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How to Get from Krakow Airport to Krakow City Centre

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Kraków airport is officially called the John Paul II International Airport of Balice and is located just15 kilometres from the Kraków city centre. Trains, buses and taxis connect the airport to Kraków city. A free shuttle bus travels between the airport terminals T1 (international) and T2 (domestic) and also connects to the airport’s own railway station.

Krakow airport taxi

By Train

A frequent fast train service connects the airport to Kraków Glowny (the main railway station) in the city centre. Trains leave approximately every half an hour between 4 am and midnight and the journey takes around 20 minutes. The train station is just 200 metres from the international terminal (Terminal 1), but there is a free shuttle bus service between both airport terminals and the station.

Poland is a member of the European Union but does not use the Euro. The Polish currency is the zloty (abbreviated either zl or PLN). Train tickets can be bought on board the train from the attendant (8,00 PLN) or from ticket machines (7,00 PLN), or from a ticket machine in Terminal 1.

By Bus

The airport bus is run by the Tomba transport company and travels between the airport and Kraków city. The journey takes around half an hour and costs 7.00 PLN. The bus leaves from the short-term car park outside the international terminal T1, near the entrance to the main car park.

Other bus services from the airport include buses no. 208 and 292. 208 stops at the main railway station and at the main bus depot, and 292 stops at the central bus station. The night bus no. 902 drives the same route as no. 208. Bus ticket costs 3.50 PLN and can be bought from the driver.

By Taxi

There are taxi stands outside the international and the domestic terminals.  You can also call the Radio Taxi 19191, the recommended taxi service for the airport that operates 24 hours a day: dial +48 12 19191. The trip to the city takes around 15 minutes.

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Satu was born in Finland, but moved to London in 1996 and lived there for 10 years working as a journalist. She has spent the last couple of years mostly in India, practicing yoga and travelling.

2 responses to “How to Get from Krakow Airport to Krakow City Centre”

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  1. Sheaq Canask says:
    July 12th, 2012 at 8:54 am

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  2. Karen Lee says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Will be staying at Hotel Maksymillian, Ul. Karmelicka 36, 31-128 Kraków.

    Can you tell me the easiest way to reach the Hotel from the Airport. If by Bus, how and how far I have to walk from the central bus station.


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