Krakow is situated in the south of
Poland, on the Vistula river. It is one
of the largest and oldest cities in
Poland, being the capital of Poland from
1038 to 1596.
A series of European wars saw the
Austrian Empire expand north until it
took control of Krakow in 1809, a
situation that lasted until Krakow
returned to Polish control in 1918, due
to the demise of the Austrian Empire.
Krakow was again taken over when
Germany took control from 1939 - 1945
during WWII. After German forces were
removed from Poland, Krakow and Poland
were ruled under the influence of
Communist Russia until the reforms of
Mikhail Gorbachev, of the Soviet Union,
The currency in Poland is the Zloty, 1
pound = about 5 Zloty. Beer
Prices . Currency
Flight times from UK Airports to
Krakow take about 3 hours.
provide regular flights between Krakow
John Paul II International Airport and UK
Airports such as: Birmingham . Dublin .
East Midlands . Edinburgh . Leeds .
Liverpool . London/Stanstead . Manchester
. Shannon .
For information on other airlines such
Airways . easyjet
and Jet2.com that
fly to Krakow, as well as International
Airlines, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_II_International_Airport_Krakow-Balice.
Krakow John Paul II
International Airport, is situated
about 12 miles west of the Krakow centre.
A Shuttle train service links
Krakow’s John Paul II International
Airport and the Krakow Glowny main rail
station in the city center. Trains
normally run every thirty minutes between
04.00 and midnight. You can buy tickets
on the train. The train link is expected
to re-open in 2015 after about a year of
work. Google Map
Two regular bus services depart from a
stop situated about fifty yards from the
International Terminal T1. Bus
Information , price only about 4
Zloty each way.
Taxi prices between the Airport and
Krakow are about 50 - 100 Zloty/£10
- £20. Taxi
Companies at Krakow Airport