There are 8 ways to get from Ełk to Zakopane by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Ełk DA to Warszawa Centralna
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$21 - $34

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Train, bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Elk to Bialystok R / ...
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny Eic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$27 - $43

Train via Warszawa Centralna  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Elk to Bialystok R / ...
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Zakopane Eic

$25 - $38

Train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Elk to Krakow Glowny Regional
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Zakopane R / ...

$22 - $33

Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ełk DA to Warszawa Zachodnia
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Kraków, Kraków MDA
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$26 - $60

Drive  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Ełk to Zakopane 439.1 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Gdansk, fly, bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Elk to Gdansk Wrzeszcz
  2. Fly from Gdansk (GDN) to Krakow (KRK) GDN - KRK
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$43 - $113

Train, train to Warsaw, fly, bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Elk to Bialystok
  2. Take the train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
  3. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK
  4. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$43 - $131

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ełk to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Ełk DA and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Warsaw, Warsaw West and Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ełk to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Elk and arriving at Zakopane via Bialystok and Warszawa Centralna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 35 min.

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The distance between Ełk and Zakopane is 531 km. The road distance is 702.5 km.

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The best way to get from Ełk to Zakopane without a car is to bus and train which takes 9 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to get from Ełk to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Ełk to Zakopane bus services, operated by Zak Express, depart from Ełk DA station.

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Ełk to Zakopane train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Elk station.

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The best way to get from Ełk to Zakopane is to train which takes 10 h 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Gdansk Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Ełk to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 331.6 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 22 min

What companies run services between Ełk, Poland and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a train from Ełk to Zakopane via Bialystok and Warszawa Centralna in around 10 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ełk to Zakopane via Warszawa Zachodnia, Warsaw, Warsaw West, Kraków, Kraków MDA, and Kraków in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Warsaw to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Train operators
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 Warszawa Centralna to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Elk to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Bialystok to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$12 - $19
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Elk to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Krakow Glowny to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Elk to Gdansk Wrzeszcz
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bus operators
PKS Suwalkach
Phone
703 302 505
Website
pkssuwalki.pl
Bus from Ełk DA to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pkssuwalki.pl
Bus from Ełk DA to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pkssuwalki.pl
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Zak Express
Phone
+48 87 733 14 33
Website
zakexpress.pl
Bus from Ełk DA to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
zakexpress.pl
Polbus PKS
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 Warsaw, Warsaw West to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ełk to Zakopane is 702 km. It takes approximately 8 h 21 min to drive from Ełk to Zakopane.

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Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Gdansk Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2773+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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