Airports in Poland
Named in 1995 for the late Catholic Pope from the city, John Paul II International Airport (formerly known as Kraków-Balice) is located roughly 6.8 miles 11km) west of Krakow, and is among the busiest airports in Poland.
Serving more than three million passengers each year, the airport struggles at times to cope with the volume, resulting in long queues and disorganisation.
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 7 miles (11km) 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.
Situated a short drive from the centre of town, Warsaw Chopin Airport is Poland's busiest airport and handles just under nine million passengers each year. It's relatively easy to book flights to Warsaw as EuroLOT and LOT Poland Airlines use the airport as a regional hub.
Warsaw Airport has plenty of restaurants and shopping
opportunities as well as business lounges. Warsaw Chopin Airport
has plenty of public transport options for passengers arriving or
departing from the airport. It also has an observation deck, which
is popular with kids and adults alike, and a great way to spend any
extra time you have at the airport.
The airport is situated six miles (10km) southwest of Warsaw.
Getting to the city
Municipal buses 175, 148, 188 and 331 operate daily from 4.35am to around 11pm ferrying commuters to Warsaw city centre and the right riverbank. Some hotels provide a shuttle bus service to and from the hotel on request. The Polski Express bus provides connections to the biggest polish towns. The bus stop is on the Arrivals Hall level of Terminal 2.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Tel: +48 (22) 650 4220.
Krakow International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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