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Travel Information between Prague and Kraków

distanceDistance243 miles (392 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £120
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 7 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £120 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLot Polish Airlines, Flixbus or Leo Express

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 243 miles (392 km) between Prague and Kraków. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 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 trip are Lot Polish Airlines, Flixbus or Leo Express among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Prague to Kraków.

How to Travel from Prague to Krakow?

Travelling from Prague to Krakow comes with a lot of options. You can make the trip by plane, train, or bus quite easily, with a range of options to choose from that suits your budget and convenience. The fastest train will get you to Krakow in less than six hours, while just about three hours are enough for a flight. Or choose to take a scenic bus trip for as little as seven hours.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Prague to Krakow?

If you are running on a tight budget, don't worry, since there are plenty of affordable options to get from Prague to Krakow. Depending on when you buy your ticket, bus and train services can be similarly priced, even for direct journeys. Book well in advance and choose the time that works best for you.

 What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Prague to Krakow?

The fastest way to travel to Kraków from Prague is by plane, with direct flights as fast as one hour and ten minutes from RyanAir, a European budget airline. This is also an attractive choice because tickets can be priced very low, almost competitively so with train and bus options. There are many airlines making the trip, but often they have connections outside. Even so, flights including a connection can be a quicker option, with travel times around three hours and 15 minutes. 

Find and Book with Omio the Best Tickets from Prague to Krakow

Omio compiles information on all the available modes of transport and their respective costs for travelling from Prague to Kraków, so you can choose one that best suits you.

Travel from Prague to Kraków by Train

With many daily options from Prague to Krakow, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to train options.  Several train service companies are on hand, but the fastest are RegioJet and Leo Express, which gets you to your destination in five hours and 45 minutes. Most services require a transfer, but these are usually quick and efficient. The trains depart at different times of the day, so you check out the timetables on Omio to pick one that suits your travel schedule. You will alight at Kraków Glowny or Dworzec Autobusowy, then take a bus or a taxi to the city centre. 

Travel from Prague to Krakow by Bus

There are many buses from Prague to Krakow that service the route daily. The fastest service is usually a seven-hour bus ride by FlixBus, which is often the cheapest option as well. InfoBus, Eurolines, EuroTicket, and more all provide daily buses on this route, allowing you plenty of flexibility in terms of departure and arrival times and price. 

Travel from Prague to Kraków by Plane

Airlines on this route include RyanAir, EuroWings, Air France, KLM, and LOT. The cheapest and fastest is RyanAir, taking just over an hour with a direct flight. LOT is also a good choice; with one transfer, it will take just over 3 hours to reach your destination. All depart from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) on the outskirts of the city, but few are direct flights. You can expect stopovers in Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, or France. From the arrival airport, John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice (KRK), you can easily get to Kraków city centre by bus or taxi. 

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Prague, Czechia to Kraków, Poland?

Travel from Prague, Czechia to Kraków, Poland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Kraków from Prague restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Kraków, Poland from Prague?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Kraków, Poland?

The government of Poland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 21/07/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Prague to Kraków closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Return travel to Prague, Czechia from Poland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Czechia from Poland?

Entry into Czechia is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Poland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Czechia from Poland?

Requirements for reentering Czechia:

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Czechia?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Czechia to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Prague, Czechia was last verified on 21/07/2021. 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 Prague from Kraków.

How do I go from Prague to Kraków?

There are 3 ways to get from Prague to Kraków: flight, coach or train.

What is the distance from Prague to Kraków?

The distance from Prague to Kraków is approximately 243 miles (392 km).

Where do I depart from Prague? Where do I arrive in Kraków?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and arrive in John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Praha, Hlavní Nádraží and arrive in Kraków, Jubilat.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Prague to Kraków?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Prague to Kraków, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Lot Polish Airlines for flights to Kraków. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lot Polish Airlines Prague to Kraków tickets on Omio for £120.
  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Kraków. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Prague to Kraków tickets on Omio for £16.
  • Travel with Leo Express for trains to Kraków. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Leo Express Prague to Kraków tickets on Omio for £17.
Is there a direct service to Kraków from Prague?

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

  • You can find direct coaches to take to Kraków with Ams_easttrans, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Agat or Sindbad.

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 purchase tickets for this trip.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Prague to Kraków?
Omio customers who travel from Prague to Kraków often also extend their holiday to go to Warsaw, Berlin or Budapest. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Kraków and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I book tickets from Prague to Kraków online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Prague 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 plane ticket for this journey is £120 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £16 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £17 one way on average for this trip.

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

What is the cheapest way from Prague to Kraków?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Prague to Kraków. Tickets for a coach cost on average £16.

This is compared to other travel options to Kraków:

A coach is generally £103 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £120 from Prague to Kraków.

A coach is generally £1 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £17 from Prague to Kraków.

What is the fastest way to get from Prague to Kraków?

The fastest way to get to Kraków from Prague is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Kraków that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Kraków by coach can take on average 7 h 40 min.

In comparison, getting to Kraków by train can take on average 6 h 34 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Prague
Kraków
Prag, Busbhf. Florenc
Amenities
Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (M)
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