Train to Zakopane

Mountain towns you can reach by train!
Published: 2020/01/23
Category: Trips

Polish mountains by train!

Winter and approaching winter holiday encourage you to plan your ski holiday. Wherever you go, remember that on the train you do not have worry about the luggage weight, and the outstanding railway communication among the mountainous towns encourage you to discover new slops! In that in mind we have prepared the list of destinations and resorts for your ski season that you may reach by train!

By train to Zakopane

This is the unquestionable winter holiday capital. The surrounding mountains not only attracts the skiers but also the hikers. A large selection of routes varied in terms of difficulty makes everyone will find a slope adequate to their skill level. The skillful skiers will definitely be happy to experience the Alpine character Kasprowy Wierch ride. Less experienced skiers will manage to ride down the Polana Szymoszkowa. Zakopane is perfectly communicated with the entire Poland. You may travel there by PKP Intercity and TLK trains as far as from the remote

Examples of trains connections and timetable 

Warsaw Zakopane from 42 PLN Zakopane Krakow from 24 PLN
Krakow Zakopane from 17 PLN Zakopane Warsaw from 42 PLN
Wroclaw Zakopane from 39 PLN Zakopane Gdańsk from 45 PLN

PKP timetable and online train tickets available on the website.

Białka Tatrzańska

A few kilometers away from Zakopane Białka Tatrzańska is located, where there is currently the largest ski resort in the region – Kotelnica. Good infrastructure, thermal pools, a number of slopes of varying difficulty and a unique highlander climate make Białka one of the most fashionable and popular ski resorts in Poland. We get to Białka among others by bus leaving daily from the car park at the Zakopane Railway Station.

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By train to Wisla

A real pearl of the Silesian Beskids, known primarily for the figure of Adam Małysz and the Gołębiewski hotel. There are over 10 ski stations in Wisla, which makes it a large center and an ideal place to spend the family holiday. The difficulty level of trails is varied, so both advanced skiers and beginners will manage. The gentle slopes of the Silesian Beskids are also suitable for skiing and cross-country skiing. You can get to Wisła by train, among others from cities such as Katowice, Warsaw and Czestochowa.

Examples of trains connections and timetable 

Katowice Wisla from 20 PLN Wisla Warszawa from 30 PLN
Warszawa Wisla from 34 PLN Katowice Częstochowa from 18 PLN
Czestochowa Wisla from 28 PLN Wisla Warszawa from 36 PLN

PKP timetable and online train tickets available on the website.

By train to Szklarska Poręba

Ski Arena Szrenica is a very important point on the ski map of Poland. The resort offers over 12 km of ski slopes. Thanks to modern infrastructure and artificial snow, the routes are always in good condition for the downhill ride. The picturesque location of the resort in the heart of the Giant Mountains makes it also attractive areas for hiking and skiing. The proximity of the border makes it possible to meet skiers and tourists from the Czech Republic and Germany. You can reach Szklarska Poręba by PKP Intercity trains, including from cities such as Warsaw, Wrocław, Częstochowa and Opole.

Examples of trains connections and timetable 

Warsaw Szklarska Poreba from 40 PLN Szklarska Poreba Opole from 18 PLN
Wroclaw Szklarska Poreba from 22 PLN Szklarska Poreba Warsaw from 42P LN
Opole Szklarska Poreba from 14 PLN Szklarska Poreba Krakow from 36 PLN

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By train to Rabka-Zdrój

Known primarily as the City of Children and the spa, which attracts patients from all over Poland. In the summer Rabka impresses with a beautiful Spa Park and Graduation Tower. In winter, it encourages walking and cross-country skiing. It is also a good starting point for hiking trips, among others on Turbacz, Maciejowa or Stare Wierchy. The historic Railway Station located in the center of the town means that after leaving the train we are immediately in the heart of Rabka. Trains commute to the village, including from Cracow, Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk and Łódź. From Rabka by train we will reach Zakopane in less than an hour.

Examples of trains connections and timetable 

Krakow Rabka – Zdroj from 14 PLN Rabka – Zdroj Zakopane from 8 PLN
Łodz Rabka – Zdroj from 27 PLN Rabka – Zdroj Krakow from 14 PLN
Gdansk Rabka – Zdroj from 41 PLN Rabka – Zdroj Bydgoszcz from 46 PLN

Kasina Wielka

From Rabka you can go skiing to Kasina Wielka, less than 20 km away, which owes its fame to the outstanding ski runner Justyna Kowalczyk and the longest downhill route in the vicinity of Cracow at Śnieżnica, i.e. the Kasina SKI station. Thanks to artificial snow and lighting, the station provides skiers with good conditions to ride almost all day.

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By train to Krynica-Zdrój

Jaworzyna Krynicka hosts the longest Gondola Railway in Poland operating both in the summer and winter months. On its slopes, there are 7 downhill slopes for skiers, of which more than half of them have FIS approval. The picturesque location in the Beskid Sądecki and the proximity of the ski resort on Wierchomla make Krynica an ideal place for active winter holidays.

Examples of trains connections and timetable 

Krakow Krynica-Zdroj from 22 PLN Krynica-Zdroj Nowy Sacz from 6 PLN
Gdansk Krynica-Zdroj from 47 PLN Krynica-Zdroj Krakow from 22 PLN
Bochnia Krynica-Zdroj from 31 PLN Krynica-Zdroj Gdansk from 46 PLN

PKP timetable and online train tickets available on the website.

Can you transport skis on the train?

Skiers with a train ticket for a given journey can carry one pair of skis for free. Skis can be placed in the space above and below the seat on the train. If the equipment or luggage does not fit under or above the occupied seat, an additional fee of PLN 5.10 should be paid. Additional payments must be made to the train conductor. 

Booking and buying train tickets

Online booking and purchase of train tickets for these and other PKP Intercity, Pendolino and TLK train connections available at PolishTrains.eu

 

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