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

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Train  •  7h 30m

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

139 zł - 251 zł

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Bus  •  8h 59m

  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 P6 / ...

74 zł - 108 zł

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Train, bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Poprad-Tatry Ic
  2. Take the bus from Poprad AS to Nowy Targ dw.aut. Kraków - Bešeňová

231 zł - 330 zł

Night train, train  •  11h 6m

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

191 zł - 276 zł

Drive  •  4h 49m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Zakopane 410 km

180 zł - 270 zł

Fly to Krakow, bus  •  6h 33m

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

405 zł - 1 278 zł

Fly to Budapest, shuttle  •  9h 12m

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

665 zł - 1 616 zł

Fly to Kosice, train, bus  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC
  2. Take the train from Kosice to Poprad-Tatry
  3. Take the bus from Poprad AS to Nowy Targ dw.aut.

445 zł - 1 746 zł

Train, shuttle  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica Re / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Bratislava to Zakopane Eurobusways

259 zł - 486 zł

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to bus which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 8h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 4h 49m.

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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 8h 59m.

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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 11h 6m.

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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 train and bus which takes 7h 56m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m 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 EuroNight, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Zakopane is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 8h 59m.

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  • Distance: 288.9 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

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 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Zakopane via Kraków in around 8h 59m.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 900 zł
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 800 zł
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
1 000 zł - 2 100 zł
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Vienna to Budapest
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
420 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 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 65 zł
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
60 zł - 90 zł
Website
Railjet
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Bratislava Hlavna Stanica
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85 zł - 120 zł
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
200 zł - 290 zł
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 zł - 190 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 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50 zł - 75 zł
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Train from Kosice to Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20 zł - 29 zł
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
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 Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
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
Kolśląsk
Website
kolejeslaskie.com
Train from Czechowice-Dziedzice to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Kolśląsk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Košice to Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16 zł - 55 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
16 zł - 20 zł
Business
27 zł - 31 zł
Premium
40 zł - 55 zł
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Košice, žel. st. to Poprad, Tatry
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17 zł - 24 zł
Website
RegioJet
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Kosice to Poprad-Tatry
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16 zł - 25 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Bus operators
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Poprad AS to Nowy Targ dw.aut.
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16 zł - 22 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
16 zł - 22 zł
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Zakopane Plac PKP przy ul.Chramcówki
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21 zł - 27 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
21 zł - 27 zł
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
55 zł - 75 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
Bus from Jubilat to Zakopane ZDA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15 zł - 26 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
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 45 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
23 zł - 35 zł
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
PKS Gryfice
Phone
914 698 311
Website
pksgryfice.com.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16 zł - 24 zł
Schedules at
pksgryfice.com.pl
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Budapest to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
250 zł - 360 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Bratislava to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
210 zł - 370 zł
Schedules at
eurobusways.com

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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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 410 km. It takes approximately 4h 49m to drive from Vienna to Zakopane.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport.

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There are 2850+ 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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