Getting around Kraków

Public transport

 It is the best way to travel around the Kraków. You can choose trams – getting aroud the city, urban buses – within the city boundaries, agglomeration buses – which connect the city with neighbouring districts. 

Single journey adult fare is 3.80 zloty /1 euro. Tickets can be bought from vending machines situated nearby the tram and bus stops, around the city, once on board (then you need to have coins), from the driver (if there is no vending machine on board – then you have to prepare exact change), at certain newsagents or using your mobile phone, via moBILET, mPay  or Skycash  systems. Please keep in mind that paper tickets need to be validated using special machines once on board, else you will be liable to pay a penalty fare.

Current timetable is available on the website of the Municipal Transport Enterprise ( and at the bus stops.


We strongly recommend  using only licensed taxi companies. Such taxi should have a visible price-list, a taximeter and a company logo with a phone number. The taxi driver should always give you a receipt. Taxis can be ordered by phone, some of them online or at a taxicab stand.


 Kraków is a great place to explore by bike. It can help you to avoid rush hours and explore streets and shortcuts unavailable to drivers. City bike rentals operate during the holiday season, usually between April and October. There are two options for cyclists:
  •  public bike system Wavelo. You have to register online beforehand and prepay. Depending on the option you choose, you will get up to 90 minutes a day included in the fee. Bike stands are situated around the city centre, so you do not have to return your bike to the same spot you collected it from.
  •  regular bike rentals. Many of them are situated close to the city centre. The charge is per hour (approx. 9 zloty/2 euros) or per day (approx. 50 zloty/11 euros).

On foot

Kraków is perfect for exploring on foot. Most city highlights are situated close to one another, in the historical centre where pedestrian zones make walking friendly and safe.

Accesible Kraków

The city centre, including the Main Market Square is covered with flagstone or asphalt alleys (Planty Gardens), therefore disabled guests should not have problems exploring the city. Nevertheless, some of the narrow, cobblestoned streets and high kerbs can cause difficulties. Many shops and cafes around the Main Market Square have at least one step. Modern public transport vehicles are modified to meet the needs of disabled passengers. Buses and trams are equipped with low floors, wide doors, and enough free space to accommodate wheelchairs. In these vehicles, thanks to the voice message, you are informed about the name of each stop.