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There are 7 ways to get from Zwickau to Kraków by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Zwickau Main Train Station to Krakow Czyzyny Bus Station

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Krakow

Train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Görlitz Bahnhof
  3. Take the train from Zgorzelec to Wroclaw Glowny
  4. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny

Drive

  1. Drive from Zwickau to Kraków

Train to Leipzig, fly

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Krakow (KRK)

Train to Dresden, fly

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Krakow (KRK)

Train, bus to Prague, fly

  1. Take the train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
  2. Take the bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
  3. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Krakow (KRK)

Zwickau to Kraków by bus

The bus journey time between Zwickau and Kraków is around 9h 42m and covers a distance of around 663 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. Operated by EuroClub and MPK S.A. w Krakowie, the Zwickau to Kraków bus service departs from Zwickau Main Train Station and arrives in Politechnika. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

8 Weekly Buses
9h 42m Average Duration
147 zł Cheapest Price
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Germany → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Poland, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Poland with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Poland

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Poland from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kraków is 800 190 590.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kraków is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kraków is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 190 590.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Poland.

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Last updated: 13 Jan 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Kraków is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 9h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Zwickau to Kraków is to drive. Taking this option will cost €70 - €110 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau station to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Zwickau Main Train Station and arriving at Politechnika via Czyżyny Dworzec. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Goerlitz, Zgorzelec and Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 55m.

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The distance between Zwickau and Kraków is 533 km. The road distance is 629.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Kraków without a car is to bus which takes 9h 42m and costs €30 - €45.

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It takes approximately 9h 42m to get from Zwickau to Kraków, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Kraków bus services, operated by EuroClub, depart from Zwickau Main Train Station.

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Zwickau to Kraków train services, operated by Transdev, depart from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Kraków is to bus which takes 9h 42m and costs €30 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 532.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 42m

What companies run services between Zwickau, Germany and Kraków, Poland?

EuroClub operates a bus from Zwickau Main Train Station to Krakow Czyzyny Bus Station once daily. Tickets cost 140 zł - 200 zł and the journey takes 9h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zwickau to Kraków via Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Görlitz Bahnhof, Goerlitz, Zgorzelec, and Wroclaw Glowny in around 11h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 zł - 2 100 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
600 zł - 2 100 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
440 zł - 1 800 zł
Flights from Prague to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
460 zł - 550 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 300 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
300 zł - 1 300 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
550 zł - 1 100 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90 zł - 440 zł
Train operators
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Pölbitzer Bahnhof to Chemnitz, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau-Poelbitz to Chemnitz Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Trilex
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Görlitz Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Hbf to Goerlitz
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Die Länderbahn
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Karlovy Vary Dolni Nadrazi
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Die Länderbahn
Koleje Dolnośląskie
Phone
61- 27-92-700
Email
biuro@koleje-wielkopolskie.com.pl
Website
kolejedolnoslaskie.pl
Train from Zgorzelec to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Koleje Dolnośląskie
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 Zgorzelec to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40 zł - 75 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
40 zł - 55 zł
1st Class
55 zł - 75 zł
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 80 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
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Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
60 zł - 80 zł
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 zł - 180 zł
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 zł - 110 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bus operators
EuroClub
Phone
+38(066)-281-80-41
Email
euroclubbus@gmail.com
Website
eclub.kiev.ua
Bus from Zwickau Main Train Station to Krakow Czyzyny Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 zł - 200 zł
Website
EuroClub
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130 zł - 170 zł
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Karlovy Vary Terminal Bus Station to Prague Airport Terminal 1/2
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21 zł - 30 zł
Website
RegioJet

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Zwickau to Kraków bus services, operated by EuroClub, arrive at Krakow Czyzyny Bus Station.

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Zwickau to Kraków train services, operated by PKP Intercity, arrive at Krakow Glowny station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zwickau to Kraków is 630 km. It takes approximately 5h 37m to drive from Zwickau to Kraków.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst and Lufthansa offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Krakow Airport.

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