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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Zakopane by train, bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Train  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Strba 601 / ...

209 zł - 346 zł

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA 1261A / ...

78 zł - 181 zł

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Train via Pszczyna  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Pszczyna Ec
  2. Take the train from Pszczyna to Zakopane Tlk / ...

305 zł - 419 zł

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zakopane 408.2 km

170 zł - 260 zł

Fly to Kosice, train  •  6h 49m

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

245 zł - 1 355 zł

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  6h 21m

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

165 zł - 495 zł

Bus, shuttle  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Wien Hbf to Bratislava
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane Eurobusways

239 zł - 406 zł

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Yes, entry into Poland is currently allowed from Austria.

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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
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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.

No, returning to Austria from Poland is currently allowed.

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to bus which costs 17€ - 45€ and takes 9h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to drive which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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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 Pszczyna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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The distance between Vienna and Zakopane is 289 km. The road distance is 408.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zakopane without a car is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs 17€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from Vienna to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Vienna to Zakopane bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf 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 7h 42m and costs 45€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 45€ and takes 9h 5m.

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  • Distance: 288.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 42m

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Zakopane via Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and Strba in around 7h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Zakopane via Kraków in around 9h 5m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
450 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
350 zł - 1 400 zł
Train operators
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 Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50 zł - 70 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Pszczyna
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
260 zł - 350 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 zł - 200 zł
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Strba
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60 zł - 95 zł
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
60 zł - 95 zł
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
25 zł - 35 zł
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
25 zł - 35 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 Pszczyna to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40 zł - 70 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 70 zł
Koleje Śląskie
Phone
+48 32 428 88 88
Email
bok@kolejeslaskie.com
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Pszczyna to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kolśląsk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Štrba, žel. st.
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20 zł - 55 zł
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
20 zł - 29 zł
1st Class
30 zł - 55 zł
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Košice to Štrba
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
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
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Kosice to Strba
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25 zł - 45 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
25 zł - 35 zł
Business
30 zł - 45 zł
1st Class
35 zł - 45 zł
Bus operators
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
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
RegioJet
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Zakopane, Zakopane, Parking E.Leclerc
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35 zł - 50 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 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
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24 zł - 35 zł
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Wien Hbf to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19 zł - 26 zł
Schedules at
slovaklines.sk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 70 282 1827
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
220 zł - 380 zł
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 PKP Intercity, arrive at Zakopane station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Zakopane is 408 km. It takes approximately 4h 41m 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 356+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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