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There are 7 ways to get from Zgorzelec to Zakopane by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Kraków  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zgorzelec to Wrocław, Wrocław DA
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Kraków, Kraków MDA P14
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$29 - $52

Cheapest option

Train  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Wegliniec to Wroclaw Glowny Kd / ...
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Zakopane Regional

$21 - $32

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Train, bus  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Wegliniec to Wroclaw Glowny Kd / ...
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny Ic
  3. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$24 - $41

Bus PKS Zielona Gora  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Zgorzelec to Wrocław, Wrocław DA 1302
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław to Zakopane

$23 - $37

Train via Krakow Glowny  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Wegliniec to Wroclaw Glowny Kd / ...
  2. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny Ic
  3. Take the train from Krakow Glowny to Zakopane R / ...

$26 - $41

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Zgorzelec to Zakopane 322.2 miles

$55 - $80

Train, fly, bus  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zgorzelec Miasto to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Krakow (KRK) PRG - KRK
  4. Take the bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA

$137 - $412

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zgorzelec to Zakopane is to train which costs 75 zł - 120 zł and takes 12 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zgorzelec to Zakopane is to drive which costs 200 zł - 300 zł and takes 5 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zgorzelec to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Zgorzelec and arriving at Zakopane ZDA via Wrocław, Wrocław DA and Kraków. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zgorzelec to Zakopane. However, there are services departing from Zgorzelec Miasto and arriving at Zakopane via Wegliniec, Wroclaw Glowny and Krakow Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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The distance between Zgorzelec and Zakopane is 407 km. The road distance is 515.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zgorzelec to Zakopane without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs 100 zł - 200 zł.

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It takes approximately 9 h 25 min to get from Zgorzelec to Zakopane, including transfers.

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Zgorzelec to Zakopane bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Zgorzelec station.

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

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The best way to get from Zgorzelec to Zakopane is to bus which takes 9 h 25 min and costs 100 zł - 200 zł. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95 zł - 160 zł and takes 11 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Zgorzelec to Zakopane.
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  • Distance: 254.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 25 min

What companies run services between Zgorzelec, Dolnośląskie, Poland and Zakopane, Poland?

You can take a bus from Zgorzelec to Zakopane via Wrocław, Wrocław DA, Kraków, Kraków MDA, and Kraków in around 9 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zgorzelec to Zakopane via Wegliniec, Wroclaw Glowny, and Krakow Glowny in around 11 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$19 - $160
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
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 Wegliniec to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $13
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$14 - $20
Train from Krakow Glowny to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$15 - $22
Train from Zgorzelec Miasto to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Intercity.pl
Book at
Raileurope.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zgorzelec to Wrocław, Wrocław DA
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Wrocław, Wrocław DA to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MajerBus
Phone
669 060 060
Email
biuro@majerbus.pl
Website
majerbus.pl
Bus from Kraków to Zakopane ZDA
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 Kraków MDA to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl
Bus from Wrocław to Zakopane
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
pks.zgora.pl

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

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Zgorzelec to Zakopane bus services, operated by MajerBus, arrive at Zakopane ZDA station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zgorzelec to Zakopane is 515 km. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Zgorzelec to Zakopane.

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

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There are 2796+ hotels available in Zakopane. Prices start at $29 USD per night.

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