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Krakow Central to Warsaw by train

Journey timeFrom 2h 32m
Distance155 miles (250 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train00:05
Last train20:54
Departure stationKrakow Central
Arrival stationWarsaw
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Krakow Central to Warsaw train times

Check out the next trains departing from Krakow Central to Warsaw for Thursday Sep 23rd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
18:30 Kraków Główny21:02 Warszawa ZachodniaExpress InterCity 3111 PKP Intercity Get tickets2h 32m, direct
19:39 Kraków Główny22:19 Warszawa ZachodniaExpress InterCity 3100 PKP Intercity Get tickets2h 40m, direct
19:57 Kraków Główny23:09 Warszawa ZachodniaTwoje Linie Kolejowe 31100 PKP Intercity Get tickets3h 12m, direct
20:52 Kraków Główny23:53 Warszawa GdańskaIntercity 3128 PKP Intercity Get tickets3h 1m, direct
23:50 Kraków Główny05:10 Warszawa ZachodniaTwoje Linie Kolejowe 35170 PKP Intercity Get tickets5h 20m, direct
00:01 Kraków Główny07:19 Warszawa GdańskaEC 60456 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 18m, 1 change
04:26 Kraków Główny07:32 Warszawa ZachodniaTwoje Linie Kolejowe 31102 PKP Intercity Get tickets3h 6m, direct
05:35 Kraków Główny08:18 Warszawa ZachodniaExpress InterCity 3508 PKP Intercity Get tickets2h 43m, direct
06:10 Kraków Główny09:01 Warszawa ZachodniaEuroNight 40456 ÖBB Get tickets2h 51m, direct
06:31 Kraków Główny09:05 Warszawa ZachodniaExpress InterCity 3108 PKP Intercity Get tickets2h 34m, direct

Cheap train tickets from Krakow Central to Warsaw

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Krakow Central to Warsaw by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

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FAQs for Krakow Central to Warsaw

Want to know more about your journey from Krakow Central to Warsaw? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Krakow Central to Warsaw take?

The average journey time by train between Krakow Central and Warsaw is 3 hours and 0 minutes, with around 18 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Krakow Central and Warsaw by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Krakow Central to Warsaw is 2 hours and 32 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Krakow Central to Warsaw?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Krakow Central to Warsaw without having to change trains. There are 17 direct trains from Krakow Central to Warsaw each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Krakow Central to Warsaw leave?

The first train from Krakow Central to Warsaw leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Krakow Central to Warsaw leave?

The last train from Krakow Central to Warsaw leaves at 20:54. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Krakow Central and Warsaw by train?

Trains travelling from Krakow Central to Warsaw cover a distance of around 155 miles (250 km) during the journey.

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If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Warsaw to Krakow Central.

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