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Getting from Wroclaw to Krakow

gloios 12 | 76  
14 Jun 2007 /  #1
Visiting PL in a few months - Flying into Warsaw - then Wroclaw traveling to Krakow and then home. Want to know what are some options for getting from Wroclaw to Krakow. I have researched the train but get mixed answers on safety and reliability. How much would/should it cost to take a driver for such a trip?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,506  
14 Jun 2007 /  #2
I have researched the train but get mixed answers on safety and reliability

very wise move... polish trains are to be avoided at all costs... very unreliable, never run on time and are relics of the 19th century... they are also frequented by bands of craven banditos who specifically target foreigners, especially americans...

get a taxi, shouldnt cost you more than $5OO... well worth it...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
14 Jun 2007 /  #3
I disagree with the above. But then I never know what is serious and what is not on this forum.
Take the train, five hours, and possibly get robbed.
Take a cab and get totally fleeced.
OP gloios 12 | 76  
14 Jun 2007 /  #4
$500 US?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
14 Jun 2007 /  #5
Travel first class on the train and you'll be OK.

Usually less people, more room. If problems occur it is usually in second class, if at all.
horunPoland - | 109  
15 Jun 2007 /  #6
or take Polish Express this is bus with toilet climatization and nice seets travel from 4 to 5,5 hours depents of hour of arrival (traffic jam)
30 Jun 2007 /  #7
i am travelling by train to krakow from wroclaw but then again all my journeys in Poland will be done via PKP lol
OP gloios 12 | 76  
9 Jul 2007 /  #8
Wound up taking the train - Was really easy safe and enjoyable to see different area. The only bad part was the bathroom!
17 Jun 2008 /  #9
Can you fly direct from Wroclaw to Krakow? or fly at all, i get mixed answers on the net!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
17 Jun 2008 /  #10
According to the airport timetable. No
11 Sep 2008 /  #11
whats the name of the central station you fly to in krakow according to ??
19 May 2009 /  #12
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Wroclaw to Krakow by train (or vice versa)

Apologies if this question has been asked before but I am planning on visiting Krakow and Wroclaw next month for around 7 days.

As a single female traveller who speaks no Polish I was just wondering how easy it is to get the train, how much it should cost, do I have to sit in a certain area etc.

Also should I be asking for a particular class of seat?

Also I have been to Krakow before (many years ago) but never Wroclaw and wonder how many days you should think should be spent there.

Thanks in advance.

JoannaSa - | 1  
19 May 2009 /  #13
Thread attached on merging:
Wroclaw to Krakow by train


Apologies if this ? has already been answered.

Basically I'm planning between 5 - 7 days in Poland next month and plan to go back to Krakow again (which I visited 5 years ago) and am thinking of also visiting Wroclaw.

Firstly do you think the 3.5 hour journey is worth it? Also how long would you generally stay in Wroclaw for? Is it the type of place that you see in half a day?

And last but not least is it easy to get a train from Wroclaw to Krakow (or vice versa) considering that I am a female travelling on my own with zero knowledge of Polish. Should I be asking for first class or not necessarily, how many trains go every day and will it be difficult to make myself understood at the station?

Thanks in advance.

Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
19 May 2009 /  #14
Is it the type of place that you see in half a day?

It really does depend on what your interests are. A couple of days (one night) and you'll see everything that's important.
Lori 4 | 118  
21 May 2009 /  #15
I've ridden many 2nd class trains in Poland and have never been met with anything but kindness. I'm sorry to see those negative comments above.

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