About traveling from Krakow to Prague

Despite the scars left by the second World War, both Krakow and Prague are beautiful historical cities in the heart of Europe whose resilience shows through their lively and vibrant cultures. If you are traveling from Krakow to Prague, you might want to stop and pay your respects at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp that serves as a symbol to the atrocities committed during WW2. To brighten up your trip, you could then stop at Zbrasov, the warmest caves in the Czech Republic for a geological adventure. 

No matter what you choose to visit along the way, taking a private car transfer from Krakow to Prague will give you the opportunity to visit some exceptional sights as well allow time to relax and reflect on the memorable journey. 

How to get from Krakow to Prague

If you’re traveling from Krakow to Prague, you have a few travel options. For travelers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Krakow to Prague is by bus or train. The fastest way to travel from Krakow to Prague is by train or car, though a car is of course the best way to travel from Krakow to Prague since it’s so convenient. 

Krakow to Prague by train

To get from Krakow to Prague, you’ll need to get to the Krakow Glowny or Krakow Dworzec station and purchase a ticket to either Praha Liben or Praha hl.n. With no direct route, the 534 km journey will take you about 7 hours at the least. There’s about 11 trains per day from Krakow to Prague, the earliest one leaving at 4:50 AM and the last one leaving Krakow at 5:50 PM. You can purchase a ticket for as little as 23 EUR online, or you can buy them on the day of your trip from one of the two train operators, Regiojet and Leo Express. 

Trains have bathrooms on board, and usually offer a dining car. 

Krakow to Prague by train
Time intervals2 every 2 hours
First/Last Departure 4:50 AM/5:50 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€46-90
Duration~6.5-7.5 hours
Operating CompaniesRegiojet and Leo Express

Krakow to Prague by bus

There are several bus companies that offer direct services from Krakow to Prague. Busses depart from both Dowrzec Autobusy and ul. Bosacka in Krakow to Praha Florenc or Zlicin station for as little as 19 EUR. The 534 km journey takes anywhere from 7 to 11 hours, depending on which service you choose. The earliest bus leaves at 4:05 AM, and the last bus is at 11:45 PM, with at least 2 busses leaving every hour. 

Krakow to Prague by bus
Time intervals2 per hour
First/Last Departure 4:05 AM/11:45 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€38-70
Duration~7-8 hours
Operating CompaniesAMSBus, Flixbus, Euroticket, infobus, eurolines, busfor

Krakow to Prague  Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Krakow to Prague. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Krakow, and the driver will take care of your luggage. You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Prague, and can even add sightseeing stops on the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Krakow to Prague

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Prague to Krakow

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