Krakow sits at an important European road and rail junction, with access from there right across Europe and beyond. As a result, the city sees a massive seven million visitors a year. Krakow Balice airport enjoys a fast, efficient railway service to the centre of the city, and it's the quickest way to get into town. It takes just 18 minutes and because the railway station is so close to the terminal – just 200m – it's very convenient. There's even a free shuttle bus to and from the international and domestic terminals. You can buy a one way ticket from the ticket attendant actually on the train, from the automated cashiers in terminal T1 close to the central exit, or from Krakow station itself.
Airport Directions - Buses to Krakow Airport
Krakow Balice airport is also well served by buses. You'll find bus stops near terminals 1 and 2, where two regular bus lines operate. Look out for bus number 208 and 292 during the day. The night bus is number 902. You can buy your tickets from the bus driver, at the RELAY press salon in terminal 1, at the bus stop ticket machine or via one of the convenient vending machines on 292 buses themselves. It takes no time to get into central Krakow, from where you can find your hotel or head further into Poland for an Eastern European adventure of a lifetime.
Airport Directions - Driving to Krakow Airport
As you'd expect from a major airport, Krakow Balice is really well signposted and if you're driving in from elsewhere in Poland, you'll start spotting the signs nice and early. It's situated in the city's outskirts only ten miles or so from the city centre and the A4 road, which flows past between Silesia en route to Germany, is your best bet. It's easy to get there by car. And there are plenty of good value car rental firms operating out of the airport if you want to explore the country on hired wheels.