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There are 6 ways to get from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 35m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Krakow (KRK) AMS - KRK

230 zł - 600 zł

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  20h 50m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal Intercity
  2. Take the bus from Utrecht to Kraków

230 zł - 345 zł

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Train  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Amersfoort Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amersfoort Centraal to Wolfsburg Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Berlin Ostbahnhof to Krakow Glowny Ec

624 zł - 1 134 zł

Bus via Amsterdam Sloterdijk  •  21h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Krakow N20

298 zł - 358 zł

Bus  •  22h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Krakow Central Bus Station Amsterdam - Lesko 1 / ...

247 zł - 427 zł

Drive  •  11h 2m

  1. Drive from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków 1275.1 km

700 zł - 1 100 zł

Schiphol, Airport to Kraków by train

The train journey time between Schiphol, Airport and Kraków is around 26h 56m and covers a distance of around 1255 km. The fastest train normally takes 25h 16m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Schiphol, Airport to Kraków train service departs from Schiphol Airport and arrives in Krakow Glowny. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
26h 56m
Fastest train time:
25h 16m
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
624 zł
Carbon emissions:
66 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:38
Last train departs at:
16:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schiphol, Airport to Kraków train schedules

Netherlands → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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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

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Netherlands

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • 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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  • 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

1.5m

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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 Netherlands.

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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 Kraków is 800 190 590.

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

The social distance requirement in Kraków 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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Poland.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków is to train and bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 20h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków is to fly which costs 50€ - 140€ and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza and arriving at Krakow via Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Amersfoort Centraal, Wolfsburg Hbf and Berlin Ostbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 40m.

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The distance between Schiphol, Airport and Kraków is 1085 km. The road distance is 1275.1 km.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków without a car is to train which takes 15h 40m and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków, including transfers.

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Schiphol, Airport to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Schiphol, Airport to Kraków train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków is to fly which takes 2h 35m and costs 50€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 260€ and takes 15h 40m, you could also bus via Amsterdam Sloterdijk, which costs 65€ - 80€ and takes 21h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 1084.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

What companies run services between Schiphol, Airport, Netherlands and Kraków, Poland?

KLM, Scandinavian Airlines and three other airlines fly from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków via Amersfoort Centraal, Wolfsburg Hbf, and Berlin Ostbahnhof in around 15h 40m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 zł - 1 500 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
750 zł - 1 600 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 zł - 1 700 zł
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 zł - 1 700 zł
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
490 zł - 1 000 zł
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Krakow via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
310 zł - 1 300 zł
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Amersfoort Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40 zł - 95 zł
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
70 zł - 95 zł
Train from Amersfoort Centraal to Wolfsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
160 zł - 370 zł
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
160 zł - 220 zł
1st Class
260 zł - 370 zł
Train from Schiphol Airport to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
40 zł - 85 zł
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
65 zł - 85 zł
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
170 zł - 240 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wolfsburg Hbf to Berlin Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
230 zł - 330 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Ostbahnhof to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
250 zł - 340 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Sindbad
Phone
+48 77 443 44 44
Email
poczta@sindbad.pl
Website
sindbad.pl
Bus from Utrecht to Kraków
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
190 zł - 260 zł
Schedules at
sindbad.pl
Bus from Amsterdam to Kraków
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
220 zł - 310 zł
Schedules at
sindbad.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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Krakow
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
280 zł - 340 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht to Krakow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
250 zł - 370 zł
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Schiphol, Airport to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Krakow station.

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Schiphol, Airport to Kraków train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schiphol, Airport to Kraków is 1275 km. It takes approximately 11h 2m to drive from Schiphol, Airport to Kraków.

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Scandinavian Airlines, KLM, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 554+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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