There are 8 ways to get from Zakopane to Kaunas by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Centralna Eic / ...
  3. Take the train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$34 - $48

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Train  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Zakopane to Krakow Glowny R / ...
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Bialystok D
  3. Take the train from Białystok to Kaunas

$33 - $42

6 alternative options

Bus  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the bus from Kraków to Kaunas

$39 - $64

Drive  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Zakopane to Kaunas 549.2 miles

$95 - $150

Bus to Krakow, fly to Kaunas  •  11 h 31 min

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

$92 - $365

Train to Kosice, fly to Kaunas  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Štrba to Košice
  2. Fly from Kosice (KSC) to Kaunas (KUN) KSC - KUN

$90 - $394

Bus to Krakow, fly to Vilnius, train  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Fly from Krakow (KRK) to Vilnius (VNO) KRK - VNO
  3. Take the train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas

$93 - $486

Bus, train to Warsaw, fly to Kaunas  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Zakopane ZDA to Kraków
  2. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
  3. Fly from Warsaw (WAW) to Kaunas (KUN) WAW - KUN

$90 - $349

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No, there is no direct bus from Zakopane to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Zakopane ZDA and arriving at Kaunas via Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zakopane to Kaunas. However, there are services departing from Zakopane and arriving at Kaunas via Krakow Glowny and Białystok. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 46 min.

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The distance between Zakopane and Kaunas is 679 km. The road distance is 878.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Kaunas without a car is to bus and train which takes 12 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 50 min to get from Zakopane to Kaunas, including transfers.

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Zakopane to Kaunas bus services, operated by MajerBus, depart from Zakopane ZDA station.

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

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The best way to get from Zakopane to Kaunas is to train which takes 14 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Krakow Airport to Kaunas Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Zakopane to Kaunas bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Kaunas station.

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Map of how to get from Zakopane to Kaunas.
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  • Distance: 424.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 50 min

What companies run services between Zakopane, Poland and Kaunas, Lithuania?

You can take a train from Zakopane to Kaunas via Krakow Glowny, Bialystok, and Białystok in around 14 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zakopane to Kaunas via Kraków in around 17 h 25 min.

Airlines
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Krakow to Kaunas via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Krakow to Kaunas via Munich, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Krakow to Kaunas via Vienna, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Krakow to Kaunas via Frankfurt, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Kosice to Kaunas via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Kosice to Kaunas via Vienna, Warsaw
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Krakow to Vilnius via Warsaw
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Warsaw to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Krakow to Kaunas via Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Kosice to Kaunas via Warsaw, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Kosice to Kaunas via Vienna, Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Krakow to Vilnius via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Krakow to Vilnius via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $180
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Krakow to Vilnius via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Krakow to Vilnius via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Krakow to Vilnius via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $280
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 Warszawa Centralna
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Warszawa Centralna to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Zakopane to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Krakow Glowny to Bialystok
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$19 - $28
Train from Krakow Glowny to Warszawa Zachodnia
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$13 - $20
Traukinio
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
Train from Białystok to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
traukiniobilietas.lt
Leo Express s.r.o.
Phone
+420 220 311 700
Email
info@le.cz
Website
leoexpress.com
Train from Štrba to Košice
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $19
Schedules at
leoexpress.com
Economy
$5 - $7
Business
$9 - $11
Premium
$15 - $19
Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Phone
(+370) 700 55111
Email
nuomone@litrail.lt
Website
litrail.lt
Train from Vilnius(LT) to Kaunas
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
traukiniobilietas.lt
2nd Class Ticket
$5 - $7
1st Class Ticket
$6 - $9
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

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Kaunas is 1 h ahead of Zakopane. It is currently 6:56 PM in Zakopane and 7:56 PM in Kaunas.

Zakopane to Kaunas train services, operated by Traukinio, arrive at Kaunas station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zakopane to Kaunas is 879 km. It takes approximately 10 h 43 min to drive from Zakopane to Kaunas.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and LOT offer flights from Krakow Airport to Kaunas Airport.

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There are 244+ hotels available in Kaunas. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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