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Taking the train from Berlin to Krakow Central in 6h 59m

If you want to travel from Berlin to Krakow Central by train, you've come to the right place.

The train from Berlin to Krakow Central usually takes around 11h 22m to travel 330 miles (531 km). You can expect to find 11 trains per day running on this popular route. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won’t need to make any changes on your way to Krakow Central. Both Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB operate on this route. The fastest journey time from Berlin to Krakow Central on a Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB train is 6h 59m.

To help you get the best train deals, we’ll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Berlin to Krakow Central in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you’ll save!

Keen to book your train tickets to Krakow Central? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Berlin to Krakow Central by train

It takes an average of 10h 42m to travel from Berlin to Krakow Central by train, over a distance of around 330 miles (531 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Berlin to Krakow Central and tickets for this journey start from €32.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 17m
PriceFrom €32.90
Distance330 miles (531 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train04:43
Last train20:28
Departure stationBerlin
Arrival stationKrakow Central
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus, Sindbad, ÖBB

Berlin to Krakow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Berlin to Krakow Central for Tuesday 6th July 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:35 16:54 8h 19m, 4 changes
09:26 19:02 9h 36m, 3 changes
09:35 19:02 9h 27m, 4 changes
11:32 21:03 9h 31m, 2 changes
11:32 22:09 10h 37m, 1 change
11:35 21:03 9h 28m, 4 changes
12:35 22:32 9h 57m, 4 changes
13:32 00:19 10h 47m, 2 changes
17:27 02:49 9h 22m, direct
17:35 04:33 10h 58m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains from Berlin to Kraków Główny

You can travel from Berlin to Kraków Główny on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, EC (Eurocity) and ÖBB trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Krakow Central

The price of train tickets from Berlin to Krakow Central starts at €32.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Berlin to Krakow Central 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.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Berlin to Krakow Central? 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 Berlin to Krakow Central take?

The average journey time by train between Berlin and Krakow Central is 10 hours and 42 minutes, with around 9 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 Berlin and Krakow Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Krakow Central is 7 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Berlin to Krakow Central cost?

Train ticket prices from Berlin to Krakow Central can start from as little as €32.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Krakow Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Krakow Central without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Berlin to Krakow Central each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Berlin to Krakow Central leaves at 04:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Berlin to Krakow Central leaves at 20:28. 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 Berlin and Krakow Central by train?

Trains travelling from Berlin to Krakow Central cover a distance of around 330 miles (531 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Krakow Central to Berlin. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Berlin to Krakow Central.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Berlin to Krakow Central for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/06/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 07/12/2021 for travel on 07/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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