The easier way to get to Szczawnica is by bus from Krakow or Nowy Targ.
From Krakow you can take a PKS bus (public transportation) and it stops in the front of the train station in Krakow.
From Nowy Targ you can take public or private bus from the bus station but... you can get to Nowy Targ by train and then you have to go on the foot about 1 km from train station to the bus station. It's not far away if you don't have any luggages with you but in the winter with heavy bags it wasn't too nice walk.
Prices: from Krakow about 15 PLZ (about 4 $),
from Nowy Targ about 5 PLZ (a little bit more than 1$)
We arrived in Szczawnica from Zakopane, but had to change a bus at Nowy Targ.MY ZAKOPANE PAGE...Bus is the best transportation for getting in & around places around The Pieniny.MY PIENINY PAGE...Please check the time tables beforehand to make sure we catch the right buses as sometimes, direct buses are not often & it's better to change at least in one other place to save time waiting.
Get the relevant informations you want at The Bus Station in Szczawnica.
From Nowy Targ, we took another bus to Szczawnica.
Actually, there was a direct bus from Zakopane to Szczawnica but we didn't want to wait; Taking a few buses ( well, if we have the times...) mean we could see more of the beautiful countryside around The Pieniny !