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from Warsaw to Kraków

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

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To get from Warsaw to Kraków on Aug 5 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:30PMWarsaw3h55 11:25PMKraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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$151One-way
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07:30PMWarsaw3h55 11:25PMKraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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$151One-way
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06:50AMWarsaw4h50 11:40AMKraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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$151One-way
06:50AMWarsaw4h50 11:40AMKraków
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$151One-way
11:25PMWarsaw3h50 03:15AMKraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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$151One-way

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Thu
Aug 5
$13Flixbus
$153Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
Aug 6
$13Flixbus
$132Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Aug 7
$10Flixbus
$132Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Aug 8
$15Neobus Polska
$117Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
Aug 9
$10Flixbus
$117Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
Aug 10
$15Neobus Polska
$104Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
Aug 11
$12Flixbus
$104Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
Aug 12
$10Flixbus
$93Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
Aug 13
$13Flixbus
$93Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Aug 14
$10Flixbus
$93Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Aug 15
$13Flixbus
$81Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
Aug 16
$15Neobus Polska
$81Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
Aug 17
$15Neobus Polska
$71Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
Aug 18
$10Flixbus
$71Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
Aug 19
$15Neobus Polska
$71Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
Aug 20
$9Flixbus
$39Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Aug 21
$15Neobus Polska
$44Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Aug 22
$15Neobus Polska
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
Aug 23
$15Neobus Polska
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
Aug 24
$9Flixbus
$39Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information to Kraków from Warsaw

distanceDistance155 miles (250 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$15 - $83
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $83 (€66) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLot Polish Airlines or PKS Polonus

Travel 155 miles (250 km) by flight or bus to Kraków from Warsaw. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lot Polish Airlines or PKS Polonus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Warsaw to Kraków.

Travel from Warsaw to Krakow: Journey Details

Getting to the stunning city of Krakow is simple if you are traveling from Warsaw. There are affordable and relatively fast coaches, car pooling companies, express trains, slower stopper trains and flights to choose from. If you want to watch the Polish countryside unfold, you could take a relaxing train, but if time is of the essence, nothing beats the flight time of just under an hour.

Return trips from Krakow to Warsaw are also available.

How to get from Warsaw to Kraków

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Warsaw to Kraków, 71,70% 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 Warsaw 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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Warsaw to Kraków. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

Buses from Warsaw to Krakow

Buses from Warsaw to Krakow are the cheapest option for traveling between the two cities. PolskiBus runs a daily service starting at 6:00 a.m. and finishing late in the evening, which takes between 4 hours 20 and 4 hours 55 minutes to reach Krakow. There are also car pooling services like Bla Bla Car, which can cover the ground in around 4 hours.

Trains from Warsaw to Krakow

Trains from Warsaw to Krakow are the most convenient way to travel between the two cities, with a regular service from PKP Intercity that takes just 2 hours 44 minutes. However, note that journey times vary, so don't get stuck on a slow stopper-service. Trains depart from 5:30 a.m., and keep running until 8:30 p.m.

Flights from Warsaw to Krakow

LOT Polish Airlines operate a frequent daily flights from Warsaw to Krakow, which takes only 55 minutes to touch down at its destination. There are seven flights every day, with the first take off time at 7:40 a.m. and the last flight at 10:45 p.m. All flights are also direct, with no changes required.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Warsaw to Kraków?

You can travel to Kraków from Warsaw 2 different ways: flight or bus.

What is the distance between Warsaw and Kraków?

The distance is approximately 155 miles (250 km) from Warsaw to Kraków.

When traveling from Warsaw to Kraków, what are the departure and arrival points in Warsaw and Kraków?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Warsaw Chopin Airport and arrive in John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.
  • Buses mostly leave from Warsaw, Airport Lotnisko Chopina - Terminal Autokarowy and tend to arrive in Kraków, Jubilat.
Which travel companies can take me from Warsaw to Kraków?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Warsaw to Kraków:

  • You can travel to Kraków from Warsaw by flight with Lot Polish Airlines. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $83 (€66) with Lot Polish Airlines from Warsaw to Kraków.
  • You can travel between Warsaw and Kraków by bus with PKS Polonus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $15 (€12) with PKS Polonus from Warsaw to Kraków.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Warsaw to Kraków?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Warsaw to Kraków often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Prague, Berlin or Budapest. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Warsaw and Kraków itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Kraków and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Warsaw to Kraków online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $83 (€66) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $15 (€12) one way for this journey.

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

What is the cheapest way from Warsaw to Kraków?

The cheapest way to get from Warsaw to Kraków is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $15 (€12) compared to other travel options to Kraków:

A bus is $68 (€54) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Warsaw to Kraków costing on average $83 (€66).

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

The fastest way to get to Kraków from Warsaw is by flight with an average travel time of 50 min.

Other travel options to Kraków can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 3 h 50 min.

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Warsaw
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