Getting There & Around

Flying in Krakow Airport

By air
Krakow Airport is situated about 11 km west of Krakow’s city center. It is recommended to travel from the airport to the city center by train, bus, or a taxi. Please be advised to use either one of the taxi-by-call services (e.g. Radio Taxi Barbakan; + 48 609400400, Radio Taxi Mega: +48 12 4000000, +48 12 4124124; ICAR: +48 12 6535555; Radio Taxi Wawel: +48 12 2666666) or the official Kraków Airport Taxi service

Airport Travel Information

When traveling by bus or by tram always remember to validate the ticket.
Airport travel information (including train and bus information):,c70/transport,c313/how-to-get-to-krakow-airport,c314/

The new Kraków Airport train station is located near the passenger terminal. The connection is operated by Koleje Małopolskie (regional railways company operating in the Małopolska Region). Trains are equipped with air conditioning, power outlets, Wi-Fi and ticket machines. All trains are wheelchair accessible.
Where to buy a ticket:

  • - ticket machine in the passenger terminal, level 0 (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card),
  • - ticket machine at the train station (cash payment or payment with credit/debit card),
  • - train conductor on board (not recommended; cash payment only).

Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Photo: Swifteye

Train Station in Krakow City Center

The train station in Krakow City Center (Kraków Główny) is situated 1,7 km [~1 mile] from the Main Square, and 2,4 km [1,5 mile] from the conference venue.
Detailed, current tourist and travel information is available here:
Please consider purchasing the Krakow Tourist Travel Card or one of the time tickets, should you decide to use the public transportation system (trams and buses). Always remember to validate the ticket.

Traveling in Krakow

Local Transportation

While Krakow has no underground metro, it does have a comprehensive bus and tram system. Check timetables and network maps online at or (choose the English language in settings - button in the top-right corner of the main page), and purchase tickets from the ticket machines at major stops, on-board of most trams and buses (in designated ticket machines). Note that the ticket machines at bus stops accept payments by cash and card, but most of those on board of trams and buses handle coins only - have some change ready.


In Poland type E power sockets are mostly used. The standard voltage is 230V (50 Hz). The power sockets also work with plugs C and with plugs F (equipped with an additional pinhole).


The official and operating currency in Poland is the Polish Zloty (PLN, zł.) 1,00 zł ~ 0,23€ ~ 0,21£ ~ 0,26$ Payment by credit/debit cards (e.g. VISA, Mastercard) is a widely accepted method in Krakow.


September is the time of beautiful Golden polish Autumn. Although typical weather is mild and sunny with an average daily temperature of around 17°C (63°F) (highs: 26°C [79°F]) , please be prepared for lower temperatures in the mornings and late evenings (even 8°C [46°F]). Please consider that in September in Poland rain is a quite common occurrence - it is recommended to have an umbrella and/or raincoat.