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About the train journey from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central

Want to travel from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central usually takes 10 hours 51 minutes on average to travel 182 miles (292 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 7 hours 54 minutes. You can expect to find 11 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Krakow Central, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. ÖBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Krakow Central in no time.

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

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Krakow Central, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central by train

First train

05:30

Last train

19:30

Departure station

Budapest-Keleti

Arrival station

Krakow Central

Journey time

From 7h 54m

Distance

182 miles (292 km)

Frequency

11 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

ÖBB, Flixbus

Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central train times

Check out the next trains departing from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central for Tuesday 2nd July 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:30 14:56 10h 26m, 6 changes
07:12 15:52 8h 40m, direct
08:30 19:07 10h 37m, 6 changes
08:30 19:41 11h 11m, 2 changes
10:30 20:15 9h 45m, 4 changes
12:30 20:24 7h 54m, 1 change
14:30 03:09 12h 39m, 4 changes
14:30 03:41 13h 11m, 3 changes
14:30 04:14 13h 44m, 2 changes
18:30 05:07 10h 37m, 1 change

ÖBB trains from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central

You can travel from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central on 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.

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.

Eurocity classes from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central

Compare the different travel classes offered by Eurocity when travelling from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central.

Onboard services on Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take your luggage free of charge onboard all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it is stowed in the luggage racks above or below your seat or in the areas provided for hand luggage.

The pieces of luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 90 x 60 x 40cm. These dimensions can only be exceeded if you’re travelling with skis and snowboards, ski and hiking poles, wind, string or plucked instruments, wheelchairs, or strollers.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A restaurant carriage is available on most ÖBB Eurocity trains and offers a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too. If you upgrade to First Class, your meal of choice will be served straight to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, ÖBB Eurocity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. Also, WiFi is not always available.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

If you’re travelling with your child, you’ll get a discounted ticket. Children aged 0-5 travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains, while those aged 6-14 get a half-price ticket. Kids aged 15 or over need a full-price ticket.

Many ÖBB Eurocity trains offer special compartments for children in Economy Class – they come with 6 seats and can be booked for any route. Breastfeeding compartments are available too – they have curtains that block the view for more privacy. These seats can’t be booked.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with your bike for free on all ÖBB Eurocity trains, provided that it can be folded and is not larger than 90 cm x 60 cm x 40 cm. You won’t need to book a space for your bike.

If you can’t fold your bike, you’ll need to buy a bike ticket to reserve your space. You can book your ticket up to 6 months in advance from ÖBB Ticketshop online. If possible, we recommend you print out your bike reservation and attach it to your bike where it is clearly visible for the ticket inspector.

PetPetPets

Small pets can travel for free on ÖBB Eurocity trains if they’re placed in a carrier or cage. If you can’t carry them in a carrier or cage, you’ll need to buy a ticket for them. They must also be kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.

Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost and don’t need to wear a muzzle.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

ÖBB Eurocity trains come with accessible toilets. Depending on the type of coach, several wheelchair bays including one seat for an accompanying person can be booked free of charge.

On many trains, the wheelchair bays are in First Class. However, passengers with wheelchairs and the person accompanying them can travel in First Class with their Second Class tickets and can also make use of the at-seat meal service on offer there.

Cheap train tickets from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central

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 Budapest-Keleti 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Budapest-Keleti 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 Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central take?

The average journey time by train between Budapest-Keleti and Krakow Central is 10 hours and 51 minutes, with around 11 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 Budapest-Keleti and Krakow Central by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central is 7 hours and 54 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Budapest-Keleti 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 Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central leave?

The first train from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central leaves at 05:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central leave?

The last train from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central leaves at 19:30. 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 Budapest-Keleti and Krakow Central by train?

Trains travelling from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central cover a distance of around 182 miles (292 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Krakow Central to Budapest-Keleti. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Budapest-Keleti to Krakow Central.

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