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Basic info and car hire in Krakow Airport

  • IATA airport code: KRK

  • ICAO airport code: EPKK

  • Full name: John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice

  • Location: Balice, Poland

  • Hub for: LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair

  • Website: Check the Krakow Airport webpage

  • Contact: 676 13 36 952

  • Owner: LHC/KRK Airport Services

  • Elevation: 791 ft/ 241 m

  • Number of runways: Two

About Krakow Airport

Krakow Airport, also known as John Paul II International Airport, serves the second largest and the oldest city in Poland. Since Krakow is a city that has grown from stone age to becoming second most important place in Poland, it has undergone significant improvement – eventually becoming the country’s academic, cultural, and artistic hub.

11 Km from the city center and located in the village of Balice, Krakow airport is second busiest airport in Poland in terms of number of passengers travelling annually. Car hire at Krakow airport is most preferred means of travel for exploring the city’s beauty and the culture of Poland with maximum comfort.

Drive your rental car around Krakow Airport

The city of Krakow presents a myriad of options, waiting to be explored and praised by every visitor. Krakow is one of the most cherished tourist spots because of its diverse beauty that ranges from unparalleled natural beauty to modern, urban areas, art galleries, premium restaurants and hotels, museums and its distinct culture.

In order to explore Krakow, declared as world heritage city by UNESCO, start your journey from The Barbican (Barbakan). It is a wonderful piece of architecture from the history but it still looks young with its extraordinary beauty. It is one of the monuments that have been preserved and maintained well in the city. Ulica Florianska is another recommended place that lets you mingle with the rich and beautiful culture of this place, in the midst of all the tourist shops that you may have been looking for. It also gives you access to some of the best restaurants and bars. You can shop souvenirs and buy gifts for your friends and family. If you have been waiting for the shopping experience in Krakow, stop by this place and enjoy your journey while shopping your favourite items and eating local as well as international food.

If you wish to explore the culture of Krakow but with a pleasant twist, choose Golf Cart Tours where traveling happens in the Golf Carts. This tour company will not only allow you to see the people, buildings, and culture, it will add to your experience with a guide who is there to equip you with the history of places. The tours happen in groups of 5, 7, and 13 passenger vehicles and a maximum of 250 people are accommodated in a tour. However, you may schedule a private tour for your family to explore the old town, Former Ghetto, and Jewish District in a journey of about 1.5 hours. When you are in Krakow and you feel like listening to pleasant music, visit Chopin Concerts – Chopin Gallery. You will be delighted to experience the concert series that pays tribute to Chopin by playing Chopin’s piano music. The place will give you a marvellous hour of piano music that is both emotional and heart-warming. In order to ensure a pleasant experience for you, there are a couple of complimentary services in addition to the most cherished Chopin music in a lovely and comfortable setting.  

For those who wish to see more in Krakow, there is a tour that will deliver every essence of the city in a single tour that may last for days according to your desire. Krakow Step by Step warrants a complete package with arrangement for stay, eating, and traveling. In other words, it delivers all that you need to explore the city of Krakow at marvellous rates. All of this travel becomes super-convenient when availed car hire at Krakow airport. So, do not forget to compliment your journey across the city with rented car.

Services in Krakow Airport


Krakow airport has business lounge that not only takes away the hassle going on at the terminals, it helps you to plan your business meetings with added amenities.


The airport provides special assistance to people with reduced mobility or a disability. There are shops and restaurants where families can spend their waiting time.


There are ATMs, post office, internet, lost and found area, and Chapel and prayer rooms in addition to the facility of car hire at Krakow airport.

History of Krakow Airport

Opening civil operations in 1964, Krakow airport was used as a military site till February 1968. A new terminal was constructed during the next four years, opened for public use in 1993. In 1995 and in 2002, major modernizations were performed at the Krakow airport. Construction of another terminal started in 2013 while the completion took place in 2016. Krakow airport is now the second busiest airport in Poland.

Petrol stations near Krakow Airport

There is a BP gas station located just 9 minutes away from the airport, which can be accessed by driving toward Mirowska by getting on A4/DK7 and exiting off the A4.