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If dragons, warriors and other essential ingredients of myth and legend hold your fancy, Krakow will not disappoint you. This former capital city offers a harmonious blend of its past rich heritage and the developed face of modern times.

Choose an appropriate time to visit so you can explore the city and enjoy both its past and its present charm. Average summer temperatures in Krakow are around 20 degrees Celsius, whereas winter temperatures can drop as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius, where heavy snowfall can make travel a little difficult.

July and August offer great weather, however it is also peak tourist season and the cost of flights and hotels tends to be higher. May and June have longer days and spring is in full bloom, making it the best time to visit Krakow. From September – October, the golden-brown foliage blends beautifully with the surrounding architecture. With an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius, this is also a pleasant time to explore Krakow.


Krakow flight deals found on momondo

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Ryanair
Ryanair
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07 Sep
London Stansted airport
2h 25m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
07 Oct
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 35m
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London Stansted airport
33 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
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02 Oct
London Stansted airport
2h 25m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
05 Oct
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 35m
STN
London Stansted airport
33 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
24 Sep
London Stansted airport
2h 25m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
28 Sep
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 34m
STN
London Stansted airport
34 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
09 Oct
London Stansted airport
2h 25m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
13 Oct
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 35m
STN
London Stansted airport
37 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
23 Nov
London Stansted airport
2h 20m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
26 Nov
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 25m
STN
London Stansted airport
39 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
12 Nov
London Stansted airport
2h 20m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
14 Nov
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 25m
STN
London Stansted airport
41 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
23 Nov
London Stansted airport
2h 20m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
26 Nov
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 25m
STN
London Stansted airport
39 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
12 Nov
London Stansted airport
2h 20m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
14 Nov
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 25m
STN
London Stansted airport
41 GBP
easyJet
easyJet
LTN
24 Nov
London Luton airport
2h 30m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
easyJet
KRK
02 Dec
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 25m
LTN
London Luton airport
50 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
24 Sep
London Stansted airport
2h 25m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
28 Sep
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 34m
STN
London Stansted airport
34 GBP
Ryanair
Ryanair
STN
07 Sep
London Stansted airport
2h 25m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Ryanair
KRK
07 Oct
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 35m
STN
London Stansted airport
33 GBP
Wizz Air
Wizz Air
LTN
02 Oct
London Luton airport
2h 25m
KRK
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
Wizz Air
KRK
05 Oct
Krakow J. Paul II Balice airport
2h 35m
LTN
London Luton airport
42 GBP

Which airlines fly to Krakow?

Direct flights from UK to Krakow include British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair and Jet2. Other international airlines flying to Krakow are Lufthansa, Swiss Air, KLM, Vueling Airlines, LOT Airlines, Finnair, Austrian Airlines and Iberia.


How to get from the airport to Krakow city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Krakow along with the distance from the city centre
Krakow J. Paul II Balice
6 mi from city centre

John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK)

Buses

Bus lines 208, 252 and night line 902 run from the airport to Krakow city centre at regular intervals. You can purchase an agglomeration ticket which is valid in two zones at the vending machine or on the bus. A single trip costs PLN 4,00. Tickets need to be validated immediately after boarding.

Trains

A direct train line connects Krakow Airport to Main Train Station in 17 minutes for PLN 9,00.

Private Buses

Private transport buses and mini buses through operators such as Neobus and Tiger Express are available at the bus stop located near the footbridge connecting the passenger terminal and car park.

Airport Taxi

Krakow Airport Taxi is the only official taxi service at the airport and can be booked online or through the call centre on (+48 122580258) or (+48 668307307). A trip to the Main Market area would typically cost around PLN 69,00.

