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Here you will find all necessary information about the travel from the International Airport Krakow-Balice to Krakow and inside the city from the hotels to OpenLivingLab Days venues, as well as visa information.
Travel from the Krakow airport
The airport has its own ‘Krakow Airport Taxi’ service with vehicles waiting outside the terminal entrances. Journey to the city center costs about 22 EUR (cca 89 zł). For other taxi you can check Taxi listings. It is advised to confirm the fare for the 25-35 min journey (which can be longer at rush hour) beforehand.
Alternative taxi service: Uber.
Friday, 1st September: please note that if you would like to come back earlier from KTP to the airport, the reception can arrange a taxi for you – inform the person at the front desk in the morning and remember to take your luggage from the hotel with you.
The best way to get from the Krakow Balice Airport to Kraków’s Old Town is by train. The Balice train station is connected directly to the terminal. Trains run every 30 mins between 04:00 and 24:00 (for exact departure times see the timetable). It takes about 18 minutes to reach the main train station in the city centre. Tickets cost 9 zł (2,11 EUR), and can be bought from ticket machines on the platform, or on the train.
Public bus 208 runs once an hour, while bus 252 runs between the airport and ‘Os. Podwawelskie’ every 30 mins with central stops at Cracovia Błonia, Jubilat and ICE. Night bus 902 departs hourly from 23h25. The journey takes 35-45 mins depending on traffic. Tickets cost 4/2 zł (0,94 EUR) single journey fare from the ticket machine at the bus-stop or on the bus. Upon leaving Terminal 1, you will find the bus stop to your right. Exact bus times and routes can be checked online.
Travel to the OpenLivingLabs Days venues
OpenLivingLab Days 2017 will take place in two locations: Day 0, 3 and 4 in Krakow Technology Park (Podole 60, tram stop “Czerwone Maki P+R“), Day 1 and 2 in Jagiellonian University (Gronostajowa 7, tram stop “Ruczaj“).
Number 52 (from the centre direction Czerwone Maki P+R). Get off at the last stop: Czerwone Maki from which you have to continue for 10 minutes on foot to the Krakow Technology Park. The route will be marked with ENoLL logos.
There are also other trams going to Czerwone Maki: tram number 18, 52 or 73.
Tram to Jagiellonian University (stop “Ruczaj) is going to the same destination (Czerwone Maki P+R).
Tickets can be purchased at ticketing machines, on the tram or in ‘kiosks’ (price: 3,80 zł or 0,90 EUR). For navigation you can use a free “jakdojade” mobility app. Tickets can be also bought on the “skycash” app, where your first ticket will be free of charge.
Bus number 424 (direction Os. Podwawelskie).
Bus number 194 (direction Czerwone Maki).
List of taxi companies operating in Krakow (fare cost from the city center is between 20-30 zł or 5-7 EUR).
Bicycle parking spaces are located in front of the Jagiellonian University and the Kraków Technology Park. Use a bike sharing system of Kraków – Wavelo.
More information on transport connection.
Shuttle buses from Czerwone Maki to KTP
On Thursday and Friday, starting from 8 AM until 9:30 AM, a marked shuttle bus will leave Czerwone Maki station every 15 minutes to drop you exactly at Krakow Technology Park. You can alternatively walk for 10 minutes on foot to the KTP. The route will be marked with ENoLL logos.
Since December 21, 2007, Poland is part of the Schengen Area of the European Union, a zone without controls on internal borders which comprises of 28 member states. Third-country nationals may enter Poland if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required). Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 includes the lists of third countries whose nationals must possess valid visas to cross external borders, and of countries whose nationals are exempt from this obligation.
The list of countries whose nations may enter Poland without visas can be found here.
There is a mandatory visa requirement to enter the Schengen Zone for some non-EU countries. The countries whose citizens are required to obtain a Schengen visa in order to enter one of its member countries can be found on this link.
All of the necessary information can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Next to that, more information can be found on there pages on:
- Venues of the OpenLivingLab Days
- List of suggested hotels (with preferential rates that were negotiated for OpenLivingLab Days participants)
- General information about Kraków
- List of printing facilities