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There are 9 ways to get from Kraków to Dortmund by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Krakow to Dortmund  •  5h

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Dortmund (DTM) KRK - DTM

15€ - 85€

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Fly Krakow to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Dusseldorf (DUS) KRK - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

52€ - 210€

Fly Krakow to Frankfurt, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Frankfurt (FRA) KRK - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf

82€ - 204€

Bus to Katowice, fly to Dortmund  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
  2. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Dortmund (DTM) KTW - DTM

Fly Krakow to Eindhoven, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Eindhoven (EIN) KRK - EIN
  2. Take the train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Duesseldorf Hbf
  4. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

73€ - 173€

Train  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Wroclaw Glowny Tlk / ...
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Berlin Ostbahnhof Tlk / ...
  3. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...

140€ - 207€

Bus  •  15h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Dortmund N264

40€ - 60€

Train, bus  •  17h 8m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice Szopienice Poludniowe R / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chorzów Stacja to Dortmund Central Bus Station Lesko - Bonn 1 / ...

37€ - 63€

Drive  •  8h 49m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Dortmund 1027.6 km

110€ - 170€

Poland → Germany
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dortmund is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Dortmund is 1.5 metres.

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

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Last updated: 28 Oct 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Dortmund is to fly which costs 70 zł - 390 zł and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Dortmund is to fly which costs 70 zł - 390 zł and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart once daily, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Dortmund Hbf via Wroclaw Glowny and Berlin Ostbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 16m.

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The distance between Kraków and Dortmund is 890 km. The road distance is 1027.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 13h 16m and costs 600 zł - 1 000 zł.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Kraków to Dortmund, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Dortmund is to fly which takes 5h and costs 70 zł - 390 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 600 zł - 1 000 zł and takes 13h 16m, you could also bus, which costs 180 zł - 280 zł and takes 15h 5m.

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  • Distance: 890.3 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

Ryanair, Lufthansa and Eurowings fly from Kraków to Dortmund twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Dortmund via Wroclaw Glowny and Berlin Ostbahnhof in around 13h 16m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
15€ - 85€
Flights from Krakow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Flights from Katowice to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
14€ - 65€
Flights from Krakow to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Flights from Krakow to Eindhoven via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Flights from Krakow to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
Flights from Krakow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Krakow to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Dusseldorf via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 300€
Flights from Krakow to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Krakow to Frankfurt via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Flights from Krakow to Frankfurt via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Krakow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 190€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Krakow to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 220€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Krakow to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Krakow Glowny to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Nxg
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
nationalexpress.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
National Express Rail
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Venlo to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
eurobahn.de
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Eindhoven Centraal to Venlo
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 14€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Dortmund, Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Flixtrain
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 18€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 12€
1st Class
13€ - 18€
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 13€
1st Class
15€ - 19€
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Katowice Szopienice Poludniowe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
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 Szopienice Poludniowe
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Kolśląsk
Bus operators
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Unknown
Eksprestransfer
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Krakow to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Chorzów Stacja to Dortmund Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 60€
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Dortmund Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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

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Kraków to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Dortmund is 1028 km. It takes approximately 8h 49m to drive from Kraków to Dortmund.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Krakow Airport to Dortmund Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Dortmund bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Distribusion.

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There are 347+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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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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