To and From the Airport

Krakow/Crácow - John Paul II/Balice (KRK):

Location: 14 km/9 Miles W of the City.
Airport Overview: 2 terminals some distance apart. Terminal 1 is the main terminal and is for all International flights. Terminal 2 is much more basic and is for domestic flights only. You can walk between the 2 terminals in 5-10 mins. From T2, exit and turn right, down the steps, turn right and keep walking. From T2, exit and turn left, keep walking. Apart from taxis, all the transport options serve Terminal 1. A free shuttle bus is reported to run between the 2 terminals.
By Taxi: Taxis wait outside both terminals. Radio Taxi Tel 9191. Cost: To Krakow city centre PLN 50-70/15-20 mins, to Zakopane PLN 500-600/2 hrs.


By Bus:
General: The bus stop is to the right after leaving Terminal 1, just round the corner. Tickets are available either from the ticket machine next to the information point in the passenger terminal (PLN 2.60) or on board (PLN 3). Day tickets available for PLN 12.60. Note that if you have any baggage larger than a rucksack, you will have to buy a ticket for it. Validate tickets after boarding to avoid fines. No buses run to Terminal 2.
Bus#208 to Krakow City: Route: Airport - Balice - Szczyglice - Balicka - Lindego - Balicka - Armii Krajowej - Nawojki - Czarnowiejska - Al. Słowackiego - Nowy Kleparz.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every ~30-90 mins 0455-2125. Weekends & Holidays every 30-90 mins 0530-2135. Times posted at the bus stop.
Cost: PLN 2.70 or 3 (see above)/35-45 mins. Large bags PLN 2.60.
Bus#292 to Krakow City: Route: Airport - Balice - Olszanicka - Chełmska - Kasztanowa - Królowej Jadwigi - Focha - Al. Mickiewicza - Al. Słowackiego - Lubomirskiego - Al. Powstania Warszawskiego - Kotlarska - Dworzec Główny Railway Station - Rondo Mogilskiego - Krakowska Szkola Wyzsza. Also stops at the Cracovia Hotel.
Timings: Buses leave the airport daily every ~30-60 mins 0450-2310. Times posted at the bus stop.
Cost: PLN 2.70 or 3 (see above)/25-35 mins. Large bags PLN 2.60.
Bus#902 Night Bus to Krakow City: Route: Airport - Balice - Olszanicka - Chełmska - Kasztanowa - Królowej Jadwigi - Focha - Al. Mickiewicza - Al. Słowackiego - Lubomirskiego - Al. Powstania Warszawskiego - Kotlarska - Dworzec Główny Railway Station - Rondo Mogilskiego - Krakowska Szkola Wyzsza. Also stops at the Cracovia Hotel.
Timings: Buses leave the airport nightly at 2326, 0026 & 0126. Times posted at the bus stop.
Cost: PLN 2.70 or 3 (see above)/25-35 mins. Large bags PLN 2.60.



By Train:
New Train to Krakow Station: General: A new train service now connects the airport to the city. It runs from the airport station to central Krakow.
Getting to the Airport Station: A shuttle bus runs from outside Terminal 1 (Intl) a few mins before train departures. From Terminal 2 (domestic), you must first walk to Terminal 1. Alternatively you can walk the 200m to from T1 to the airport station: Exit the terminal, turn right then left, keeping the forest on your right. Follow the frequent signs. The station is very basic, being just a platform and a track in the middle of a field. Total walking time from T1 5-10 mins, from T2 15-25 mins.
Route: Non-stop service from the Airport station to Krakow Glowny Station/Main train station in Krakow.
Timings: Trains run every 30-40 mins 0424-0010. Trains depart the airport station daily at 0010, 0124 (Wed Fri & Sun only), 0424, 0524, 0624, 0724, then every 30 mins until 2124, 2224 & 2324. Trains leave Krakow Glowny Station daily at 0033 (Wed Fri & Sun only), 0416, 0516, 0617, 0717, 0747, 0817, 0846 then every 30 mins until 2116, 2216, 2316 & 2346. Transfer Time: ~15 mins. Starts very slowly, but soon picks up speed.
Cost: Tickets are only available on board and cost PLN 6. Luggage free of charge.
Steve's Note: This train is a quick, cheap, modern and reliable way of getting to and from the airport.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS 0601 200 702, Budget 285 50 25, EUROPCAR 285 50 45, Hertz 285 50 84, National 639 32 86 & eSixT have desks in Terminal 1 (international) only.

Car Parking: Opposite Terminal 1: PLN 6 per hour. 1 day PLN 40, 2 days PLN 80, extra days PLN 20. A new multi-storey car park is under construction opposite Terminal 1. Parking is also available outside Terminal 2.
Cash Services: 2 ATMs/Cash machines in Terminal 1 only. Bureau de Change in Terminal 1. No facilities at all in T2.
Notes: Post office in Terminal 1. Wireless internet available at a cost.
Airport Website: www.krakowairport.pl
Airport Tel No: +48 12 295 58 00.
Updated Oct10 ADV. Last Visit Apr09




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