How to get around?
The best support for getting around the city is the ‘JakDojadę’ app available through:
Krakow has a well-developed bus and tram network. The main transfer centre is the main railway station “Krakow Glowny”, around which there are several public transport stops: Słowacki Theatre (“Teatr Słowackiego”), Main Railway Station West (“Dworzec Główny Zachód”), Main Railway Station East (“Dworzec Główny Wschód”). Close to the main train station is the Krakow University of Technology building – the “Politechnika” stop, which is served by tram lines no. 3, 5, 17, 19, 50, 69, as well as bus lines no. 105, 129, 130, 154, 179, 189, 192, 304, 405, 501, 511, 608, 610, 669, 904.
Remember that the timetable is subject to frequent changes – up-to-date information can be found in the JakDojadę app and on the website: https://rozklady.mpk.krakow.pl/?akcja=index&lang=EN
Before you arrive, read the basic information (tickets, lines, timetables etc) on public transport available at: https://ztp.krakow.pl/en/public-transport/kmk-public-transport
11 km west of Krakow’s city centre is the John Paul II Krakow-Balice International Airport. The centre can be reached in several ways:
- by public transport: bus no. 300 (the cheapest form, but requires a change – approx. 6 PLN), by train (route Krakow Airport (“Kraków Lotnisko”) – Krakow Main Railway Station (“Kraków Główny”) – approx. 17 PLN);
- Uber, FreeNow, Bolt (popular in Poland, mobile phone applications offering taxi services – approx. 50 PLN);
- rent a car by the minute (Traficar application);
- renting a car at the airport;
- taking an airport taxi (the fare may be more than 100 PLN);
- other taxi services (e.g. Mega Taxi, iCar, MPT).
Trams and buses use the same tickets, while a separate ticket is required for train travel. You can buy bus and tram tickets from machines at bus stops and also inside the vehicle. Train tickets are sold at stations, train platforms and also at machines on some trains.