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MANY DAILY FLIGHTS TO KRAKOW AIRPORT
When you fly with SAS, you can fly when it suits you. We have many flights to Krakow each single day, so you can always find a flight to the polish city that fits your travel plans.
We fly to and from Krakow-Balice Johannes Paul II International Airport (KRK) – Krakow Airport - in the morning, noon, afternoon and evening.
On arrival you can quickly get to Krakow city centre, which is situated 11 km. from the airport, with public transportation, taxi or rental car.
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It is easy to travel on a cheap flight ticket with SAS to Krakow in southern Poland. All you have to do is book your ticket well in advance. Then you will get the best prices on your flight tickets
We have made a low price calendar, where you can find your cheap flight tickets to Krakow quickly. We update prices and availability at each new search – prices may vary when you proceed to booking.
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UP TO 5 DAILY FLIGHTS BETWEEN LONDON - KRAKOW
We have up to five daily flights between London and Krakow, so you can get to Poland, when it suits your business or leisure needs. The flight to Krakow from London takes no more than a few hours and we serve tea and coffee onboard while in the air.
The five daily departures from London are from Heathrow Airport to Krakow’s airport called Krakow-Balice Johannes Pail II International Airport.
FLY TO KRAKOW FROM OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE UK
You can fly to Krakow from various airports across the UK – not just from London. When you fly with SAS, you can choose an airport that is closer to you.
We fly to Krakow (KRK) from:
• Aberdeen (ABZ)
• Birmingham (BHX)
• London – Heathrow (LHR)
• Manchester (MAN)
• Newcastle (NCL)
When you fly to Krakow with SAS it is with a quick stop in Copenhagen before the final leg of the journey.
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ALWAYS INCLUDED WITH SAS – FREE SEAT SELECTION, ONLINE CHECK-IN AND MUCH MORE
We want your time with us to be as comfortable and pleasant as possible. We do more than just serve tea and coffee in the air. We have included a number of things in your flight ticket, so you can really enjoy your time in the air. You get:
• 24-hour return policy
• Online check-in
• Seat selection
• Tea and coffee
• Newspapers in our app
• Child discount up to 90%
Download our app to find your flight directly on your smartphone. You can of course always find the best price and departure on flysas.com.
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GENEROUS CHILD DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 90%
When you bring your children along on one of our flights, you can enjoy generous discounts depending on the age of the child.
If the child is under 2 (0-23 months) you can enjoy a 90% discount on the flight ticket, when the child travel on its parent’s lap.
Children under the age of 12 have their own seat onboard the plane. They enjoy discounts of up to 25%.
GET MORE BENEFITS THE MORE YOU FLY
EuroBonus makes your travel easier, more comfortable and more profitable. You get more benefits the more you travel with us, if you are a member of EuroBonus – it is 100% free.
Once you are a member, you will not just accumulate points on your flights. You also earn points on hotel stays, car rentals and everyday purchases. You can redeem your points at either SAS or one of our many partners.
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RELAX IN OUR LOUNGES BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT WITH SAS PLUS
Why not relax in our lounges before your flight, so you arrive well-rested and ready to get the most out of Krakow. We have lounges in both London and Copenhagen.
A SAS Plus ticket allows you access to the lounge area, without any extra charge, where you can enjoy a tasty buffet and a wide selection of beverages. You can also get some work done or take a nap before your flight.
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KRAKOW AIRPORT – KRAKOW-BALICE JOHANNES II INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KRK)
The full name of the airport is Krakow-Balice Johannes Paul II International Airport. However, it is most commonly called Krakow Airport.
Krakow Airport is situated 7 miles west of Krakow city centre but it is easy to get to and from the airport and the city centre with public transportation and by car.
SAS depart and arrive at the airport in the southern Poland many times during the day, so you can meet your business and leisure needs the best way possible.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM KRAKOW AIRPORT
When you arrive at the airport you can get to your final destination in a number of ways. You can use public transportation as public buses and trains, taxi and car as well as private transportation such as buses and mini buses.
