Book cheap flights to Krakow in the south of Poland and visit the country’s former royal capital and spiritual heart. Krakow is a centre for science, learning and religion and its Old Town is studded with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance buildings. The main market square (Rynek Glowny) is one of the finest medieval squares you find in Europe. Many people take flights to Krakow to visit Auschwitz, the base site of a large network of concentration camps run by the Nazis in WWII. Tours leave from Krakow journeying two hours west to Oswiecim. Auschwitz is a sobering sight but one of the cities main drawcards. The tourism season in Krakow runs from April to October and peak season is the middle of summer. It is a good idea to book your flights to Krakow in advance during peak season to ensure the best price and availability.
Cold winters in Krakow invariably mean fewer tourists and also when more cheap flights to Krakow become available. If you’re after snow then you’ll find it in Krakow, usually snow-clad from mid-December to mid-March. It is a popular destination for skiers as it is within a short drive to several ski resorts.
Spring and autumn are recommended as the best times to book flights to Krakow. Typically the weather is good in spring and the autumn foliage is stunning. Summers are warm but humid and you may strike heatwaves and rainy weather. There are also throngs of tourists during summer so expect queues and big crowds. If you must visit in summer a great time is July as the month is full of lively festivals, from street theatre to jazz attracting thousands of locals and tourists.
Flights from London to Krakow: 2 hours 25 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Krakow: 2 hours 40 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Krakow: 2 hours 35 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Krakow: 4 hours 20 minutes.
Cheap flights to Krakow are easily had at any time of year thanks to budget airlines Easyjet and Ryanair operating regular direct flights from major cities in the UK. Low cost airline Jet2 operates flights to Krakow from Manchester and Newcastle, while British Airways has a few flights a week from Heathrow.
Flights to Krakow land at John Paul II International Airport (KRK) 7 miles west of the city centre. The fastest way to get from the airport to the city centre is to take the train located near the passenger terminal. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes. The airport is served by two regular bus lines and a night line; they take 35 minutes to reach the city. Taxis are also available outside the arrivals hall.