Krakow (KRK) Airport
Krakow KRK Airport Overview
KRK Airport is located in the village of Balice, 11 km or 6.8 miles west of Krakow, and is accessible via motorway A4, exit 77. You can catch the express train to city center, a 18-minute trip, at the train station 200 meters from Terminal 1.
With one runway and an estimated 3.4M passengers per annum, Krakow Airport is hub to LOT Polish Airlines, and is served by and domestic and international airlines offering direct flights to a host of European cities, with connections around the globe. Seasonal charters are available to popular vacation destinations.
The passenger terminal complex at Krakow Airport presently consists of two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 situated at either side of the of the Cargo Terminal: P1 has a parking garage across the street, and a large lot behind it, while P2 has a parking lot nearby.
Free shuttle buses run between T1, T2 and the Airport rail station, which is 250 meters from Terminal 1and is the train station for the Express train to Krakow's Main Train Station. Train tickets are available from automats in T1, near center exit), and from train attendant, or at Krakow Main Station's automat at Platform 1.
Terminal 1 - the international terminal, has three levels:
Level 0 is for Schengen & non-Schengen international arrivals, has duty-free shop, rental car & airline counters and an ATM machine.
Level 1 is for Schengen & non-Schengen international departures, for charter flights, and shops & services, including first aid & chapel.
Level 2 is the Observation Deck.
While passengers departing to a Schengen zone country pass through security control on the first level of T1 and proceed then to the Departure lounge at gates 6 to 8 - passengers departing to a non-Schengen zone country pass through security control on the first level of T1 and proceed to the Departure lounge at gates 1-4.
Currently a new terminal (T4) is being built right next to existing T1, upon completion of which it will then be integrated into the current Terminal 1, and which will then have 46 check-in counters, 18 gates, an internal communication center & a transport system with five lanes of traffic.
Terminal 2 - the domestic terminal - is is divided into domestic arrivals (right), check-in area (center) and departures with 2 gates (left). It offers food & drink establishments, some shops, a first aid station, Information desk (Tel: 0 801 055 000 or +48 (0) 12 295 58 00) and money exchange.
Passenger pick-up /drop-off can be made at the "Kiss & Drive" parking area.
Parking options at Krakow Airport: The new six-level parking garage P1 is opposite Terminal 1, behind it is the open-air lot P1. Terminal 2 has parking lot P2 in front of the terminal. To book parking call +48 12 639 3456. NOTE: due to ongoing hotel construction, the long-term carpark has been moved to the side of ul. Kpt. M. Medweckiego.
Rental car counters for major rental agencies are located in the arrivals level of the terminals.
Present & future Airport Developments:
1. Expansion of the passenger terminal to four times its former size - able to handle 8M passengers/yr, reconstruction of taxiways, extension of apron, and a new railway station, to be completed by June 2015. The 'new' terminal will have a new baggage control system, as well as a new baggage carousel.
2. Construction of an on-Airport hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, is to be completed by Summer 2014.