Useful Travel Tips for Krakow, Poland

Main Market Square in Krakow, Poland at night by Monica Goslin

The travel blog series on Krakow, Poland continues with: Where to Stay, How to Get There, and What to Wear in Krakow


Where to Stay in Krakow

I recommend staying in the historical city center where you can easily get around by foot to all the main sights. The city does have an interesting system of tourist golf cars (not sure of the official name) which you can hire to cart you around the city and includes a historical audio guide. While you can take trams (buy tickets before you board), I found that everything is within easy walking distance.


Getting to Krakow and Airport Information

The John Paul II International airport is only about a 20 to 25 minute taxi ride from the historical city center. You can also take a train from the airport that just goes right to the main train station in Krakow (tickets can be bought on the train and the ride is 18 minutes long. You can get a free shuttle from the airport to the train stop/station or walk as the station is only 200m from the airport – this is to the shuttle train that takes you to the main downtown train station).


What to Wear and Weather in Krakow

I visited Krakow in the summer and it was pretty cool during the day and night. So summer trips to Krakow should definitely include a jacket and scarf. Average temperatures in the summer are mid 70’sF and low 60’sF. Winters are cold and snowy with average temperatures in the 20’sF.


To read more about what to see and do in Krakow, Poland see the previous posts which include information on the main sights, what to see in the Jewish Quarter, visiting Wawel Castle and more!


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