How to travel from Berlin to Kraków

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from Berlin to Kraków

You can get from Berlin to Kraków by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Berlin to Kraków on Oct 08 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:00AMBerlin10h10 11:10AMKrakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
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01:00AMBerlin10h10 11:10AMKraków
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07:10PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport4h35 11:45PMJohn Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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07:20PMBerlin Brandenburg Airport4h00 11:20PMJohn Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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Travel Information between Berlin and Kraków

distanceDistance327 miles (527 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $195
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€35) • 7 h 12 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $195 (€188) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lot Polish Airlines or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 327 miles (527 km) between Berlin and Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lot Polish Airlines or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Berlin to Kraków.

General Information about the journey from Berlin to Krakow

Traveling to Krakow from Berlin is simple, with a choice of trains, buses and flights. Flying from Tegel Airport is easily the fastest way to travel, with a journey time of 4 hours, but taking the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof can be a leisurely and enjoyable alternative. When journeys to the airport are factored in, it probably takes a couple of hours longer, so it's not too different. Budget alternatives include taking the bus, meaning that travelers have plenty of options at their disposal.

Buses from Berlin to Krakow

Buses are a great way to travel to Krakow from Berlin. Daily bus connections are operated by Agat, Flixbus and with the first bus departing in the early hours of the morning with services every couple of hours until just after midnight. Journeys last between 7 hours 30 minutes and 8 hours 45 minutes, depending on the service you choose. Bla Bla Car also provides a car pooling service on the route which takes around 5 hours 45 minutes.

Trains from Berlin to Krakow

Deutsche Bahn provides two daily train connections from Berlin's Hauptbahnhof to Krakow Glowny station, with one leaving just before midday and the other departing late in the evening. In both cases, the train takes around 8 hours to reach Krakow, and there are no changes en route, making it a convenient and relaxing way to travel.

Flights from Berlin to Krakow

Flying is comfortably the fastest way to get to Krakow from Berlin. Regular flights are provided by Aeroflot, KLM Cityhopper, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa. All of them take off from Berlin Tegel airport, and all touch down at Krakow's John Paul II International. Flights take about 4 hours to reach Krakow and there are between 8 and 10 services every day.

How to get from Berlin to Kraków

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Berlin to Kraków, 72,00% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Berlin to Kraków, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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FAQs

Travel from Berlin, Germany to Kraków, Poland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Kraków from Berlin restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Kraków, Poland from Berlin?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Kraków, Poland?

The government of Poland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 10/3/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Berlin and Kraków closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Berlin, Germany from Poland is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Berlin from Kraków restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Berlin from Kraków?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Berlin, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 10/6/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Berlin from Kraków closer to your date of departure here.

There are 4 travel options from Berlin to Kraków: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Kraków from Berlin is by taking a train, which costs on average $36 (€35).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Kraków:

A train is $16 (€15) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Berlin to Kraków costing on average $52 (€50).

A train is $159 (€153) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Berlin to Kraków costing on average $195 (€188).

The quickest way to travel to Kraków from Berlin is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 15 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Kraków by bus can take on average 8 h 5 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 7 h 12 min   of travel time.

The Berlin to Kraków distance is around 327 miles (527 km).

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Kraków is:

  • 7 buses a day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Kraków from Berlin as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Berlin to Kraków:

  • Buses from Berlin to Kraków most often leave from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Kraków, Prokocim Szpital.
  • Flights from Berlin to Kraków most often leave from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and arrive in John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Kraków, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Kraków by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Berlin to Kraków tickets on Omio for $52 (€50).
  • Travel with Lot Polish Airlines for flights to Kraków. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lot Polish Airlines Berlin to Kraków tickets on Omio for $195 (€188).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Kraków by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Kraków for $36 (€35) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Kraków with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 5 direct buses per day to Kraków with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Sindbad.

Direct services to Kraków tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Many of our customers traveling from Berlin to Kraków don't make Kraków their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Kraków are Warsaw, Prague or Budapest, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Kraków to any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Berlin to Kraków, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $52 (€50) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $195 (€188) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $36 (€35) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Berlin to Kraków tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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