From business to leisure to family visits, the Polish city of Krakow welcomes almost 10 million visitors per year. Krakow draws people in with its fairytale streets, booming nightlife and affordable prices. From Krakow’s main and only airport, travellers can catch a connecting flight to Warsaw, Gdansk, Olsztyn or another city in Europe.
Krakow is served by one airport: Kraków John Paul II International Airport (KRK), based seven miles from the city centre. Passengers will enjoy a modern, updated terminal, which houses around a dozen eateries as well as duty-free shopping. Free WiFi, power outlets and two children’s play areas will keep the whole family busy while waiting. A train to the city centre takes less than 20 minutes, while a bus takes around 40 minutes.
Over a dozen airlines offer flights to Krakow. Five to highlight are British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Jet2. Between them, these airlines offer direct flights from 16 airports in the United Kingdom: Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Stansted, London Luton, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham. Of these airlines, Ryanair has the widest UK to Krakow route network.
With five airlines offering direct flights to Krakow from over a dozen UK airports, it’s easy to get there by plane. Alongside flexibility in their departure locations, travellers can also take advantage of flexible departure times thanks to year-round flights. Plus, plane travel to Krakow takes as little as two and a half hours depending on the departure city. Getting from the airport to the city centre only takes around half an hour, but passengers can also use Krakow Airport as a jumping-off point to explore Poland or Europe by plane and train.
Exploring as much of the city as possible is one of the best things about travelling. And, with a Krakow Card, it’s easy and cheap to get around via bus or tram. But, for travellers who don’t have much time or want to start off their trip with an immersive experience, there’s a way to explore a little of everything in one place: visit Kazimierz. This UNESCO World Heritage Site neighbourhood encompasses rich Jewish history, unique street art and galleries, trendy nightlife and cafés and everything else that makes the city great.