This newly re-introduced direct daytime train from Berlin to Krakow has transformed for the better, the rail journey between these two fabulous cities.
Final Destination: Przemysl
Connections are typically available into an IC train on to Lviv and Kyiv/Kiev.
This train also calls at:
Rzepin: (scheduled arrival at 12:08)
Lubin: (scheduled arrival at 14:02)
Wrolcaw: (scheduled arrival at 14:54)
Katowice: (scheduled arrival at 17:02)
Departing from Berlin:
This train, which is named the 'Wavel' is usually scheduled to depart from the upper level in Berlin Hbf daily at 10:37.
It also calls at Berlin Ostbahnhof railway station, so if your journey is commencing in the heart of east Berlin, you can take a U-Bahn or S-Bahn train to that station and join the train there - it is scheduled to depart from Berlin Ost at 11:03
Arriving in Krakow/Cracow:
This 'Wavel' train service from Berlin is due to arrive into Krakow Glowny, the main railway station in Krakow / Cracow at 17:59.
Within 30 mins of arrival onward connections are typically scheduled to depart for Przemysl and Zakpopane.
1 x train per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 60 days ahead of the travel date - usually
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct train
On the DB Bahn booking site look for the journey that:
- has 0 in the Chg. column
- has EC in the Products column.
- a departure time of 10:52 departure times can be subject to change when works are occurring.
Seat reservations are mandatory on these trains, so seats will be assigned when booking tickets, but rail pass users will need to make reservations prior to boarding these trains.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|Happy rail||from €29.90|
The 'overnight' train from Berlin is scheduled to arrive in Krakow between 03:30 and 04:00 (it travels on to destinations in south-east Poland), so this daytime service is the better option for making this journey.
From a scenic point of view, this is an exceptionally dull journey by train across hour after hour of largely flat farmland, so having something to watch or read is highly recommended.
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