Several low cost carriers fly at Katowice Airport as an alternative to Krakow. This usually saves a lot on airfare, but keep in mind that Katowice Airport is located 100 kilometers from the city of Krakow. There’s no train station near the airport, so take a 1.5 hour journey by bus or taxi into account. Below are the best options for travelling from Katowice Airport to Krakow.
If you want to get from the airport in Katowice to Krakow, there are two good travel options: a special airport taxi and the airport bus. You can also hop into a regular cab at the airport, but those have higher rates and chauffeurs may not speak English. Alternatively there are several options to rent a car already at Katowice airport, and make your own way to Krakow.
Taxi from Katowice Airport
You can pre-book an airport taxi from Katowice to Krakow. This will cost you around € 80 (£72) one-way. This taxi is suitable for 4 persons. Reserving for more people through that website will set you back for around € 115 (£103). A minibus can hold up to 6 people, making this a very good deal when traveling with a group from Katowice. The company checks your flight number to make sure your driver is waiting when you arrive, even if there’s a delay. They have English speaking drivers. The chauffeur will drop you off at your hotel or apartment within the city. Their website allows you to pay with PayPal or credit card.
Katowice Airport by bus
The minibuses from Matuszek take you from the airport to Katowice city centre or Krakow. You’ll arrive at the main train station in Krakow. From there, you have to find your own way to the hotel either by taxi, bus, tram or on foot. A one-way bus ticket is € 11 (£9) per person. The busses try to follow the flight schedules of Ryanair and Wizz air as close as possible. Book at least 2 days in advance via their website.
Car rental Katowice Airport
Are you planning to drive a rental car in Krakow? You can choose to pick up the car at Katowice airport at arrival and drive yourself to Krakow. Through Sunny Cars you can rent cars for as low as € 40 a day. A bigger car will cost you less than € 50. The car can be returned to Katowice Airport when flying back home. Keep some change handy for the tollbooths ons the way to Krakow.
Last update: 4th July 2020