Krakow Airport

This information is correct as of October 2016.

Krakow Airport (or John Paul II International Airport) is the main airport serving Krakow. It's in the town of Balice, about 7 miles away from Krakow city centre. The airport was redeveloped in 2015, with a brand new terminal. The old terminal is currently being refurbished.  Free Wi-Fi is available for 15 minutes.

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Parking at Krakow Airport

Official Krakow Airport parking is available in the multilevel car park, near the passenger terminal. There are long stay options, and if you travel often you can book a monthly subscription. Unofficial car parks are also available a shuttle ride away from the airport.

Restaurants at Krakow Airport

There's a Coffee Minute cafe, Jet Bistro and Eat & Fly restaurant before security. In the departures area there's a bigger selection of places to grab a bite. There's an Italian restaurant (Boccone Trattoria), some coffee shops (Awiteks Fly, Coffee Minute Express, So! Coffee) and a shop selling Polish delicacies (Premium Food Gate). 

Krakow Airport shops

There are plenty of places to pick up souvenirs and duty free goods. Shops before security include Amber Jewellery, Discover Poland, Relay and Senses of Krakow. In the departure lounge there are a few more shops including The Fashion Place Accessories, Virgin, Aelia Duty Free and Keraniss (non-Schengen flights only).

Lounges at Krakow Airport

There's a business lounge in the Schengen zone and another in the non-Schengen zone. Both have free unlimited Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and a range of complimentary snacks and drinks. Non-business travellers can book a seat in the lounge for 120 PLN per adult, as long as there's space.

Hotels near Krakow Airport

Hotels at Krakow Airport are a good option if you're popping over on business and have an early flight home. Hotels in Balice are really handy for getting to the airport and include the Hilton Garden Inn, Motel Morawica and Neohotel Airport. Compare hotels in Krakow now.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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Krakow Airport is just off the A4 Autostrada motorway, which runs all the way across the south of the country from the German border to the Ukrainian border. It takes about 20 minutes to drive into the city centre in light traffic. Compare car hire at Krakow Airport.

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The train from Krakow Airport to the city centre is the fastest way to travel, with a journey time of 17 minutes. The train station is just behind the multi-storey car park. Carriages have power sockets and Wi-Fi so you can work on board. Tickets to Krakow's main train station cost 8 PLN or you can go on to Wieliczka Salt Mine for 11 PLN.

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Three routes run between Krakow Airport and the city centre. Routes 205 and 208 run during the day, and 292 is a night bus. A single ticket costs 4 PLN, but if you're planning on using more forms of transport once you reach the city you can buy a transferable ticket. These come in 60 minute, 90 minute, 24 hour and 7-day validities. They can be bought from the machines at the bus stop or in the arrivals hall.

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If you take an official taxi from Krakow Airport to city centre you should expect to pay a flat-rate. This is based on distance travelled: expect to pay about 69 PLN for a trip into the city centre. If you want to go further than 29.9km you'll need to do a bit of negotiating with your driver. It's possible to pre-book your taxi online via Krakow Airport's official website. 

 Who flies to Krakow

 Airport Contact Details

Krakow Airport

Lotnisko im. Jana Pawła II,
ul. Kpt. M. Medweckiego 1,
Kraków - Balice,

 Location Details

Longitude:19° 47' 5'' E
Latitude:50° 4' 39'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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