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There are 8 ways to get from Kraków to Varsovia by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia Eip / ...

45 zł - 85 zł

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Warsaw, Warsaw West 1261 / ...

70 zł - 90 zł

Bus via Centrum 06  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Warszawa

80 zł - 110 zł

Night train  •  2h 37m

  1. Take the night train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia En

220 zł - 300 zł

Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Varsovia 291.9 km

110 zł - 170 zł

Fly Krakow to Warsaw Chopin  •  2h 59m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KRK - WAW

86 zł - 273 zł

Bus to Katowice, fly to Warsaw Chopin  •  4h 42m

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

Fly Krakow to Szczytno  •  3h 7m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Szczytno (SZY) KRK - SZY

298 zł - 1 639 zł

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The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Varsovia is to train which costs 45 zł - 85 zł and takes 2h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Varsovia is to train which costs 45 zł - 85 zł and takes 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków, Kraków MDA and arriving at Warsaw, Warsaw West. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Warszawa Zachodnia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Kraków and Varsovia is 250 km. The road distance is 291.9 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Varsovia without a car is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs 45 zł - 85 zł.

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The train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia takes 2h 12m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Kraków to Varsovia train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Krakow Glowny station.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Varsovia is to train which takes 2h 15m and costs 45 zł - 85 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70 zł - 90 zł and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 85 zł - 280 zł and takes 2h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Varsovia.
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  • Distance: 250.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 15m

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

PKP Intercity operates a train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia hourly. Tickets cost 45 zł - 85 zł and the journey takes 2h 12m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Warsaw, Warsaw West every 4 hours. Tickets cost 70 zł - 90 zł and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 zł - 250 zł
Flights from Katowice to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
80 zł - 410 zł
Flights from Krakow to Szczytno
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
200 zł - 650 zł
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 Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 85 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 85 zł
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
Night train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220 zł - 300 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55 zł - 100 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
55 zł - 70 zł
Business
80 zł - 95 zł
1st Class
80 zł - 100 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).

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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 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
70 zł - 90 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Unknown
Eksprestransfer

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Kraków to Varsovia bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Warsaw, Warsaw West station.

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Kraków to Varsovia train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Warszawa Zachodnia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Varsovia is 292 km. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Kraków to Varsovia.

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LOT offers flights from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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Book your Kraków to Varsovia bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 1899+ hotels available in Varsovia. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs .

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