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Getting from Krakow to Warsaw


Richfilth 6 | 415
14 Sep 2010  #31
Merged: Warsaw-Krakow-Warsaw transport advice?

I've got my ticket to this Friday's Sacrum Profanum concert in Krakow, and I'm weighing up my transport options:

a) Drive: 4 hours each way, minimum, in Friday evening traffic. Exhausting and expensive, considering the fuel economy of my car. But it means I can return whatever time I like

b) Train: quick, although the concert is nowhere near the train station. But I can relax, not have to concentrate on the trip, and it's cheaper. But there's no return train after the gig; first train leaves Krakow Glowny at 5:30am, so I'd have to occupy myself for those hours or try and sleep at the train station (not worth finding a hotel just for three-four hours.)

Are there any other options here that I'm missing? Night buses? I'd hitch-hike, but I don't fancy my chances at 1am...
poland_
14 Sep 2010  #32
Get a hotel and stay in KRK until Saturday evening get last train back to...
plk123 8 | 4,150
14 Sep 2010  #33
busportal.pl/busy/rozklad.php

there are some midnight and 4am buses but the shortest ride is 5h and some are 8h or even more.
Richfilth 6 | 415
14 Sep 2010  #34
Get a hotel and stay in KRK until Saturday evening get last train back to...

Didn't mention; I plan to make use of my Saturday, so I don't want to stay in Krakow a minute longer than I have to. It's just a balance of how-soon-can-I-leave to how-exhausted-will-it-make-me.

I've only used Polish buses for going from Krakow to Krynice in the winter; that was a painfully slow journey. Does anyone have any good experiences they can relate on intercity bussing?
krakowchristmas
12 Nov 2010  #35
Merged thread:
Getting to Krakow from Warsaw Airport

I am traveling to Krakow in December and would like to know the easiest and quickest way to get to Krakow from Warsaw airport. Is it best to take a train from Warsaw central station or is there a better way directly from the airport to Krakow?
poland_
13 Nov 2010  #36
Is it best to take a train from Warsaw central station or is there a better way directly from the airport to Krakow?

Train from Warszawa central. Take the intercity train and don't forget to book a seat otherwise it standing all the way.
don ifty - | 3
7 Jan 2011  #37
Merged:Cheap and Quick from Krakow to Warsaw?

Gzyn Dobrei,

(this is my 1st time on this website)

i will be visiting krakow city with a couple of my polish friends they will be @ a communion, i will travel about, @ mid-end of may for the 1st time, can anyone tell me, what is the cheapest & quickest way to travel to Warsaw? i will be visiting the Mosques (i am a muslim) & also site seeing around krakow itself also. I can say THANK-YOU in polish, but forgot how to spell it, lol
convex 20 | 3,978
7 Jan 2011  #38
If you want to visit mosques, it might be a bit more interesting to visit Tatar mosques in the countryside. They're Sunni, and they're probably much different than what you're used to.
don ifty - | 3
7 Jan 2011  #39
Merged thread:
visiting poland

i forgot to mention ill be travelling from england, thank-you
Guest
7 Jan 2011  #40
If you want to visit mosques, it might be a bit more interesting to visit Tatar mosques in the countryside. They're Sunni, and they're probably much different than what you're used to.

thank-you, as i will be staying for only 3-4 days, (as it is my 1st time) where from krakow is the tartar muslim mosque, is it in krakow? or where is the country side?
convex 20 | 3,978
7 Jan 2011  #41
here's a good start:

batorego.wordpress.com/2008/02/11/islam-in-poland
poland_
8 Jan 2011  #42
anyone tell me, what is the cheapest & quickest way to travel to Warsaw?

The best way to travel from Krakow to Warsaw is by train, you can book cheap tickets in advance its around 50 PLN each way ( 11-12 UK Pounds). Once you arrive in Warsaw, you walk to rondo de Gaule and take the 118 bus to Wilanow, the mosque is two stops before the terminus. I am sure you have the address.
Adrian_pl - | 4
29 Aug 2011  #43
Merged: Public transportation - is it easy to get around (specifically Warsaw <-> Krakow)?

Hey guys!

So I'll be in Warsaw soon for school and was wondering how the public transportation is. I know driving is brutal.

What's the best way to get to Krakow from Warsaw and back? Train or bus? And how often do they come. I'll be going from Warsaw

to Krakow often (maybe every or every other weekend) so I'm kind of curious. Also, are there any express trains to get to Krakow and if so, how much

are the fairs?

