There are 5 ways to get from Kraków to Žilina by bus, night train, train or car

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Bus, night train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Bohumín Leo Express
  2. Take the night train from Bohumín to Žilina Leo Express

$11 - $24

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Train via Bohumín  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bohumin Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina Le001 / ...

$10 - $24

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station 911 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Žilina 915 / ...

$12 - $21

Train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bielsko Biala Glowna R
  2. Take the train from Bielsko Biala Glowna to Zwardon(PL) Ks / ...
  3. Take the train from Skalite-Serafinov to Zilina Os

$13 - $21

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Žilina 144.1 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Žilina via Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Žilina. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Žilina, Žilina via Bohumín. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Žilina is 127 km. The road distance is 230.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Žilina without a car is to bus and night train which takes 4 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Kraków to Žilina, including transfers.

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Kraków to Žilina bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kraków, Kraków MDA station.

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Kraków to Žilina train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Žilina is to bus which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 14 min.

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

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Kraków to Žilina train services, operated by Flixtrain, arrive at Žilina, Žilina station.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Žilina.
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  • Distance: 79.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Žilina, Slovakia?

You can take a bus from Kraków to Žilina via Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station in around 5 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Žilina via Bohumin and Bohumín in around 5 h 14 min.

Train operators
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Night train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
Train from Kraków Główny to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$9 - $10
Premium
$14 - $18
Train from Bohumín to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $15
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$7 - $9
Premium
$11 - $15
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 Krakow Glowny to Bohumin
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Bielsko Biala Glowna
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Train from Bielsko Biala Glowna to Zwardon(PL)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$4 - $7
1st Class
$6 - $10
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bohumín to Žilina, Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Bus operators
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Bohumín
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$7 - $9
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ružomberok, Ružomberok bus station to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAD Presov, A.S
Phone
+421 900 211 153
Email
sadpo@sad-po.sk
Website
sad-po.sk
Bus from Ružomberok to Žilina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
sad-po.sk

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Žilina is 230 km. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Kraków to Žilina.

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