Krakow Airport

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Krakow Airport Information

Krakow Airport (or, to give it its proper title, John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice) is an international airport 11km to the west of Krakow city centre. It's the second busiest airport in Poland. The airport was renamed in honour of Pope John Paul II in 1995, as the holy man served as the city's archbishop before achieving the papacy. The airport was fully refurbished in 2002, and started welcoming flights from budget airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet soon after.


Krakow Airport terminals

Krakow Airport currently has one terminal, which handles all flights. In December 2016, a brand new terminal was opened, replacing the old one.


Krakow Airport restaurants

There are seven places to eat after security at Krakow Airport, and four places to eat beforehand. These include coffee bars like Awiteks Fly, So! Coffee and Coffee Minute as well as sit-down restaurants like Boccone Trattoria and Galicya.


Krakow Airport shops

Krakow Airport has 12 shops in total. These include Aelia Duty Free, Relay (a magazine store) and The Fashion Place. There are also numerous shops selling Polish souvenirs including amber jewellery and quirky gifts. Perfect if you need to thank your neighbour for watering your plants.


Krakow Airport lounges

Krakow Airport has two business lounges – one for passengers travelling within the Schengen area, and another for passengers travelling outside it. Both have free Wi-Fi and food available. Entry is free for some business class passengers, but anyone can access the lounge for a fee of 120 PLN.


Getting to Krakow Airport


Krakow Airport is located just off the A7 motorway. It should take 25 minutes in moderate traffic to drive there from downtown Krakow. Car hire at Krakow Airport is provided by numerous agencies including Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt.



Krakow Airport train station is just behind the multi-storey car park. The Koleje Małopolskie trains all have Wi-Fi, on-board ticket machines, power outlets, and air conditioning. This is the fastest way to get to Krakow from the airport, taking around 17 minutes. Tickets from Krakow Airport to Krakow Main Train Station cost 9 PLN. There's no extra charge for luggage, but it costs 3 PLN more to bring your dog on board.



The 208 and 252 bus lines run between Krakow Airport and Krakow during the day, and the 902 operates the service at night. You can find bus departure information in the airport, on the screen by the information desk. A single ticket costs 4 PLN. If you need to make a few transfers, you can extend your ticket to a 60 minute (5 PLN), 90 minute (6 PLN), 24 hour (20 PLN) or seven day (62 PLN) ticket.



Krakow Airport Taxi is the airport's official taxi service. These cabs accept credit cards, and offer a flat rate based on distance. The city centre is in zone 3, which means a taxi fare of 69 PLN or €17. Taxis charge 35 PLN per hour to wait.


This information is correct as of June 2017

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Krakow Airport

Lotnisko im. Jana Pawła II,
ul. Kpt. M. Medweckiego 1,
Kraków - Balice,

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Longitude:19° 47' 5'' E
Latitude:50° 4' 39'' N
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