Warsaw to Krakow

Warsaw to Krakow

  Oct 3, 2021, 25 trips (PLN 32 – PLN 0)

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4h First: 0:20 Last: 23:59

From PLN 32


50m First: 12:15 Last: 22:50

From PLN 169


3h 30m

From PLN 1,682

Warsaw to Krakow Schedule

Warsaw to Krakow Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
FlixBus Economy 00:20 - 04:45PLN 69
Tranigo Comfort Any timePLN 1,682
Polonus Standard AC 06:50 - 11:40PLN 56
FlixBus Economy 08:20 - 12:45PLN 55
FlixBus Economy 10:20 - 14:50PLN 46
Lot Polish Airlines Economy #LO390512:15 - 13:10PLN 169
FlixBus Economy 12:10 - 17:40PLN 64
Lot Polish Airlines Economy #LO391914:20 - 15:15PLN 350
FlixBus Economy 15:30 - 19:55PLN 46
Lot Polish Airlines Economy #LO392316:10 - 17:05PLN 442
Lot Polish Airlines Economy #LO391122:50 - 23:40PLN 233
FlixBus Economy 23:59 - 04:45PLN 46

Transportation from Warsaw to Krakow

How to get from Warsaw to Krakow

When you want to get from Warsaw to Krakow, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about PLN 3,718. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as PLN 37.

How far is Warsaw from Krakow?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Warsaw to Krakow. Your trip will be a total of 182 miles (292 km). The flying distance is 167 miles (268 km).

How long does it take to get from Warsaw to Krakow?

The travel time from Warsaw to Krakow can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 18 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Warsaw to Krakow?

The cost of the trip from Warsaw to Krakow varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is FlixBus: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as PLN 37 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as PLN 3,718.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Warsaw to Krakow:

  • Bus tickets - PLN 37 to PLN 88;
  • Plane tickets - PLN 216 to PLN 520;
  • flight price: PLN 442 - PLN 442. From Warsaw to Krakow starting from 11:50 Krakow Airport until 11:50 Krakow Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from PLN 1,679 to PLN 3,720.

How many trips per day are there between Warsaw and Krakow?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 1 by flight from Warsaw to Krakow starting from 11:50 Krakow Airport until 11:50 Krakow Airport
  • Flights from Warsaw to Krakow depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 00:15 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:59. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Warsaw to Krakow any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Warsaw to Krakow. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is PLN 216.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Warsaw to Krakow
Lot Polish Airlines, Wizz Air


Taking a bus from Warsaw to Krakow is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Warsaw to Krakow. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as PLN 1,679.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

The most popular transport from Warsaw to Krakow

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Warsaw to Krakow? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.