Ascot Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Radziwillowska 3, Krakow, Southern Poland, 31026, Poland
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Overnight Train or Bus from Krakow to Prague

by autumn918


I will be travelling from Krakow to Prague on the 16th of December. Is there any overnight bus or train I can take that you guys recommend?

Thank you.

Re: Overnight Train or Bus from Krakow to Prague

by picek

for train schedules/departures from Poland to Praha please see their official web site:

I was trying to find night direct train for your date, but the Polish railways are changing schedule on 11.12 and it couldn't get me options on-line. To be sure about trains, check after that date. Cannot comment on direct buses, but train is certainly more comfortable.
The site is also in English.

Re: Overnight Train or Bus from Krakow to Prague

by GyuriFT

Yes, train - but you have to be tricky with the ticket. The train tickets in this part of the world consist of two parts:

- a "generic" one, which allows you to take any train and is valid (if international) for 30 days and unlimited stopovers.
- a reservation for a particular train or sometimes a surcharge. This is always a case if you use night trains.

Usually, a conductor can sell you tickets for whatever tariff they have, sometimes little or no handling fee (in Czech Republic it's 30 Crowns) on the train even if you do not have tickets. Conductors can't sell sleeper supplements. And sleeper car attendants can sell sleeper supplements/reservations, but not generic tickets.

There are many "hidden" discounts and tricks which can make a train journey cheaper even without on-line reservations (rarity in Central/East Europe: Internet use is not that widespread as in the "West").

Buy a round-trip ticket the following way:

"there": Krakow-Bohumin
"back": Bohumin-Zebrzydowice

That will save you about 40% on the Polish section, expect to pay ca. 12 Euro (otherwise the one-way from Krakow to Bohumin is 15 Euro). Why doing a round-trip this way is cheaper, than buying one-way beats me, this is an idiotic things the railways do in that part of the world.

Do NOT, not under any circumstances buy in Poland a ticket for the Czech section of your trip because it will be for a rip-off international tariff, about twice as high as Czech domestic.
Instead, buy the Bohumin-Praha part from the Czech conductor or just leave the money (16 Euro will be enough) with the couchette or sleeping car attendant.

The train itself is not exceptionally popular and has few cars only going to Praha - you will see other cars going to Vienna and Budapest, too. The train will be joined with even more cars coming from Warszawa at Katowice, so from Katowice on there will be much more open space.

You may find the Kiev-Praha Ukrainian sleeper being cheaper than the Polish couchettes. You can buy the reservation from the conductor, should be no more than 15 Euro, but try to offer 10. Don't expect to get a receipt of course ;-)

Re: Overnight Train or Bus from Krakow to Prague

by Jesperp

Go from Krakow Glowny (Krakow Central Station).

Re: Overnight Train or Bus from Krakow to Prague

by Jesperp

PKP (Polish State Railways):

Travel Tips for Krakow


by LoriPori

Built between 1498 - 1499 and financed by King Jan Olbracht, THE BARBICAN or BARBIKAN, was the most important element in the system of defense walls around the city of Krakow. It was once surrounded by a 6 metre deep and 26 metre wide moat. A fortified wall connected the Barbican with the Florianska Gate. The building survived the demolition of the city walls which started in 1806 under Emperor Franciszek II.
Today it is the largest and best preserved building of its kind in Europe.
Accessible for visits from April 15 to October 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Adult ticket 6 zl.

In Oswiecim I and Birkenau,...

by Pegasus74

In Oswiecim I and Birkenau, you'll have the opportunity to discern the prisoner's living quarters as they really were, the spooky underground cellars, gas chambers and conveyer belts along which corpses were transported to the furnaces. The admissions to the grounds are free. Today majority of prison blocks contains exhibitions portraying what happened here. A brochure available at the information desk is quite enough to get you round the grounds. Don't miss the 20mins documentary film presentation at the museum cinema. It is screened in different languages and the ticket costs only 2 zl. And get some autobiographies of the Oswiecim survivors as well if you're interested to learn about what's life like in the camp.

Now to get there, take a bus or train from the central train station in Krakow. A copy of their departure schedules can be picked up at the TIC in Rynek Glowny. A shuttle bus runs between Oswiecim I and Birkenau. I took a 12:30 train (9.50 zl) to arrive Oswiecim station about 14:00 and returned by bus (10 zl) so as to experience a little bit of the countryside peace.

Most definitely, you'll be approached by some locals who'd offer to bring you there by their own vehicle. But the price for the return trip can cost you 100 zl or more, negotiable.

Traditional soups

by mvtouring

Try one of the traditional soups when you are in Poland, they are really very very tasty:
Polish sour rye soup: (zurek) this one is my favorite and one of the culinary musts, a vegetable soup flavored with fermented bread with cooked white sausage, garlic and onions.
Sauerkraut soup (kapusniak) a typical polish winter soup based on sourkraut, ribs, mushrooms and onions.
Beetroot soup (barszcz) classic beetroot soup usually served with little dumplings filled with meat.

I find Polish culture really...

by miromi

I find Polish culture really fascinating and want to learn more about it. Try to learn a few words of Polish when you are there, people seem to really appreciate it!
A website featuring basic polish vocabulary:

Thank you :: Dziekuje :: (Jinkuyeh)
Hello :: Dzien dobry :: dzhehn dobri

Football Madness in Krakow

by Jarra

The Polish are enthusiastic about football. The athmosphere in matches is great. Also the level of the game is quite good. Tickets are cheap. But nowadays you must have an identification card before you can buy tickets or enter the stadium. I went to see the game Cracovia-Korona. The Crarovia has been over the past few years the underdog in Krakow but since they got the new sponsor they are challenging the local rival Wisla. Cracovia were favourite in this match but thanks to their keeper they lost this game. The game was discontinued for a while because of a thick fog (see the photo). Anyway I really enjoyd the match although the weather was dreadful. How to get an identification card see the another tip.


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Address: Radziwillowska 3, Krakow, Southern Poland, 31026, Poland