The famous lake Morskie Oko surrounded by mountains close to Zakopane in Poland

Krakow to Zakopane Private Transfers

Are you looking for the best way to visit Zakopane from Krakow, enjoy nature, walk in the national park, visit the magnificent Morskie Oko, walk in Krupówki and try the famous Oscypek or have fun in Snowlandia with kids?

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Morske Oko (8 hours) -- Total 12 Hours -- Full day (14 hours)
Professional English-speaking Tatra Guide

Book a comfortable transfer from Krakow to Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland. Not only in winter you should visit Zakopane, but in summer it is just amazing as well.

Let our English-speaking driver pick you up from your hotel or apartment in Krakow and take you on a magic journey to meet the mountain culture of Poland and enjoy nature mixed with the beautiful traditional wooden architecture.

zakopane lake mountains snow

Have fun in Slowlandia, go for SKI, relax in thermal baths, walk in Krupówki, hike in the national park, and visit the famous Morskie Oko lake or just take the Telerik to Gubałówka are just some good suggestions, but we will take anywhere you like.

Choose an existing schedule or customize it to anything you want. This is a kid's friendly trip from Krakow to Zakopane.

Would you like to just have a one-way transfer from Krakow to Zakopane? No worries, you can stay for a night or more and return later on.

Finally, if you decided to stay for a night, we highly recommend the Sleigh Rides (Kulig) and Rafting the Dunajec River (Kids Friendly).

Guide to Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Hire a Professional Tatra Mountains Guide with a national certificate and do any route you would like in the Tatras, Pieniny, and Slovakia mountains. The prices below are only for the Guide (transfer is excluded). Prices are per group.

  • Zakopane City Guide for 3 hours in English: €150 / group
  • Morskie Oko in English: €250 / group
  • Dolina Kościeliska in English: €230 / group
  • Rusinowa Polana and then Zakopane (Kids Friendly): €230 / group
  • Kasprowy Wierch with a cable car, and then Zakopane (Elders may suffer due to the low air pressure): €230 / group
  • Sarnia Skała trip (4 hours plus break in the shelter) or Czarny Staw Gąsienicowy: €230 / group

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One-Way Transfer between Krakow and Zakopane

Our English-speaking driver will pick you from your hotel or apartment in Krakow and he will transfer you safely to your hotel or apartment in Zakopane.

As it is a one-way transfer, we assume that you are going to stay in Zakopane at least for one night. Your driver will need to return back to Krakow. In case you are not going to stay, it might be better to check other transfers even for 14 hours.

In case you haven't yet found your hotel or apartment in Krakow or Zakopane, please check our hotel/apartment tools for searching or use our discount Airbnb code.


  • One-way private transfer from Krakow: Hotel or apartment or Airport.
  • Professional English-speaking driver.
  • Door-to-door service.
  • Air-conditioned car / van.
  • Child seat/s on demand.
  • Parking fees.

One-Way Transfer Krakow (or Airport) to Zakopane

1-8 pax

Ability for bigger groups.

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Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow (Total: 6 hours)

In this case, you are going to have a round-trip from Krakow to Zakopane and then back to Krakow. You can use your time how you like, but we suggest the schedule below.

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or apartment in Krakow and he will drive you to the National park for hiking and fresh air. Then he will drive you to the center of Zakopane.

krupowki zakopane

At the center of Zakopane, you can walk in Krupówki, taste the famous Oszypek and take the Telerik to Gubałówka hill. Please note that in the case we spend more time on the road for any reason, you are going to have more time there.

Tickets to the Telerik cost between 21-27 PLN per person both ways and they are not included in the prices below.


  • Round-Trip Private transfer from Krakow: Hotel or apartment or Airport to Zakopane and Back.
  • Professional English-speaking driver.
  • Door-to-door service.
  • Air-conditioned car / van.
  • Child seat/s on demand.
  • Parking fees.

Cost for Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow (Total: 6 Hours)

1-8 pax

Ability for bigger groups and custom schedules based on your needs.

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Are you going to Warsaw? Check the Krakow to Warsaw Train and Private Transfer options.

