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Arriving in Krakow

Krakow, the capital of Poland, is located in the southern part of the country and can be reached on flights to Krakow Airport, also referred to as John Paul II International Airport. This airport is located in Balice, which is approximately 12 kilometers west of the city center. Several airlines offering cheap flights to Krakow fly into this airport. The airport offers Wi-Fi to tourists and business travelers.

Tourists on Krakow flights can take a train from the airport to the Dworzec Glowny PKP central station. Trains are operated by Przewozy Regionalne Sp. z o.o. and run every 30 minutes throughout the day. Buses #292 and #208 run from the airport to the center of the city during the day. Radio Taxi 19191 offers taxis to tourists.

Getting Around Krakow

Krakow is easy to explore on foot, and organized walking tours are available in a range of different languages. Trams and buses are plentiful in Krakow, and their taxis are also reliable. All taxis bear a 'Taxi' sign on their roof and exhibit a price sticker on their rear passenger window. Car services are less expensive than Krakow taxis. iCar is popular with tourists. If you want to see the city on a bike, BikeOne provides tourists with a PIN code to allow them to gain access to a bike from one of the many self-service rental stations in the city center.

Main Attractions in Krakow

Tourists who have purchased airfare to Krakow will find many things to do in the city. You can choose to walk the Royal Way, from St. Florian's Gate to Wawel Castle. At Wawel Castle, you can relax on the banks of the Vistula River. Tourists can walk around Planty, the park that surrounds the Old Town. Visitors to the city may wish to visit the impressive St. Mary's Church. They may also choose to embark on a tour of Auschwitz.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Krakow

Tourists who have bought cheap flights to Krakow may wish to rise early on a Sunday to visit the open-air flea markets of Plac Nowy and Hala Targowa. If money is no object, you may wish to visit the 270-store shopping center, Galeria Krakowska. Gospoda Koko is a popular restaurant serving traditional Polish cuisine. Al Dente serves up Italian cuisine in the city. In the evenings, check out Concon, which has two dance floors and numerous bars. The Laboratorium in the Old Town provides tourists with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Flight stats for Krakow - did you know?
  • Krakow is 7 mi from J. Paul II Balice Intl Airport (Krakow, Poland).
  • J. Paul II Balice Intl Airport (Krakow, Poland)
    • Right now, 34 airlines operate out of J. Paul II Balice Intl Airport.
    • J. Paul II Balice Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 72 cities.
    • Every week, at least 119 domestic flights and 847 international flights depart from J. Paul II Balice Intl Airport.

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