There are 6 ways to get from Zakopane to Hel by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Krakow, fly  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Gdansk (GDN) KRK - GDN

355 zł - 644 zł

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Train  •  13h 32m

  1. Take the train from Zakopane to Gdynia Glowna Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gdynia Glowna to Hel R / ...

83 zł - 199 zł

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Bus, bus to Katowice, fly  •  10h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
  3. Fly from Katowice (KTW) to Gdansk (GDN) KTW - GDN

470 zł - 829 zł

Bus  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane Plac PKP przy ul.Chramcówki to Torun D.A. Dabrowskiego Zakopane - Ustka
  2. Take the bus from Toruń, Toruń Miasto to Gdynia N1311 / ...

332 zł - 405 zł

Bus, train  •  18h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Kasprowicza to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Piotrków Trybunalski
  3. Take the train from Piotrkow Trybunalski to Hel 403

135 zł - 216 zł

Drive  •  8h 20m

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Hel 770.3 km

320 zł - 470 zł

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The cheapest way to get from Zakopane to Hel is to train which costs 80 zł - 200 zł and takes 13h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Zakopane to Hel is to bus and fly which costs 350 zł - 650 zł and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zakopane to Hel. However, there are services departing from Zakopane and arriving at Hel via Gdynia Glowna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 32m.

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The distance between Zakopane and Hel is 595 km. The road distance is 770.3 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Hel without a car is to train which takes 13h 32m and costs 80 zł - 200 zł.

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It takes approximately 6h 29m to get from Zakopane to Hel, including transfers.

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Zakopane to Hel train services, operated by PKP Intercity, depart from Zakopane station.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Hel is to train which takes 13h 32m and costs 80 zł - 200 zł. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 330 zł - 410 zł and takes 14h 40m.

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The quickest flight from Krakow Airport to Gdansk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Zakopane to Hel train services, operated by Polregio, arrive at Hel station.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Hel.
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  • Distance: 595.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 29m

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

You can take a train from Zakopane to Hel via Gdynia Glowna in around 13h 32m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Hel via Torun D.A. Dabrowskiego, Toruń, Toruń Miasto, and Gdynia in around 14h 40m.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90 zł - 550 zł
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90 zł - 550 zł
Flights from Katowice to Gdansk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160 zł - 650 zł
Flights from Katowice to Gdansk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 400 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Gdansk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80 zł - 410 zł
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Katowice to Gdansk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
800 zł - 2 400 zł
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Katowice to Gdansk via Stavanger
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
240 zł - 950 zł
Train operators
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 Zakopane to Gdynia Glowna
Ave. Duration
11h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70 zł - 140 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
70 zł - 90 zł
1st Class
100 zł - 140 zł
Train from Gdynia Glowna to Hel
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 65 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
35 zł - 50 zł
1st Class
50 zł - 65 zł
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Gdynia Glowna to Hel
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11 zł - 16 zł
Website
Polregio
Arriva PL
Phone
56 660 89 33
Website
arriva.pl
Train from Gdynia Glowna to Hel
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Arriva PLArriva PL
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Gdynia Glowna to Hel
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13 zł - 20 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
Train from Piotrkow Trybunalski to Hel
Ave. Duration
9h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75 zł - 120 zł
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
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
15 zł - 27 zł
Schedules at
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kasprowicza to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
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 Zakopane to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 45 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kraków, Kraków MDA to Katowice Airport, Katowice Lotnisko
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35 zł - 45 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toruń, Toruń Miasto to Gdynia
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
50 zł - 65 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
LEO Express
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Bus from Zakopane Plac PKP przy ul.Chramcówki to Kraków dw. aut.
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21 zł - 27 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
21 zł - 27 zł
Bus from Zakopane Plac PKP przy ul.Chramcówki to Torun D.A. Dabrowskiego
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70 zł - 90 zł
Website
LEO Express
Economy
70 zł - 90 zł
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
23 zł - 35 zł
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
PKS Gryfice
Phone
914 698 311
Website
pksgryfice.com.pl
Bus from Zakopane to Kraków
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
16 zł - 24 zł
Schedules at
pksgryfice.com.pl
Eksprestransfer
Phone
+48 603 966 598
Email
rezerwacja@eksprestransfer.pl
Website
pyrzowiceekspres.pl
Bus from Krakow Central Bus Station to Katowice Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
5 times a day
Unknown
Eksprestransfer
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Kraków to Piotrków Trybunalski
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45 zł - 70 zł
Schedules at
ecolines.net

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Yes, the driving distance between Zakopane to Hel is 770 km. It takes approximately 8h 20m to drive from Zakopane to Hel.

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Ryanair and LOT offer flights from Krakow Airport to Gdansk Airport.

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There are 1923+ hotels available in Hel. Prices start at 500 zł per night.

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