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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Prague to Krakow. The train trip from Prague to Krakow is usually about 5 hours and 49 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Leo Express train can get you there in as little as 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance244 mi (393 km)
Fastest train5h 45m
Lowest price€37.96
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceLeo Express
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Prague to Krakow?

Over the past month, a train ticket between Prague and Krakow cost €39.40, on average. This is a great bargain given the length of the route. Booking your trip at least 13 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around €13.43 more.

Monthly average prices

€70€56€42€28€14MAMJJASONDJF

Ticket prices for the train from Prague to Krakow often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in January when the average ticket price is only €42,

If you're thinking of traveling from Prague to Krakow during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of €57 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Which train should you take from Prague to Krakow?

Leo Express is the one and only train line which connects Prague to Krakow. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Leo Express25h 49m€48.87
  • Leo Express is a prominent private train company based in Czechia, offering seamless connections between multiple cities across four countries. With a dedicated team of 320 professionals managing an extensive network of routes, Leo Express provides a multitude of daily trips. The company serves various destinations within the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, and Poland. Passengers can enjoy onboard amenities such as air conditioning, restrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and complimentary refreshments for select ticket holders across different travel classes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Prague and Krakow is approximately 244 miles, or 393 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Prague to Krakow on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Saturday. Saturday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Prague at 16:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Prague twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Krakow with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Krakow to Prague.

City Information

Prague

With storied churches and beautiful castles, Prague was once the hidden gem of Europe, and it has now revealed its beauty to the world. Prague’s prized landmark is the majestic Prague Castle, which is the largest castle complex in the world. The castle is an amalgamation of many different architectural styles, making it a very special destination to visit. You might even get to see the president of Czechia as well, since it is his office! If you simply want to stroll around and enjoy the vibe of the city, head for the Old Town Square, which has seen very few changes since its conception in the 12th century. If you are not afraid of a little hiking, head to Petrin Hill, which is one of the largest green areas in the city. The area also houses the Rose Garden and Seminary Garden, featuring more than 2,100 trees.

Prague’s food scene is not as well-known as other famous cities’, but the local dishes such as knedlíky or bramboráky will pleasantly surprise you. La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers amazing Czech dishes. For local beers, don’t hesitate to check out U Medvídku.

Praha hlavní nádraží is the largest international train station in Prague and it’s located right in the heart of the city. Not too far from the train station is Prague’s central bus station. The principal airport in the city is the Václav Havel Airport Prague.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Prague?

Main departure station: Praha-Liben

There are two stations in Prague where you can board the train to Krakow.

All train stations in Prague:

  • Praha-Liben

  • Praha hl.n.

Where is the train station in Krakow?

Main arrival station: Pawia Train Station

Krakow has one train station.

Train stations in Krakow:

  • Pawia Train Station

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