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Kraków Airport

General information

Kraków Airport is located west of Kraków (770,000 inhabitants) in the village of Balice. The new terminal of Kraków Airport is connected to the train station and the airport’s parking garage. It is the second busiest airport in Poland based on the number of passengers, only Warsaw Airport is used more.


Where is Kraków Airport situated?

Kraków Airport is situated west of the city. The airport is easily accessible via exit Balice II of the A4 motorway.

How many terminals does Kraków Airport have?

On 28 September 2015 the new modern terminal was inaugurated, at the same time the new railway station of Kraków Airport was put into use. The terminal is a three-storey building. On the ground floor (Floor 0) you will find the Arrivals hall and check-in desks, the security check and Departures hall are located on the first floor (Floor 1, 18 gates). The airport’s railway station is accessible via Floor 1. On Floor 2 there is an observation desk.

TIP: Many well-known museums, sights and attractions require online reservations. If you plan to visit Auschwitz + Birkenau (incl. return trip from Krakow and guide) and Oskar Schindler’s Factory, the convenient Krakow Digital Pass is highly recommended! A 60-minute cruise on the Vistula River is also included.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Kraków Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Poland.

Airport Distance
Katowice Airport 67km
Košice Airport (Slovakia) 188km



The distance from Kraków Airport to the centre of Kraków is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Kraków.

From KRK Airport to Kraków City centre by Car
15 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Kraków Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Kraków Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Kraków Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Kraków Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Kraków is about PLN 100.-. Book your taxi at Kraków Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From KRK Airport to Kraków City centre by Taxi
15 km
25 min
PLN 100.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Kraków Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), National (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Kraków Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Kraków Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Kraków Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Kraków Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Kraków Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • LOT
  • Norwegian
  • Lufthansa


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Kraków Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Kraków

Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from Kraków Balice Airport, this 4-star hotel features a restaurant and a bar. Luggage storage and WiFi are available free of charge.


Hotel Witek, Modlniczka

Situated on the outskirts of Krakow, within the picturesque Polish Jura Chain, Hotel Witek offers elegant accommodation with free Wi-Fi, a sauna, car or bicycle rentals.

Hotels in Kraków

Looking for the best hotels in Kraków? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Unicus Krakow Old Town, Kraków

Hotel Unicus Krakow Old Town is a modern boutique property located in Kraków’s Old Town, just 210 metres from the Main Market Square. All air-conditioned rooms are beautifully designed and strictly non-smoking. Free WiFi is available.


Hotel Stary, Kraków

The luxurious Hotel Stary is located in the heart of Kraków’s Old Town. It features a seasonal Sky Bar, located on a rooftop terrace and featuring a view of the Main Market and a picturesque panorama of the Old Town.


Golden Tulip Krakow City Center, Kraków

Golden Tulip Krakow City Center offers an excellent location in the city centre, only 500 metres from the Kraków Main Square and within a walking distance from the Old Town tourist attractions. There is free Wi-Fi available.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Kraków Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Krakow: Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour with Pickup & Lunch Options

Visit the largest Nazi concentration camp from World War II on a day trip from Krakow. Learn the tragic story of the Holocaust on a guided tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum.


Krakow: Wieliczka Salt Mine Guided Tour

Visit one of the largest underground mining museums in the world with this skip-the-line ticket to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Follow your guide through an underground world of chambers and lakes.

Tour & transport

Wieliczka Salt Mine: Guided Tour from Krakow with Pickup

Enjoy a day tour to the UNESCO-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine and benefit from door-to-door service and a guided tour of the mines.


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