You can reach Krakow by:
- international train
- flight to Warsaw (Warszawa)
Polish currency is zloty (PLN). Please be aware that the exchange rate at the city centre is much better than at the airport.
John Paul II International Airport is located about 15 km from Krakow centre. It has direct connections to various cities. For updated information on flights and connections see the website: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en
At the airport you can find: exchange offices, bank branch, ATMs, a restaurant, a cafe, post office, information desk, travel agency, 24-hour first aid, duty-free shop, 24-hour car park and car rentals agency (National, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz).The transportation options from the airport to the city centre are described at the airport web page.
The other option is to fly to Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport and take a bus to Krakow. Buses operate regularly, the trip takes about an hour and costs about 50 PLN.
More information is available at www.katowice-airport.com.
For information about the Warsaw international airport see Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport.
To reach Krakow from Warsaw you can:
- take a domestic flight,
- take a direct InterCity or Express train. .
Cracow is one of Poland's main railroad junctions. It has direct railway links with Berlin, Budapest, Kiev, Prague, Vienna and Warszawa. Cracow Central Station (Kraków Głowny) is situated most conveniently in the very city centre, close to the Old Town historic district.
The schedule can be found here.
The north-south E77 links Krakow with Warsaw and Gdansk in the north
and Zakopane and the Slovak border in the south. The east-west E40 arrives
from Lviv in Ukraine in the east and then goes west through Wroclaw and
Katowice to Dresden in Germany (partly the A4 motorway). To the southwest,
the Czech Republic is easily reached via E75.
NOTE: there are no free parking areas in the city centre.
There is a number of hotels within the Old City walls. We recomend using a booking website, e.g. booking.com.