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Fly to Krakow  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Krakow (KRK) CPH - KRK

189 zł - 739 zł

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Bus  •  16h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Krakow N1376

180 zł - 250 zł

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Fly to Katowice, train  •  9h 17m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Katowice (KTW) CPH - KTW
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny

317 zł - 1 051 zł

Train  •  15h 15m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg-Altona Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny Ec

578 zł - 1 029 zł

Drive  •  12h 35m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Kraków 1364.4 km

700 zł - 1 100 zł

Copenhagen to Kraków by train

The train journey time between Copenhagen and Kraków is around 26h 31m and covers a distance of around 1396 km. The fastest train normally takes 26h 31m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Copenhagen to Kraków train service departs from København H and arrives in Krakow Glowny. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
26h 31m
Fastest train time:
26h 31m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
688 zł
Carbon emissions:
73 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
15:23
Last train departs at:
15:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Kraków train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Denmark → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Denmark

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark
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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 Denmark

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
  • 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

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Denmark

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 Denmark.

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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 Kraków is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Kraków 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 Denmark from Poland.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Kraków is to bus which costs 300 kr - 410 kr and takes 16h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Copenhagen to Kraków is to fly which takes 4h 33m and costs 310 kr - 1300 kr.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen central train station station and arriving at Krakow. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 16h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Kraków. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Hamburg-Altona and Berlin Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 15m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Kraków is 796 km. The road distance is 1364.4 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 15h 15m and costs 950 kr - 1700 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Copenhagen to Kraków, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen central train station.

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Copenhagen to Kraków train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Kraków is to fly which takes 4h 33m and costs 310 kr - 1300 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 950 kr - 1700 kr and takes 15h 15m, you could also bus, which costs 300 kr - 410 kr and takes 16h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 795.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kraków, Poland?

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Kraków 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Kraków via Hamburg-Altona and Berlin Hbf in around 15h 15m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
290 zł - 900 zł
Flights from Copenhagen to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
280 zł - 1 100 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 800 zł
Flights from Copenhagen to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Copenhagen to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430 zł - 2 100 zł
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160 zł - 800 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60 zł - 360 zł
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
310 zł - 1 300 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
430 zł - 1 900 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
1h 7m
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
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
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 85 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
130 zł - 190 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 zł - 350 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17 zł - 28 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
17 zł - 22 zł
Business
23 zł - 28 zł
1st Class
24 zł - 28 zł
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 80 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
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
18 zł - 28 zł
Business
19 zł - 27 zł
Premium
27 zł - 40 zł
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
190 zł - 270 zł
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
240 zł - 340 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
290 zł - 410 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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
240 zł - 290 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Copenhagen to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Krakow station.

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Copenhagen to Kraków train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Kraków is 1364 km. It takes approximately 12h 35m to drive from Copenhagen to Kraków.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Copenhagen to Kraków bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 548+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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