Every international flight to Krakow lands at the John Paul II International Airport of Balice, located approximately 15km outside the city. Passengers arriving on Krakow flights can connect between the international and domestic terminals by using a free shuttle bus. The bus also stops at the airport's own railway station. Visitors on cheap flights to Krakow can use the airport's tourist information service for booking hotels. The airport taxi stands are located outside both terminals and there are car rental counters inside the arrivals area.
Getting from the airport to Krakow city is easy. Fast trains operated by Przewozy Regionalne Sp. z.o.o leave every 30 minutes towards the main railway station. To get to the city you can take a bus which is run by the municipal transport company, MPK S.A. Buses 208, 292 and 902 connect the airport to Krakow.
Krakow is relatively small, and many tourist attractions are located within walking distance from each other. Parts of the city centre are car-free zones. Krakow also has a public transport network that includes buses and trams and these cover most of the city. Trams run throughout the day and are very affordable. Krakow has both licensed and unlicensed taxis in the city. Obviously, visitors should only use licensed cars.
With so many low-cost airlines flying to the city it is easy to find a cheap airfare to Krakow. The increasing amount of flights has made the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
Krakow has a long history and there are many interesting historical attractions around the city. The Wawel Castle used to be the home of the old royal family and its attractions include tombs where the kings of Poland used to be buried. The Old Town is filled with medieval architecture from Gothic cathedrals to a 13th century tower. The medieval market square is the largest of its kind in Europe.
Krakow's old town has literally hundreds of bars and restaurants, and it is the heart of the city's nightlife. Rynek Glowny, medieval market square is surrounded by restaurants and bars. Some of the most popular restaurants around the square are Wierzynek (Polish cuisine), Corleone (Italian) and Cherubino (Polish and Italian). There are atmospheric basement bars, beer gardens and pavement cafés around the old town also. The Pod Jaszczurami is a famous music and event venue and a popular place to have a drink.
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