Sleeper train from Krakow to Budapest

Direct sleeper trains run from Krakow to Prague, Budapest & Vienna...

This page explains how to travel by train from Krakow to other key European cities, and how to buy the cheapest tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

I want to travel by train from Krakow to...

      Warsaw   Auschwitz   Prague   Vienna
  Budapest   Berlin   Cologne   Dusseldorf
  Amsterdam   Brussels   Paris   London
  Moscow   Lviv (Lvov)   Kiev    

Before you buy your tickets...

I recommend taking a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, such as "Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up & buy at the station?", "How far ahead can I book?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just go online & buy a €35 point-to-point ticket?".

Answering your questions about European train travel...

An introduction to European train travel


Senior fares (over 60)


Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)


Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits


Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains


Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations


Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train


Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train


Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train


Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network


What to do when things go wrong...

Krakow to Warsaw & other destinations in Poland...
Krakow to Oswiecim (Auschwitz)
  • Roughly hourly local trains run from Krakow to Oswiecim, see to check train times.  There two camps to visit in Oswiecim, Auschwitz I which is an ex-Polish army barracks in the town itself about 10 minutes walk from the station (turn right outside the station then steer left), and Auschwitz-Birkenau II which was a purpose-built concentration camp outside the town, about 30 minutes walk from the station (turn right, then turn right again at the first major road bridge across the railway).  There are also regular buses between Krakow and Oswiecim,

A Krakow to Warsaw InterCity train   A 6-seat compartment on a Krakow to Warsaw train

A Krakow to Warsaw InterCity train - buy train tickets at

Krakow to Prague for 363 zlotys (€87) in couchettes, 419 Zlotys (€100) in a 2-bed sleeper...
2-bed sleeper on the train from Prague to Krakow   3-bed sleeper on the train from Krakow to Prague   The sleeping-car on the night train from Prague to Krakow

2-berth sleeper

Courtesy Ivor Morgan


3-berth sleeper

Courtesy Ivor Morgan


The Prague to Krakow sleeper train seen at Prague Hlavni.  Courtesy Ivor Morgan 

Update:  A new more modern air-conditioned sleeper now operates this route, see photos at

Krakow to Budapest for €92 in couchettes, €103 in a 2-bed sleeper...
The Polish sleeping-car on the Krakow to Budapest sleeper train   A newly-refurbished sleeper compartment as used on the Krakow to Budapest & Krakow to Vienna trains

The Krakow to Budapest & Krakow to Vienna trains have smartly-refurbish Polish sleeping-cars like this, with 1, 2 & 3 bed compartments with washbasin...


Cosy 2-bed sleeper with washbasin...

Krakow to Vienna for €81 in couchettes, €107 in a 2-bed sleeper...

Option 1, by direct sleeper train.

Option 2, by daytime EuroCity train.

Krakow to Berlin from €41...

Munich to Prague by bus? No thanks!

Busse? Nein Danke!

Option 1, by daytime trains...

Option 2, by overnight sleeper train via Poznan.  A convenient & time-effective option!

Option 3, by overnight sleeper train via Stettin - a variation on option 2 above...

Krakow to Amsterdam, Dόsseldorf & Cologne...

Krakow to Paris or Brussels...

Krakow to London...

Krakow to Zurich & Switzerland...

Krakow to Venice, Florence, Rome & Italy

Krakow to Moscow...

Krakow to Lviv & Kiev...

Find hotels in Krakow & other cities


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Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...


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