Kraków airport: Kraków Balice Airport (KRK)

Kraków Balice Airport

Kraków Balice Airport is, after Warsaw airport, Poland's biggest airport. It is located in the southern Polish town of Balice, near Kraków. The Polish named the airport after the Polish pope and former archbishop of Kraków John Paul II in 1995. Hence, its full name is John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice.

The airport has two passenger terminals and handles about 3 million passengers annually. Terminal 1 is for international flights. Gates 6, 7 and 8 are exclusively for 'Schengen-flights'. Terminal 2 is for domestic flights. There is a free shuttle bus between the terminals and the train station every fifteen minutes.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: KRK
ICAO airport code: EPKK


Local transport


The train to Kraków Glowny station leaves at 200 meters from T1. There is a free shuttle bus from the terminals to the train. The train to the center departs every half an hour. The trip takes about 20 minutes and costs a few euros. You can buy tickets on the train or at T1, but also at the Kraków railway station. PKP Przewozy Regionalne runs the train shuttle.

Car and bus

The airport is about 10 kilometers from Kraków Center. You can take the A4/E40 from the airport to Kraków.

Two city busses go to and from the airport. There are bus stops at T1 and T2. Bus services 208, 292 and a night service 902. Services 208 and 902 go to Kraków Glowny railway station in 40 minutes. A one way trip costs approximately EUR 0.80. You can buy tickets on the bus and at T1.

Car rental Kraków Balice Airport

There are car rental agencies at the arrival hall: Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Dollar and Sixt. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares multiple car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.


Taxicabs are available in front of both terminals. A trip to Kraków costs about EUR 15.00. You can book a taxi on line or contact tel. +48(0)800 19 19 19.

Parking at the airport

There are 750 short and long term parking spaces opposite the passenger terminals. Rate short term parking EUR 1.50 per hour. The rate for long term parking is EUR 10.00 for the first day and after that EUR 5.00 per day. For information about parking, please contact (tel. +49(0)12 295 30 65) or send an email.




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Shopping and dining

Both terminals have shops, restaurants and (snack) bars.


The baggage lockers are in T1. For lost and found items (T1) please contact tel. +48(0)12 285 5121 or tel. +48(0)12 639 34 44. There is a baggage depot in T2.


Both terminals have information desks where you can get information about the airport and timetables. At the arrival hall of T1 you will find the tourist information (tel. +48(0)12 285 53 41).


The meeting rooms and reception areas are in the VIP Rooms. The airport also has a Meet & Assist service, to simplify and speed up your check-in and customs check. For information about VIP & Business service, please contact (tel. +48(0)12 639 33 54).

The business lounges of T1 are equipped with all comforts (internet, catering, newspapers and TV).

Access for disabled people

There is a blue path at the airport in order to improve disabled people's mobility. The airport has clear signs, special phones, waiting areas with adapted sofas, wheel chair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets. There are especially reserved parking spaces for disabled people.

Other services

Both terminals have ATMs. T1 has an exchange office. Both terminals have First Aid stations. T1 has a post office, wireless internet and a prayer room/chapel.




John Paul II International Airport Kraków- Balice
ul. Kpt. M. Medweckiego 1
30-083 Balice

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +48(0)12 369 30 00
Fax: +48(0)12 411 79 77

Airport codes

IATA airport code: KRK
ICAO airport code: EPKK