How to get from Krakow Airport to Krakow City Centre?
Have you already booked your plane ticket, hotel or apartment and now you are wondering how can you get from the Krakow Airport to the hotel located in Krakow? This article should help you decide to choose between public transportation and private Krakow Airport transfer services.
The cheapest or the most reliable? By train, bus, uber or… Krakow airport transfers with the specialized private ground transportation service?
Let’s be honest. The cheapest type of transportation is to take the bus or train. However, the most efficient and best quality-price ratio might be to book private ground transportation service. You can read below about how to get to Krakow City by train or by bus. If you prefer more individual approach click HERE or scroll down to learn more about private Krakow airport transfer service from the Krakow Airport.
Basic information about the Krakow Airport.
Krakow Airport is located 15 kilometers from the Krakow city center. KRK airport is also known as the John Paul II Airport after the name of Polish Pope. Krakow Airport has one terminal for both international and domestic flights. It takes approximately 20 to 50 minutes to get to the city centre from the Krakow Airport, depending on type of transportation and traffic conditions.
Bus from the Krakow Airport.
Time of travel: about 45 minutes to get to the city centre by bus (please note, that from the bus station it will take another 10-20 minutes to get to your hotel). There are three regular municipal bus lines: 208, 252 and 902 (a night line), which run from Kraków Airport to Krakow City Centre. Waiting time: up to 1 hour Pricing: ticket cost is 4 PLN (Polish zloty), which is about 1 EUR. You can buy a bus ticket in the ticket machine located in the bus (payment in cash, polish coins only), at the ticket machine located at the bus stop (payment in cash with polish coins or with the credit card). More information about bus connection and tickets here: http://www.kmkrakow.pl
Pricing: ticket cost is 4 PLN (Polish zloty), which is about 1 EUR. You can buy a bus ticket in the ticket machine located in the bus (payment in cash, polish coins only), at the ticket machine located at the bus stop (payment in cash with polish coins or with the credit card). More information about bus connection and tickets here: http://www.kmkrakow.pl
Pros: + very cheap Cons: – you might wait until your bus arrives – it takes more time to get to the city – bus might be crowded – after arriving to the city centre in order to get your hotel you might need to book a car with a driver anyway, so you don’t have to walk through the city with your suitcases
Train from the Krakow Airport.
Time of travel: It takes about 19 minutes to get from the airport to Krakow Main Railway Station (Krakow Główny), but trains leave the airport every 60 minutes. Pricing: 9 PLN, which is about 2 EUR. Waiting time: up to 1 hour You can buy tickets in the ticket machines located at the Krakow Airport terminal and train station paying with cash or with the credit card. You can find more details about the train timetable here: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en/
Pros: + relatively fast Cons: – in case you are late, train doesn’t wait for you and it leaves approximately every hour – it goes to the Krakow Main Railway Station, from which in order to get your hotel you might need to book a car with a driver, otherwise you would have to walk through the city with your suitcases
Uber from the Krakow Airport.
Time of travel: It will take about 25-30 minutes after your Uber arrives to the airport. Pricing: depends on the Uber algorithms. Waiting time: depends on availability, 5-20 minutes Usually there are Uber drivers waiting around the airport area for the booking, but it might happen that you would have to wait until your Uber arrives to the Krakow Airport.
Pros: + cheaper than high-end private transfer service Cons: – you might wait for the driver at the airport terminal, not the other way round – driver might drop you off away from your hotel if the app doesn’t allow him to access certain areas (we have heard about such cases from our Passengers) – because of the high-Uber-drivers-demand on our local market, which leads to employing drivers from behind our Eastern border your driver might not speak English (or not even Polish at all)
Private transfer from the Krakow Airport by Krakowexcursion.com.
Time of travel: It takes about 25-35 minutes to get from the Krakow Airport to any hotel located in the Krakow City Centre area.
This is the most convenient option for any traveller: you don’t have to worry about your flight delay – our drivers monitor your flight status and show up at the arrivals terminal with the welcome board and your name on it after your plane lands, no matter if your plane arrives earlier or is delayed.
You don’t have to worry about language barrier – our drivers speak English.
You don’t have to worry about the hidden cost – our prices are fixed and you are informed about total cost of the transfer in advance.
Waiting time: our driver will wait for you at the arrivals hall when you enter the Krakow Airport Arrivals Terminal
Pricing: ∙100 PLN (or 25 EUR) for brand-new Mercedes-Benz and BMW air-conditioned vehicles driven by English-speaking driver – best option for up to 3 passengers (about 6 EUR per passenger) with 3 small-size suitcases ∙150PLN (38EUR) for brand-new Mercedes-Benz air-conditioned minivan vehicle driven by English-speaking driver – best option for up to 7 passengers (about 5,50 EUR per passenger) or for people with big-size suitcases
You can pay for the airport transfer using cash (PLN or EUR) or with the credit card directly to the driver after arriving to your hotel.
After booking our services you will receive our 24/7 emergency phone number.
Pros: + stress free (we monitor your flight status) + modern, high-end Mercedes-Benz and BMW vehicles + helpful and friendly English-speaking driver + you will be dropped off at your hotel (or as close as possible if your hotel is located on the street for pedestrian-access only) + you don’t have to walk with your suitcases through city from the train or bus station
Cons: – more expensive than bus or train – you might enjoy our quality service too much and most likely you would decide to book return transfer or another of our ground transportation services.
How to learn more about Private Krakow Airport transfer service?
How to get from the Krakow Airport… anywhere beyond Krakow?
What is more area of our services is not limited to Krakow only. We can take you to any requested destination around Poland and beyond. Our individual approach and tailor made offer should definitely meet your needs. E-mail us to learn more about our tailor-made offer.
VIP airport transfer from the Krakow Airport.
Looking for high-end VIP service? Our brand-new Mercedes-Benz fleet driven by our experienced English-speaking drivers in suits might be the best solution for your most-demanding needs.
Event and conference transfers from the Krakow Airport.
Do you plan to organize conference in Krakow, Poland and you need complex ground transportation service including limousine, minibuses and coaches hire? We can help you with that, do not hesitate to e-mail us and let us.
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