Flights from London to Krakow

London to Krakow

  • £46 was the cheapest return price from London to Krakow last month
  • London to Krakow is 868 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Krakow is 2h 20min
  • 2 airlines fly direct from London to Krakow
  • There are 37 flights a week from London to Krakow
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Krakow last month was Ryanair

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Flights from London to Krakow

This information is correct as of November 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Krakow

Three airlines currently offer flights from London to Krakow: Ryanair from Stansted, British Airways from Heathrow and easyJet from Gatwick.

Terminal Information – Departing

This is a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Gatwick: easyJet depart from the North Terminal. The train station is in the South Terminal, so if you're arriving by Gatwick Express you will need to take the free inter-terminal shuttle to reach the correct security area and departure lounge. The North Terminal has a good range of shops and restaurants, including three Jamie Oliver outposts.

Heathrow: British Airways usually fly from Terminal 5. This terminal has its own dedicated stop on the tube and Heathrow Express so double-check that you're getting off at the correct stop and double-check your boarding pass too. Terminal 5 is renowned for its luxury shopping and dining options. Gordon Ramsay has a restaurant in the terminal, Plane Food, and there are plenty of designer stores such as Alexander McQueen and Burberry where you can enjoy a tax-free discount.

Stansted: There is only one terminal at this airport. The gates are quite far from the main shopping and dining area, so give yourself plenty of time once your flight is announced. There's a champagne bar if you want to kick off your trip to Krakow in style, and a James Martin restaurant if you want to indulge in some good British fare. Alternatively, you can enjoy a burger in Giraffe or some tasty sushi from Itsu.

Terminal Information – Arriving

All flights land at Terminal 1. Buses 208 and 292 run between the airport and the city, with a journey time of 40 minutes. One-way tickets cost PLN 4* (about 70p), or you can buy a one-hour transferable ticket for PLN 5* (about 85p). This lets you use any other buses or trams in Krakow for 60 minutes, perfect if you need to make a few transfers. You need to validate your ticket when you board the bus, otherwise you could face a fine. There's also an airport express bus which takes about 25 minutes to reach Galeria Krakowska and charges PLN 10* (about £1.70) for a ticket. There's also a train, which takes 20 minutes. Tickets cost PLN 8* (about £1.35). The car hire offices in the multi-storey car park: remember to compare car hire at Krakow Airport before you fly. There is a taxi ranks outside. Expect to pay PLN 89* (just under £15) for the trip into the city centre.

Practical Information

You need a valid passport to fly from London to Krakow. If you're planning to stay for longer than three months, speak to the Polish Embassy. If you have dual Polish-British nationality it is required by the Polish authorities that you use your Polish passport to travel to the country.

What to expect in Krakow

Krakow is an hour ahead of London and the currency is the Polish złoty (PLN). The summer temperature in Krakow is very similar to what you would experience in London, but winter is a lot colder. Expect temperatures of -3°C in January. Krakow is a lot cheaper than London. An average dinner for two should set you back no more than £17* while a local beer is about £1.20*.

*Prices subject to change

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