Transportation to Kraków
The John Paul II International and Domestic Airport Kraków Balice is located at the outskirts of the city.
How to get the city:
It is the fastest way to get from the airport to the city center (the journey takes about 17 minutes) is the shuttle train service, which links the airport with the Kraków's Main Railway Station located in the city center. The new Kraków Airport train station is located near the passenger terminal, at the rear of the multi-storey car park. The connection is operated by Koleje Małopolskie (regional railways company operating in Małopolska Region). Trains are equipped with air conditioning, power outlets, Wi-Fi and ticket machines. All trains also have spaces for disabled passengers and persons with reduced mobility (PRM).
Note: Starting on September, 3rd 2017, due to PKP PLK S.A. (Polish Railways) railway modernization plans the railway timetable will be subject to frequent changes. Please, check timetable each time before your travel here.
Ticket and fares:
Where to buy a ticket:
ticket machine in passenger terminal, level 0 (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card)
ticket machine at train station (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card)
train conductor on board (cash payment only)
Taxi fare from the airport to the city center is approx. 80 -100 PLN (approx. 20-25 EUR) depending on time of arrival and Taxi Company. Travel duration is approx. 20-45 minutes depending on traffic.
Public airport buses
Kraków Airport is served by two regular buses lines: 208 and 252 and one night line: 902.
These are Public Agglomeration Bus Lines. Travel time is about 45 min.
Price: 3,80 PLN /one way (approx. 1 EUR.)
This service is not recommendable due to the many stops and the long travelling time.
There are both ATM machines and the Money Exchange Office at the Airport Building.
Please be advised that July is a touristic high season in Kraków. Make your flight reservation ahead of time to get good rates.
It is also possible to fly to Warsaw and take a fast train to Kraków (traveling time approx. 2.5 hours).
The city can be easily and comfortably accessed by train from all larger cities in Poland and Europe.
Location of the train station "Kraków Główny" (meaning "Main station" in Polish).
Several bus companies run regular international services to Kraków and many other cities in Poland.
Kraków has a direct access to the highway A4 and international motorways E40 and E77. Roads in Poland are marked with international traffic signs, and traffic regulations are similar to those in operation in other European countries.
Parts of the highway's system in Poland is tolled. Pricing varies between different roads. A4 is a toll highway between Kraków and Wrocław (with a small toll-free fragment in vicinity of Katowice). Payment for regular car on route between Kraków and Katowice costs 20 złotych (around 5 Euro). Information about all tolls regarding Polish highways can be found here.
Practically anywhere in the city it may prove tricky to find a convenient parking place. Parking on the streets in the center of Kraków is paid on weekdays from Monday to Friday between 10:00 (10:00 a.m.) to 20:00 (8:00 p.m.).