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Airports in Krakow

John Paul II International Airport Krakow–Balice (KRK)


Named in 1995 for the late Catholic Pope from the city, John Paul II International Airport is among the busiest airports in Poland, serving more than four million passengers each year. The aiport just underwent major terminal upgrades which mean that its capacity has doubled, resulting in a much more efficient travel experience.

Flights to John Paul II International Airport are available from most major European cities, including London, Prague, Dublin, Berlin, Helsinki, Athens, Frankfurt, Paris, Moscow, Copenhagen and Oslo. A few other routes are available to destinations in Asia, including Phuket.


The airport is situated 11 miles (17.6km) west of Krakow.

Getting to the city

City bus services 208 and 192 leave from the roundabout in front of the passenger terminal and leave regularly to the city centre. Taxis are also available outside the arrivals hall and take 20 minutes to get to the city centre.

A shuttle train operates between the airport and the city centre. The Kraków-Balice train station is located 200m from the passenger terminal and operated a daytime service every 30 minutes.


Local time is GMT +1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).


Tel: +48 (0) 12 639 33 01; or +48 (0) 12 639 33 22.

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Krakow International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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