There are 6 ways to get from Kraków to Zakopane by bus, train, rideshare, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Jubilat to Zakopane ZDA

$4 - $7

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Rideshare  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Krakow to Zakopane 66.1 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Zakopane R / ...

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kraków to Zakopane 66 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Kraków to Zakopane 66 miles

$11 - $17

Uber  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take an Uber from Kraków to Zakopane 66 miles

$80 - $100

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jubilat and arriving at Zakopane ZDA. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Krakow Glowny and arriving at Zakopane. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Kraków and Zakopane is 85 km. The road distance is 105.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kraków to Zakopane without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 4 min and costs .

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The bus from Jubilat to Zakopane ZDA takes 2 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Kraków to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, depart from Jubilat station.

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

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The best way to get from Kraków to Zakopane is to bus which takes 2 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Kraków to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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

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Map of how to get from Kraków to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 53 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 4 min

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

MajerBus operates a bus from Kraków to Zakopane hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 2 h 4 min. Alternatively, Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Kraków to Zakopane every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $10 and the journey takes 3 h 13 min.

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 Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Jubilat to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Krakow to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Uber Krakow
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Kraków to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$80 - $100
UberSelect
$100 - $130
Taxi from Kraków to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Radio Taxi Wawel
Phone
+48 12 266 66 66
Website
waweltaxi.pl
MPT Radio taxi
Phone
+48 12 647 20 42
Website
radiotaximpt.krakow.pl
Dwójki Radio Taxi
Phone
+48 12 422 22 22
Website
taxi.krakow.pl

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Yes, the driving distance between Kraków to Zakopane is 106 km. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Kraków to Zakopane.

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There are 2773+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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

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