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: NOTE: Currently all Arrivals have ben temporarily moved to Terminal 2, while flights to Warshaw have been moved from T2 to T1.
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. 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; while 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.
Level 2 is the Observation Deck.
The new building under construction is now almost completed, while the 'old' Terminal 1 is being renovated. It is expected that both buildings will be combined into one integrated Terminal 1 by Spring 2015. Total floor area of the new terminal building will have then increased from 15,000 square meters to more than 56,000; be over 250 meters in length & reach 24 meters at its highest point, and accommodate up to 3.6M passengers a year.
Terminal 2 has recently been considerably expanded. NOTE: In order to proceed with work on T1, T2 now serves temporarily all Arrivals. Two heated tent halls have been set up for this purpose: one houses baggage carousel, the other passport conrol desks. Also, flights to Warshaw were moved to T1. The 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 is available in 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.
The new on-airport Hilton Garden Inn hotel is available as of Summer 2014.
Present & future Airport Developments: By Spring 2015 the integrated /merged new passenger terminal is scheduled to open - able to handle up to 8M passengers/yr. The 'new' consolidated terminal will have a new baggage control system, as well as a new baggage carousel.
Other ongoing projects include reconstruction of taxiways, extension of apron, and a new railway station - to be completed between Spring & Summer 2015.
The new Aiport Railway Station will have a canopy over the platform & the 2-lane station, staircase, elevator & moving ramps will lead to the bridge connecting to the bus terminal. (The PKP PLK railway line is also being upgraded & should also be completed by 2015)