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

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Train  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Olsztyn Glowny Ic / ...

$16 - $24

5 alternative options

Bus  •  9h 45m

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

$27 - $40

Drive  •  6h 25m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Olsztyn 317.2 miles

$50 - $80

Fly Krakow to Warsaw Chopin, train  •  6h 35m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KRK - WAW
  2. Take the train from Legionowo to Olsztyn Glowny

$36 - $115

Fly Krakow to Gdansk, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Gdansk (GDN) KRK - GDN
  2. Take the train from Gdansk Wrzeszcz to Ilawa Glowna
  3. Take the train from Ilawa Glowna to Olsztyn Glowny

$40 - $103

Bus to Katowice, fly to Warsaw Chopin, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
  2. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KTW - WAW
  3. Take the train from Legionowo to Olsztyn Glowny

$29 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Olsztyn is to train which costs 60 zł - 90 zł and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Olsztyn is to fly and train which costs 140 zł - 390 zł and takes 6h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Olsztyn. However, there are services departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Olsztyn via Warszawa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Olsztyn Glowny. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 11m.

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The distance between Kraków and Olsztyn is 415 km. The road distance is 507.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Olsztyn without a car is to train which takes 7h 11m and costs 60 zł - 90 zł.

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The train from Krakow Glowny to Olsztyn Glowny takes 7h 11m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Olsztyn is to train which takes 7h 11m and costs 60 zł - 90 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95 zł - 150 zł and takes 9h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Olsztyn.
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  • Distance: 259.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 11m

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

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Kraków to Olsztyn every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 7h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kraków to Olsztyn via Warsaw, Warsaw West and Warszawa in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Katowice to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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 Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
Intercity.pl
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2nd Class
$16 - $24
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Legionowo to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $18
Train from Gdansk Wrzeszcz to Ilawa Glowna
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Train from Ilawa Glowna to Olsztyn Glowny
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Bus operators
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
PKS Polonus
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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Eksprestransfer

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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 Olsztyn bus services, operated by PKS Polonus, arrive at Olsztyn station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Olsztyn is 508 km. It takes approximately 6h 25m to drive from Kraków to Olsztyn.

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LOT offers flights from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 288+ hotels available in Olsztyn. Prices start at $29 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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