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Warsaw to Kraków by train

The journey from Warsaw to Kraków by train is 157.07 mi and takes 2 hr 48 min. There are 20 connections per day, with the first departure at 3:52 AM and the last at 10:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Warsaw to Kraków by train for as little as $10.26 or as much as $49.26. The best price for this journey is $10.26.

Lowest Price$10.26
Journey Duration2 hr 48 min
Connection per Day20
Lowest Price$10.26
Highest Price$49.26
First Departure3:52 AM
Last Departure10:30 PM
Distance157.07 mi
DepartureWarsaw
ArrivalKraków
CarriersPKP

Warsaw to Kraków Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2024

Take the train from Warsaw to Krakow

The average train journey from Warsaw to Krakow generally takes around 2 hr 48 min. There are approximately 20 trains that service this route daily. The typical ticket price for this route usually stands around $35.85, with the most economical fares starting from $10.26.

This route is primarily serviced by PKP Intercity, the Polish national railway company, offering both high-speed Express InterCity Premium (EIP) and regular InterCity (IC) services. Passengers can enjoy on-board amenities such as Wi-Fi and power sockets. Furthermore, dining car services are available on many PKP Intercity trains, providing a variety of food and beverage options to cater to your needs.

Warsaw Centralna, the main railway station in Warsaw, is a key transportation hub offering a range of local connections. This includes Centrum Station on Line M1 of the Warsaw Metro, along with numerous tram and bus lines operated by ZTM Warsaw. At the journey's end, Krakow Glowny, the primary railway station in Krakow, serves as a nexus for various local transport services. Trams and buses provided by MPK Krakow connect the station to multiple points across the city and surrounding region.

Krakow, a former royal capital of Poland, is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and Jewish quarter. Key attractions include the Wawel Castle, St. Mary's Basilica, and the historic Kazimierz district. You'll also want to explore the moving Auschwitz-Birkenau and Schindler's Factory.

If you plan to travel from Warsaw to Krakow by train, let us help you find the best price. We scrutinize thousands of rail, bus, and flight options to provide the most suitable option for your journey. Check our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport from Warsaw to Krakow.

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Cheap train tickets from Warsaw to Kraków
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Warsaw to Kraków.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Warsaw to Kraków, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Warsaw to Kraków.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $12.95 to $30.72 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 58% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Warsaw to Kraków

The cheapest Warsaw - Kraków train tickets can be found for as low as $20.39 if you’re lucky, or $23.40 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $32.49.

Find the best day to travel to Kraków by train

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!

Services on board PKP from Warsaw to Kraków
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air_con Air conditioning check
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Warsaw to Kraków CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
17.69kg
Bus
18.96kg
Flight
50.56kg
Car
40.44kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Warsaw to Kraków by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Warsaw and Kraków are 17.69kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Warsaw and Kraków? By taking the train between Warsaw and Kraków you will save 32.87kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.27kg compared to a bus and 22.75kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Warsaw to Kraków?
A train ticket from Warsaw to Kraków is $35.85. 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 $10.26.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Warsaw to Kraków?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Warsaw to Kraków is $10.26. 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 Warsaw and Kraków by train?
Warsaw to Kraków is 157.07 mi.
How long does the train between Warsaw and Kraków take?
Warsaw to Kraków is on average 2 hr 48 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 13 min.
How many train connections per day go from Warsaw to Kraków?
Warsaw to Kraków has 20 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Warsaw to Kraków leave?
The earliest train from Warsaw to Kraków departs at 3:52 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 Warsaw to Kraków depart?
The latest train from Warsaw to Kraków departs at 10:30 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 Warsaw 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 $10.26 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 Warsaw to Kraków?
There are on average 20 direct connection(s) from Warsaw to go to Kraków.
What's the fastest journey time between Warsaw to Kraków by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Warsaw and Kraków is 2 hr 13 min.
Is there a direct train from Warsaw to Kraków?
Yes, there is a direct train between Warsaw and Kraków.
What are the CO2 emissions for Warsaw to Kraków by train?
The train journey from Warsaw to Kraków creates 17.69kg of CO2 emissions.

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