There are 7 ways to get from Kraków to Bratislava by bus, train, night train, car, plane or shuttle

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

Recommended option

Bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. E-710

$27 - $45

Cheapest option

Night train, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. En
  2. Ic / ...

$16 - $24

5 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Ec

$18 - $28

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. 284.2 miles

$55 - $85

Fly Krakow to Vienna, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. KRK - VIE

$96 - $323

Shuttle to Kosice, fly to Bratislava  •  7 h 3 min

  1. KSC - BTS

$103 - $324

Bus, shuttle  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Eurobusways

$59 - $107

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

Billy operates a bus from Kraków to Bratislava 4 times a week. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 28 min. Ecolines also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Bratislava via Katowice Dw autobusowy Piotra Skargi 8 peron 1 and Katowice in around 6 h 49 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Kosice to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Polish Railways (PKP)
Phone
703 200 200
Website
intercity.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) to Katowice Dw autobusowy Piotra Skargi 8 peron 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Katowice to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Night train from Krakow Glowny to Breclav
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
Intercity.pl
Purchase a
eurail.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Breclav to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
cd.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Train from Břeclav to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
Bus operators
Billy
Email
biuro@jordan.pl
Website
jordan.billy.pl
Bus from Krakow to Bratislava Mlynské nivy
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
jordan.billy.pl
Ecolines
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vídeň, Schwechat Airport Bbf. to Bratislava, Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Airport to Bratislava, Bratislava Most SNP
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Kraków to Košice
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Zakopane to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Jubilat to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
majerbus.pl

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Kraków and Bratislava is 296 km. The road distance is 455 km.

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Bratislava is to night train and train which costs 55 zł - 90 zł and takes 8 h 8 min.

The quickest way to get from Kraków to Bratislava is to drive which takes 4 h 16 min and costs 210 zł - 310 zł.

No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Bratislava. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny (Dworzec autobusowy Bosacka 18) and arriving at Bratislava hl.st. via Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 49 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Krakow and arriving at Bratislava Mlynské nivy. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 28 min.

The bus from Krakow to Bratislava Mlynské nivy takes 6 h 28 min including transfers and departs six times a week.