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There are 7 ways to get from Zakopane to Łódź by bus, train, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Lodz Widzew Ic

$13 - $22

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Zakopane to Lodz 229.1 miles

$12

5 alternative options

Train  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Zakopane to Lodz Widzew Ic

$12 - $18

Bus, night bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane to Częstochowa
  2. Take the night bus from Częstochowa Dworzec PKS to Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna Leo Express

$15 - $20

Bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Łódź, Lodz P12 / ...

$14 - $36

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Łódź 228.3 miles

$35 - $60

Bus, fly, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Warsaw Chopin (WAW) KRK - WAW
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna

$36 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Łódź is to rideshare which costs 42 zł and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Zakopane to Łódź is to drive which costs 140 zł - 220 zł and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakopane to Łódź. However, there are services departing from Zakopane and arriving at Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna via Częstochowa Dworzec PKS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zakopane to Łódź. However, there are services departing from Zakopane and arriving at Fabryczna via Łódź Widzew. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 16m.

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The distance between Zakopane and Łódź is 275 km. The road distance is 365.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Łódź without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 59m and costs 45 zł - 85 zł.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Zakopane to Łódź, including transfers.

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Zakopane to Łódź bus services, operated by PKS Gryfice, depart from Zakopane station.

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Zakopane to Łódź train services, operated by Polish Railways (PKP), depart from Zakopane station.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Łódź is to train which takes 6h 16m and costs 45 zł - 65 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50 zł - 140 zł and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Łódź.
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  • Distance: 171.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Zakopane, Poland and Łódź, Poland?

Polish Railways (PKP) operates a train from Zakopane to Łódź once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 5h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Łódź via Kraków, Kraków MDA in around 8h 10m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $130
Train operators
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 Krakow Glowny to Lodz Widzew
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Zakopane to Lodz Widzew
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $24
Train from Warszawa Zachodnia to Lodz Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $9
1st Class
$8 - $13
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
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 Zakopane to Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
PKS Gryfice
Phone
914 698 311
Website
pksgryfice.com.pl
Bus from Zakopane to Częstochowa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pksgryfice.com.pl
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Night bus from Częstochowa Dworzec PKS to Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$6 - $8
Bus from Kraków dw. aut. to Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$10 - $13
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 Kraków, Kraków MDA to Łódź, Lodz
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Zakopane to Lodz
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Zakopane to Łódź bus services, operated by LEO Express, arrive at Łódż Dworzec Łódź Fabryczna station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zakopane to Łódź is 365 km. It takes approximately 4h 23m to drive from Zakopane to Łódź.

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LOT offers flights from Krakow Airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport.

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There are 267+ hotels available in Łódź. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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

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