The quickest way to the city centre is by train to which you can buy tickets at the airport and in the train itself. Be aware that the only official taxi service at the airport is Krakow Airport Taxi
BUSES AND TRAINS AT KRAKOW AIRPORT
Krakow Airport is served by two bus lines – one during the day and one during the night. Tickets can be purchased at tickets machine placed in the airport as well as from the bus driver.
Trains are the fastest way to get to and from the airport. A trip to the city centre by train takes approximately 17 minutes. The trains are equipped with power outlets, WiFi and ticket machines.
CAR RENTAL AT KRAKOW AIRPORT
Some prefer to have their own car when they visit Krakow as it is a quick and easy way to get round the city – it is also nice to have when exploring remote parts of the city as well as locations outside the city borders.
It is easy to both pick up and drop off your rental car at the airport. You can take care of it all at the airport. Do a car rental search and get a complete overview of providers, brands and available cars during your stay.
John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice Ltd.
ul. Kpt. M. Medweckiego 1
32-083 Balice, Poland
Telephone number: +48 801 055 000
TRANSPORTATION IN KRAKOW
Depending on the nature of your visit there are a number of public transportation available in Krakow, when you need to do some sightseeing or get from A to B.
You will actually find many of the city’s landmark in walking distance with most of Krakow’s historic area being a pedestrian area.
The city of Krakow does not have an underground metro system but it does have a very well integrated bus system. It runs from 05:00 – 23:00 – you can use it after 23:00 that but with less frequency.
BUSES AND TRAMS IN KRAKOW
The public transport system in Krakow is made up of bus lines and tramways. You can buy tickets to both at newsstands and from ticket machines in downtown stops and in the actual buses and tram cars themselves.
Depending on the length of your travel the prices of a ticket varies. When you board you need to punch the ticket yourself – always keep your ticket until you have reached your destination. See the different tickets here
TAXI CABS IN KRAKOW
When you are in Krakow City there are more than one taxi cab company. Make sure the taxi is clearly marked with a company name and phone number, if you hail one from the street.
You get the best price on your fare, if you call ahead and book a taxi instead of hailing it. Do not expect an English speaker when you call, or in the taxi, but they are nice and gets you to your destination.
KRAKOW – A CITY OF GREAT CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE
Krakow is the second largest city in Poland only surpassed by the capital, Warsaw. It is also one of the oldest city in the country and situated at the Vistula River.
The city has been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural and artistic life throughout history. It was actually the capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland until 1569.
Legends has it that the city was founded on the defeat of a dragon.
HISTORY OF KRAKOW
The history of Krakow dates all the way back to the Stone Age with settlements in the area where Krakow is today. The first mention of the city was in 965.
In the 10th century the city of Krakow was incorporated into the polish state where it has remained ever since. Through history the city has enjoyed many ups and downs before it ended up as the culturally and historic city it is today.
The name of the city comes from its founder, Krakus. The word “Krak’s” means town.
THE LEGENDS OF KRAKOW’S FOUNDING
If you believe in the legends, Krakow was founded on the defeat of a dragon which you can supposedly still feel when you walk around the city streets.
The dragon, Smok Wawelski, supposedly occupied a cave on top of which the city was later founded. The legendary Krakus, who was a polish prince, slayed the dragon and went on to build the city on top of the cave where the dragon had resided.
KRAKOW – A CAPITAL CITY
Though it is not the capital city of Poland, Krakow is still an important city – especially financially and historically speaking.
Krakow used to be the capital city of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland from 1038 to 1569. The Crown, as it is also called, was a historic territorial area during the middle ages that the King of Poland held.
The Crown covered a vast area of current Poland and the surrounding countries.
SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN KRAKOW
There is a lot to see and experience in Krakow. The city centre is full of historic styles of architecture. Many of the historical sights and attractions can be explored easily by foot thanks to the urban planning of the city.
