You can get from Warsaw to Kraków by train, bus or flight.
To get from Warsaw to Kraków on Sep 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||155 miles (250 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or flight|
|Ticket price range||$15 - $119|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $15 (€12) • 3 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $119 (€95) • 50 min|
|Popular travel companies||PKS 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
There are 2 ways that you can travel to Kraków from Warsaw. You can take a bus or flight.
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.
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.
The distance from Warsaw to Kraków is approximately 155 miles (250 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Warsaw to Kraków with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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.
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