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You can get from Berlin to Kraków by train, bus or flight.
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|Distance||327 miles (527 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£16 - £117|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £16 • 8 h 5 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £117 • 4 h 30 min|
|Popular travel companies||Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a flight, coach 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 4 h 30 min; 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 route are Eurowings, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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 21/07/2021; 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.
Return travel to Berlin, Germany from Poland is: Partially open.
Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.
Requirements for reentering Germany:
All travellers must abide by the following measures in Germany to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Berlin, Germany was last verified on 23/07/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to Berlin from Kraków.
There are 3 ways to travel from Berlin to Kraków including taking a flight, coach or train.
Kraków is approximately 327 miles (527 km) away from Berlin.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Berlin to Kraków:
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Yes, there are direct services available to Kraków from Berlin with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Kraków as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Berlin and Kraków.
When planning your trip from Berlin to Kraków, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets to Kraków from Berlin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Berlin to Kraków. Tickets for a coach cost on average £16.
This is compared to other travel options to Kraków:
A coach is generally £100 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £117 from Berlin to Kraków.
A coach is £14 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Berlin to Kraków costing on average £30.
The fastest way to get to Kraków from Berlin is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 30 min.
There are alternative travel options to Kraków that can usually take longer:
In comparison, getting to Kraków by coach can take on average 8 h 5 min.
In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 7 h 2 min.
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