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There are 6 ways to get from Kraków to Brussels by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Brussels (BRU)

Train

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Zabrze
  2. Take the train from Zabrze to Berlin Ostbahnhof
  3. Take the train from S Ostbahnhof to Köln Hbf
  4. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Brussels

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Myślenice to Antwerp
  2. Take the train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord

Drive

  1. Drive from Kraków to Brussels

Kraków to Brussels by train

The train journey time between Kraków and Brussels is around 34h 38m and covers a distance of around 1375 km. This includes an average layover time of around 20h 19m. The fastest train normally takes 34h 38m. Operated by PKP Intercity, DB Fernverkehr AG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Kraków to Brussels train service departs from Krakow Glowny and arrives in Bruxelles-Nord. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
14h 19m
Layover time:
20h 19m
Total time:
34h 38m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
34h 38m
Train distance:
1375 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:48
Last train departs at:
08:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kraków to Brussels train schedules

Poland → Belgium
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International entry into Belgium from Poland

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Belgium from Poland

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Poland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition for subsequent release from quarantine. It is tested in quarantine on days 1 and 7
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland)
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Jordan, Macau, Moldova, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Belgium

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Poland

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Belgium is currently allowed 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
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brussels is 800 14689.

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

The social distance requirement in Brussels is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 14689.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Brussels is to bus which costs 270 zł - 330 zł and takes 19h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Kraków to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 35m and costs 230 zł - 800 zł.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków and arriving at Brussels. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 19h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Brussels. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Bruxelles-Nord via Zabrze, S Ostbahnhof and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 17m.

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The distance between Kraków and Brussels is 1105 km. The road distance is 1291.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Brussels without a car is to train which takes 15h 17m and costs 700 zł - 1 100 zł.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Kraków to Brussels, including transfers.

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Kraków to Brussels bus services, operated by Sindbad, depart from Kraków station.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Brussels is to fly which takes 4h 35m and costs 230 zł - 800 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 700 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 15h 17m, you could also bus, which costs 270 zł - 330 zł and takes 19h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Brussels.
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  • Distance: 1104.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Brussels, Belgium?

Brussels Airlines, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Kraków to Brussels every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Brussels via Zabrze, S Ostbahnhof, and Koeln Hbf in around 15h 17m.

Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Krakow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Krakow to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Krakow to Brussels via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Brussels via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Krakow to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €490
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Brussels via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
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 Zabrze
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€8 - €11
1st Class
€11 - €14
Train from Zabrze to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €23
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€12 - €15
1st Class
€18 - €23
Train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €21
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €21
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S Ostbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal to Brux.-/ Brus-Centr.
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€6 - €9
1st Class
€9 - €14
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Bruxelles-Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 32m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
Nightjet
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krakow to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Krakow to Brussels-North train station
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Myślenice to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
20h 27m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl

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Kraków to Brussels bus services, operated by Sindbad, arrive at Brussels station.

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Kraków to Brussels train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Bruxelles-Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Brussels is 1291 km. It takes approximately 11h 19m to drive from Kraków to Brussels.

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Austrian Airlines, Swiss, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Krakow Airport to Brussels Airport.

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