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What is the best way to get around Krakow?
The tram is one of the best ways to around Krakow. There are multiple lines across the city, which will take you to top attractions like the Wawel Cathedral and Old Town. The service usually runs from 4.30am to 11pm during the week, with reduced hours on the weekend. There are also three nighttime tram routes. Travellers can buy tickets on-board or from any station. A round-trip price can cost as little as 7.20 PLN ($2.74 AUD) depending on how many zones you pass through. Families with flights to Krakow can also purchase discounted family tickets for use on the weekends.
For a fast and efficient way to get from John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (KRK) to the city centre, take the train. The S1 line travels to and from the airport and has a stop by Krakow's Main Market Square. A one-way trip from John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (KRK) usually costs 9 PLN ($3.42 AUD), and for trips around the city or to nearby areas you can pay as little as 3.50 PLN ($1.33 AUD) each way.
Buses are an affordable way to get around Krakow. However, it's a much slower mode of transportation than the trams. Travellers with tickets to Krakow might also find the system confusing to navigate due to the lack of English signage. If you decide to use the bus, you can buy one-way passes for 3.80 PLN ($1.45 AUD) per person.
Want to take the hassle out of using public transport for your flights to Krakow? Opt for organised tours to explore Krakow. You don't need to hire a car, and you’ll usually get picked up from your hotel. Prices vary depending on the tour operator and duration of the excursion.
If your flights to Krakow arrive late at night or you'd rather not use public transport, you can take a taxi from John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (KRK) to your accommodation. Travellers can flag down metered taxis or use ride-sharing services like Uber to get around the city.
Hire a car
It's easy to see all the major attractions in Krakow without a car. However, if you want to go on a few day trips with your airfare to Krakow, a vehicle will give you the most freedom. You can visit further afield sights, such as Auschwitz, and spend as much time as you'd like without worrying about bus or train times. The easiest way to rent a vehicle is with Webjet. You can select the car of your choice at check-out when you buy your return flights to Krakow. Alternatively, you can organise your rental at the airport.
What should I pack for Krakow?
No matter when you've booked your cheap flights to Krakow for, the city's weather can be unpredictable. Even in summer, you might have a cold, rainy day. When packing for your trip, use layers to help you prepare for anything the weather might throw at you.
Polish phrasebook book or language app
In Poland, only about 30% of the population speak English. To help you get around the language barrier, learn a few essential words before boarding your flights to Krakow. You can also pick up a copy of phrasebook to keep in your bag or download a language app like Duolingo.
What are the best places to stay in Krakow?
The Krakow Old Town is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the best places to stay for travellers buying flights to Krakow who want to stay close to the top attractions. It's where you'll find one of the largest market squares in Europe, the striking St. Mary Church and a labyrinth of cobbled stone streets full of shops, restaurants and bars.
Kazimierz is a historic and artsy neighbourhood in Krakow. It was the Jewish Quarter of the city before World War II. In between the Old Synagogue and the New Jewish Cemetery, you'll find delicious eateries, indie galleries, vintage stores and alternative nightlife clubs and bars. As a result of the resurgence of Jewish culture in the area and its history, Kazimierz is becoming a popular pilgrimage site for Jews who buy tickets to Krakow.
Podgorze is a famous part of Krakow. History buffs and film-lovers with airfare to Krakow come here to visit Schindler’s Factory. There’s also a thought-provoking monument, Plac Bohaterów Getta, for the victims of the Jewish Ghetto. With plenty of eateries and bars in the area, it’s a good spot for wine and coffee lovers buying flights to Krakow.