There are 8 ways to get from Vienna to Kraków by bus, train, rideshare, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus RegioJet  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 RegioJet / ...

$15 - $45

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Train  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice Ec
  2. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R / ...

$21 - $32

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Kraków, Kraków MDA 916

$29 - $48

Rideshare  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Vienna to Krakow 283.8 miles

$23

Drive  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Kraków 284.1 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Krakow  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Krakow (KRK) VIE - KRK

$106 - $329

Fly to Kosice, shuttle  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Kosice (KSC) VIE - KSC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Košice to Kraków

$148 - $498

Shuttle  •  6 h

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Wien to Kraków Eurobusways

$80 - $130

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Kraków is 331 km. The road distance is 454.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Vienna, Hbf to Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 takes 6 h 30 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Vienna to Kraków bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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

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The best way to get from Vienna to Kraków is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 9 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 55 min.

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

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Vienna to Kraków bus services, operated by RegioJet, arrive at Kraków, Reg. Dw. Autob. ul. Bosacka 18 station.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 207 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

RegioJet operates a bus from Vienna to Kraków twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 6 h 30 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Kraków via Katowice in around 7 h 9 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Kosice
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $550
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 Katowice
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
Once a week
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$4 - $5
Business
$6 - $8
Premium
$10 - $13
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
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
regiojet.com
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 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 Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurobusways
Phone
+36 20 9148100
Email
info@eurobusways.com
Website
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Košice to Kraków
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Shuttle from Wien to Kraków
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Schedules at
eurobusways.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Vienna to Krakow
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Kraków is 455 km. It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to drive from Vienna to Kraków.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Vienna to Kraków bus tickets online with Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 2705+ hotels available in Kraków. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Vienna and Kraków. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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

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