The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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7 h 9 m
8 h 12 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Berlin for Kraków every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||327 miles (527 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 25 min|
|Average train ticket price||£39 (€44)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Berlin to Kraków cover the 327 miles (527 km) long route taking on average 7 h 25 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £39, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £33.
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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Berlin and Kraków. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
The train from Berlin to Krakow takes between eight and ten hours. There are six departures a day, seven days a week, from early morning until around 10:30 p.m. at night. Some are direct, but others require a change at Warsaw Zachodnia. An alternative route is to take the afternoon train from Berlin to either Poznan or Stettin and make the onward journey by sleeper train. Routes are operated by Deutsche Bahn, the German national rail provider, and PKP, Polish State Railways.
Return journeys for trains from Krakow to Berlin are also available.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof station is a new station on the banks of the River Spree in central Berlin. There are frequent bus links with the airport, the city centre and surrounding areas as well as taxi ranks. Four lines of the S-Bahn run through the station. There is a night bus service all week and the U-Bahn operates 24/7 weekends.
Krakow is a charming old town of cobbled streets, historic buildings and the largest medieval square in Europe, Rynek Główny. Visitors to this historic Polish town will find plenty of attractions, museums and shopping, along with good restaurants and a lively nightlife.
Krakow Główny Station is ten minutes on foot from Krakow Old Town. This modern station, built underground, brings together the city's rail, bus and tram services. Trams run to Kazimierz in the city centre while bus services take visitors into the city and other popular destinations, such as Zakopane, Wieliczka and the Tatra Mountains. Taxis are available at ground level above the station. Night buses and trams operate seven days a week in Krakow.
Travel between Berlin, Germany and Kraków, Poland by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Poland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 15/05/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Berlin and Kraków as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Berlin, Germany from Kraków is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 22/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Berlin from Kraków closer to your date of departure here.
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