John Paul II International Airport Krakow

Kraków, PL


Getting around the airport


Krakow Airport is located in Balice, 11 km west of Krakow. The express train to the city centre takes 18 minutes.

The airport has two terminals currently scheduled to merge into one integrated passenger terminal at the end of 2016.
The airport has two levels:

  • Street level 0 houses check-in for departures and baggage claim for arrivals. Chapels and meditation rooms are located on the Mezzanine level.
  • Level 1 is the departures level, with security and passport check, food, drink, and retail shops, business lounges, and access to gates.

 Yellow telephones are available for passengers to make free phone calls to landline and mobile phones within Poland.

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Getting into the city

Public transport, Train or Taxi

Public buses

Two regular bus lines run between the airport and the city: Bus N. 208 and Bus N.292. Besides, there is one night line: Bus N.902. Cost: PLN 4.00 1 person single trip, PLN 5.00 1 person 60 minutes, PLN 20 1 person 24 hours. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket machine at the passenger terminal - arrivals hall, level 0.


The new Krakow Airport train station is located near the passenger terminal, at the rear of the multi-storey car park. Travelling by train is the fastest way to get from the airport to the city center. The journey takes about 17 minutes. Cost:

  • Kraków Airport - Kraków Main Train Station: PLN 8,00
  • Kraków Airport - Wieliczka Salt Mine: PLN 11,00

You can buy a ticket in the following locations:

  • passenger terminal, arrivals area, level 0 (ticket machine)
  • train station (ticket machine)
  • train (train conductor - CASH ONLY)


You will find taxis right outside of the terminal. The charges within the zones are flat regardless of duration of the ride, time of the day, day of the week. Taxis accept credit cards. 

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  • Krakow Airport Business Lounge, main terminal, airside, accessible to Schengen and non-Schengen passengers. Hours: 4:30-21:00 daily.
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Where to eat

Food and Drinks

  • Jet Bistro, passenger terminal, arrivals hall. Hours: 6:00-22:00 daily.
  • Eat & Fly VIP, landisde, passenger terminal. Hours: 6:00-22:00 daily.
  • Eat & Fly, landside, passenger terminal. Hours: open 24h.
  • Coffee Minute, landside, passanger terminal, level 0. Hours: 5:00-22:00 daily.
  • Coffee Minute, airside, passanger terminal, level 1. Hours: 4:00-00:00 daily.
  • Awiteks Fly, airside, passenger terminal, level 1. Hours: 5:00-23:00 daily.
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Save on Your Car Rental

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You will find car hire agencies in the multi-storey car park, provided by Avis, Sixt, Budget, Rent-a-Car, Dollar, Europcar and Panek.

You can book a car at the airport, or save money by booking online before you travel.

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In Krakow Business Lounge

Showers are available only in lounge:

  • Krakow Airport Business Lounge, main terminal, airside, accessible to Schengen and non-Schengen passengers. Hours: 4:30-21:00 daily.
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Luggage storage


  • terminal 1, level 0, next to the international terminal
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