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There are 8 ways to get from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków by plane, bus, train or car

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  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Krakow (KRK) CLJ - KRK

$87 - $281

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Bus  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget
  2. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Kraków, Kraków MDA 976 / ...

$44 - $67

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Fly to Katowice, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to Katowice (KTW) CLJ - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$80 - $323

Train, KRAKBUD via Püspökladany  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes Ic
  2. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany R / ...
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...
  4. Take the KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow

$98 - $148

Bus, KRAKBUD  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
  2. Take the KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow Eurobusways

$96 - $149

Train, KRAKBUD  •  15 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Budapest-Keleti Ic
  2. Take the KRAKBUD from Budapest to Krakow Eurobusways

$99 - $146

Train  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes Ic
  2. Take the train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany R / ...
  3. Take the train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice Ic
  5. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R

$57 - $90

Drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków 389.9 miles

$65 - $100

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków is to bus which costs $40 - $70 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków is to fly which costs $85 - $290 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Cluj and arriving at Kraków, Kraków MDA via Budapest, Budapest Népliget. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Cluj Napoca and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Biharkeresztes, Püspökladany, Budapest-Nyugati and Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 18 min.

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The distance between Cluj-Napoca and Kraków is 455 km. The road distance is 623.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków without a car is to train and KRAKBUD which takes 14 h 28 min and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków, including transfers.

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Cluj-Napoca to Kraków bus services, operated by Kameleon, depart from Cluj station.

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Cluj-Napoca to Kraków train services, operated by Romanian Railways (CFR), depart from Cluj Napoca station.

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The best way to get from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs $85 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus and KRAKBUD, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 14 h 32 min, you could also train, which costs $55 - $90 and takes 18 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 284.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Kraków, Poland?

LOT and Lufthansa fly from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków via Budapest, Nyugati pályaudvar M, Oktogon M, and Budapest in around 14 h 32 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $410
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Katowice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Cluj-Napoca to Katowice via Dortmund
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Biharkeresztes
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Biharkeresztes to Püspökladany
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Püspökladany to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
mavcsoport.hu
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 Budapest-Nyugati to Katowice
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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 Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
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
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Bus from Budapest to Krakow
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Book at
eurobusways.com
GIG
Phone
+40722258311
Email
office@gigimpex.ro
Website
gigimpex.ro
Bus from Cluj-Napoca to Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
gigimpex.ro
Kameleon
Phone
0040-264-599182
Email
office@kameleon.ro
Website
kameleon.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
kameleon.ro
Huben
Website
huben.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest Népliget
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $25
Schedules at
huben.ro
President Tour
Phone
0720 008899
Email
office@presidenttour.ro
Website
presidenttour.ro
Bus from Cluj to Budapest - Népliget
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
presidenttour.ro
Brianna Tour

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There is no direct flight from Cluj-Napoca Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Cluj-Napoca to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kraków, Kraków MDA station.

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Kraków is 1 h behind Cluj-Napoca. It is currently 12:35 PM in Cluj-Napoca and 11:35 AM in Kraków.

Cluj-Napoca to Kraków train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cluj-Napoca to Kraków is 624 km. It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to drive from Cluj-Napoca to Kraków.

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Lufthansa and LOT offer flights from Cluj-Napoca 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 Cluj-Napoca to Cluj-Napoca Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $4 - $5.

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