Public Transportation in Krakow

Posted by Viktoriia Rabcheniuk | March 7, 2017

If you are looking for some help to commute from your Erasmus flat or University in Krakow to some destination in the city, you should read this article, which will guide you through the numerous transports of Krakow.


There is a huge network of public transport in Krakow:

Daytime trams and buses are traveling from 5:00 to around 23:00. Don’t freak out if you miss the last day tram because there are more than 15 night buses and 3 nightly lines trams running from midnight to 5:00.

Means of transport in Krakow:
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27 tram lines are available in Krakow working from 5 to 23 and additional 3 working from midnight to 5.
It connects most of the neighborhoods of Krakow to its city center.
 The average frequency of the trams is between 10 and 20 minutes depending on either it’s rush hours or not.
It guarantees an optimal waiting time for the travelers because the trams in Krakow are known to be very punctual.
In addition to the large number of trams, Krakow counts a complete network of bus lines.
It’s divided to 4 types of bus lines:
-Lines which number is between 100 and 199: are regular lines with a frequency between 10 and 20 minutes. The buses going to the suburbs are running less often.
-Lines which number is between 200 and 299 : are the ones connecting the city of Krakow to its suburbs.
-Lines which number is between 500 and 599 : are the fast lines, they don’t stop in all the stations.
-Lines which number is between 600 and 699 : are night buses and some of them are going to airport.
Tickets for bus are the same than the tickets for trams. If you don’t come across a ticket machine, you
can buy directly from the driver at the boarding.
Planning your journey and your budget:
Are you wondering which ticket you should buy? Here are the types of possible tickets available in
– Normal ticket, which costs 3.80 zl for any one journey
-2 journeys ticket, which costs 7.20 zl
-Short term tickets: there are many from 20 minutes to 7 days tickets and it’s the most economic solution if you don’t have long-term bus card. You can benefit from the transport tickets discount if you have ISIC or Euro student card and if you are under 26 years old. Always remember to have your ID with you.
To predict your trip, you just need to download the following application which is very easy to use: jakdojade.
 You have to give your location and your destination point and it will give you information about the transport to use and the time table of it.The official Company which manages the public transportation in Krakow is called MPK. It provides the detailed information concerning trams and buses.
If you have any questions regarding the transport in Krakow, do not hesitate to contact us or comment below!

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