Krakow Tips

The best way to get a good insight into the city is, of course, to take our Free Walking Tour.

Your expert guide will give you what you need.

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How to get from the airport to city center?

By train - it takes ~25 minutes and costs 9 PLN. The train leaves every 30 minutes and you can buy ticket in the train.

By public buses (lines 208, 225) during the day. These buses don’t go directly to the city center, but you can catch another buses to reach it. The price for the first bus is 4 PLN and the second (ticket for 20 minutes) it’s 2.8 PLN. You can buy tickets from a ticket machine on the bus or at the bus stop.

By public bus by night (line 902). This bus goes to city center and the price of the ticket is 4 PLN.

By taxi. This takes around 25 minutes and the price depends on time of the day and taxi company you have chosen, usually 50 – 90 PLN.

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1 EUR ~ 4,2 PLN (Polish Złoty)

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112 European emergency number

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Personal security and health

Kraków is relatively safe. If you need some help, do not hesitate to approach any police officer or “straż miejska” (city guards. As in many other countries, the younger generation usually speak English so don’t be afraid to test their language skills by asking for help.

Health care in Poland is divided into state and private care. If you need Emergency treatment it will be provided free of charge, but you will need to pay for all non-essential treatments.

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In Poland tipping it’s not so common. People sometimes tip when they are satisfied and it is generally appreciated, though not expected. Common practice is to add 10% to the bill as a tip. Our tour guides also accept tips.

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Public transport & Taxi

There is no subway in Kraków. Trams are usually the fastest form of transportation. There are also public buses.

Tickets cost: 20 mins – 2.80 PLN, 40 mins - 3.80 PLN, a day pass 15 PLN.

Try (or it’s Android/IOS apps) to find the best way to commute using public transport.

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The voltage in Poland is 230 V AC and mainly type E plugs are used. .

You can find adaptors in many shops, but it’s best to come to Poland with one to avoid wasting time searching for one.

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Good morning / Hi ---------- Dzień dobry / Cześć

Goodbye ---------- Do widzenia

Yes / No ---------- Tak / Nie

Thank you ---------- Dziękuję

Good vodka! ---------- Dobra wódka!

Cheers! ---------- Na zdrowie!

Do you speak English? ---------- Czy mówisz po angielsku?

Sorry, I don’t understand ---------- Przepraszam, nie rozumiem

Where is the dragon? ---------- Gdzie jest smok?

I love you ---------- Kocham Cię

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