Getting to Krakow

Kraków Main Train Station (Dworzec Główny)

Following a 130 million PLN modernisation project, Kraków Główny - the catch-all title of the city’s vast underground transportation centre - now offers easy transfers between train, bus and tram transport. Of course the Galeria Krakowska shopping mall is also cleverly integrated, and along with modern conveniences like waiting rooms, escalators and elevators, you’ll also find plenty of additional consumer opportunities, including cafes, supermarkets, souvenir shops, bookstores and more. With tunnels, stairs and signs leading off in every direction, it’s all quite confusing (erm, we mean, modern!), but fear not - IYP will help you sort it out.


Pretty much everything the modern traveller could ever expect or desire can be found somewhere inside the sprawling, but spiffy facilities of the Kraków train station. In addition to being fully handicap-accessible, there are also special paths for the blind, plus SOS call boxes if you get lost and can’t find your way out for several days. 24 ticket windows (some open 24hrs), plus several automated ticket machines (in English) throughout the station limit the possibility of long queues. The station is wifi-enabled, there are several waiting areas (including a place for first-class ticket holders to quarantine themselves), a tourist information office (open 06:00 - 22:00), currency exchange, luggage lockers, showers, and dozens of food and refreshment opportunities, not to mention the Galeria Krakowska shopping mall.




Open 24hrs. Note that, due to system maintenance, seat reservations cannot be made from 24:00 to 01:00.


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Murali S Rao
London, United Kingdom
Hi, We are planning a journey from Bratislava,Slovakia to Krakow, Poland in May 2015. I found a overnight sleeper from Bratislava to Krakow with Slovikian railways. However If I try to book the information is not showing up in their website. Do you have a direct overnight sleeper in Polish railway? And how can travel from Krakow to Warsaw by train? This station is a main station for arrival from Bratislava and departing to Warsaw?
Editor IYP
Hi James, no the airport train IS NOT running at the moment. The latest info (we called them today) is that it will not be running until the end of this year at the earliest. So during the spring and summer tourist season of 2015, no train service to the airport. You have to go by bus or taxi; see our page on Krakow Airport for more info.
Is the airport train now in service from main station. As I understand last year work was being carried out
Would anyone be able to tell me what specific train/bus/tram to get that would take me to Petrus hotel?
Editor IYP
To Johan: Every train to/from every major city leaves and departs from here. Krakow does not have any other satellite or suburban train stations that travellers need to keep in mind. Everything goes through Kraków Główny.
Johan Thibaut
Antwerp, Belgium
Do the sleepers to Warschau and Gdansk also depart from here ?
Editor IYP
To Jennifer: Yes, of course it is. You can do it at any ticket window.
Is it possible to book the overnight train to Prague at the station, we are unable to book online as we are due to travel on Sunday??
Editor IYP
To Paul: Yes, and yes. There are showers in the station, and outlets throughout where you can charge your phone if you have a charger.
Are there any public showers in the new station? Also, anywhere to charge phones?
Editor IYP
Hi Breda, NO! The train line is not running from February 1st, and according to our sources will be closed for at least a year! Apparently this is within the authorities interpretation of "not affecting the normal operation of the airport." We recommend taking the bus.
Breda Flynn
Is rail line from Krakow airport into city centre running from 6th feb untill 9th,ias i have seen that there is maintenance work on the line from 1st feb Many Thanks Breda
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