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There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh to Kraków by plane, bus, train, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Krakow  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Krakow (KRK) EDI - KRK

$77 - $242

Cheapest option

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Katowice (KTW) EDI - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$70 - $174

6 alternative options

Train  •  24 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  4. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ice
  5. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)

$335 - $613

Train, bus  •  30 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Krakow

$127 - $182

Bus  •  35 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Krakow

$98 - $130

Train, bus, night bus  •  39 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the bus from Sheffield Brown Street to Žilina
  3. Take the night bus from Žilina to Kraków, Kraków MDA

$220 - $311

Drive, car ferry  •  30 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Take the car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
  3. Drive from IJmuiden to Kraków

$243 - $518

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  26 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf Tgv / ...
  5. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Drive from Augsburg Hbf to Kraków

$611 - $812

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Kraków is to fly and bus which costs £50 - £140 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Kraków is to fly which costs £55 - £190 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Krakow via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) via London St. Pancras International, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hbf and Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 16 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Kraków is 1044 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 24 h 16 min and costs £250 - £480.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Edinburgh to Kraków, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Kraków bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Kraków train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Kraków is to fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs £55 - £190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £250 - £480 and takes 24 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs £75 - £100 and takes 35 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 1044.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Kraków, Poland?

easyJet, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Kraków every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Kraków via London Kings Cross, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, Brussels Midi-Zuid, Köln Hauptbahnhof, Köln Hbf, Berlin Hbf (tief), and Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) in around 24 h 16 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Edinburgh to Katowice
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Edinburgh to Katowice via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Edinburgh to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Krakow via Oslo
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (Europaplatz) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Paris Est to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
Bus operators
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
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 Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Žilina to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
25 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Sheffield Brown Street to Žilina
Ave. Duration
30 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
sad-po.sk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newcastle upon Tyne to IJmuiden
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $190
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$40
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$61
2-bed inside cabin
$110 - $160

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Edinburgh to Kraków bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Krakow station.

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Kraków is 1 h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 1:53 AM in Edinburgh and 2:53 AM in Kraków.

Edinburgh to Kraków train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) station.

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Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2737+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $36 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £5.

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