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Krakow's John Paul II International Airport. 

The Krakow airport, code KRK, is situated conveniently on the Balice outskirts of the city, just 15 km (about ten miles) west from its center, by the A4 expressway to Silesia province en route to Germany, at the elevation of 241 m above sea level. Its latitude is 50°06' N and longitude 19°48' E . 

Krakow's Balice international airport is Poland’s second busiest after Warsaw, Poland's capital city, and handles 2.4 million passengers a year. It consists of an International Terminal (T1) and a separate Domestic Terminal (T2) with yearly capacity of  three millions and half million passengers respectively. Plus there is a cargo terminal that accommodates a 755-sq-meter warehouse, custom agencies, and shipping companies. 

The Krakow Airport's International Terminal handles separately passengers of Schengen and Non-Schengen flights. Gates 6, 7, and 8 are used for departures for destinations within the European Union's Schengen Zone of simplified border controls. Passengers boarding planes bound for airports beyond the Schengen Zone use gates 1, 2, 3 and 4. 

The airport can boast 2550-meter-long and 60-meter-wide runway and apron for 17 passenger aircraft.  

International terminal at the Krakow airport

Krakow Airport, international Terminal (T1)

Air connections to and from the Krakow airport. 

Krakow's John Paul II International Airport has regular direct air connections from and to major European and American hubs such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago (spring through autumn), Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome, and Vienna, as well as Barcelona, Belfast, Bergen, Birmingham, Bologna, Bristol, Budapest, Cork, Dortmund, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Eidhoven, Leeds, Liverpool, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Newcastle, Oslo, Stavanger, and Stockholm. Transit connections via Warsaw link Krakow with Los Angeles and Miami in the USA, and with Bangkok, Cairo, Damascus, Dubai, Istanbul, Kiev, Larnaca, Lyon, Minsk, Nice, Beijing, Riga, St. Petersburg, and Vilnius among others.
There are also domestic lines to Poland's capital city Warsaw and Poznan. 
Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Eurolot, Finnair, Germanwings, Lufthansa, Norwegian, and Ryanair fly passengers to Krakow besides the Polish national carrier LOT.  

See the schedule of flights from Krakow's Balice International Airport. 

See the timetable of flights to the Krakow airport

Means of transportation between Krakow and the Balice airport.  

One can easily get to the Krakow airport from the city or back by car, taxi, or bus. 

Note: shuttle trains cancelled. Due to modernization of the railway line trains don't run between Krakow Balice Airport and the city center. The service has been suspended probably till August 2015.

  • The airport is a fifteen minutes' drive or so from the city center. Its parking lot accommodates over 750 vehicles, 15 buses in that number, and is situated opposite the international passenger terminal. 

  • Two municipal bus services are available at a stop situated about fifty meters from the International Terminal T1. Fare is an equivalent of roughly one euro. Line 292 runs to Krakow's central rail and bus stations every twenty minutes or so in daytime between 4:50 a.m. and 11:05 p.m. Line 208 also connects (via a different route) the Balice airport with the central bus depot and Krakow Glowny central train station and runs every hour from 4:35 a.m. to 9:29 p.m. Nightly bus 902 operates the same route, leaving every hour between 11:25 p.m. and 3:55 a.m.     

  • Taxi stands in front of the passenger terminals belong to cabbies employed by a subsidiary company of the Krakow Airport. They charge either 69 zloty (PLN) or 89 PLN for a journey to central Krakow. Also, you may phone one of Krakow's taxi calling centers and they will send the nearest cab available. Daytime fare for a ride to the center of Krakow should not exceed the equivalent of 20 euro, and 35 euro anywhere within the city limits but unauthorized taxis may be costlier. 

Note: The airport's free shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes connecting the International Terminal T1, the Domestic Terminal T2, and the train stop. 

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Airport facilities. 

  • Ticket offices are located on the ground level in the public area of both terminals.

