Travel from Poland to Austria is: Partially open. See details.

There are 7 ways to get from Kraków to Vienna by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf Ic

€12 - €22

6 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 to Vienna, Hbf RegioJet

€14 - €20

Bus via Erdberg  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Krakow to Vienna Erdberg 916 / ...

€27 - €32

Rideshare  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the rideshare from Krakow to Vienna 456.7 km

€20

Drive  •  4h 40m

  1. Drive from Kraków to Vienna 456.6 km

€40 - €65

Fly  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Vienna (VIE) KRK - VIE

€40 - €183

Shuttle  •  6h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Kraków to Wien Eurobusways

€70 - €120

Kraków to Vienna by train

The train journey time between Kraków and Vienna is around 5h 44m and covers a distance of around 435 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 44m. Operated by PKP Intercity, the Kraków to Vienna train service departs from Krakow Glowny and arrives in Wien Hbf. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 44m
Fastest train time:
5h 44m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€12
Carbon emissions:
22 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 Vienna train schedules

Poland → Austria
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International entry into Austria from Poland

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

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, South Africa and United Kingdom are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Austria from Poland

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Poland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 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 5
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, India, South Africa and United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Austria

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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 Austria 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
  • Nationwide control 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 Vienna is 800 555 621.

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

The social distance requirement in Vienna is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 555 621.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kraków to Vienna is to bus which costs 60 zł - 90 zł and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Kraków to Vienna is to fly which costs 180 zł - 850 zł and takes 3h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 and arriving at Vienna, Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Wien Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 31m.

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The distance between Kraków and Vienna is 331 km. The road distance is 456.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs 50 zł - 100 zł.

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The train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf takes 5h 31m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Kraków to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 station.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Vienna is to train which takes 5h 31m and costs 50 zł - 100 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60 zł - 90 zł and takes 6h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 180 zł - 850 zł and takes 3h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 331.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Kraków, Poland and Vienna, Austria?

PKP Intercity operates a train from Krakow Glowny to Wien Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost €12 - €22 and the journey takes 5h 31m. Alternatively, RegioJet operates a bus from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 to Vienna, Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost €14 - €20 and the journey takes 6h 15m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
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
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 to Vienna, Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
RegioJet
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 Krakow to Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Kraków to Wien
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€70 - €120
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Krakow to Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Kraków to Vienna bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Vienna, Hbf station.

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Kraków to Vienna train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Vienna is 457 km. It takes approximately 4h 40m to drive from Kraków to Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Krakow Airport to Vienna Airport.

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There are 697+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Kraków and Vienna. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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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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