  •  2h 20m

  1. Take a taxi from Cieszyn to Zakopane 99.7 miles

410 zł - 490 zł

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Cieszyn to Zakopane 99.7 miles

60 zł - 95 zł

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The cheapest way to get from Cieszyn to Zakopane is to train via Rybnik which costs 35 zł - 60 zł and takes 9h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Cieszyn to Zakopane is to taxi which costs 410 zł - 490 zł and takes 2h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cieszyn to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Cieszyn, Cieszyn Dworzec Autobusowy and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cieszyn to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Cesky Tesin and arriving at Zakopane via Bohumin and Rybnik(PL). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 10m.

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The distance between Cieszyn and Zakopane is 108 km. The road distance is 159.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cieszyn to Zakopane without a car is to bus which takes 6h and costs 50 zł - 100 zł.

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It takes approximately 3h 38m to get from Cieszyn to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Cieszyn to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cieszyn, Cieszyn Dworzec Autobusowy station.

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Cieszyn to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Rybnik(PL) station.

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The best way to get from Cieszyn to Zakopane is to train which takes 3h 38m and costs 70 zł - 110 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50 zł - 100 zł and takes 6h.

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  • Distance: 67.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 38m

What companies run services between Cieszyn, Śląskie, Poland and Zakopane, Poland?

Czech Railways (ČD) operates a train from Cieszyn to Zakopane 5 times a day. Tickets cost 30 zł - 45 zł and the journey takes 2h 17m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cieszyn to Zakopane via Kraków in around 6h.

Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Cesky Tesin to Strba
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30 zł - 45 zł
Website
cd.cz
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Český Těšín to Štrba
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21 zł - 85 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
21 zł - 26 zł
Business
42 zł - 46 zł
Premium
65 zł - 85 zł
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Český Těšín to Štrba
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50 zł - 65 zł
Website
Flixtrain
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Český Těšín, nádraží to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29 zł - 40 zł
Website
RegioJet
Polish Railways (PKP)

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 being entitled to discounts. Polish Railways offer a pre-booking service for travellers living outside of Poland - tickets and reservations can be booked in advance for trips inside Poland (up to 30 days in advance for domestic trains), and to/from other countries in the region (up to 60 days in advance).

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Rybnik(PL) to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
28 zł - 45 zł
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
28 zł - 45 zł
1st Class
40 zł - 60 zł
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cieszyn, Cieszyn Dworzec Autobusowy to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 zł - 35 zł
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Other operators
Taxi from Cieszyn to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Estimated price
410 zł - 490 zł

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

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Cieszyn to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Zakopane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cieszyn to Zakopane is 159 km. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Cieszyn to Zakopane.

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There are 3234+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at 120 zł per night.

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