Getting to Zakopane will not be a problem with our tips. The fastest transport options are accessible from Kraków, Warsaw and Katowice.

From the John Paul II International Airport in Kraków – Balice KRK you can get to the capital of the Polish Tatra Mountains – Zakopane in about 1.5 – 2 hours.  From the Balice airport you can continue your journey by bus or rent a car. The most famous road leading to the heart of the Polish Tatra Mountains is of course Zakopianka! When travelling by car from Kraków, follow the A4 motorway, then enter Zakopianka/E77 and drive to DK28  in Skomielna Biała, and then continue on the S7 expressway.

If you decide to travel to Zakopane from Kraków, and you cannot or do not want to go by car, there are several fast and inexpensive ways to do so. Here they are:

  1. Polski Bus / FLiXBUS – coaches also leave from Warsaw, Lublin, Kołobrzeg, Gorlice and Berlin. The coaches depart from the top level of the main train station. Address: ul. Bosacka 18, 31-505 Kraków
  2. Szwagropol and Majer Bus – these are the two most popular bus services, traveling between Kraków and Zakopane. In Kraków, the coaches depart from the top level of the main railway station. Address: ul. Bosacka 18, 31-505 Kraków
  3. Train – although it takes longer than going by bus, it has a fundamental advantage – it does not get stuck in traffic jams.    Trains depart from the PKP Kraków Główny railway station. Address: ul. Pawia 5a, 31-154 Kraków.

There are less options when travelling from Warsaw to Zakopane, but they are quite fast and inexpensive.

1. Polski Bus – this is probably the best and fastest option to get to Zakopane. 2. Train – departs from PKP Warszawa Centralna railway station. Address: Aleje Jerozolimskie 54, 00-024 Warsaw 3. By car, it is best to follow the S8 road to A4 motorway and then travel on E77/ Zakopianka.

From the International Airport Katowice – Pyrzowice KTW you can travel to the Tatra Mountains in about 2.5 hours by car, driving on the A4 motorway and then on the S7 expressway.

We hope that with the above advice you will get to Zakopane quickly, safely and comfortably, so that you can enjoy the beauty of the rocky mountain peaks, often covered in snow, reaching the clouds.