Arrival to KRAKOW


The Airport
The John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice
Balice, ul. kpt. Medweckiego 1
Phone 285 5120, 639 31 27

Direct flights to: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bonn/Cologne, Budapest, Copenhagen, Chicago, Dortmund, Dublin, Frankfurt, Glasgow, London, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Vienna, Zurich, in season: Chania, Heraklion, Rhodes.
For updated information on flights and connections, see the website:
Facilities at the airport: foreign currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, BPH-PBK S.A. bank branches, restaurant and coffee shop at the passengers terminal, viewing terrace coffee shop, duty free shop in the main flight departure hall, 24/7 parking lot, car rentals agency.

Access to the airport

By train

Fast railway line to the centre of Kraków – Operted by “PKP Przewozy Regionalne Sp. z o.o.”
The train service provided by PKP Przewozy Regionalne Sp. z.o.o is the fastest link between the centre of Krakow and the airport. Travel time is 16 minutes.
The train station is located 200 m from the T1 international terminal. For travel between the terminals and the station, we advise you to use the free Shuttle Bus service.
The Shuttle Bus awaits at the rail station and transports passengers between the international (T1) and the domestic (T2) terminals and then comes back to the station.
One-way ticket price bought from the train attendant: 8,00 PLN
One-way ticket price bought in automated cashiers: 7,00 PLN

Ticket can be purchased:
on a train, from train attendant
on a train, from automated cashier
in terminal T1 (from automated cashier located near center exit)
at Kraków Main Train Station (at ticket counters or from automated cashier located at Platform #1)

By Bus

Krakow Airport is served by two regular bus lines: 208 and 292 and one night line: 902.

Agglomeration ticket prices

Ticket type



1 Person – Single trip



1 Person – Multiple trips – 90 minutes



1 Person – Multiple trips – 24 hours



1 Person – Multiple trips – 7 days



Price of a single ticket bought from the bus driver: 3.50 PLN Normal / 1.75 PLN Reduced

Tickets can be purchased from:
The RELAY press salon – T1 international terminal, mezzanine
Additionally, ticket vending machines can be found on 292 line buses.


Radio Taxi 19191 – Official partner of Kraków Airport
RADIO TAXI 19191 provides a 24 hour individual transportation service

To get a cab, call:
(0) 12 19191
(0) 800 19 19 19
From the airport to the centre of Krakow costs approx. 50 PLN.
You can also pay by credit card.


Kraków’s main railway station - Dworzec Główny ( E-1) - is conveniently situated at the northern tip of the Old Town, just a hop, skip and a jump from civilization. From the platform simply follow the herd down the stairs and you’ll find yourself in the main station building. A Euronet ATM (bankomat) lurks in the tunnel, and you’ll find a PKO ATM and 'Cash 4 You' ATM in the main hall. The tunnel also houses a handy tourist information point (open 06:00-22:00) and currency exchange (kantor) booths (open 09:00-20:00). Both sections of the station – the subterranean tunnel and the main hall – have left luggage lockers. A large piece of luggage will cost 8zł for one day, and a small one 4zł. Make sure you have change. Payphones can be found dotted around, though you will need to acquire a phonecard from a newsagent to use them.
Stepping onto the square in front of the train station you’ll see Galeria Krakowska to your right, there is a bus and tram stop on the left side of the square and across it you’ll find a taxi rank. It is only about a six minute walk to Kraków’s main market square from the train station – arguably the dreamiest entrance into any city in Europe and highly recommended for anyone who has just arrived. Crossing the plaza in front of the train station to the Andels Hotel and following the crowds through the underpass to the other side puts you officially in the Old Town, home to the majority of Kraków’s hostels, hotels and nightlife; bear right, make a left on Floriańska and you’re on the path of kings to the market square.