How to travel from Lyon to Kraków

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Travel Information from Lyon to Kraków

distanceDistance756 miles (1219 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$65 - $116
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $65 (€58) • 25 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $116 (€104) • 4 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or KLM

Travel 756 miles (1219 km) by bus or flight between Lyon and Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $65 (€58). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or KLM among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lyon to Kraków.

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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 Lyon to Kraków.

Travel between Lyon, France and Kraków, Poland is: Fully open.

Can travelers from France enter Poland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Kraków from Lyon?

Conditions of entry into Poland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Kraków, Poland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Poland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 5/15/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Lyon to Kraków.

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Poland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Kraków, Poland?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lyon from Kraków?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 5/21/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Lyon from Kraków here.

There are 2 ways to travel to Kraków from Lyon including taking a bus or flight.

The cheapest way to travel between Lyon and Kraków is by taking a bus with an average price of $65 (€58).

This is compared to other travel options to Kraków:

A bus is $51 (€46) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Lyon to Kraków costing on average $116 (€104).

The fastest way from Lyon to Kraków is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 15 min.

There are alternative travel options to Kraków that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Kraków by bus can take on average 25 h 25 min.

The distance is approximately 756 miles (1219 km) from Lyon to Kraków.

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Kraków, Prokocim Szpital.
  • Flights most often depart from Lyon at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Kraków at John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Kraków by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Lyon to Kraków for $65 (€58).
  • KLM can take you to Kraków by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for KLM from Lyon to Kraków for $116 (€104).
Your trip from Lyon 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 Lyon to Kraków tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Kraków today!

When planning your trip from Lyon to Kraków, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $65 (€58) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $116 (€104) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Kraków online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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