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Popular routes to Krakow

Most frequently searched flights to Krakow along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Krakow
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2h 20m
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31 GBP
Manchester to Krakow
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2h 30m
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42 GBP
Edinburgh to Krakow
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2h 40m
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68 GBP
Birmingham to Krakow
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2h 25m
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52 GBP
Belfast to Krakow
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2h 45m
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92 GBP
Leeds to Krakow
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48 GBP
Bristol to Krakow
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55 GBP
Liverpool to Krakow
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2h 25m
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43 GBP
Newcastle upon Tyne to Krakow
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2h 35m
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122 GBP
Glasgow to Krakow
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2h 45m
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79 GBP
Bournemouth to Krakow
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79 GBP
Aberdeen to Krakow
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How to get around in Krakow?

Most landmarks and attractions in Krakow are within easy walking distance of each other, and the best way to enjoy central Krakow is on foot. Sizable portions of the city’s historic areas are pedestrian precincts. You may also want to experience the joy of seeing Old Town and Kazimierz district in a horse cab or an electric cart with a taped guide or a bicycle rickshaw.

Buses and Trams

The city is well-connected with a dense network of buses and tramways and a one-way ticket is PLN 3,80 which can be bought at newsstands or from ticket vending machines. A ticket for a 20-minute ride costs PLN 2,80 and allows you to change lines, while its 40-minute equivalent costs PLN 3,90 and 60-minute ride costs PLN 5,00. The unlimited travel pass valid for all municipal buses and trams is PLN 15,00 for a 24-hour ticket. For minibuses run by independent companies, the fare is PLN 2,00 for a single ride and to be paid to the driver on boarding.

Taxicabs

Taxicabs are plentiful, relatively inexpensive and can be booked telephonically through approximately 15 different private operators. You may also hail one from the numerous taxi stands scattered throughout the city.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Krakow?

UK Nationals

UK citizens must have a passport, but no visa is required for up to 90 days. Passport endorsed British Citizens, European Communities, British Dependent Territories Citizens or British Subjects only need a passport.

Other Nationalities

For foreign nationals, please check the Schengen Visa Info website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Krakow

Things to do and places of interest in Krakow

Krakow is a beautiful and fascinating city known for its splendid architecture, priceless historical monuments and treasures of art.

  • The Royal Castle on Wavel Hill has stately halls and chambers displaying exquisite period furniture, priceless art, and rare, ancient objects.
  • The Wavel Cathedral which is Poland’s national shrine includes 18 chapels with true architectural masterpieces. The giant bell Zygmunt ranks amongst the world’s largest.
  • Grand Square is one of the most beautiful plazas and the largest amongst all medieval European cities. It boasts of a plethora of landmarks as well as restaurants, clubs and cafés.
  • The 42-foot-high and 36-foot-wide Veit Stoss’ magnum opus is the largest Gothic sculpture in the world.
  • The scenic Kanonicza Street lined with Renaissance houses is one of the finest streets in Europe.
  • Krakow hosts several UNESCO World Heritage sites in its vicinity, such as the Krakow Old Town Historical District, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz, Cavalry Sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska on the outskirts of Krakow, and the Wooden architecture route.
  • Krakow’s Window of Awe is the world’s greatest stained glass window above the entrance to the basilica of St. Francis on Franciszkanska street.
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Tips and tricks for visiting Krakow

Say ‘smachnago’ (a Polish equivalent of ‘bon appétit’) before eating, and ‘na zdrowie’ (cheers) before drinking, to blend in with the locals. Casual wear is acceptable for most social occasions, but the norm is to dress up for evening entertainment, dining out, opera, theatre, etc. As you explore the city on foot, beware of pickpockets in any crowded place; especially during travel on public transport. You must also watch your luggage closely.

 

Almost every day of the week, you are likely to find an array of events to choose from, be it a music concert, an exhibition, a sporting event, or a festival. Krakow’s lively club scene includes jazz, hip-hop, funky, techno and traditional rock. Opera Krakowska’s modern playhouse at 48 Lubicz street hosts opera and ballet performances twice a week from October through June. The Krakow Arena with a capacity of 15000 people hosts several mass audience musical events as well.