TRANSIT IN KRAKOW
You can get around Kraków easily using urban transport, such as buses (within the city boundaries), agglomeration buses (which connect the city with neighbouring districts) and trams. However, the Old Town and many other historical places are located within walking distance.
• Tickets can be bought from vending machines throughout the city, at certain newsagents, or from ticket machines inside vehicles. You can also install a smartphone app and buy tickets electronically in Jakdojade app for easier travels around the city.
• Single journey adult fare is 4.00 PLN for 20 minutes short ride, 6.00 PLN for 60 minutes ride, or 35.00 PLN - for multiple 48-hours ticket. Please check the estimated length of your ride to avoid getting a fine.
• Please be aware that paper tickets need to be validated using special machines once on board, or you will be liable to pay a penalty fare.
During the registration, you will get a hologram sticker to use the public transportation (buses and trams) for free for the time of the conference.
In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, we recommend using licensed taxi companies only. Such taxis should have a visible price-list, a taximeter and a company logo with a phone number.
• Taxis can be ordered by apps, some of them by phone or at a taxicab stand.
• You will pay approximately 9.00 PLN (2.02 EUR) upfront charge and 4.00 PLN (0.90 EUR) for every subsequent kilometer (week day, day-time fare, zone 1).
Bikes and scooters
Kraków is a great place to explore by bike or by electric scooter. It can help avoid rush hours and to explore streets and shortcuts unavailable to drivers. Should you wish to spend more time cycling, there are some popular long-distance trails such as:
• The Old Town – Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec; it takes approx 1.5 hour to get to the Abbey and most of the picturesque route runs alongside the Vistula riverbank
• Wawel Hill – Piłsudski’s Mound; one-way route takes approx 1 hour. You will have a chance to see Kościuszko Mound and to cross Wolski Forest on your way.
Kraków is perfect for exploring on foot. Most city highlights, such as Old City, Wawel Royal Castle or St. Mary’s Basilica, are situated close to one another, in the historical centre where pedestrian zones make walking friendly and safe.