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from Heidelberg to Kraków

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Travel Information from Heidelberg to Kraków

distanceDistance502 miles (809 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$50 - $87
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $50 (€40) • 17 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $77 (€61) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 502 miles (809 km) by bus, flight or train from Heidelberg to Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $50 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Heidelberg to Kraków.

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Travel from Heidelberg to Kraków
Travel to Kraków easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Heidelberg to Kraków.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Kraków, Poland if I’m coming from Heidelberg, Germany?

Travel from Heidelberg, Germany to Kraków, Poland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Kraków from Heidelberg restricted?

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

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 2 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 9/13/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Kraków from Heidelberg closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Kraków, Poland?

Return travel to Heidelberg, Germany from Poland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Germany from Poland?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Germany from Poland?

Requirements for reentering Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Germany?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Heidelberg, Germany was last verified on 9/19/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Heidelberg from Kraków.

How do I travel from Heidelberg to Kraków?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Kraków from Heidelberg. You can take a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Heidelberg to Kraków?

The cheapest way to go to Kraków from Heidelberg is by taking a bus, which costs on average $50 (€40).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Kraków:

A bus is $27 (€21) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Heidelberg to Kraków costing on average $77 (€61).

A bus is generally $37 (€30) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $87 (€70) from Heidelberg to Kraków.

What is the fastest way to travel from Heidelberg to Kraków?

The fastest way to get to Kraków from Heidelberg is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Kraków can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 17 h 10 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Kraków by train can take on average 13 h 27 min.

What is the distance between Heidelberg and Kraków?

Kraków is approximately 502 miles (809 km) away from Heidelberg.

How many services a day are there from Heidelberg to Kraków?

The average frequency per day from Heidelberg to Kraków is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Heidelberg and Kraków as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Heidelberg to Kraków?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Heidelberg, HD Hauptbahnhof Ost and arrive in Kraków, Jubilat.
Which travel companies can get me from Heidelberg to Kraków?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Kraków. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Heidelberg to Kraków tickets on Omio for $50 (€40).
  • Travel with Eurowings to go to Kraków by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Eurowings Heidelberg to Kraków tickets on Omio for $77 (€61).
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Kraków by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Heidelberg to Kraków tickets on Omio for $87 (€70).
Where should I go next after I travel from Heidelberg to Kraków?
Your trip from Heidelberg to Kraków doesn't have to end in Kraków. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Warsaw, Prague or Berlin. If you’d like to add Warsaw, Prague or Berlin to your Heidelberg to Kraków tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Kraków today!
How early should I book tickets from Heidelberg to Kraków online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Heidelberg 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 for this journey costs on average $50 (€40) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $77 (€61) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $87 (€70) one way on average for this trip.

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


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof
Heidelberg, Willy-Brandt-Platz

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