Krakow's Balice international airport is situated conveniently on the outskirts of the city, just 15 km away is Poland’s second busiest after Warsaw airport.
It handles 2.4 million passengers a year. It consists of an International Terminal (T1) and a separate Domestic Terminal (T2) with yearly capacity of three millions and half million passengers respectively. Plus there is a cargo terminal that accommodates a 755-sq-meter warehouse, custom agencies, and shipping companies.
The Krakow Airport's International Terminal handles separately passengers of Schengen and Non-Schengen flights. Gates 6, 7, and 8 are used for departures for destinations within the European Union's Schengen Zone of simplified border controls.
Krakow airport Connections
Krakow's John Paul II International Airport has regular direct air connections from and to major European and American hubs such as Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Rome, and Vienna, as well as Athens, Belfast, Bergen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cologne, Dortmund, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Prague, Reykjavik, Shannon, Stavanger, Stockholm, Stuttgard, and Tel Aviv. Transit connections via Warsaw link Krakow with Los Angeles and Miami in the USA, and with Bangkok, Cairo, Damascus, Dubai, Istanbul, Kiev, Larnaca, Lyon, Minsk, Moscow, Nice, Beijing, Riga, St. Petersburg...
Ticket offices are located on the ground level in the public area of both terminals. Information desks are situated in each passenger terminal, plus there is a public visual-info system in place. Trolleys are available free-of-charge without deposit at the parking lot, at entrance to the passenger terminal, and in the arrival hall. First aid is to be found in the public area of the terminal. Fully equipped mother-and-baby room is available free of charge and round the clock on the mezzanine in the public area of the International Terminal and in the Demestic Terminal.
Chapel is available to everybody on the mezzanine of the International Terminal and the Mass is said on Sundays at 10 a.m. Eateries are situated on the mezzanine of the International Terminal (a restaurant and cafe), in its ground-floor public area (a snack bar), in the departure hall after ticket/passport control (a cafeteria). There is also a cafeteria in the Domestic Terminal. Shops in the public area of the terminals sell souvenirs, jewelry, folk art, alcohol, tobacco, food, etc. Newsstands are situated in both terminals. They also sell tickets for the city transport system, i.e. buses and trams. Duty-free shops are available to passengers on international flights in the departure hall of Terminal T1 after ticket/passport control. It sells cosmetics, alcohol, tobacco, sweets, souvenirs, etc.
Branch of the BPH S.A. bank in the public area of the International Terminal is open on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. Currency exchange is provided by a desks in the public area of the International Terminal on weekdays and Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and from 7:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays as well as the branch of the BPH S.A. bank on weekdays 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9:15 a.m. to 8 p.m. ATMs are available in both terminals. Post office is open in the public area of the International Terminal on weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Left luggage lockers are situated outside in front of the International terminal T1.
Business Lounge allows passengers on international flights to relax and/or work for an equivalent of roughly 20 euro. It’s outfitted with computer, internet connection, satellite TV, printer, copier, fax machine, public phone, the Polish and foreign press, visual information, plus sweets and soft as well as alcoholic drinks. VIP Lounge with full catering services holds up to 15 people and is available for a fee by way of advance reservation. Car rental desks are situated in the public area opposite the exit from arrival hall.
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