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There are 3 ways to get from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Lodz Retkinia Ic

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Bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna N1390 / ...

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) 264.5 km

Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) by train

The train journey time between Kraków and Lodz Airport (LCJ) is around 3h 13m and covers a distance of around 273 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 11m. Operated by PKP Intercity, the Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) train service departs from Krakow Glowny and arrives in Lodz Retkinia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
3h 13m
Fastest train time:
3h 11m
Train distance:
273 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
45 zł
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:00
Last train departs at:
14:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) train schedules

Kraków → Lodz Airport (LCJ)
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Rules to follow in Poland

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Travel within Poland

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COVID-19 help in Poland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800 190 590

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within Poland is currently allowed.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lodz Airport (LCJ) is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lodz Airport (LCJ) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lodz Airport (LCJ) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

Last updated: 8 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) is to train which costs 45 zł - 85 zł and takes 3h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) is to train which costs 45 zł - 85 zł and takes 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ). However, there are services departing from Krakow and arriving at Lotnisko via Rodziny Poznańskich - Dw. Łódź Fabryczna and Żeromskiego - Kopernika. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Lodz Retkinia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 14m.

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The distance between Kraków and Lodz Airport (LCJ) is 189 km. The road distance is 264.5 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs 45 zł - 85 zł.

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The train from Krakow Glowny to Lodz Retkinia takes 3h 14m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Krakow station.

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Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs 45 zł - 85 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70 zł - 90 zł and takes 4h 58m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ).
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  • Distance: 189 km
  • Duration: 3h 14m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Lodz Airport (LCJ), Poland?

PKP Intercity operates a train from Krakow Glowny to Lodz Retkinia once daily. Tickets cost 45 zł - 85 zł and the journey takes 3h 14m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Krakow to Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna twice daily. Tickets cost 65 zł - 85 zł and the journey takes 3h 45m.

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 Lodz Retkinia
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45 zł - 85 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 85 zł
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krakow to Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 zł - 85 zł
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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Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Łódź, WPA Łódź Fabryczna station.

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Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Lodz Retkinia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ) is 265 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Kraków to Lodz Airport (LCJ).

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