Krakow

Katowice Airport

Although the Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice has been advertised as serving Kraków in the past (Wizz Air, we implicate you), this is a total misnomer. The Katowice Airport is in fact an almost two-hour drive from Kraków - located, as it is, 34km north-east of Katowice - however there are frequent shuttle bus connections to and from both cities.

Katowice Airport sports an annual capacity of 6 million passengers, with two Departure terminals, A and B, situated side by side (the latter of which will be closed for modernisation from July 2020, moving all departures traffic to terminal A), while the new, wholly modern Terminal C serves as the main Arrivals hub. All three terminals feature restrooms, currency exchange, ATMs, info points, kiosks and car rental counters.

If you're travelling on to Kraków and you’ve booked a ticket online through Wizz Air, you probably already made a reservation for shuttle bus service to Kraków. Bus times are coordinated with Wizz Air flights, so you can expect one to be ready and waiting outside both terminals once you get your bags and hit the exit. Two separate operators actually run shuttle services to Kraków: Kraków Pyrzowice Express (+48 603 966 598, wizzair.com), which cooperates directly with Wizz Air, and Matuszek Airport Bus Service (+48 32 236 11 11, matuszek.com.pl), which independently operates the exact same service for slightly less money. If you don’t make the 60zł reservation through Wizz Air’s website while booking your flight, you might consider advance booking shuttle service independently for only 43zł (Pyrzowice Express) or 44zł (Matuszek). Tickets can also be purchased in cash from the driver (Pyrzowice Express 50zł, Matuszek - 50zł) if there is still space available, though we certainly recommend you book a seat in advance.

Both services drop you off at the main Kraków Bus Station about two hours later, where you can catch a cab, public transport or make the short walk to the Old Town depending on where you’re staying.

 

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