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Morskie Oko: Krakow - Morskie Oko Krakow (8-9 hours)

Strictly for people who love hiking and walking a lot. If you do not like walking, then please scroll down or up.

After our English-speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel or apartment in Krakow, he will take you to the closest parking in order to walk to the famous lake Morskie Oko «The Eye of the Sea».

It is not about the lake, but make sure you enjoy it all the way when crossing the beautiful Rysy and the Tatra Mountains in whole their glory, smells, and fresh air.

Note: From the parking lot that the driver will leave you, up to the lake, it is about 9 km hiking to go and as much to return. Totally will be around 18 km.

It is possible to do the route with horses which cost €12 per person (the cost is not included in the price), but please consider twice before using the poor horses.

Also, in the winter the lake is usually frozen and it will be very cold. Temperatures might be -25C, so please consider this as well before booking. The best time to visit might be between May - September.


  • Round-Trip Private transfer from Krakow: Hotel or apartment or Airport, close to the lake and back to Krakow.
  • Professional English-speaking driver.
  • Door-to-door service.
  • Air-conditioned car / van.
  • Child seat/s on demand.
  • Parking fees.

Cost for Krakow - Morskie Oko - Krakow (Total: 8-9 Hours)

1-8 pax

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Buying Oscypek Zakopane

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Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow for 12 Hours (Special)

We highly recommend the schedule below.

  • Visit Zywy skansen - Historyczna zabudowa Chocholowa (A wooden Village in Chochołów where you can see there a highlander architecture which is specific for this area of Poland and visit Bacówka where you will be able to grill "oscypek" on your own and taste the local liqueur "śliwowica".
  • Take a cut-breathing ride up and down to Gubałowska mountain with the teleferik -- Tickets are 27 -35 PLN per person extra paid. See the price list here.
  • Walk at the Center of Zakopane: Krupowki - Jaszczurówka Chapel -Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptówki - Holy Family Church and more.
  • Visit the Wielka Krokiew, the Ski Jumping Hill where the world competition is taking place.
  • Final destination will be the Chochołowskie Termy. Tickets are extra paid. Check the price list according to season here: Thermal batch price list. For Example: 85 PLN per person for 3 Hours on High season.

zakopane center horses snow

1-8 pax 9-17 pax
€210 €410

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Whole Day Trip:  Krakow - Zakopane - Krakow (14 hours)

It might be the best way to really see Zakopane if you are not willing to stay at least for a night. With this program, you will be in Zakopane and the surrounding area for a full day and you can spend your day however you like.

Our English-speaking will pick you up at 7:30 in the morning from your hotel and he will be at your disposal for a total of 14 hours. You have several options for what you do during that time.

Of course, you can make your own custom schedule as long as they can be seen within the time frame and they are within the Zakopane surroundings.

Some interesting places to include in your schedule

  • Visit the Morskie Oko and hike at the National Park (note that it's around 18 km of walk).
  • Snowlandia (Winter), especially if you have children with you it will definitely be a better choice.
  • Center of Zakopane (Krupówki).
  • Termy Chochołów for moments of relaxation and game in a magnificent landscape.
  • Take the Teleferik to Gubałówka.
  • SKI the Kasprowy Wierch (Extreme) or another easier mountain.
  • Enjoy the Bukovina thermal baths.
  • Rafting the Dunajec River (Summer)
  • Sleight Rides (Winter)

bar zakopane snow

It will be not possible to see all of the above, but it is possible to see for example

  • Morskie Oko with horses
  • Zakopane city center
  • Termy Chochołów
  • Gubałówka Hill
  • Kasprowy Wierch

After spending an entire day in the fresh air, around 20:00 you will depart from Zakopane for your hotel in Krakow. The return will take approximately 2,5 hours.


  • Round-Trip Private transfers from Krakow.
  • Transfers between different locations in the area of Zakopane.
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Door-to-door service
  • Air-conditioned car / van
  • Child seats on demand.
  • Parking fees.

Full-Day Transfer (Krakow-Zakopane: 14 hours)

1-8 pax 9-17 pax
€250 €460

Prices are per group. There is a possibility for bigger groups and custom schedules.

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