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There are 26 intercity buses per day from Berlin to Kraków. Traveling by bus from Berlin to Kraków usually takes around 9 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||329 mi (530 km)|
|Shortest duration||8h 5m|
|Trips per day||17|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus|
How much is a bus ticket from Berlin to Kraków?
Bus tickets for a trip from Berlin to Kraków cost $30.17 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.
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What bus companies travel from Berlin to Kraków?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Berlin to Kraków that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 25 scheduled trips per day.
First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 25 trips from Berlin to Krakow, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 39 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.
Sindbad is a Polish bus company that began its service in 1983. Its fleet of over 120 modern, comfortable coaches connects destinations across Europe. Passengers have access to onboard Wi-Fi and entertainment, air conditioning, restrooms, and beverages. A Sindbad trip to Krakow departing from Berlin usually takes 10 hours and 10 minutes, and most trips arrive at ul. Bosacka 18 in Krakow.
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The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 329 miles from Berlin to Kraków. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 5 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Berlin to Kraków for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.
The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Berlin to Kraków, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from Berlin to Kraków every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 17 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Berlin to Kraków; ticket prices start at $58.46.
Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.
Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.
The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.
Where does the bus leave from in Berlin?
Main departure station: Central Bus Station
Berlin's Central Bus Station— or ZOB (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin)—is located on the Masurenallee, close to the landmark Funkturm tower. Used exclusively for long-distance bus services, 35 different companies run through the station, including FlixBus. Destinations include Hamburg, Munich, and Leipzig, as well as international destinations such as Wroclaw and Poznan in Poland. There are restrooms, left-luggage lockers, and places to grab a bite to eat, which have improved substantially after recent renovation work. The nearest S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations are approximately 250m away.
All bus stations in Berlin:
Central Bus Station
Alt-Tegel Bus Stop
Where does the bus arrive in Kraków?
Main arrival station: ul. Bosacka 18
Buses arrive in Kraków at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.
All bus stations in Kraków:
ul. Bosacka 18
Krakow Czyzyny Bus Station
Kraków Borek Fałęcki
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