You can get from Berlin to Kraków by train, bus or flight.
To get from Berlin to Kraków on 28 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||327 miles (527 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£20 - £95|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £20 • 8 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £95 • 4 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||Lot 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
International travel from Berlin, Germany to Kraków, Poland is: Partially open.
Entry into Poland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in Poland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
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.
The restriction level for your return to Berlin, Germany from Poland is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.
Conditions of reentry into Germany:
You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
There are 3 ways that you can travel from Berlin to Kraków. You can take a flight, coach or train.
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.
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.
The distance between Berlin and Kraków is around 327 miles (527 km).
The average frequency per day from Berlin to Kraków is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Berlin to Kraków:
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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.
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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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