How to Get to Zakopane from Krakow? Distance, Taxi Price, Bus or Car?

Zakopane is not far from Krakow, so if you are wondering how to get to Zakopane from Krakow, what to choose, a taxi, bus or maybe a train. Here is the answer to the question of how far is it to Zakopane and the mountains from Krakow, whats the distance and how long does the journey take?

Zakopane, considered the capital of the Polish Tatra Mountains and one of the most popular tourist cities in Poland, is located 110 km from Krakow, you can get there in many ways. You can choose a car, train or bus. But what is the best form of transport? It’s better to take car or public transport?


To Zakopane from Krakow by car

Krakow to Zakopane

To get to the Zakopane by car, you have to take the road called Zakopianka. Currently, it is being renovated and converted into a two-lane road throughout its entire length. The road is often blocked and the journey takes from 1h 50 min to even 3 h. Most traffic jams are next to Nowy Targ, Rabka and at the entrance to Zakopane. Coming back to Krakow from the mountains by car you can also expect traffic jams at the entrance to Krakow especially on Friday and Sunday afternoons.


How long is the journey to Zakopane?

However, a car is the best option to get to Zakopane from Krakow. The train takes more than 4 hours, also through repairs and extensions on the tracks. The train timetable can be found on or on flixbus website if you want to get there by bus.


How much is taxi to Zakopane?

Its really easy way to get to Mountains from capital of Malopolska. To get to Zakopane from Krakow by taxi you need to pay about 350 PLN, you can also try to negiotate with Cab driver to make it cheaper or you can use Uber to get there. Here you will get discount for your first Uber trip from Practical Krakow. However, it is important to remember that not every Uber or Bolt driver will agree to such a long journey.

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