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Train  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Štrba, žel. st. RegioJet

95 zł - 286 zł

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Prague, hl.n. to Ostrava, hl.n.
  2. Take the train from Ostrava Hlavni Nadrazi to Katowice Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA N8 / ...

80 zł - 419 zł

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Train via Czechowice-Dziedzice  •  10h 28m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Czechowice-Dziedzice Ec
  2. Take the train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane Ic / ...

125 zł - 210 zł

Bus  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Prague Main station to Krakow 913
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA 1363 / ...

136 zł - 240 zł

Train via Katowice  •  11h 14m

  1. Take the train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Katowice Ligota Ic
  2. Take the train from Katowice Ligota to Zakopane Os

Drive  •  6h 10m

  1. Drive from Prague to Zakopane 555.3 km

230 zł - 340 zł

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  6h 51m

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

178 zł - 649 zł

Fly to Kosice, train  •  8h 12m

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

128 zł - 548 zł

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  10h 43m

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

388 zł - 776 zł

Prague to Zakopane by train and bus

The journey time between Prague and Zakopane is around 12h 34m and covers a distance of around 638 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 25m. Operated by RegioJet, Czech Railways (ČD), Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and others, the Prague to Zakopane service departs from Prague, hl.n. and arrives in Zakopane ZDA. Typically 38 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12h 34m
Fastest journey time:
9h 25m
Services per week:
38
Cheapest price:
88 zł
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:50
Last service departs at:
19:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Prague to Zakopane train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Poland from Czech Republic

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

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Czech Republic

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Czech Republic
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Canada, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Tunisia
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 1
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

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Considerations leaving from Czech Republic

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from Czech Republic.

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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Zakopane is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Zakopane is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

Yes, entry into Czech Republic from Poland is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Prague to Zakopane is to bus, which costs 750 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 10h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Zakopane is to drive which costs 1 300 Kč - 2 000 Kč and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Prague station to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Prague Main station and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi and arriving at Zakopane via Czechowice-Dziedzice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 28m.

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The distance between Prague and Zakopane is 407 km. The road distance is 555.3 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Zakopane without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 53m and costs 450 Kč - 2 500 Kč.

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It takes approximately 7h 35m to get from Prague to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Prague to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Prague Main station.

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

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The best way to get from Prague to Zakopane is to train which takes 7h 35m and costs 500 Kč - 1 700 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 750 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 10h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 407.1 km
  • Duration: 7h 35m

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

RegioJet operates a train from Prague, hl.n. to Štrba, žel. st. 4 times a day. Tickets cost 60 zł - 230 zł and the journey takes 6h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Prague to Zakopane via Kraków in around 10h 40m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Prague to Kosice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
470 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 zł - 1 500 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
95 zł - 480 zł
Flights from Prague to Kosice
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
65 zł - 420 zł
Flights from Prague to Budapest
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
95 zł - 310 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 500 zł
Flights from Prague to Budapest via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
650 zł - 1 500 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Kosice via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
290 zł - 1 100 zł
Train operators
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
6h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60 zł - 230 zł
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
60 zł - 85 zł
1st Class
150 zł - 230 zł
Train from Prague, hl.n. to Ostrava, hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40 zł - 140 zł
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
40 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
90 zł - 140 zł
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20 zł - 55 zł
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
20 zł - 29 zł
1st Class
30 zł - 55 zł
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Ostrava Hlavni Nadrazi to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21 zł - 35 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
21 zł - 26 zł
Business
28 zł - 33 zł
1st Class
28 zł - 34 zł
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17 zł - 28 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
17 zł - 22 zł
Business
23 zł - 28 zł
1st Class
24 zł - 28 zł
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Czechowice-Dziedzice
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 zł - 140 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
80 zł - 110 zł
Business
110 zł - 140 zł
1st Class
120 zł - 140 zł
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26 zł - 45 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
26 zł - 35 zł
Business
35 zł - 45 zł
1st Class
35 zł - 45 zł
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 Ostrava Hlavni Nadrazi to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70 zł - 100 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 80 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Ostrava Hlavni Nadrazi to Katowice
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
13 zł - 50 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
13 zł - 20 zł
Economy Plus
21 zł - 35 zł
Business
23 zł - 35 zł
Premium
30 zł - 50 zł
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
11 zł - 40 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
11 zł - 17 zł
Economy Plus
18 zł - 28 zł
Business
19 zł - 27 zł
Premium
27 zł - 40 zł
Train from Praha Hlavni Nadrazi to Katowice Ligota
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
55 zł - 220 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
55 zł - 85 zł
Economy Plus
85 zł - 130 zł
Business
110 zł - 160 zł
Premium
150 zł - 220 zł
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16 zł - 60 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
16 zł - 24 zł
Economy Plus
26 zł - 40 zł
Business
29 zł - 45 zł
Premium
40 zł - 60 zł
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 Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40 zł - 70 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 70 zł
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11 zł - 16 zł
Website
Polregio
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60 zł - 85 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kolśląsk
Train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Kolśląsk
Train from Katowice Ligota to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Kolśląsk
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15 zł - 27 zł
Schedules at
majerbus.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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Krakow to Zakopane, Dworzec Autobusowy
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 50 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague Main station to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120 zł - 150 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65 zł - 95 zł
Schedules at
neobus.pl
PKS Polonus
Phone
708 208 888
Email
przewozy@pkspolonus.pl
Website
pkspolonus.pl
Bus from Krakow to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 zł - 35 zł
Schedules at
pkspolonus.pl
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
270 zł - 380 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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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 PKP Intercity, arrive at Zakopane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Zakopane is 555 km. It takes approximately 6h 10m to drive from Prague to Zakopane.

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

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Book your Prague to Zakopane bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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