There are 7 ways to get from Olsztyn to Zakopane by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Olsztyn Glowny to Ilawa Glowna Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Ilawa Glowna to Zakopane Eic

$22 - $32

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Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Olsztyn to Warszawa
  2. Take the bus from Warsaw, Warsaw West to Kraków, Kraków MDA
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$30 - $50

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Olsztyn to Zakopane 401.7 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Warsaw, fly to Krakow, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Olsztyn Glowny to Legionowo
  2. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Krakow (KRK) WAW - KRK
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$39 - $126

Train, train to Gdansk, fly to Krakow, bus  •  8 h 24 min

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

$43 - $113

Train to Warsaw, fly to Katowice, bus  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Olsztyn Glowny to Legionowo
  2. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Katowice (KTW) WAW - KTW
  3. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
  4. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$38 - $168

Train to Warsaw, fly to Kosice, train  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Olsztyn Glowny to Legionowo
  2. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Kosice (KSC) WAW - KSC
  3. Take the train from Košice, Košice station to Štrba

$100 - $285

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Olsztyn to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Olsztyn and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Warsaw, Warsaw West and Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Olsztyn to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Olsztyn Glowny and arriving at Zakopane via Ilawa Glowna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 54 min.

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The distance between Olsztyn and Zakopane is 500 km. The road distance is 642.8 km.

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The best way to get from Olsztyn to Zakopane without a car is to train which takes 8 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Olsztyn to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Olsztyn to Zakopane bus services, operated by PKS Polonus, depart from Olsztyn station.

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

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The best way to get from Olsztyn to Zakopane is to train which takes 8 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Warsaw Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Olsztyn to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 312.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Olsztyn to Zakopane via Ilawa Glowna in around 8 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Olsztyn to Zakopane via Warszawa, Warsaw, Warsaw West, Kraków, Kraków MDA, and Kraków in around 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Warsaw to Krakow
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $130
Flights from Warsaw to Katowice
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Flights from Warsaw to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gdansk to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Warsaw to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
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 Olsztyn Glowny to Ilawa Glowna
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Train from Ilawa Glowna to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$17 - $25
1st Class
$23 - $35
Train from Olsztyn Glowny to Legionowo
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
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 Ilawa Glowna to Gdansk Wrzeszcz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Košice, Košice station to Štrba
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Košice to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $19
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Business
$9 - $11
Premium
$15 - $19
Bus operators
PKS Polonus
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 Warsaw, Warsaw West to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
PKS Zielona Gora
Phone
+48 703 40 23 57
Email
pks@pks.zgora.pl
Website
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Kraków MDA to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Olsztyn to Zakopane is 643 km. It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to drive from Olsztyn to Zakopane.

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LOT offers flights from Warsaw Airport to Krakow Airport.

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

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