Krakow can be proud of its new underground train station. Recently opened Kraków Główny (Krakow Main Station) is extremely traveller-friendly and functional. The station itself is located only couple hundred meres from the Old Town and is easily reachable by foot. After arriving here you will find any modern facility you’d ream of as a traveler – would it be fast WiFi internet connection, huge diversity of bars, fast-food restaurants and cafes or professionally run tourist information.
This Krakow train station handles almost 90% of domestic and international train connections from Krakow. The other, smaller station is Krakow Płaszów – you can get here by local fast train that depart every 30 minutes.
From here, you can travel to almost anywhere in Poland – and in Europe as well. Polish railway net has been heavily developed in recent years and trains are now even more faster and comfortable. If you choose to travel by train, remember to book your ticket in specified class and on the train owned by specified company. You can choose between clean and comfortable 2nd class carriages or 6-seated 1st class compartments, where you will be treated with free cookies and drinks. However, the price difference between 2nd and 1st class is quite big, so you must decide is it really worth your money.
If you are planning to travel in high season (winter and summer holidays, local or religious festivals), you may consider booking your tickets before. You may do it right at the ticket counter at the station or online.
Where can you travel from here? Anywhere! Every day at least 10 modern, fast trains depart to Warsaw (2.5 hours) and Wroclaw (4.5 hours). If you’d like to visit Poznań, you can board any ot the 6 trains that go there (5-6 hours). Lublin, the romantic capital of southeastern Poland, is connected to Krakow by 2 trains per day (5 hours). Finally, located right at the Baltic sea cities of Gdynia and Gdańsk can be reached in 7.5 hours.
It is also a great place to start international travels – would you like to travel from Krakow to Budapest? It is enough to take comfortable Krakow to Budapest train! Alternatively, if you’d like to go west, you can board Krakow to Berlin train to visit Germany’s capital city.