You are responsible for your own travel arrangements. The following information may be helpful in planning your trip to Krakow.
It is now possible to reach Krakow at bargain fares (starting at 30 Euros one-way) with the low-cost airlines. Of course you have to book very early for the best fares, but even if you book just a few weeks in advance you can usually find a very reasonable fare. The following low-cost airlines offer direct flights to Krakow:
Aerlingus, Air Berlin, Brussels Airlines, Easyjet, Germanwings, Jet2.com, Norwegian and Ryanair
In addition, non-stop flights to Krakow are offered by the following regular airlines:
Please consult the website of the Kraków-Balice Airport for more detailed information.
There is another low-cost airline, Wizzair , which offer flights to Katowice (100 km from Krakow) and Warsaw (300 km from Krakow) from over 20 European cities.
From the airport in Katowice-Pyrzowice you can take a direct bus to Krakow. The travel is organized by the Matuszek travel office and takes about 1.5-2 hours. A ticket costs approximately 40-50 Polish Zlotys. On their websites you will find more information and you can make your ticket reservation.
If you are traveling via Warsaw, you can take advantage of the convenient express or InterCity train connection to Cracow. Trains run every 1-2 hours and the journey lasts circa three hours; tickets (second class) cost 97 zlotys(express train) or 107 zlotys (InterCity). Timetables can be found at www.intercity.pl (InterCity and express trains only) or www.rozklad-pkp.pl. (Warsaw's main railway station is called "Warszawa Centralna" and Cracow's main railway station is "Kraków Główny").
You can also travel to Cracow directly from the following European cities: Berlin, Hamburg, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Lviv (Lemberg).
There is also a number of inexpensive bus connections between Krakow and London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Geneva, Zurich, Vienna, and many German cities (e.g. Aachen, Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Hannover, Koblenz, Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart, Ulm).
For additional bus connections, look at www.rda.krakow.pl.
The A4 expressway from Poland's western border to Cracow has recently been extended through the densely populated area of Upper Silesia. Two thirds of the distance between the western border and Cracow can now be covered using a modern expressway (from Wroclaw to Cracow), which makes it possible to drive more than 400 km in 4-5 hours.
Upon entering the motorway between Katowice and Krakow, the motorway toll is charged (circa 18 zlotys for a car). The toll can be paid in euros, dollars or zlotys.
Expressways and other four-lane highways connect Cracow also with Vienna (400 km) and Prague (550 km). The border crossing is at Cieszyn, and the travel time is circa 5 hours from Vienna and 6-7 hours from Prague.