Getting there

Getting there

Krakow is located in the south of Poland, at the crossing of important transportation routes, close to the Silesian agglomeration. Jagiellonian University is situated in the centre of Krakow, within easy reach of the railway and bus stations.


The closest airport is John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balicewhich is situated 12 kms from the centre of the city. It provides direct domestic and international connections to many destinations in Europe, including major hubs (Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Brussels).

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Transport from the airport to the downtown area is well developed and relatively cheap. For further information visit:,c70/transport,c313/how-to-get-to-krakow-airport,c314/

There is a direct train from Krakow airport to Krakow Glowny main railway station. It runs 7 days a week and the journey takes 17 minutes. A single ticket from the airport to the city centre cost 8 PLN (ca. 2.5 USD / 2 EUR).

Krakow Airport is served by two regular bus lines. One-way ticket price is PLN 6 (ca. 2 USD / 1.5 EUR). The journey to the downtown area takes approx. 45 minutes. There are also numerous Taxi companies. The journey by a cab to the town takes 20-25 minutes and costs 70 to 90 PLN (ca. 20-25 USD / 17-22 EUR).

A nearby Katowice-Pyrzowice airport (80 kms west of Krakow) offers direct flights to several cities in Germany, UK, Spain, Italy and Scandinavia. Transfers to Krakow are available directly from the airport.



Krakow Glowny is the main station located 1.4 kms from the conference venue.

There are direct trains from Krakow to many Polish cities including Gdansk, Warsaw, Wroclaw and Katowice. There are also direct trains to Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Berlin.



Krakow Bus Station is located next to Krakow Glowny railway station.

There are direct buses from across Europe to Krakow. Some are extremely reasonable (eg direct buses from Prague to Krakow for ca. 8 EUR).

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The A4 motorway ensures fast and convenient connection with Silesia, Germany, and with Lvov, Ukraine (although in the latter case border control can take several hours). The A1 motorway connects Krakow with Czechia (drive from Prague to Krakow on E50/1 highway takes ca. 5-7 hours depending on the traffic).