Cheap Flights to Krakow

Krakow overview

When is the best time to fly to Krakow?

Peak season:

Book cheap flights to Krakow in the south of Poland and visit the country's former royal capital and spiritual heart. Krakow is a centre for science, learning and religion and its Old Town is studded with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings. The main market square (Rynek Glowny) is one of the finest medieval squares you find in Europe. Many people take flights to Krakow to visit Auschwitz, the base site of a large network of concentration camps run by the Nazis in WWII. Tours leave from Krakow journeying two hours west to Oswiecim. Auschwitz is a sobering sight but one of the cities main drawcards. The tourism season in Krakow runs from April to October and peak season is the middle of summer. It is a good idea to book your flights to Krakow in advance during peak season to ensure the best price and availability.

Off season:

Cold winters in Krakow invariably mean fewer tourists and also when more cheap flights to Krakow become available. If you’re after snow then you’ll find it in Krakow, usually snow-clad from mid-December to mid-March. It is a popular destination for skiers as it is within a short drive to several ski resorts.

When is the best time to book a flight to Krakow?

Spring and autumn are recommended as the best times to book flights to Krakow. Typically the weather is good in spring and the autumn foliage is stunning. Summers are warm but humid and you may strike heatwaves and rainy weather. There are also throngs of tourists during summer so expect queues and big crowds. If you must visit in summer a great time is July as the month is full of lively festivals, from street theatre to jazz attracting thousands of locals and tourists.

How long is the flight to Krakow?

Flights from London to Krakow: 2 hours 25 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Krakow: 2 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Krakow: 2 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Krakow: 4 hours 20 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Krakow?

Cheap flights to Krakow are easily had at any time of year thanks to budget airlines Easyjet and Ryanair operating regular direct flights from major cities in the UK. Low cost airline Jet2 operates flights to Krakow from Manchester and Newcastle, while British Airways has a few flights a week from Heathrow.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Flights to Krakow land at John Paul II International Airport (KRK) 7 miles west of the city centre. The fastest way to get from the airport to the city centre is to take the train located near the passenger terminal. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes. The airport is served by two regular bus lines and a night line; they take 35 minutes to reach the city. Taxis are also available outside the arrivals hall.

Krakow insider information

  • Familiarise yourself with this airport guide when you arrive at Balice (KRK) for a smooth transition.
  • Krakow's Sea Song Festival takes place annually and provides life-at-sea lovers with live entertainment and a chance to learn more about the history of sailing with old maritime stories!
  • Public toilets in Poland don’t normally use the pictures of men and women. A triangle, or the words “dla panow” means gentlemen; a circle, or the words “dla pan” is the ladies.
  • The biggest medieval market square in Europe is found in Krakow - all that history in one place.

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How much do things cost in Krakow?

Restaurants
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 6.12
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 1.28
Cappuccino
$ 2.36
Cheap meal
$ 6.12
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 90.36
Pair of jeans
$ 75.99
Markets
A dozen eggs
$ 2.08
Bottle of wine
$ 6.80
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 5.10
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 1.03
How much does transport cost in Krakow?
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 12
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 2
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 1
1 km taxi journey
$ 1

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More information about Krakow

  • Poland’s prime tourist destination is surrounded by many woods, lakes and rivers, perfect for adventure holidays
  • Krakow, or Cracow, is Poland’s most beautiful city, the perfect destination for a romantic city break
  • Make time to catch a scenic boat-ride along the Vistula River that flows through the city's centre and nature parks
  • Book your tickets early to get the cheapest deals on flights to Krakow with major charter or budget airlines
  • Take a skiing trip near Krakow in the picturesque Alps-like Tatra Mountains in winter
  • Use your evenings to make the most of the vibrant bars and nightclubs within Krakow’s Old Town district
  • Direct flights to Krakow operate frequently with major airlines including Ryanair, easyJet and Jet2
  • Why now plan your own memorable holiday to Poland today, and be sure to get the best prices for your flights
  • Spend time ambling around Krakow’s market square, the largest of any of Europe’s medieval cities
  • Experience Cracowian life, food and heritage in a cultural capital at the heart of central Europe
  • Fly from London’s Stanstead, Luton and Gatwick airports direct to Krakow John Paul II International

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