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There are 6 ways to get from Zakopane to Łódź by bus, train, night bus, rideshare or car

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  •  5 h 59 min

  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  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Zakopane to Lodz 229.1 miles

$12

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Zakopane to Lodz Widzew Ic

$12 - $18

Bus, night bus  •  7 h 55 min

  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  •  8 h 10 min

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

$14 - $36

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Łódź 228.3 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 7 h 55 min.

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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 6 h 16 min.

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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 5 h 59 min and costs 45 zł - 85 zł.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min 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 6 h 16 min and costs 45 zł - 65 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50 zł - 140 zł and takes 8 h 10 min.

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

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 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Łódź via Kraków and Kraków, Kraków MDA in around 8 h 10 min.

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
2 h 17 min
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
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $24
Bus operators
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
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
1 h 50 min
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
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pksgryfice.com.pl
Leo Express s.r.o.
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
1 h 40 min
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
4 h 25 min
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
5 h
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
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Zakopane to Łódź bus services, operated by Leo Express s.r.o., 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 4 h 23 min to drive from Zakopane to Łódź.

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There are 253+ 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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