  • Information desks are situated in each passenger terminal, plus there is a public visual-info system in place. 

  • Trolleys are available free-of-charge without deposit at the parking lot, at entrance to the passenger terminal, and in the arrival hall.

  • First aid is to be found in the public area of the terminal.

  • Fully equipped mother-and-baby room is available free of charge and round the clock on the mezzanine in the public area of the International Terminal and in the Demestic Terminal. 

  • Chapel is available to everybody on the mezzanine of the International Terminal and the Mass is said on Sundays at 10 a.m.

  • Eateries are situated on the mezzanine of the International Terminal (a restaurant and cafe), in its ground-floor public area (a snack bar), in the departure hall after ticket/passport control (a cafeteria). There is also a cafeteria in the Domestic Terminal. 

  • Shops in the public area of the terminals sell souvenirs, jewelry, folk art, alcohol, tobacco, food, etc. 

  • Newsstands are situated in both terminals. They also sell tickets for the city transport system, i.e. buses and trams. 

  • Duty-free shops are available to passengers on international flights in the departure hall of Terminal T1 after ticket/passport control. It sells cosmetics, alcohol, tobacco, sweets, souvenirs, etc.

  • Branch of the BPH S.A. bank in the public area of the International Terminal is open on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Currency exchange is provided by a desks in the public area of the International Terminal on weekdays and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays as well as the branch of the BPH S.A. bank on weekdays 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • ATMs are available in both terminals.

  • Post office is open in the public area of the International Terminal on weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

  • Left luggage lockers are situated outside in front of the International terminal T1. 

  • Business Lounge allows passengers on international flights to relax and/or work for an equivalent of roughly 20 euro. It’s outfitted with computer, internet connection, satellite TV, printer, copier, fax machine, public phone, the Polish and foreign press, visual information, plus sweets and soft as well as alcoholic drinks.

  • VIP Lounge with full catering services holds up to 15 people and is available for a fee by way of advance reservation (phone + 48 126393354).

  • Car rental desks are situated in the public area opposite the exit from arrival hall. 

Lost Luggage 

Lost luggage desk is situated in the public area on the ground floor of the International Terminal T1. Its phone number is (+48) 122855121. 

Please note that the Krakow airport's main terminal handles the international flyers. Domestic flights go through another air terminal situated some 500 meters to the east.  

Contact information of Krakow's John Paul II International Airport of Balice. 

24-hour airport information phone service: (+48) 801055000 or 122955800

Postal address: Miedzynarodowy Port Lotniczy im. Jana Pawła II Kraków-Balice Sp. z o.o., ul. Kpt. M. Medweckiego 1, 32-083 Balice
gm. Zabierzow, woj. Malopolskie, Poland. 


Web site 

Lost Luggage phone (+48) 122855121

Customs phone (+48) 126393236

The manager of the passenger terminal phone (+48) 126393309

Company headquarters phone: (+48) 126393000, fax (+48) 124117977 

Car park phone (+48) 122953065

Carriers providing regular services at the Krakow airport. 

Besides Poland's national carrier, LOT, the following airlines maintain regular air connections with Krakow's John Paul II International Airport in Balice Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, easyJet, Eurolot, Finnair, Germanwings, Lufthansa, Norwegian, and Ryanair. Some may be reached at the addresses and phone numbers below. 

Austrian, 23 Lubicz Street, 31-503 Kraków, phone (+48) 126296666 or 0801404040, fax 6296670 
easyJet, London Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, LU2 9LS, United Kingdom, phone (+48) 126393428, hot line: +44 8706000000. 
, MPL Krakow–Balice, ul. kpt. M. Medweckiego 1, phone/fax (+48) 0801703703,  ticket office phone (+48) 122855070 
Lufthansa, al. Jana Pawla II, 00-867 Warszawa,  phone (+48) 223381300, info line (+48)  0801312312, fax (+48) 223381301 

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Schedule of flights from Krakow's Balice International Airport


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