Thanks in advance.
pip 10 | 1,661
29 Aug 2011  #44
The Warsaw to Krakow intercity train is great and they run often- I think like 3 times a day- maybe more. The fairs I am not sure of- I want to say close to 80 pln but I could be wrong. There is also first class and second class prices- second class has two extra people in the section.
inkrakow 1 | 98
29 Aug 2011  #45
You can find out the fare for a given train on the PKP website - pkp.pl It takes between 2.5-3.5hrs.
PWEI 3 | 612
29 Aug 2011  #46
So I'll be in Warsaw soon for school and was wondering how the public transportation is. I know driving is brutal.

Public transport in Warsaw is pretty good. It is better to stick to trams where possible as the buses often get caught in traffic. Driving is not that bad when you get used to it but the traffic jams are getting worse and worse.

There's an excellent website for planning journeys (all in English too) warszawa.jakdojade.pl/?forcebrowser=true&locale=en
sobieski 107 | 2,128
29 Aug 2011  #47
The Warsaw to Krakow intercity train is great and they run often- I think like 3 times a day-

IC/TLK/Express trains (journey time basically the same, comfort could differ) run about every 30/40 minutes. Keep in mind that because of track maintenance works, journey time is approx 1,5 hour longer as on the schedule. It still beats any car/bus travel though.
littlemiterrrr
15 Dec 2011  #48
Trying to book train - Krakow to Warsaw - found times etc but how do I book?
Harry
16 Dec 2011  #49
You can buy tickets online here: bilet.intercity.pl/irez

You need to register and so on but it's all in English. Yes, I do use it myself.
Morad83 1 | 19
16 Dec 2011  #50
This coach is new and a very comfortable way to travel. It has plugs to connect a laptop to under each seat and a wifi connection. If you book well in advance you can travel for as little as 1zl! :)

polskibus.com
Sandrietta
3 Jul 2012  #51
Hi everybody!

I'm travelling through Poland and want to go from Warsaw to Krakow but not sure yet about the exact date.
Can I come to railway station and buy tickets right before the trip or should book in advance?

Thanx!
xfettes
16 Feb 2013  #52
I'd just like to say that if you check all the train times, they have different prices, sometimes half as much as regular, so if it doesn't matter what time you need to leave check all of the times.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
13 Nov 2013  #53
It is often worth having a look at the LOT website, sometimes plane tickets are not much higher as these for the Intercity. And you from airport to airport directly.

Trainwise, go for TLK, cheaper as Intercity.
jon357 63 | 14,134
13 Nov 2013  #54
LOT is actually a good suggestion - their prices can seem unpredictable but there are occasional bargains on domestic routes. As for TLK- it's cheap however I'm fond of intercity, especially the dining car.
delphiandomine 83 | 17,690
13 Nov 2013  #55
As for TLK- it's cheap however I'm fond of intercity, especially the dining car.

I have a general rule with TLK's - try and only travel on routes with a dining bar attached. I was one on a dreadfully packed TLK from Warsaw to Poznan, but the dining bar was...empty.
frd 7 | 1,399
13 Nov 2013  #56
I know several people who used blablacar.com both as drivers and passengers and were very fond of the service
superuser1999 12 | 41
15 Oct 2014  #57
Merged: Train or Bus from Krakow to Warsaw ?

I am going from Krakow to Warsaw soon and wanted to ask
what is better , to take the Train or Polski Bus ? price and comfort are the factors :)

can anyone tell me what's more comfortable to take the Train or Polski Bus from Krakow to Warsaw ? thanks!
PC_Sceptic - | 70
15 Oct 2014  #58
what about a plane? very fast.
never took bus or train from Kraków to Warszawa, always plane or car.
superuser1999 12 | 41
15 Oct 2014  #59
ok, just checked, Train takes 3 hours, not bad..
PC_Sceptic - | 70
15 Oct 2014  #60
yes that's not bad. and both cities train stations are in the middle of the city.

price
ilekosztuje.pl/bilet/#.VD7Yfh-c1D8

plane in theory is faster, but need to commute to the airport, especially in Kraków. Balice airport ain't that close to the city

flight prices
skyscanner.com/transport/flights/krk/wars/cheap-flights-from-krakow-to-warsaw.html?oym=1410&iym=1410&rtn=1


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