Transportation to Kraków & Venue


By plane

The John Paul II International and Domestic Airport Kraków Balice is located at the outskirts of the city. How to get the city:

Public airport buses
Kraków Airport is served by two regular buses lines: 209 and 300 and one night line: 902.
Direct bus service from Airport to Congress Venue is bus line: 300
bus stop in front of the airport,
final stop - Osiedle (os.) Podwawelskie
Travel time is about 45 min.
Price: 6 PLN /one way (approx. 1,5 EUR.)

Train from airport
It is the fastest way to get from the airport to the city center (the journey takes about 17 minutes) is the shuttle train service, which links the airport with the Kraków's Main Railway Station located in the city center. The new Kraków Airport train station is located near the passenger terminal, at the rear of the multi-storey car park. The connection is operated by Koleje Małopolskie (regional railways company operating in Małopolska Region). Trains are equipped with air conditioning, power outlets, Wi-Fi and ticket machines. All trains also have spaces for disabled passengers and persons with reduced mobility (PRM). Please, check timetable each time before your travel here.

Ticket and fares (The public transportation pass entitling to free use of public transport on July 13–17, 2024 in Kraków including the airport-bus. It will be available at the Registration desk.)
  • Kraków Airport - Kraków Main Train Station: 14 PLN (3 EUR)
  • Kraków Airport - Wieliczka Salt Mine: 18 PLN (4 EUR)
  • luggage: free of charge
  • dogs: 3 PLN
Where to buy a ticket:
  • ticket machine in passenger terminal, level 0 (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card)
  • ticket machine at train station (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card)
  • train conductor on board (cash payment only)
Taxi from airport
Taxi fare from the airport to the city center is approx. 100 -150 PLN (approx. 25-30 EUR) depending on time of arrival and Taxi Company. Travel duration is approx. 20-45 minutes depending on traffic.
More info about the Krakow Airport services here

By train

The city can be easily and comfortably accessed by train from all larger cities in Poland and Europe.
Location of the train station "Kraków Główny" (meaning "Main station" in Polish).

By road

Several bus companies run regular international services to Kraków and many other cities in Poland.
Kraków has a direct access to the highway A4 and international motorways E40 and E77. Roads in Poland are marked with international traffic signs, and traffic regulations are similar to those in operation in other European countries.
Parts of the highway's system in Poland is tolled. Pricing varies between different roads. A4 is a toll highway between Kraków and Wrocław (with a small toll-free fragment in vicinity of Katowice). Payment for regular car on route between Kraków and Katowice costs 20 złotych (around 5 Euro). Information about all tolls regarding Polish highways can be found here.
Practically anywhere in the city it may prove tricky to find a convenient parking place. Parking on the streets in the center of Kraków is paid on weekdays from Monday to Friday between 10:00 (10:00 a.m.) to 20:00 (8:00 p.m.).