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There are 9 ways to get from Salzburg to Kraków by plane, train, bus, night train, car or shuttle

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Fly Salzburg to Krakow  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Krakow (KRK) SZG - KRK

$118 - $520

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Train, night train  •  11 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf Wb
  2. Take the night train from Linz Hbf to Katowice R / ...
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R

$50 - $93

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Train to Munich, fly to Krakow  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Krakow (KRK) MUC - KRK

$120 - $358

Fly Salzburg to Katowice, bus  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Katowice (KTW) SZG - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$165 - $575

Train to Vienna, fly to Krakow  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Krakow (KRK) VIE - KRK

$137 - $384

Train  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice Eic / ...
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R

$63 - $97

Bus  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Kraków

$54 - $74

Drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Kraków 474 miles

$85 - $130

Train, shuttle  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Meidling K485
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Kraków Eurobusways

$99 - $153

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Kraków is to bus which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Kraków is to fly which costs 100€ - 460€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Wien Hbf and Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 3 min.

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The distance between Salzburg and Kraków is 563 km. The road distance is 758.4 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 11 h 3 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Salzburg to Kraków, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Kraków bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Salzburg station.

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Salzburg to Kraków train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Kraków is to fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs 100€ - 460€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 11 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 12 h 30 min.

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  • Distance: 351.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

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

Austrian Airlines, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Salzburg to Kraków every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Kraków via Wien Hbf and Katowice in around 11 h 3 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Munich to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Salzburg to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Salzburg to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Salzburg to Katowice via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Munich to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Salzburg to Katowice via Hamburg, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Salzburg to Katowice via Vienna, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Salzburg to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Salzburg to Krakow via Frankfurt, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Munich to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Flughafen Wien
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Linz Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Linz Hbf to Katowice
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Katowice to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$5 - $8
1st Class
$7 - $11
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Katowice to Kraków Główny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Linz, Linz central station, Train
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, Vienna Meidling
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
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
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 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
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Salzburg to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ecolines
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Wien to Kraków
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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There is no direct flight from Salzburg Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Salzburg to Kraków bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Kraków station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Salzburg to Kraków is 758 km. It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to drive from Salzburg to Kraków.

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Transavia Holland, KLM, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Salzburg Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2738+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Salzburg Airport is to line 2 shuttle which takes 7 min and costs .

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