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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 Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA

Train

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zgorzelec
  3. Take the train from Zgorzelec to Wroclaw Glowny
  4. Take the train from Wroclaw Glowny to Krakow Glowny

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zgorzelec
  3. Take the train from Zgorzelec Bahnhof to Wroclaw Glowny
  4. Take the bus from Wrocław to Kraków, Kraków MDA

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, train to Nuremberg, fly

  1. Take the train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
  3. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Krakow (KRK)

Zwickau to Kraków by bus

The bus journey time between Zwickau and Kraków is around 10h 45m and covers a distance of around 666 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by FlixBus, the Zwickau to Kraków bus service departs from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

13 Weekly Buses
10h 45m Average Duration
167 zł Cheapest Price
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Germany → Poland
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International entry into Poland from Germany

  • Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Poland from Germany

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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, entry into Poland is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • 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 recommended.

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, returning to Germany from Poland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 24 Jan 2023
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The cheapest way to get from Zwickau to Kraków is to bus which costs €35 - €45 and takes 10h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Zwickau to Kraków is to drive. Taking this option will cost €95 - €140 and takes 5h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zwickau to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA via Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zwickau to Kraków. However, there are services departing from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Krakow Glowny via Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Zgorzelec and Wroclaw Glowny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 52m.

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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 10h 45m and costs €35 - €45.

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It takes approximately 10h 45m to get from Zwickau to Kraków, including transfers.

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Zwickau to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof station.

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Zwickau to Kraków train services, operated by Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn, depart from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Zwickau to Kraków is to bus which takes 10h 45m and costs €35 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Zwickau to Kraków.
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  • Distance: 532.9 km
  • Duration: 10h 45m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Chemnitz, Omnibusbahnhof to Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA twice daily. Tickets cost 140 zł - 170 zł and the journey takes 8h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zwickau to Kraków via Dresden Hauptbahnhof, Zgorzelec, and Wroclaw Glowny in around 10h 52m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 zł - 4 000 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 zł - 4 000 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 zł - 4 000 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 zł - 4 000 zł
Flights from Nuremberg to Krakow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 zł - 2 000 zł
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 zł - 2 000 zł
Flights from Nuremberg to Krakow via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
650 zł - 2 200 zł
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leipzig to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120 zł - 1 600 zł
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
130 zł - 1 200 zł
Flights from Nuremberg to Krakow
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
150 zł - 1 200 zł
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
370 zł - 1 400 zł
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dresden to Krakow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 zł - 4 100 zł
Train operators
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Phone
0341 231898288
Email
info@mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Website
mitteldeutsche-regiobahn.de
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Dresden Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
Train from Zwickau, Hauptbahnhof to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Mitteldeutsche Regiobahn
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Phone
+49 89 548889725
Email
info@trilex.de
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Zgorzelec
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
trilex - Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB
Koleje Dolnośląskie
Phone
+48 76 742 11 12
Email
informacja@kolejedolnoslaskie.eu
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 40m
Frequency
Once daily
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
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 zł - 80 zł
Website
PKP Intercity
Book at
Poland Rail Pass
2nd Class
45 zł - 60 zł
1st Class
60 zł - 80 zł
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Zgorzelec Bahnhof to Wroclaw Glowny
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20 zł - 28 zł
Website
Polregio
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
80 zł - 120 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Train from Hof Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
120 zł - 180 zł
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Zwickau(Sachs)Hbf to Hof Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Die Länderbahn
Bus operators
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 Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 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.
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Neo Bus
Phone
+48 17 277 30 95
Email
kontakt@neobus.pl
Website
neobus.pl
Bus from Wrocław to Kraków, Kraków MDA
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65 zł - 95 zł
Schedules at
neobus.pl

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There is no direct flight from Leipzig Airport to Krakow Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Zwickau to Kraków bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy MDA 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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LOT, Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Krakow Airport.

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