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from Warsaw to Kraków

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

Our recommendation

To get from Warsaw to Kraków on 26 Jan we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:30Warsaw3h55 23:25Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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£101One-way
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19:30Warsaw3h55 23:25Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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£101One-way
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23:25Warsaw3h50 03:15Kraków, Dworzec Autobusowy
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£101One-way
11:00Warsaw Chopin Airport0h55 11:55John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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£681One-way
16:30Warsaw Chopin Airport0h55 17:25John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice
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£1391One-way

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Wed
26 Jan
£9Flixbus
£68Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
27 Jan
£10Neobus Polska
£68Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
28 Jan
£7Flixbus
£68Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
29 Jan
£10PKS Polonus
£68Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
30 Jan
£7Flixbus
£52Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
31 Jan
£10Neobus Polska
£52Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
1 Feb
£10Neobus Polska
£52Lot Polish Airlines
Wed
2 Feb
£5Flixbus
£52Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
3 Feb
£6Flixbus
£38Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
4 Feb
£10Neobus Polska
£38Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
5 Feb
£7Flixbus
£38Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
6 Feb
£6Flixbus
£38Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
7 Feb
£8Flixbus
£38Lot Polish Airlines
Tue
8 Feb
£10Neobus Polska
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Wed
9 Feb
£5Flixbus
£29Lot Polish Airlines
Thu
10 Feb
£10Neobus Polska
£29Lot Polish Airlines
Fri
11 Feb
£10PKS Polonus
£29Lot Polish Airlines
Sat
12 Feb
£5Flixbus
£33Lot Polish Airlines
Sun
13 Feb
£6Flixbus
£29Lot Polish Airlines
Mon
14 Feb
£6Flixbus
£29Lot Polish Airlines

Travel Information between Warsaw and Kraków

distanceDistance155 miles (250 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£6 - £29
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 3 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £29 • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lot Polish Airlines

Travel 155 miles (250 km) by coach or flight to Kraków from Warsaw. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Lot Polish Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Warsaw to Kraków.

Travel from Warsaw to Krakow: Journey Details

Getting to the stunning city of Krakow is simple if you are traveling from Warsaw. There are affordable and relatively fast coaches, car pooling companies, express trains, slower stopper trains and flights to choose from. If you want to watch the Polish countryside unfold, you could take a relaxing train, but if time is of the essence, nothing beats the flight time of just under an hour.

Return trips from Krakow to Warsaw are also available.

Coaches from Warsaw to Krakow

Coaches from Warsaw to Krakow are the cheapest option for traveling between the two cities. PolskiBus runs a daily service starting at 6:00 a.m. and finishing late in the evening, which takes between 4 hours 20 and 4 hours 55 minutes to reach Krakow. There are also car pooling services like Bla Bla Car, which can cover the ground in around 4 hours.

Trains from Warsaw to Krakow

Trains from Warsaw to Krakow are the most convenient way to travel between the two cities, with a regular service from PKP Intercity that takes just 2 hours 44 minutes. However, note that journey times vary, so don't get stuck on a slow stopper-service. Trains depart from 5:30 a.m., and keep running until 8:30 p.m.

Flights from Warsaw to Krakow

LOT Polish Airlines operate a frequent daily flights from Warsaw to Krakow, which takes only 55 minutes to touch down at its destination. There are seven flights every day, with the first take off time at 7:40 a.m. and the last flight at 10:45 p.m. All flights are also direct, with no changes required.

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FAQs

What are my Warsaw to Kraków travel options?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Kraków from Warsaw. You can take a coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way from Warsaw to Kraków?

The cheapest way from Warsaw to Kraków is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £6 compared to other travel options to Kraków:

A coach is generally £23 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £29 from Warsaw to Kraków.

What is the quickest way from Warsaw to Kraków?

The fastest way from Warsaw to Kraków is by flight with an average journey time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Kraków from Warsaw can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 50 min   on average.

How far is it from Warsaw to Kraków?

The Warsaw to Kraków distance is approximately 155 miles (250 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Warsaw and in Kraków?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Warsaw, Airport Lotnisko Chopina - Terminal Autokarowy to Kraków, Aleja Zygmunta Krasińskiego (Jubilat).
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Warsaw Chopin Airport and arrive in John Paul II International Airport Krakow Balice.

Which travel companies can take me from Warsaw to Kraków?

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

  • You can go to Kraków from Warsaw by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £6 with Flixbus from Warsaw to Kraków on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Warsaw to Kraków with Lot Polish Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £29 with Lot Polish Airlines from Warsaw to Kraków.

Can I travel directly from Warsaw to Kraków?

Yes, there are direct services available to Kraków from Warsaw with the following travel operators:

  • You can book a direct coach with Flixbus or Neobus Polska.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Lot Polish Airlines.

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 to Kraków from Warsaw.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Kraków from Warsaw?

Omio customers who travel from Warsaw to Kraków often also extend their holiday to go to Prague, 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 far in advance should I buy my Warsaw to Kraków ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Warsaw 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 coach ticket is £6 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £29 one way on average for this trip.

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