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

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

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Train, bus via Malbork  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Malbork Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Elbląg to Kaliningrad Szczecin

$25 - $37

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Train, bus  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Olsztyn Glowny Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Olsztyn to Kaliningrad 133704

$21 - $32

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Train, bus via Warszawa dw. Zachodni  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia Eic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa dw. Zachodni to Kaliningrad Warsaw / ...

$25 - $36

Bus  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Warsaw, Warsaw West 1262 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Warszawa to Kaliningrad 133704

$32 - $72

Drive  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Kaliningrad 435.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Krakow to Kaliningrad  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Kaliningrad (KGD) KRK - KGD

$70 - $286

Bus to Katowice, fly to Kaliningrad  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
  2. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Kaliningrad (KGD) KTW - KGD

$78 - $310

Fly Krakow to Gdansk, train, bus  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Gdansk (GDN) KRK - GDN
  2. Take the train from Gdansk Wrzeszcz to Elblag
  3. Take the bus from Elbląg to Kaliningrad

$39 - $103

Train to Warsaw Chopin, fly to Kaliningrad  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
  2. Fly from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Kaliningrad (KGD) WAW - KGD

$72 - $281

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Kaliningrad is to train and bus which costs 80 zł - 120 zł and takes 11 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Kaliningrad is to fly which costs 260 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 6 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Kaliningrad. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Kaliningrad via Warszawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 10 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Kaliningrad is 518 km. The road distance is 697.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Kaliningrad without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 16 min and costs 90 zł - 140 zł.

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It takes approximately 9 h 16 min to get from Kraków to Kaliningrad, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Kaliningrad is to bus which takes 14 h 10 min and costs 110 zł - 270 zł. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs 260 zł - 1 100 zł and takes 6 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Kaliningrad Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Kraków to Kaliningrad bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Kaliningrad station.

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  • Distance: 323.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 16 min

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Kaliningrad, Russia?

You can take a bus from Kraków to Kaliningrad via Warsaw, Warsaw West and Warszawa in around 14 h 10 min. Alternatively, LOT flies from Kraków to Kaliningrad twice daily.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Kaliningrad via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Katowice to Kaliningrad via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Katowice to Kaliningrad via Frankfurt, Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Warsaw Chopin to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$21 - $110
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 Malbork
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Train from Krakow Glowny to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Gdansk Wrzeszcz to Elblag
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $12
Bus operators
Kaliningrad Avtovokzal
Website
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Elbląg to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Bus from Warszawa dw. Zachodni to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
avtovokzal39.ru
Book at
avtovokzal39.ru
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Olsztyn to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
ecolines.net
Bus from Warszawa to Kaliningrad
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Schedules at
ecolines.net
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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakau Zob Mda to Katowice Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl

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More Questions & Answers

Kaliningrad is 1 h ahead of Kraków. It is currently 1:22 PM in Kraków and 2:22 PM in Kaliningrad.

Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Kaliningrad is 697 km. It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to drive from Kraków to Kaliningrad.

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LOT offers flights from Krakow Airport to Kaliningrad Airport.

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There are 3277+ hotels available in Kaliningrad. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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

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