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Transfer from Kraków Airport

Kraków Airport

Kraków Airport

John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (Polish: Kraków Airport im. Jana Pawła II) (IATA: KRK) is an international airport located near Kraków, in the village of Balice, 11 km west of the city centre. The airport has the second biggest passenger flow in Poland.

Krakow Airport connections include 53 destinations (49 international and 4 domestic) with 11 operating airlines. Current timetable can be found at the airport page.

The venue is 16 km (by car) east of Kraków Airport.

Possible ground transportation from/to the airport are: urban rail, buses, private car or taxi.


Kraków Airport railway station is aprox. 200m away from the international terminal (T1). For travel between the terminals and the station, we advise you to use the free Shuttle Bus service.

Balice Ekspres

Balice Ekspres

The Shuttle Bus awaits at the rail station and transports passengers between the international (T1) and the domestic (T2) terminals and then comes back to the station.The train service is the fastest link between the centre of Krakow and the airport.

The urban train „Balice Ekspres” operates between Kraków Główny (Kraków Main railway station) and the Kraków-Balice Airport railway station; frequency – almost every half an hour between 05:00 and 22:24. It takes around 20 minutes to get to the city centre and costs 12 PLN [around 3EUR] (one way) or 20 PLN [around 5EUR] (return – valid 30 days).

Time schedule can be found at the airport page.

How to reach hotel Park Inn from Kraków Główny (Kraków Main railway station) see details at separate page Transfer from Kraków Główny to the hotel.

Bus Service – public transport

Krakow Airport is served by two regular bus lines: 208 and 292 and one night line: 902. These are AGGLOMERATION BUS LINES. Frequency – almost every 15-20 minutes between 04:50 and 23:05.

Time schedule can be found at the airport page. Travel takes about 40 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased from:

  • bus driver
  • RELAY newsagent’s shop – T1 international terminal,
  • ticket machine at the bus stop
  • additionally, ticket vending machines can be found on 292 line buses.

Then you need to take one change in order to reach venue. You can exit at the last stop Kraków Główny and then take tram or bus to the hotel.

However, it is much better to take bus line 292 and exit at Cracovia stop, then take bus line 179 travelling into direction Kurdwanów and exit at the stop Most Grunwaldzki, around 150 metres from the hotel Park Inn. Travel from the airport to venue by bus with one change may take about 45 minutes.

Tickets and faires:

We advise to take Zone I+II Aglomeration short-term ticket at least 60-minute – price 5,00PLN.


Taxi should usually cost around 60PLN (around 15EUR).

Please be very careful – ask taxi driver about price first!

Hotel Park Inn transportation

Transfer from Kraków Airport to the hotel might be provided by the hotel Park Inn – 85PLN (around 20-25EUR) – one way, if requested during registration. Number of passengers is 4-6 and depends on luggage – more luggages less people. services

Transfer from Kraków Airport to the hotel might be arranged by the host (using services), if requested during registration. Prices are in Euros (one way).

Number of people 1-4 5-6 7-8 Remarks
Kraków Airport to venue 18 23 25 [EUR]



Congress participants arriving in Poland will be supported by volunteers at the Kraków Airport/ Kraków Główny Railway Station.