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from Berlin to Kraków

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

Our recommendation

To get from Berlin to Kraków on 28 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:37Berlin Hbf7h18 17:55Kraków
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£531One-way
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18:43Berlin Hbf9h25 04:08Kraków
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£351One-way
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01:00Berlin, ZOB10h10 11:10Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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£431One-way
12:35Berlin Brandenburg Airport4h30 17:05John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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£1391One-way
18:45Berlin Brandenburg Airport18h25 13:10John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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£1391One-way

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Wed
27 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
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£139Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
28 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£20Flixbus
£139Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
29 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£25Flixbus
£139Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
30 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£52Sindbad
£156Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
31 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
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£123Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
1 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£20Flixbus
£102Eurowings
Thu
4 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
£109Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
5 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
£109Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
6 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£52Sindbad
£139Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
7 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£52Sindbad
£109Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
8 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£49Sindbad
£96Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
9 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£37Sindbad
£96Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
11 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£43Sindbad
£96Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
13 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£20Flixbus
£123Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
14 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£52Sindbad
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Mon
15 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£18Flixbus
£84Eurowings
Tue
16 Nov
£35Deutsche Bahn
£16Flixbus
£96Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information from Berlin to Kraków

distanceDistance327 miles (527 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £95
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £20 • 8 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £95 • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLot Polish Airlines, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 327 miles (527 km) by flight, coach or train from Berlin to Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Lot Polish Airlines, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Berlin to Kraków.

General Information about the journey from Berlin to Krakow

Travelling to Krakow from Berlin is simple, with a choice of trains, buses and flights. Flying from Tegel Airport is easily the fastest way to travel, with a journey time of 4 hours, but taking the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof can be a leisurely and enjoyable alternative. When journeys to the airport are factored in, it probably takes a couple of hours longer, so it's not too different. Budget alternatives include taking the bus, meaning that travellers have plenty of options at their disposal.

Return journeys from Krakow to Berlin are also available.

Walking Around in Kraków

Start your walking tour of Kraków in the city's historic Jewish quarter, Kazimierz. Simply wander the narrow, shady streets and visit one of its many synagogues, such as the Temple Synagogue with its over 40 stained glass windows. If you would like a break from walking, head over to Meiselsa Street and the Center for Jewish Culture, which has a rooftop cafe with a glorious view. After that, walk down the same street to the river and continue along towards the Wawel citadel, comprising of a castle and cathedral. The gardens overlook the Vistula river and provide a great spot for soaking up some sun. Next, you can take the Royal Way, via Grodzka Street to the main square Rynek Główny, where you can visit the city's ancient market halls. Locals and experts recommend a visit to the medieval cellars under the square, especially on hot summer days. If you are interested in art, the Princes Czartoryski Museum houses famous works like The Lady with an Ermine, by Leonardo da Vinci. You can find this museum in the northeast corner of the Old Town, on Świętego Jana Street.

Eating in Kraków

The city of Krakow is known for its hearty cuisine that heavily features bread and sausages. Food is an important part of the identity of the people of Krakow and traditional recipes are handed down through generations in each family. The national dish of Poland is pierogi which consists of small dumplings that are filled with a variety of fillings, including sauerkraut, mushrooms or sweet jams. Pierogi can be found in most restaurants in Krakow, and they are also a popular street food at the city's markets. The obwarzanek has become a food symbol of Krakow and these chewy bagels can be found on every street corner. Try a salt sprinkled obwarzanek for the perfect snack, while exploring the city. An authentic Krakow food experience can be had at Stylowa, which is located in the eastern section of the Old Town. Here, diners can enjoy traditional dishes of the region such as veal escalops with buckwheat. Those looking for a more luxurious dining experience should try Restauracja Wentzl in the middle of the Old Town. The restaurant serves local Polish ingredients cooked using classic French techniques. Vegetarians will find that most restaurants serve dishes that will suit their dietary requirements.




Buses from Berlin to Krakow

Buses are a great way to travel to Krakow from Berlin. Daily bus connections are operated by Agat, Flixbus and with the first bus departing in the early hours of the morning with services every couple of hours until just after midnight. Journeys last between 7 hours 30 minutes and 8 hours 45 minutes, depending on the service you choose. Bla Bla Car also provides a car pooling service on the route which takes around 5 hours 45 minutes.

 



Trains from Berlin to Krakow

Deutsche Bahn provides two daily train connections from Berlin's Hauptbahnhof to Krakow Glowny station, with one leaving just before midday and the other departing late in the evening. In both cases, the train takes around 8 hours to reach Krakow, and there are no changes en route, making it a convenient and relaxing way to travel.



 

Flights from Berlin to Krakow

Flying is comfortably the fastest way to get to Krakow from Berlin. Regular flights are provided by Air Berlin, Aeroflot, KLM Cityhopper, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa. All of them take off from Berlin Tegel airport, and all touch down at Krakow's John Paul II International. Flights take about 4 hours to reach Krakow and there are between 8 and 10 services every day.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Kraków, Poland from Berlin, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Berlin, Germany to Kraków, Poland is: Partially open.

Can I enter Poland if coming from Germany?

Entry into Poland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Kraków if travelling from Berlin?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Health declaration required
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Kraków, Poland due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Poland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 23/10/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Berlin to Kraków.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Germany from Kraków, Poland?

The restriction level for your return to Berlin, Germany from Poland is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Berlin from Kraków restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Berlin from Kraków?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Berlin, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 27/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Berlin from Kraków closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Berlin to Kraków?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Berlin to Kraków. You can take a flight, coach or train.

How do I get from Berlin to Kraków the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from Berlin to Kraków is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £20 compared to other travel options to Kraków:

A coach is generally £75 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £95 from Berlin to Kraków.

A coach is £9 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Berlin to Kraków costing on average £29.

What is the quickest way from Berlin to Kraków?

The quickest way to travel between Berlin and Kraków is by flight, which takes on average 4 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 8 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 18 min   on average.

How far is Kraków from Berlin?

The distance between Berlin and Kraków is around 327 miles (527 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Berlin to Kraków?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Kraków is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Berlin and Kraków as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Berlin to Kraków?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Berlin to Kraków:

  • Most travellers take a flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.
  • Most travellers take a coach from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof to Kraków, Jubilat.
Which travel companies can get me from Berlin to Kraków?

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

  • You can take a flight from Berlin to Kraków with Lot Polish Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £95 with Lot Polish Airlines from Berlin to Kraków.
  • You can go to Kraków from Berlin by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £20 with Flixbus from Berlin to Kraków on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Berlin to Kraków with Deutsche Bahn. Cheap tickets can be found for £29 with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Kraków.
Is it possible to travel directly between Berlin and Kraków?

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

  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Kraków with.
  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Kraków with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Sindbad.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to take to Kraków with Deutsche Bahn.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Kraków tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Berlin to Kraków?
Many of our customers travelling from Berlin to Kraków don't make Kraków their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Warsaw, Prague or Budapest, either of which you could add to your Berlin and Kraków 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 from Berlin to Kraków online to get the best deals?

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

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £95 one way for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £20 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £29 one way on average for this journey.

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