How to Reach Krakow


  • By air: John Paul II international Airport connects Krakow to all major domestic and European cities. The airport is situated 12kms from the city centre and you can choose from options like the airport shuttle from the city centre, regular transport buses, hired taxis, or the direct railway line from the main train station to the airport.
  • By Train: Dworzec Glowny PKP Station connects all major Polish cities with Krakow. Overnight trains from Prague, Vienna and Budapest arrive every day in Krakow.
  • By Bus: Eurolines provides bus services to Krakow to Euorpean cities In Italy and France. Ecolines is the bus service operating between Russia and the Baltic States. You can get here from Warsaw by the Polski Bus.
  • By Road: You can drive down the A4 from Germany to reach Krakow.


  • By foot: Krakow is a relatively small city and can easily be covered on foot. Be sure to have a map with you.
  • By public transport: Trams and bus lines connect the different parts of Krakow to each other. Purchase tickets before boarding the carriage.
  • By taxi: Most taxis have their fares printed on the passenger doors.
  • By car: Rented cars are less expensive than taxis. Make sure to check out your destination and the required fare beforehand to avoid surcharge.
  • By bicycle: you can rent a municipal bike or a bicycle from the several spots across town and zoom about the bike lanes of Krakow.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Krakow. The most preferred mode of transport in Krakow is Car.

Average distance: 8.14 km Average time: 31.3 min

  • Car 25.37%
    Driving 26.76 min Walking 2.35 min Overall average time for 10.26 kms 29.12 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 16.42%
    Bus 26.64 min Walking 7.73 min Waiting 4.27 min Other 1.36 min Overall average time for 9.68 kms 40 min
  • Bike 10.45%
    Bike 22.14 min Walking 0.71 min Overall average time for 6.86 kms 22.86 min
  • Walking 22.39%
    Walking 20.8 min Bus 2.4 min Waiting 1.73 min Tram 1.67 min Train 1.13 min Driving 1.13 min Bike 0.67 min Overall average time for 4.49 kms 29.53 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 13.43%
    Tram 21.78 min Waiting 4.33 min Walking 4.22 min Bus 1.44 min Overall average time for 6.36 kms 31.78 min
  • Train/Metro 5.97%
    Train 21 min Walking 6.75 min Waiting 5.5 min Tram 2.5 min Bus 1.25 min Overall average time for 14.75 kms 37 min
Route Distance Time
Chrzanow to Krakow 68.81 km 1 hour 8 mins
Gmina jędrzejów to Krakow 69.65 km 1 hour 9 mins
Tychy to Krakow 110.73 km 1 hour 50 mins
Katowice to Krakow 112.36 km 1 hour 52 mins
Ruda slaska to Krakow 130.56 km 2 hours 10 mins
Zilina to Krakow 165.92 km 2 hours 45 mins
Rawa mazowiecka to Krakow 181.24 km 3 hours 1 mins
Lučenec to Krakow 183.78 km 3 hours 3 mins
Rzeszów to Krakow 220.62 km 3 hours 40 mins
Wrzelowiec to Krakow 238.38 km 3 hours 58 mins
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