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There are 10 ways to get from Prague to Zakopane by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Strba Le / ...

$33 - $49

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Train via Czechowice-Dziedzice  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. to Czechowice-Dziedzice Ec
  2. Take the train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane Ks / ...

$21 - $33

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Bus FlixBus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Kraków, Kraków MDA 913
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$35 - $60

Bus Regabus  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague - Florenc to Krakow 145 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$36 - $46

Drive  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Zakopane 347.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Krakow (KRK) PRG - KRK
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$94 - $348

Fly to Kosice, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Kosice (KSC) PRG - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Strba

$81 - $244

Fly to Vienna, shuttle  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Vienna (VIE) PRG - VIE
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane

$158 - $393

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Budapest (BUD) PRG - BUD
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Budapest to Zakopane

$147 - $333

Fly to Katowice, bus  •  10 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Katowice (KTW) PRG - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Airport to Krakow Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Zakopane is to train which costs 480 Kč - 750 Kč and takes 9 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Zakopane is to drive which costs 1 300 Kč - 2 100 Kč and takes 6 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague station to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Prague, Prague Main station and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Praha hl.n. and arriving at Zakopane via Czechowice-Dziedzice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 34 min.

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The distance between Prague and Zakopane is 407 km. The road distance is 556.2 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zakopane without a car is to train which takes 9 h 34 min and costs 480 Kč - 750 Kč.

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It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to get from Prague to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Prague to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Prague, Prague Main station.

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Prague to Zakopane train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zakopane is to train which takes 7 h 53 min and costs 700 Kč - 1 100 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 10 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 254.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 53 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Zakopane, Poland?

Czech Railways (ČD) operates a train from Prague to Zakopane every 4 hours. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prague to Zakopane via Kraków in around 10 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Prague to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Prague to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Prague to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Prague to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Prague to Vienna
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $230
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Prague to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Prague to Katowice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $160
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $150
Flights from Prague to Katowice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Train operators
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Strba
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. to Czechowice-Dziedzice
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
cd.cz
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Prague, Prague Main station to Štrba
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Praha hl. n. to Štrba
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $55
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Business
$27 - $31
Premium
$40 - $55
Train from Košice to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $9
Premium
$13 - $16
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
regiojet.com
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 Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
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
Regabus
Phone
+420 608 822 892
Email
info@regabus.cz
Website
regabus.cz
Bus from Prague - Florenc to Krakow
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
regabus.cz
AGAT
Phone
+48 (81) 884 41 09
Email
agat@agat.eu
Website
agat.eu
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Kraków
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
agat.eu
Trans Tempo
Phone
+420 774 171 442
Email
transtempo@seznam.cz
Website
transtempo.cz
Bus from Prague - Florenc station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
transtempo.cz
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Airport to Krakow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Unknown
Eksprestransfer

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Zakopane is 556 km. It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to drive from Prague to Zakopane.

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

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There are 3042+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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