COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Slovakia. Learn More.

There are 4 ways to get from Kraków to Medzilaborce by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Rzeszow Glowny Tlk / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rzeszów to Rymanów-Zdrój N4

37€ - 63€

Cheapest option

Train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Lupkow Tlk

13€ - 23€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Bystre N3

21€ - 30€

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Medzilaborce 233.7 km

24€ - 35€

Poland → Slovakia
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International entry into Slovakia from Poland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Monaco, Vatican, Cyprus, Taiwan and San Marino

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Slovakia from Poland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
This applies to arrivals from Poland
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, China, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 8
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

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Rules to follow in Slovakia

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Considerations leaving from Poland

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Slovakia 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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Medzilaborce is 917 222 682.

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

The social distance requirement in Medzilaborce is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 917 222 682.

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

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Last updated: 11 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Kraków to Medzilaborce is to train, which costs 55 zł - 110 zł and takes 6h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Medzilaborce is to drive which costs 110 zł - 160 zł and takes 3h 20m.

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The distance between Kraków and Medzilaborce is 167 km. The road distance is 233.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Kraków to Medzilaborce, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Medzilaborce is to bus which takes 5h 28m and costs 95 zł - 140 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55 zł - 110 zł and takes 6h 56m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Medzilaborce is 234 km. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from Kraków to Medzilaborce.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Medzilaborce.
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  • Distance: 166.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Medzilaborce, Presov, Slovakia?

Neo Bus operates a bus from Kraków to Bystre once daily. Tickets cost 15€ - 21€ and the journey takes 4h 29m. Alternatively, PKP Intercity operates a train from Krakow Glowny to Lupkow twice a week. Tickets cost 10€ - 19€ and the journey takes 6h 24m.

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 Rzeszow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 16€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
9€ - 12€
1st Class
12€ - 16€
Train from Krakow Glowny to Lupkow
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 13€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Krakow Glowny to Rzeszow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 13€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
7€ - 9€
Business
10€ - 12€
1st Class
10€ - 13€
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Krakow Glowny to Rzeszow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Polregio
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 Krakow Glowny to Rzeszow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bus operators
Eurores
Phone
(017) 27 73 759
Email
eurores@op.pl
Website
eurores.pl
Bus from Rzeszów to Rymanów-Zdrój
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 6€
Schedules at
eurores.pl
Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Rzeszów to Rymanów-Zdrój
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Schedules at
neobus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Bystre
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Schedules at
neobus.pl

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