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There are 5 ways to get from Kraków to Venice by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Venice (VCE) KRK - VCE

18€ - 71€

4 alternative options

Train  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia Rj

112€ - 171€

Bus  •  14h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków to Mestre

48€ - 65€

Bus, train  •  16h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Trieste N917
  2. Take the train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia Re

55€ - 75€

Drive  •  10h 11m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Venice 1062.2 km

130€ - 190€

Kraków to Venice by train

The train journey time between Kraków and Venice is around 24h 9m and covers a distance of around 1048 km. The fastest train normally takes 24h 9m. Operated by PKP Intercity and Austrian Railways (ÖBB), the Kraków to Venice train service departs from Krakow Glowny and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
24h 9m
Fastest train time:
24h 9m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
112€
Carbon emissions:
55 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:05
Last train departs at:
14:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kraków to Venice train schedules

Poland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Poland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Poland

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Poland
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
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This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • Health declaration required
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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Poland

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy 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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Venice is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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

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Last updated: 11 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Venice is to fly which costs 80 zł - 320 zł and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Venice is to fly which costs 80 zł - 320 zł and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kraków to Venice. However, there are services departing from Kraków and arriving at Venezia via Stazione MESTRE FS C3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kraków to Venice. However, there are services departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Venezia S. Lucia via Wien Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 10m.

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The distance between Kraków and Venice is 766 km. The road distance is 1062.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Venice without a car is to train which takes 14h 10m and costs 500 zł - 800 zł.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Kraków to Venice, including transfers.

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Kraków to Venice bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, depart from Kraków station.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Venice is to fly which takes 4h 25m and costs 80 zł - 320 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 500 zł - 800 zł and takes 14h 10m, you could also bus, which costs 210 zł - 300 zł and takes 14h 47m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Venice.
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  • Distance: 765.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Venice, Italy?

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines fly from Kraków to Venice 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kraków to Venice via Wien Hbf in around 14h 10m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
10€ - 60€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Venice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 160€
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 Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 22€
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 22€
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 Wien Hbf to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Trieste Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Bus operators
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Kraków to Mestre
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krakow to Trieste
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Venice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Kraków to Venice bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Mestre station.

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Kraków to Venice train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Venice is 1062 km. It takes approximately 10h 11m to drive from Kraków to Venice.

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Ryanair, LOT, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Krakow Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 1486+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Krakow Airport is to train which takes 17 min and costs .

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