Public Transport in the City
As a large city, Cracow has an extensive transport network. The entity responsible for public transport within the area of the city is the Municipal Infrastructure and Transportation Board (Zarząd Infrastruktury Komunalnej i Transportu, ZIKiT), which manages the city’s public transport and metered parking space as well as supervises the construction/renovation of the roads and bike lanes. Further information is available on the website www.zikit.krakow.pl and www.kmkrakow.pl (Polish version only).
Public transport in Cracow consists of buses and trams operated by the Municipal Transport Company (Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji, MPK). On the website www.mpk.krakow.pl, you will find, among others, announcements, information concerning prices and types of tickets, timetables, and a journey planner. The website is available also in German.
You can travel around Cracow by taxi or your own vehicle (a car, a motorcycle, a scooter). If you choose the second option, you should remember that parking is usually payable. Moreover, only vehicles with special passes have access to the inner centre of Cracow. Such restrictions do not apply to cyclists. You can travel by bike in the whole city even though the existing network of bike lanes is not well developed.
To get to the neighbouring towns that make up the Cracow Metropolitan Area, you can travel by public transport or private buses, or use the railway.
Interurban and international transport from Cracow is available by:
• railway operated by various companies of the Polish State Railways (Polskie Koleje Państwowe, PKP). Trains depart from and arrive at the Central Railway Station (Dworzec Główny). The official website provides timetables and a journey planner (English, German and Russian),
• bus - from the Regional Bus Station (Regionalny Dworzec Autobusowy) in Cracow,
• plane - from the John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (Polish and English versions).
Detailed information concerning all means of transport can be found in the side menu.