Travel information

You can reach Krakow by:

Polish currency is zloty (PLN). Please be aware that the exchange rate at the city centre is much better than at the airport.


Cracow 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:

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.

Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport

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

Warsaw Airport

For information about the Warsaw international airport see Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport.

To reach Krakow from Warsaw you can:

International 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.

By car

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.