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    Krakow Airport entails one passenger terminal, one cargo terminal, two car park areas and a train station. Opened in 1964, the airport was modernised a couple of times until a new terminal was commissioned in 2013. In 2014 the new terminal started operations and to date remains the second busiest airport in Poland, after Warsaw Airport. With a maximum capacity of 8 million, Krakow Airport handles both domestic and international flights.

    The airport is well serviced with a total of 11 car hire agencies at your disposal. Booking your car hire for Krakow Airport is one of the best options in which to collect and drop-off your vehicle.

    Auto Europe is well placed to be able to find for you the most competitive prices at Krakow Airport. We have a large selection of cars to choose from and are able to provide you a quick hassle free service. Contact us today for a quotation or to speak to a representative. Take a look at the comments left by other Auto Europe clients who recently used our services in the city by visiting our Krakow car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    Krakow Airport (KRK)
    Official Name: John Paul II International Kraków-Balice Airport
    Address: ul. Kpt. M. Medweckiego 1, 32-083 Balice, Poland.
    Location: Krakow Airport is located in the village of Balice, approximately 6.8miles (11kms) west of Krakow city centre.
    Airlines operating at Krakow Airport: Air Berlin, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EasyJet, El Al Israel Airlines,, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, Swiss, SAS, Iberia, Aegean, Eurowings, Finnair and Vueling.


    Krakow Airport has one passenger terminal which opened in 2014. The terminal is spread over two floors, with a third floor being dedicated as an observation deck.

    On the ground floor you will find the check-in desks for departing passengers along with ATMs and a post office. The arrival lobby is also located on this floor together with baggage reclaim.

    On the first floor, you are presented with security and passport control, a departure lounge, playground, duty-free shopping and departure gates. The car hire desks are also sited here. A selection of coffee houses, restaurants and shops are located across both floors, likewise for toilets, family rooms, help points and first aid points.

    Car hire Pick up and Drop off

    Eleven car rental agencies operate out of Krakow Airport. The car hire at Krakow Airport desks can be found within the passenger terminal on the 1st floor.

    It is extremely important that you bring with you all the required documentation to be able to collect your car hire at Krakow Airport. If not, you may be unable to collect your car hire. Documents can vary on location, but always include a valid driving licence, your rental voucher and the credit card you made your booking with. The credit card must also have enough credit for a deposit to be paid once at the car hire desk. It is also recommended to read all your terms and conditions carefully before leaving with your car.

    Before leaving the airport, make sure you have checked the car for any damage, and duly note this on the pick-up form. Upon your return, please make sure you leave enough time for a member of the car hire at Krakow Airport team to inspect your car for any new damage.

    Company Opening Hours
    99Rent Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    Avis Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    Saturday 9am-1pm
    Budget Sunday-Saturday 8am-11:59pm
    Car Free Sunday-Saturday 8am-8pm
    Car Net Monday-Friday 8am-10pm
    Saturday 9am-5pm
    Sunday Closed
    Enterprise Sunday-Saturday 8am-10pm
    Europcar Sunday-Saturday 8am-23:59pm*
    Express Sunday-Saturday 8am-8pm
    Fox Rent A Car Sunday-Saturday 7am-11pm
    Hertz Sunday-Saturday 7am-11:30pm
    Panek Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
    Saturday 9am-1pm
    Right Cars Monday-Saturday 6am-11:30pm
    Sunday 7am-10pm
    Sixt Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm

    *Some opening times may incur extra charges

    Airport Facilities

    Facilities are what you would expect from an international airport. Shopping, restaurants and cafes are available on both floors. ATMs, bureau de change, a bank, post office, toilets, family rooms, a chapel, telephones, car rental service desks, a business lounge and a VIP area can be found within the terminal.

    Outside the terminal there are three car parks, a drop-off and pick-up zone, a hotel and a train station, all of which can be easily accessed via the foot bridge from the terminal, first floor.

    Free access to Wi-Fi within the terminal is available for a period of 15 minutes.

    Transportation / How to get to the airport

    By Car
    Krakow airport is easy to get to by car and parking onsite is available. It has access to multiple regional roads and is within easy reach of the A4 motorway, which provides access to various parts of Poland.

    You may reach the airport via the ul. Conrada via Rondo Ofiar Katynia, ul. Radziszewskiego or ul. Armii Krajowej, and then travel via krakow's ring road. You may also take the ul. Basztowa, from ul. Armii Krajowej or the Wola Justowska, along the ul. Królowej Jadwigi.

    From Przegorzaly, travel via ul. ks. Józefa, then along Krakow's ring road or Kryspinów.

    By Taxi
    Taxis are available from the main passenger terminal. Fares are fixed and have a flat rate within zones up to 18.5miles (29,9kms). This is regardless of time of day, day or the week and journey time. For journeys over 18.5miles (29,9kms), you will need to agree to a fare with the driver before setting off. The taxi call centre is open daily from 06:00 until 22:00.

    By Bus
    Two buses (Nº 208 & Nº252) operate out of Krakow airport during the daytime. One bus (Nº 902) operates during the night. Departure times are displayed onscreen in the main hall, near the information desk and tickets machines are located within the arrivals lobby, ground floor, or at the bus stop. As a last resort, you can also pay the bus driver, but please note that exact money is required. All tickets must be validated upon boarding the bus.

    By Train
    The train station is located near Krakow airport passenger terminal and is by far the best way to travel to the city centre - taking only 17 minutes. Trains themselves are air-conditioned with power outlets and Wi-Fi. Operating 7 days per week, they also provide facilities for persons with reduced mobility (PRM).

    Tickets machines can be found at the airport main passenger terminal, ground floor. Within the train station itself or can be purchased directly from the on-board train conductor.

    Parking Tips

    Short stay and long stay car parks are available for anyone travelling in by car. A drop off, pick-up zone, called "Kiss & Fly" is available directly in-front of the terminal. Drivers are not allowed to leave their vehicles unattended and have up to 10 minutes of free use. Thereafter, you will be charged for every 10 minutes.

    For longer stays, a multi-storey car park (P1) is sited directly opposite of the main airport terminal. Long stay car parks (P2 & P3) are also available nearby. Ticket payments are via machines within the multi-storey (P1) car park.

    Useful links

    Krakow Airport Website