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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I travelled the opposite direction by train (fast train) recently and while I did spend part of the journey sleeping, I can say that I don't recall seeing anything spectacular outside the windows ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

Traveled this route both by bus and by train, no big difference for me. Consider required level of comfort and the time/money you're ready to spend. Mostly you'll see flat land, villages. If you're ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I'm Polish and that route is not scenic. But train ride should be faster. If its direct connection than it should take 2.5-3h. Which train ride exactly you were looking at? Koleje Mazowieckie? If you ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I am from Poland and i use to travel on this route. The best way to go from Krakow to Warsaw will be a high speed train called Express Intercity Premium. It goes up to 200 km/h (125 mph) - bus goes up ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I have taken PolskiBus from Krakow to Warsaw. It was somewhere between 5 to 6 hours. I took that bus early in the morning and I think just in the beginning there were some scenic areas. After that ...
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Visiting Auschwitz just before World Youth Days

TL;DR Both Auschwitz camps are open for individual tourists. No reservations can be made, and buildings are closed and routes shortened. It is still worth visiting the camps. Due to the excellent ...
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Visiting Auschwitz just before World Youth Days

The Jewish Quarter of Kraków is a major destination in and of itself, including a restored synagogue and a museum. It's also a center of nightlife. There are probably more Jewish-themed restaurants ...
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Salt mines in Poland -- differences between Wieliczka and Bochnia?

I've not been to Bochnia, but I can certainly recommend Wieliczka. It's very easy to get to (about half an hour on the train from Kraków Główny), and they offer two tours - the 'tourist' and the '...
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Salt mines in Poland -- differences between Wieliczka and Bochnia?

I've never been to Wieliczka, but I've seen photos my parents took, and I've been to Bochnia myself. I guess both are worth visiting, but if you have to choose, I would suggest Wieliczka - it's ...
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12 hours in Krakow, early morning on National Day

I once asked a similar question and it was closed as off-topic, but I could recommend: Walk around the ring park (Planty). Somewhat like Vienna, this park was created by the demolition of the old ...
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Bus tickets in Krakow

Nowadays you can buy a ticket in virtually every bus or tram (just be sure to enter the first coach). Be aware that some of them only accept credit cards, some only coins and finally there are some ...
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Bus tickets in Krakow

From a tourist info website: One-way ticket for a municipal bus or a streetcar (tram) is 4.6 zloty (an equivalent of roughly one euro). You can buy it at many newsstands and from ticket machines at ...
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Fastest train from Krakow to Katowice

There are three types of trains on this route - REG (regional) and TLK ("Tanie Linie Kolejowe" - "Cheap Railways"), IC (InterCity, much more expensive usually). REG takes 2:13-2:48 hours, TLK 2:45 ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

The train route from Krakow to Warsaw goes along previous cargo train route to be fast. This is the reason it is not scenic nor interesting in any way. Travelling by bus may be much more interesting ...
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How can I get from Krakow to Prague?

The current situation is documented in another answer on this site. You may buy a direct sleeper train at Intercity Poland. Or you can buy bus+train connections at http://www.le.cz or https://...
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Salt mines in Poland -- differences between Wieliczka and Bochnia?

Bochnia is the only mine in the whole world where a train passes through the middle of a church. Just between the sitting rows. It's a salt transporting underground train passing through small ...
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Where to buy an electronic ticket for the train from Krakow to Prague?

There is a night train operated by flag carriers PKP Intercity and České dráhy (ČD / Czech Railways). That is available for booking at www.intercity.pl or at station. LEO Express runs buses across ...
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Where can I find a good, printable map of Kraków (Poland)?

Inkatlas lets you create your own printable PDF maps in several styles (including for black in white printers). The maps are based on OSM and can include any GPS tracks or waypoints that you want to ...
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How can I get from Krakow to Prague?

There are trains from Krakow to Prague that run over night. They leave around 10 PM and arrive at 6 or 7 AM. There are 6 such trains on weekdays. One is direct and takes 9:20 minutes. The others use ...
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Is this path in Krakow, Poland drivable?

I can only advise you to try a different map. Google in general is not well-suited to judge the quality of minor ways. Openstreetmap has this area mapped in great detail: https://www.openstreetmap.org/...
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Is this path in Krakow, Poland drivable?

I've seen quite a few such areas when bicycling in Eastern Europe and it looks to me as if it is a private, not publically accessible estate. That is confirmed by the signage on the other side (where ...
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Do I need Passenger Locator Form for Krakow - Prague trip on bus?

Yes, travelers entering the Czech republic by bus must complete and submit the Passenger Locator Form. This Czech government webpage shows the form, which says: PUBLIC HEALTH PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM ...
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Krakow MDA Bus stop - tickets to Busko Zdroj

It should be printed on a display. They are usually hard to see yet present. One is above the ticket point. Should be. In fact, they stop selling tickets in the station building ten minutes before the ...
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Is this path in Krakow, Poland drivable?

The high-resolution imagery shows a lane for the entire path. Where the Street View ends, the sign on the right says 'Construction Site' 'No Trespassing'. It looks like the construction is done, so ...
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Where can I find a good, printable map of Kraków (Poland)?

Well, this vector map of Krakow is for a large size printing, but you can look if they have smaller versions: https://vectormap.info/product/full-krakow-poland-city-street-vector-map-editable-adobe-...
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How to visit the Wieliczka salt mines and the Auschwitz KZ from Krakow?

These are opposite directions from Krakow, so you would spend a lot of time transiting between the two of them. For the salt mines the SKA train from downtown Krakow (about 30 minute journey) gets ...
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