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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Krakow  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Krakow (KRK) FRA - KRK

$79 - $272

Cheapest option

Bus Sindbad  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Hanau to Kraków

$53 - $78

4 alternative options

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  6 h 15 min

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

$87 - $324

Train  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz Ice
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)

$160 - $228

Bus Autokar Polska  •  17 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt am Main to Krakow

$55 - $80

Drive  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków 606.7 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is to bus which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16 h.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is to fly which costs 65€ - 240€ and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Krakow. Services depart three times a week, and operate Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) via Berlin Südkreuz (Bus). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 54 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Kraków is 802 km. The road distance is 970.8 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 12 h 54 min and costs 130€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Kraków bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Frankfurt am Main station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Kraków train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is to fly which takes 4 h 22 min and costs 65€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 12 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 16 h.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 501.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Kraków, Poland?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków via Berlin Südkreuz and Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) in around 12 h 54 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Krakow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Berlin Südkreuz
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz (Bus) to Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18)
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
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
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Krakow
Ave. Duration
17 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Kraków bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Krakow station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Kraków is 971 km. It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Kraków.

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Ryanair, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2738+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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