There are 7 ways to get from Zagreb to Kraków by plane, shuttle, bus, train or car

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Fly Zagreb to Krakow  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Krakow (KRK) ZAG - KRK

$127 - $421

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Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Kraków, Kraków MDA 976

$40 - $70

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Shuttle to Graz, fly to Krakow  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Zagreb to Graz Airport
  2. Fly from Graz (GRZ) to Krakow (KRK) GRZ - KRK

$160 - $688

Fly Zagreb to Katowice, bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Zagreb (ZAG) to Katowice (KTW) ZAG - KTW
  2. Take the bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda

$110 - $473

Bus Crnja Tours  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zagreb to Bratislava
  2. Take the bus from Bratislava to Kraków

$50 - $75

Train  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. to Wien Hbf Ec
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Katowice Ec
  3. Take the train from Katowice to Krakow Glowny R

$66 - $100

Drive  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Zagreb to Kraków 515.4 miles

$100 - $150

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zagreb and arriving at Kraków, Kraków MDA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zagreb to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Wien Hbf and Katowice. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 46 min.

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The distance between Zagreb and Kraków is 557 km. The road distance is 824.6 km.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 51 min to get from Zagreb to Kraków, including transfers.

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Zagreb to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zagreb station.

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Zagreb to Kraków train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. station.

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Kraków is to fly which takes 5 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 10 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 14 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zagreb Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Zagreb to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kraków, Kraków MDA station.

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Map of how to get from Zagreb to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 347.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 51 min

What companies run services between Zagreb, Croatia and Kraków, Poland?

Austrian Airlines, LOT and four other airlines fly from Zagreb to Kraków hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zagreb to Kraków once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $70 and the journey takes 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Graz to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Graz to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Graz to Krakow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Graz to Krakow via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Zagreb to Katowice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Zagreb to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zagreb to Katowice via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Katowice via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Graz to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Zagreb to Katowice via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Zagreb to Katowice via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Graz to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zagreb to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Graz to Krakow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
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 - $25
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
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Katowice Flughafen to Krakau Zob Mda
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
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 Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zagreb to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Zagreb to Bratislava
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Zagreb Zob to Bratislava Zob
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
globtour.com
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Zagreb to Kraków train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zagreb to Kraków is 825 km. It takes approximately 8 h 15 min to drive from Zagreb to Kraków.

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KLM, Croatia Airlines, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Zagreb Airport to Krakow Airport.

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Book your Zagreb to Kraków bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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The best way to get from Zagreb to Zagreb Airport is to shuttle which takes 27 min and costs .

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