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How To Get From Krakow Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways (Updated 2022)

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We will write how to get from Krakow airport to city center. The distance from Kraków John Paul II International Airport center is 15 kilometers. Click here to book online Krakow Day Tours and to book online Zakopane Day Tour

The travel time by taxi from Krakow airport to downtown is around 20 minutes. The taxi fare from Krakow airport to Krakow city center is around €20-25.

The cheapest way from Krakow airport to city center is by public bus €1. The bus travel time from Krakow airport to Krakow city center is around 50 minutes.

The best way from Krakow airport to Krakow city center is by train only 20 minutes and the train ticket costs only €2

You can also rent a car in Krakow airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

SIM CARD AT KRAKOW AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Krakow airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Krakow. Read here Poland sim card for tourist and best Poland eSim

You can find the cheapest Polish eSim with Airalo Poland eSim prepaid for $4.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $9 USD with 3 GB data, for $13 USD with 5 GB data and for $22 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

Ubigi Poland eSim for $7 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days and for $14 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). Holafly Poland eSim for less than $60 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Poland.

Read here what to wear in Poland, Polish food, how to get from Gdansk airport to city center, Poznan airport to city center, Wroclaw airport to city center and how to get from Warsaw airport to city center

WHERE TO STAY IN KRAKOW

Accommodation in Poland you can access a dorm that can go up to €15. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €60.

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Krakow Airport To Downtown

Train From Krakow Airport to City Center (Best Way)

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The best way from Krakow airport to city center is by train. The trains are leaving every 30 minutes from Krakow airport to city center starting at 4 17 am and last train at 12 18 am. Check train from Krakow airport schedule and route!

The train fare from Krakow airport to Krakow city center is only €2 (12PLN) for one way and the travel time from Krakow to city center is around 20 minutes.

You can buy the tickets at the airport. The train will stop at Kraków Główny (Main Tran Station in Krakow). If you are planning to go from Krakow to Wieliczka Salt Mines there are trains leaving from the airport taking 40 minutes and it costs around €3 (17 PLN).

Public Bus From Krakow Airport To Krakow City Center (Cheapest Way)

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The cheapest way from Krakow airport to city center is by bus. The bus travel time from Krakow airport to city center is around 50 minutes during the day and 30-40 minutes at night. The bus fare costs 1€ which is 4.60 PLN.

There are 4 buses (3 during the day and 1 night bus) you can take from Krakow airport to Krakow center. The Public Buses number 252, 208 and 308 are starting at 5 17 am to 11 pm.

You can buy the tickets in the ticket machine at the Arrivals hall and at the bus stop. The Bus drivers sell tickets too but only cash and you have to give the exact amount since there is no change.

Bus Number 208 From Krakow Airport to Dworzec Główny Wschód (Krakow Bus Station)

Bus 208 from Krakow airport to Kraków Główny the main train station and last stop Dworzec Główny Wschód (Krakow Bus Station). This is the most popular one leaving every hour from the airport. Click here Bus Number 208 route and schedule!

Bus Number 308 From Krakow Airport to Krakow

Bus 308 going from Krakow airport every 40 minutes can be the fastest one compared with 208 Regular Bus with similar stops. Click here Bus Number 308 route and schedule!

Bus Number 252 From Krakow Airport to Os. Podwawelskie

Bus 252 is going from Krakow airport to ‘Os. Podwawelskie’ every 30 minutes. It’s also stopping central stops at Cracovia Błonia, Jubilat and ICE but not exactly finishing in city center.

Just in case you are staying in an Airbnb or hotel in these areas Wawel Castle is Kraków Jubilat popular for accommodation in Krakow. Click here Bus Number 252 route and schedule!

Bus Number 902 (Night Bus Krakow Airport To City Center)

Bus 902 is the night bus from Krakow airport to city center starting at 11 25 pm until 4 55 am. The last stop is at Dworzec Główny Wschód (Bus Station) but also stopping at Kraków Główny (Train Station). Check Night Bus Number 902 route and schedule!

TAXI FROM KRAKOW AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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If you go from Krakow Airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Krakow Airport to city center is around 20-30 minutes.

The taxi fare from Kraków John Paul II International Airport to city center is around €20-25 which is (90-100 PLN). The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

Bolt App Like Uber From Krakow Airport to City Center

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Bolt App is so recommendable is like Uber in Krakow. You can download the app and ask for a service in advance and they will pick you up from Krakow Airport to city center. Bolt fare from Krakow airport to city will be a little bit lower than taxi rates. Expect to pay around €20. Sometimes you can use promotional coupons or vouchers.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM KRAKOW AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Krakow. Prices are around €50 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be less than €12 per person.

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RENTING A CAR IN KRAKOW AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Krakow’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Krakow. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Krakow city center from the airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €20-30 per day.

Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Krakow and the countryside. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Krakow city center.

Check here the best deals renting a car in Krakow!

Best Way From Krakow Airport To Krakow City Center

The best way from Krakow airport to city is by bus for only €1 and 50 minutes travel time especially if you are on a budget. You can go by train faster only 20 minutes from Krakow airport to Krakow city center and for €2.

If you prefer comfort and you are traveling with more people by taxi or private transfer is so affordable too. If you are staying near public transportation will allow you to save a few dollars if not just go for a taxi.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN KRAKOW

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Accommodation in Poland you can access a dorm that can go up to €10. And while a hotel that is double room in a budget can go up to €30-40.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN POLAND BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN POLAND

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Food budget travel in Poland can go €15 per day. There are typical dishes in Poland that you can try for €5 per person in local restaurants. You can find beers for €1-2. You can cook on your own to go down your food budget travel expenses in Poland. Make sure your hotel or Airbnb provides a kitchen

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN POLAND

In Poland every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience high temperatures. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhood.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Poland. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.

Click here to know more about the weather in Poland.

CASH AND ATMS IN POLAND

The currency used all throughout Poland is Poland Zloty (PLN). The exact currency of Euro to Poland Zloty €1 = 4.5 PLN. You can use debit cards everywhere in Poland. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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