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About Krakow

With a noble history dating back to the fourth century, Krakow has endured a long, and often difficult, history. But throughout the story of settlement and destruction, this enchanted city has evolved along the mighty Vistula River with the stunning magnificence of the Carpathian Mountains as its backdrop. If the legend is to be believed, it was founded by the defeat of a dragon - many visitors today still feel something mythical in the air of its medieval streets and market squares. From medieval tradition and Gothic splendor, the magnificent architecture of Krakow alone makes for a rewarding visit.

Quick Guide to Krakow

  • Must Know: Krakow city center is divided into two sections - the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, or Kazimierz, with Wawel Royal Castle standing proudly between them.
  • Must See: Visit the castle, a symbol of national pride throughout the centuries, and Wawel Cathedral, home to many coronations and funerals of Poland's monarchs. The Market Square is reckoned to be one of the finest in Europe, while Rynek Underground is a fascinating underground walkway beneath the medieval market square.
  • Must Do: With a diet rich in meat, Polish cuisine shows the influence of its many cultures and there are many restaurants catering to a wide range of eating experiences.
  • Did You Know: While visiting, you might want to look out for the dragon - some people believe that it still keeps watch over Krakow and it's inhabitants.


Local Time 07:13
Polish złoty
Population 755,000
Languages Polish

How expensive is Krakow?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Krakow costs 1.8% more than in the rest of the country.


Prices in Krakow are on average 1.2% lower than in the other cities in Poland.

Public Transport

Public transport in Krakow costs around 21.1% more than the national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Krakow is about 41.4% less expensive on average than in the rest of Poland.

Travel to Krakow

Getting into the city center from Krakow Airport is quick and efficient - simply take the train from your terminal building. It's just a brief 17-minute journey before you can start to enjoy all that this beautiful city has to offer. Alternatively, you can book a taxi transfer or take a public bus to the station which is located just to the east of the city center.

Traveling around Krakow

Buses are plentiful, and the city boasts an extensive tram network 24 hours a day, offering more than 90 kilometers of track. Cycle hire is also available in the Old Town for a gentler way of seeing the sights. If you want to travel further afield, car hire is readily available. There are city center hotels to meet a range of budgets, and plenty to explore and enjoy within cycle, bus or walking distance of the center.

Popular Journeys to Krakow

via Lisboa, Lisboa Oriente Kraków, Uniwersytecki Szpital Dziecięcy
duration: 57:30 hrs
first: 06:45
last: 06:45
earliest: 17:15
last: 17:15
  • Lisboa, Lisboa Oriente
  • Kraków, Uniwersytecki Szpital Dziecięcy


24/05/2016 06:45 - 17:15 175.54 €
26/05/2016 06:45 - 17:15 175.54 €
via Lisbon Barcelona John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice
duration: 12:05 hrs
first: 07:35
last: 07:35
earliest: 20:40
last: 20:40
  • Lisbon
  • Barcelona
  • John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice


23/05/2016 07:35 - 20:40 293.83 €
via Istanbul Belgrade Warsaw Chopin Katowice International Airport
duration: 10:30 hrs
first: 14:10
last: 14:10
earliest: 23:40
last: 23:40
  • Istanbul
  • Belgrade
  • Warsaw Chopin
  • Katowice International Airport


23/05/2016 14:10 - 23:40 206.72 €
via Oslo Sandefjord Katowice International Airport
duration: 01:55 hrs
first: 12:55
last: 12:55
earliest: 14:50
last: 14:50
  • Oslo Sandefjord
  • Katowice International Airport


20/05/2016 12:55 - 14:50 60.58 €