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Venice to Krakow

Wondering the best way to travel from Venice to Krakow. Will be traveling this July and by myself.

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Hi, Venice to Krakow is going to be some ride. Probably the best way to fly or a combination of train and flight. In that case I suggest night train CNL Venice-Munich, then flying Munich-Krakow. By train you can tailor the journey the way you want it and change trains only twice provided you take two night trains. I would suggest this way since I am well familiar with each of the train stations after Venice: CNL night train Venice-Munich, direct, arr. ca.0600, 1.5 hr layover at Hbf. (At 0600 the food court opens.), change to the Railjet (RJ) train direct to Wien Westbahnhof (west train station), take the U-Bahn there to Wien Meiding train station. In Vienna you can continue or stay the night, then continue in the morning with another or two changes; but taking the EN night train Wien Meiding to Krakow is direct, the lay over in Vienna is several hours. All in all thie trip requires only two changes while by day it has 3-4 changes. If you don't want to put up with the night trains or multi-transfer day trains and are pressed for time, then flying is the best option.

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There are no direct flights from Venice (VCE) to Krakow (KRK). These are your choices: 1 - Fly from VCE to FRA or MUC or ZRH with Lufthansa/Swiss (now merged) then from those hubs proceed to KRK with LOT Polish Airlines or EuroLOT. Lufthansa/Swiss and LOT/EuroLOT are all members of the Star Alliance, therefore they'll be able to provide a codeshare flight. 2 - Take a short train ride (one hour) from Venice to Verona PN and from there a bus or taxi to Verona (VRN) airport. EuroLOT has a non stop flight (seasonal in summer) from VRN to KRK. 3 - Take a train ride (just over one hour) from Venice to Bologna and from there a bus/taxi to Bologna airport (BLQ). Ryanair has a direct non stop from BLQ to KRK. 4 - Do the same as number 3, but instead of Bologna, to Bergamo (near Milan on the rail line Venice-Milan). Ryanair has a direct non stop also from Bergamo (BGY) to KRK. Forget the train, that's too long to Krakow.

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I did this last summer with some family members. We flew Air Berlin changing in Berlin. Our flight was shortly after the new airport was scheduled to open; when the opening was delayed, the flight times were changed and we had a really long layover. The trip took almost all day, but was worthwhile in light our of travel needs.