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

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Train  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Elk Regional

$16 - $23

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa Centralna to Ełk DA

$16 - $24

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Train via Warszawa Wschodnia  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Wschodnia Eic / ...
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok Ic
  3. Take the train from Bialystok to Elk R / ...

$22 - $34

Bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Warsaw, Warsaw West 1262 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa Zachodnia to Ełk DA

$23 - $50

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Ełk 328.3 miles

$55 - $85

Fly, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KRK - WAW
  2. Take the train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok
  3. Take the train from Bialystok to Elk

$39 - $121

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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Ełk is to train which costs 60 zł - 85 zł and takes 7h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Ełk is to drive which costs 210 zł - 310 zł and takes 6h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Ełk. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Ełk DA via Warszawa Zachodnia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Elk. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Kraków and Ełk is 451 km. The road distance is 525.3 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Ełk without a car is to train which takes 7h 36m and costs 60 zł - 85 zł.

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The train from Krakow Glowny to Elk takes 7h 36m including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Ełk is to train which takes 7h 36m and costs 60 zł - 85 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 80 zł - 190 zł and takes 9h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Ełk.
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  • Distance: 281.6 miles
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Ełk, Poland?

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Kraków to Ełk once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $23 and the journey takes 7h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kraków to Ełk via Warsaw, Warsaw West and Warszawa Zachodnia in around 9h 40m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Train operators
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 Elk
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Wschodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Warszawa Wschodnia to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Bialystok to Elk
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $12
Bus operators
PKS Nova
Phone
703 302 505
Website
pksnova.pl
Bus from Warszawa Centralna to Ełk DA
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pksnova.pl
Bus from Warszawa Zachodnia to Ełk DA
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pksnova.pl
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 Warsaw, Warsaw West
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Zak Express
Phone
+48 87 733 14 33
Website
zakexpress.pl
Bus from Warszawa Zachodnia to Ełk DA
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
zakexpress.pl
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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Kraków to Ełk bus services, operated by Zak Express, arrive at Ełk DA station.

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Kraków to Ełk train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Elk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Ełk is 525 km. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from Kraków to Ełk.

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LOT offers flights from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 129+ hotels available in Ełk. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 19m and costs 14 zł - 21 zł.

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