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Gdańsk to Kraków by train

The journey from Gdańsk to Kraków by train is 301.77 mi and takes 6 hr 57 min. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:04 AM and the last at 10:52 PM. It is possible to travel from Gdańsk to Kraków by train for as little as $21.55 or as much as $62.61. The best price for this journey is $21.55.

Lowest Price$21.55
Journey Duration6 hr 57 min
Connection per Day12
Lowest Price$21.55
Highest Price$62.61
First Departure12:04 AM
Last Departure10:52 PM
Distance301.77 mi
DepartureGdańsk
ArrivalKraków
CarriersPKP

Gdańsk to Kraków Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024

Traveling from Gdańsk to Kraków by Train

Embark on a memorable journey from Gdańsk, a Baltic Sea port city renowned for its captivating maritime history and beautifully restored Old Town, to Kraków. This city resonates with a profound history, stunning architecture, and a pulsating cultural scene. It is covering an approximate distance of 301.77 mi, train services offer an optimal balance of speed and comfort for this cross-country trip. The travel duration by train usually falls within the range of 6 hr 57 min, with several departures available daily to cater to varying schedules. The journey typically commences from Gdańsk Główny, the city's main railway station, and concludes at Kraków Główny, the central hub in Kraków.

Polish State Railways (PKP Intercity) is the primary operator for this route, known for its reliability and efficient services. Onboard, passengers can choose from various classes, including Second Class, First Class, and, on certain trains, Premium Class, which provides a superior level of comfort. Amenities such as power outlets, adjustable seating, and free Wi-Fi may be available, depending on the specific train service. For the latest information, including train schedules and real-time updates, it's always beneficial to consult the official PKP Intercity website or app.

Things to Do/See in Kraków:

  1. Wawel Castle: A symbol of Polish national identity with a mix of architectural styles.
  2. Main Market Square: One of Europe's largest medieval squares, bustling with life.
  3. St. Mary's Basilica: The iconic church is known for its Gothic architecture and hourly trumpet call.
  4. Kazimierz: The historical Jewish quarter with its synagogues and vibrant atmosphere.
  5. Wieliczka Salt Mine: A UNESCO-listed site featuring underground chapels and sculptures made from salt.
  6. Dragon's Den: A legendary cave beneath Wawel Hill.
  7. Oskar Schindler's Factory: A museum depicting Kraków during Nazi occupation.
  8. Barbakan: A historic fortress once part of the city's medieval walls.
  9. Kościuszko Mound: Offers panoramic views of the city from its peak.
  10. Planty Park: A lush green belt surrounding the Old Town, perfect for a leisurely walk.

What to Eat in Kraków:

  1. Pierogi: Traditional Polish dumplings filled with various ingredients like cheese, meat, or fruits.
  2. Żurek: A sour rye soup, often served in a bread bowl.
  3. Bigos: A hearty stew made of sauerkraut, fresh cabbage, and meat.
  4. Placki ziemniaczane: Potato pancakes, crispy on the outside and tender inside.
  5. Kielbasa: Traditional Polish sausages, often grilled.
  6. Barszcz: Beet soup, typically served with sour cream.
  7. Gołąbki: Cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice.
  8. Obwarzanek: A Kraków specialty, similar to bagels, sold by street vendors.
  9. Sernik: Polish cheesecake, a sweet treat.
  10. Makowiec: Poppy seed roll, often consumed during festive seasons.

Day Trips from Kraków:

  1. Auschwitz-Birkenau: The infamous Nazi concentration camp, a poignant reminder of history.
  2. Zakopane: Located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, it's popular for summer hiking and winter skiing.
  3. Ojców National Park: A nature reserve with limestone cliffs, caves, and medieval castles.
  4. Częstochowa: Home to the Jasna Góra Monastery and the revered Black Madonna painting.
  5. Tarnów: A city with a rich history and a well-preserved Old Town.

Travel Tips for Kraków:

Kraków, as one of Poland's top tourist destinations, offers an immersive experience with its mix of history, culture, and modernity. The city is pedestrian-friendly, making exploring its cobblestone streets and discovering hidden gems easy. If you plan to visit multiple attractions, consider purchasing the Kraków Tourist Card, which provides unlimited public transport usage and free or discounted entry to many sites. While many locals, especially in the service industry, speak English, a few phrases in Polish, such as "Dziękuję" (Thank you), can go a long way in endearing you to residents. Before your train journey, check the latest schedules and seat availability on the PKP Intercity website or app.

For an easy and efficient travel planning experience from Gdańsk to Kraków or any other destination, trust Virail to provide you with a wealth of information, schedules, and ticket options. Navigate your Polish adventure confidently with Virail by your side.

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Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $17.07 to $31.58 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 46% on your trip!

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The cheapest Gdańsk - Kraków train tickets can be found for as low as $23.91 if you’re lucky, or $27.87 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $40.37.

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When travelling to Kraków by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Gdańsk to Kraków CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
34kg
Bus
36.42kg
Flight
97.13kg
Car
77.7kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Gdańsk to Kraków by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Gdańsk and Kraków are 34kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Gdańsk and Kraków? By taking the train between Gdańsk and Kraków you will save 63.13kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.42kg compared to a bus and 43.7kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Gdańsk to Kraków?
A train ticket from Gdańsk to Kraków is $42.85. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $21.55.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Gdańsk to Kraków?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Gdańsk to Kraków is $21.55. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Gdańsk and Kraków by train?
Gdańsk to Kraków is 301.77 mi.
How long does the train between Gdańsk and Kraków take?
Gdańsk to Kraków is on average 6 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 57 min.
How many train connections per day go from Gdańsk to Kraków?
Gdańsk to Kraków has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Gdańsk to Kraków leave?
The earliest train from Gdańsk to Kraków departs at 12:04 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Gdańsk to Kraków depart?
The latest train from Gdańsk to Kraków departs at 10:52 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Gdańsk to Kraków in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $21.55 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Gdańsk to Kraków?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Gdańsk to go to Kraków.
What's the fastest journey time between Gdańsk to Kraków by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Gdańsk and Kraków is 4 hr 57 min.
Is there a direct train from Gdańsk to Kraków?
Yes, there is a direct train between Gdańsk and Kraków.
What are the CO2 emissions for Gdańsk to Kraków by train?
The train journey from Gdańsk to Kraków creates 34kg of CO2 emissions.

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