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Train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Berlin-Lichtenberg Ic

€16 - €28

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Berlin central bus station 1360 / ...

€24 - €40

Bus via Berlin Schoenefeld Airport  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport

€28 - €42

Night train  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the night train from Krakow Glowny to Berlin Hbf En

€55 - €80

Rideshare  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Krakow to Berlin 595.3 km

€20

Drive  •  5h 45m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Berlin 594.1 km

€60 - €95

Fly from Krakow  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) KRK - BER

€32 - €214

Train to Katowice, fly  •  9h 2m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
  2. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) KTW - BER

€47 - €275

Train to Warsaw Chopin, fly  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
  2. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) WAW - BER

€79 - €289

Kraków to Berlin by train

The train journey time between Kraków and Berlin is around 7h 9m and covers a distance of around 610 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 9m. Operated by PKP Intercity and BVG, the Kraków to Berlin train service departs from Krakow Glowny and arrives in S+U Alexanderplatz. Typically three trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 9m
Fastest train time:
7h 9m
Train distance:
610 km
Trains per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€16
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:09
Last train departs at:
10:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kraków to Berlin train schedules

Poland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Poland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Poland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Poland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Portugal and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Poland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Poland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Berlin is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Berlin is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Berlin is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Poland from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 88 zł and takes 7h 14m.

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The fastest way to get from Kraków to Berlin is to drive which takes 5h 45m and costs 290 zł - 420 zł.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Krakow and arriving at Berlin central bus station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is an overnight train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Berlin Hbf. This train operates every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 37m.

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The distance between Kraków and Berlin is 530 km. The road distance is 594.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 7h 1m and costs 70 zł - 130 zł.

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It takes approximately 7h 1m to get from Kraków to Berlin, including transfers.

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Kraków to Berlin bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Krakow station.

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Kraków to Berlin train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Berlin is to train which takes 7h 1m and costs 70 zł - 130 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110 zł - 170 zł and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 140 zł - 1 000 zł and takes 6h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 529.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 1m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Berlin, Germany?

PKP Intercity operates a train from Krakow Glowny to Berlin-Lichtenberg once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €25 and the journey takes 6h 46m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Krakow to Berlin central bus station 4 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 8h 15m. Mądeltrans Eurolines also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €310
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €380
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €330
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €290
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €290
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Krakow to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Lviv
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €110
SunExpress
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Katowice to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Antalya
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Train operators
PKP Intercity

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 entitled to discounts. Trains have standard 1st and 2nd class reserved seating, and many overnight trains also offer sleepers and couchettes.

Contact Details
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Berlin-Lichtenberg
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €25
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €17
1st Class
€20 - €25
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €14
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €19
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €13
1st Class
€14 - €19
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Polregio
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€2 - €9
Website
LEO Express
Economy
€2 - €4
Economy Plus
€4 - €6
Business
€4 - €6
Premium
€6 - €9
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krakow to Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Krakow to Berlin
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Bus from Krakow to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Krakow to Berlin
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Kraków to Berlin train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Berlin-Lichtenberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Berlin is 594 km. It takes approximately 5h 45m to drive from Kraków to Berlin.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Norwegian Air International and seven other airlines offer flights from Krakow Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Berlin bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 756+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kraków and Berlin. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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