You will find many historical sights in Krakow and its surrounding areas as well as many interesting attractions. During WW2 Krakow was the capital of Germany’s General Government. Therefore, you will see many WW2 sights and attractions in the city and the surrounding areas.
SCHINDLER’S FACTORY – A WW2 MUSEUM
Many people have heard of or seen the award-winning movie Schindler’s List from 1993 about Oskar Schindler, who turned his factory into a refuge for Jews during the occupation.
You can delve deeper into this unique history when visiting Schindler’s Factory. It is an impressive interactive museum which is situated in the former enamel factory of Oscar Schindler.
You can visit one of the biggest concentration camps the Nazi’s built during the Holocaust. Some of the notable inmates in the concentration camp was Anne Frank, Witold Pilecki and Else Ury.
Many of the blocks at Auschwitz-Birkenau, that housed the inmates, are part of the permanent exhibition and you can experience what is was like during the time. The museum offers guided tours which you can book before visiting.
A minimum of 3.5 hours should be expected if you decide to visit the historic sight. There a public transportation to the museum from Krakow as it is not situated in the city itself.
THE HISTORIC OLD TOWN
Krakow’s Old Town is one of the most famous old districts in Poland. It was the center of political life in Poland when Krakow was the capital during The Crown era.
The sight is on the one of Poland’s official historic monuments and it is also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The city centre is a medieval old town, that is surrounded by a 2 miles wall with 46 towers and seven main entrances.
You can see many other sights in the historic old town. Sights such as Rynek Glowny, an underground route beneath the market square, and St. Mary’s Basilica.
SHOPPING IN KRAKOW
Krakow is the perfect place to do some shopping if you are interested in antiques, artwork or jewellery. Find many interesting vendors in the Kazimers area as well as the many open markets.
Plac Targowy is known locally as the city’s best outdoor market. At Sundays the open market turns into a gigantic flea market where you can find Old World antiques, icons and other interesting items.
Krakow also has many shopping malls, where you can find international brands and franchises as well as home-grown businesses. Many shops close early on Saturday and most are closed on Sundays.
ART AND CULTURE IN KRAKOW
The city of Krakow is full of local museums, street art, art galleries and much more. There is much to see and experience if you are interested in art and culture.
Teatr Laznia Nowa is a modern theater, where you can experience different artists depending on when you visit. The museum consists of two stages with auditoriums. You can often find rock concerts by leading artists at his location.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, MOCAK, is located in the former Schindler Factory. The building is a work of art itself and the area also includes a cinema, restaurant, guest houses and studios.
DINING AND NIGHTLIFE IN KRAKOW
Poland, and in particular Krakow, is an interesting place to visit if you like delicious food and good drinks. There is everything from the cheap and quick solutions to the gourmet restaurants.
If you like Italian food, you should stop by Bianca in Old Town, where they serve delicious food – and lots of it. The kitchen is visible to the guests, so you can see the chefs cook your meal.
You can also grab a quick and delicious meal in the Judah Square Food Truck Park in Kazimierz. There a different food trucks to choose from and it is a gathering point when the sun is out.
There are a number of restaurants in Krakow mentioned in the Michelin Guide. If you are interested in fine dining, they are definitely worth a visit – many of them offers very reasonable prices.
Krakow has one of the highest density of bars in the world. You will find many great bars in the streets Florianska and Szewska. These are also the streets in Krakow where the best clubs are located.
If you like live music, you should visit Awaria. The bar is known for its live blues and rock concerts. You can also visit Harris Piano Jazz Bar that is host to outstanding daily concerts.
Religion: 95% Catholic
Time difference: +1
Country code: +48
Languages: Polish, English, German
Embassy: 47 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London W1B, UK
United Kingdom’s embassy: ul. Sw. Anny 9, 31-008 Krakow, Poland