How to get from Berlin to Kraków

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from Berlin to Kraków

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

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To get from Berlin to Kraków on 24 May we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

01:00Berlin, ZOB10h10 11:10Krakow, Dworzec Autobusowy
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01:00Berlin10h10 11:10Kraków
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08:10Berlin Brandenburg Airport5h00 13:10John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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09:10Berlin Brandenburg Airport4h00 13:10John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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Travel Information from Berlin to Kraków

distanceDistance327 miles (527 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £71
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 8 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £71 • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 327 miles (527 km) between Berlin and Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Berlin 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 Berlin to Kraków.

Travel between Berlin, Germany and Kraków, Poland is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Germany enter Poland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Kraków from Berlin?

Conditions of entry into Poland:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Kraków, Poland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Poland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 15/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Kraków from Berlin.

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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 22/05/2022. 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.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Berlin to Kraków, which costs on average £16.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Kraków:

A coach journey is usually £55 less than a journey to Kraków by plane, which costs on average £71 for the same trip.

A coach is £9 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Berlin to Kraków costing on average £24.

The fastest way from Berlin to Kraków is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h.

Other travel options between Berlin and Kraków can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 8 h 5 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Kraków by train can take on average 7 h 13 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Kraków is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their coach from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Kraków, Prokocim Szpital.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.

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

  • You can take a coach from Berlin to Kraków with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £16 with Flixbus from Berlin to Kraków.
  • You can take a flight from Berlin to Kraków with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for £71 with Eurowings from Berlin to Kraków.
  • You can travel by train to Kraków from Berlin with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Kraków tickets for £24 on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Berlin to Kraków often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Warsaw, Prague or Budapest. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Berlin and Kraków itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Kraków and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £16 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £71 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £24 one way on average.

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.

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