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

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Train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava hl.st. to Strba R

$33 - $51

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna to Kraków, Kraków MDA P22 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$20 - $53

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Night train, train  •  10 h 56 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Czechowice-Dziedzice Eic
  2. Take the train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane Ks / ...

$24 - $36

Drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zakopane 256.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Vienna to Kosice, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Strba

$117 - $445

Fly Vienna to Krakow, bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$110 - $339

Fly Vienna to Budapest, shuttle  •  9 h 23 min

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

$176 - $401

Bus to Bratislava, fly to Kosice, train  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava, Bratislava Airport
  2. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Kosice (KSC) BTS - KSC
  3. Take the train from Kosice to Strba

$77 - $284

Train, shuttle  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Simmering to Bratislava hl.st. Rex / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane Eurobusways

$67 - $118

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to night train and train which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 10 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to drive which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Zakopane via Czechowice-Dziedzice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 56 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Zakopane is 289 km. The road distance is 410 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zakopane without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs 17€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 39 min to get from Vienna to Zakopane, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Zakopane train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to train which takes 7 h 39 min and costs 29€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 50€ and takes 9 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 180.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 39 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Zakopane via Bratislava hl.st. and Strba in around 7 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Zakopane via Kraków, Kraków MDA and Kraków in around 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Bratislava to Kosice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
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 Wien Hbf to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Czechowice-Dziedzice
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Simmering to Bratislava hl.st.
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava hl.st. to Strba
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
slovakrail.sk
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
slovakrail.sk
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
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
$4 - $16
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $6
Business
$8 - $9
Premium
$13 - $16
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Košice, Košice station to Štrba
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
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 Vienna, Vienna to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Bratislava, Bratislava Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
regiojet.com
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
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Kosice Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Zakopane is 410 km. It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to drive from Vienna to Zakopane.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Kosice Airport.

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There are 2791+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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