How to get from Krakow Airport to Krakow City Centre?

How to get from Krakow airport to Krakow city center

Are you 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 transfer provided by the specialized private ground transportation service company?

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 is to book a private ground transportation service. You can read below about how to get to Krakow City by train or by bus. If you prefer a more individual approach click HERE or scroll down to learn more about private Krakow airport transfer service from the Krakow Airport.

Basic information about 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 the 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 center from the Krakow Airport, depending on the type of transportation and traffic conditions.

Train from Krakow Airport
It takes 20 to 35 minutes approximately to get to Kraków from Kraków Airport by car.

Bus from Krakow Airport

Time of travel: about 45 minutes to get to the city center 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 nightline), which run from Kraków Airport to Krakow City Centre.

Waiting time: up to 1 hour

Pricing: the 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 the bus connection and tickets here: http://www.kmkrakow.pl

Pricing: the 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 the bus connection and tickets here: http://www.kmkrakow.pl

Pros:

  • very cheap

Cons:

  • it takes more time to get to the city
  • after arriving at the city center 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
  • the bus might be crowded
  • you might have to wait until your bus arrives
Bus from Krakow Airport
A bus stop is located outside the departures terminal.

Train from 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, the 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 get a car with a driver, otherwise, you would have to walk through the city with your suitcases
Train from Krakow Airport. (Fot. pasazer.com)

Uber from the Krakow Airport

Time of travel: It will take about 25-30 minutes after your Uber arrives at the airport.

Pricing: depends on the Uber algorithms.

Waiting time: depends on the availability

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 at Krakow Airport.

Pros:

  • cheaper than taxi airport

Cons:

  • you might wait for the driver at the airport terminal, not the other way round
  • a 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 the local market, which leads to employing not local drivers and foreigners, your driver might not speak English (or not even Polish at all)
Uber from the Krakow Airport. (Fot. Reuters)

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 traveler: 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 the language barrier – our drivers speak English. After booking our services you will receive our 24/7 emergency phone number. You can pay for the airport transfer using cash (PLN or EUR) or with the credit card directly to the driver after arriving at your hotel. Our prices are fixed and you are informed about the total cost of the transfer in advance – you don’t have to worry about the hidden cost.

Pricing:

  • from 100 PLN (or 25 EUR) for brand-new Mercedes-Benz and BMW air-conditioned vehicles driven by English-speaking drivers. This is the best option for up to 3 passengers with 3 small-size suitcases.
  • from 50PLN (38EUR) for brand-new Mercedes-Benz air-conditioned minivan vehicle driven by English-speaking driver. This is the best option for up to 7 passengers or for people with big-size suitcases.

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 the city from the train or bus station

Cons:

  • more expensive than bus or train
  • you might enjoy it too much and most likely you would decide to book return transfer with us
Private Airport Transfer in Krakow with vehicle from Krakowexcursion.com fleet

Where can I book your services?

You can find our booking form here: http://krakowexcursion.com/contact-us/

or you can e-mail us: info@krakowexcursion.com (link will open your e-mail app)

If you would like to learn more about our Private Krakow Airport Transfers you can click here: http://krakowexcursion.com/services/krakow-airport-transfer/

How to get from 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 the tailor-made offer should definitely meet your needs. E-mail us for details.

VIP airport transfer from Krakow Airport

VIP airport transfer with Mercedes-Benz vehicles from Krakowexcursion.com fleet.

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 the most demanding visitors.

Chauffeur Krakow VIP Airport Transfer Krakowexcursion.com

Event and conference transfers from the Krakow Airport

Do you plan to organize a conference in Krakow, Poland and you need complex ground transportation services including limousine, minibuses, and coaches hire? We can help you with that, do not hesitate to e-mail us and let us know how we could help you.

Our Scania 50-seater coaches during conference airport transfers from Krakow Airport.

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