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from Warsaw to Kraków

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

Our recommendation

To get from Warsaw to Kraków on Sep 21 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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$141One-way
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07:30PMWarsaw3h55 11:25PMKraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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$141One-way
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12:15PMWarsaw Chopin Airport0h55 01:10PMJohn Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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$521One-way
11:25PMWarsaw3h50 03:15AMKraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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$141One-way
04:10PMWarsaw Chopin Airport0h55 05:05PMJohn Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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$801One-way

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Mon
Sep 20
$14Neobus Polska
$103Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
Sep 21
$12Flixbus
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
Sep 22
$12Flixbus
$80Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
Sep 23
$9Flixbus
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
Sep 24
$10Flixbus
$131Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Sep 25
$14Neobus Polska
$44Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Sep 26
$10Flixbus
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
Sep 27
$14Neobus Polska
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
Sep 28
$11Flixbus
$44Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
Sep 29
$14Neobus Polska
$38Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
Sep 30
$14Neobus Polska
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
Oct 1
$14Neobus Polska
$52Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Oct 2
$10Flixbus
$44Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Oct 3
$9Flixbus
$44Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
Oct 4
$9Flixbus
$44Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
Oct 5
$10Flixbus
$38Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
Oct 6
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$38Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
Oct 7
$7Flixbus
$38Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
Oct 8
$8Flixbus
$61Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
Oct 9
$9Flixbus
$44Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
Oct 10
$7Flixbus
$38Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information between Warsaw and Kraków

distanceDistance155 miles (250 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$15 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€95) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesPKS Polonus or Lot Polish Airlines

Take a bus or flight to travel 155 miles (250 km) from Warsaw to Kraków. 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 PKS Polonus or Lot Polish Airlines among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight 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.

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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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Warsaw 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 Warsaw to Kraków.
FAQs
How do I reach Kraków from Warsaw?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Kraków from Warsaw. You can take a bus or flight.

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

The cheapest way to go to Kraków from Warsaw is by taking a bus, which costs on average $15 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Kraków:

Taking a bus is usually $104 (€83) less than taking a flight to Kraków, which costs on average $119 (€95) for the same trip.

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 50 min   of travel time.

What is the distance between Warsaw and Kraków?

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

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

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

  • Buses most often depart from Warsaw at Warsaw, Airport Lotnisko Chopina - Terminal Autokarowy and arrive in Kraków at Kraków, Jubilat.
  • Flights from Warsaw to Kraków most often leave from Warsaw Chopin Airport and arrive in John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.
Who can get me from Warsaw to Kraków?

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

  • Travel with PKS Polonus to go to Kraków by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find PKS Polonus Warsaw to Kraków tickets on Omio for $15 (€12).
  • Lot Polish Airlines can get you to Kraków by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lot Polish Airlines from Warsaw to Kraków for $119 (€95) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly from Warsaw to Kraków?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus or Neobus Polska.
  • You can book a direct flight with Lot Polish Airlines.

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 trip.

Where should I go next after I travel from Warsaw to Kraków?
Many of our customers traveling from Warsaw to Kraków don't make Kraków their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Kraków are Prague, Berlin 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!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Warsaw and Kraków online to get 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 bus ticket for this route costs on average $15 (€12) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $119 (€95) one way on average 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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Warsaw
Kraków
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