1. It’s so close!
If you live in the UK, you’re in luck – thanks to the incredible number of Poles who currently live in this country, there are many inexpensive travel options to choose from. Flights from London to Krakow usually take about 2.5 hours, which is a short and comfortable journey. In general, a typical flight time to Krakow from virtually anywhere in the UK will be about 2 to 3 hours. You can be sure that most major airports offer a direct connection to Krakow.
If you are looking for direct flights to Krakow from London, you can choose one of three carriers: British Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair. The last two usually offer cheap travel options, especially if you book in advance and outside the holiday season. British Airways offer flights valued at around 70-200 GBP, depending on the season. With Ryanair you can find flights for up to 35 GBP. Finally, using Easyjet will definitely take you around 50 GBP.
You can find out everything about the Krakow airport in our blog post. Read this and your journey will be even smoother and easier.
2. It’s so cheap!
Even if it’s a big and lively city, Krakow still offers amazing value for money. If you’re traveling on a budget, choose hostels or cheap hotels in the city center or nearby.
- You can get a decent continental breakfast for 1-4 GBP. Enjoy lunch in one of the traditional dairy bars that serve delicious local cuisine for no more than GBP 2-5. There are also many amazing dinner options, for example, a traditional pierogi dish costs 4-5 GBP.
- And how much for beer in Krakow? Most of the time you will pay around GBP 2, but some pubs serve beer for just GBP 1.5. If you still ask yourself “Is Krakow cheap?”, Consider the prices of public transport and taxis. An average taxi ride costs around 2-4 GBP.
If you have a tight budget, come to Krakow in low season, in autumn or winter. Also do some research to avoid losing money on currency exchange. Unlike most European Union countries, Poland has its own currency, which is the zloty. All the prices you see in restaurants and stores are in this currency, so it’s best to go to the nearest exchange office and get some cash. Here is a detailed guide to everything you need to know about the currency you need to use in Krakow.
3. It’s the best place to party
If you are thinking about going and still wondering where to go in Krakow, do not worry – we will provide you with protection.
Krakow is famous for its nightlife. Make the most of this amazing, vibrant city that never sleeps.
Here you will find all kinds of night entertainment – regardless of whether we are talking about bars with live music, clubs or pubs, or traditional places where you serve a glass of vodka with a snack.
- To see the famous Krakow events that lasted until dawn, go to the Old Town. That’s right, in the historical center of the city there are some of the most amazing bars and clubs, and you can get the nightlife by walking along ul. Florianska or Szewska.
- If you like clubbing, try clubs such as Prozak 2.0, Frantic, Lokal Kraków and Shakers – they are all popular and offer the highest quality of service in combination with impressive sound systems. If you like cozy pubs, you simply can’t leave Krakow without visiting Alchemia, Beer Zone (Beer Club) and Klub Pod Jaszczurami.
- What about the famous vodkas + places for snacks? Come across the Appetizers and Vodka or the Herring Embassy to drink a glass of vodka, a mug of beer or a glass of wine in combination with local delicacies such as meat jelly, herring, cooked white sausage, bread with lard and homemade stew. These are definitely the cheapest places to get drunk in Krakow.
It’s full of free attractions
There are a lot of cool things in Krakow that you can do for free. Go to the Krak Mound to admire the amazing views of the city. Stroll along the picturesque Vistula boulevards to admire the panorama of Krakow. Enjoy the market at Plac Nowy in the heart of the Kazimierz Jewish District.
And take advantage of free admission days at Krakow’s most famous museums:
Rynek Underground Museum – Tuesdays (except the first Tuesday of the month)
Muzeum Archeologiczne (The Archaeological Museum) – Sunday
MOCAK (The Museum of Contemporary Art) – Tuesday
Manggha – Tuesday
Schindler Factory Museum – Monday (except the first Monday of the month)
Gallery of 19th-Century Polish Art at Sukiennice – Sunday (from May 1st until October 31st)
Wawel Hill and Castle – Monday (selected exhibitions, from April 1st until October 31st between 09:30–13:00), Sunday (from November 1st until March 31st between 10:00–16:00).