Cheap flights to Krakow, Poland

CHI — KRK
Oct 11 — Oct 181

Flights to Krakow in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$567Average for round-trip flights in October 2022
Round-trip from$317From New York to Krakow J. Paul II Balice
One-way from$163One-way flight from New York to Krakow J. Paul II Balice (KRK)

Cheap flights to Krakow in October, November 2022

The best prices found for KRK flights for October, November
Nov 8 - Nov 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

2 stops

17h 40m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$317

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Nov 8 - Nov 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

18h 45m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$320

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Nov 26 - Dec 10
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

2 stops

16h 40m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

21h 35m
$330

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Krakow 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Krakow found for this year
Nov 8 - Nov 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

2 stops

17h 40m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$317

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Nov 8 - Nov 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

18h 45m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$320

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Nov 26 - Dec 10
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

2 stops

16h 40m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

21h 35m
$330

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Last minute flights to Krakow

Late deals on round-trip flights to Krakow, departing today and this week
Oct 11 - Nov 1
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

12h 15m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

19h 20m
$419

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 16 - Oct 21
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

17h 15m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 55m
$448

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 12 - Nov 1
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

12h 25m
KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

19h 20m
$460

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/4/22

One-way flights to Krakow

The cheapest one-way flights to Krakow
Feb 1
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

13h 10m
$163

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 11
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

16h 50m
$166

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/3/22

Oct 23
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

KRK

Krakow J. Paul II Balice

1 stop

12h 05m
$173

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 10/4/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Krakow?

The cheapest ticket to Krakow found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$523

February

$540

March

$586

April

$677

May

$660

June

$848

July

$950

August

$813

September

$673

October

$612

November

$574

December

$623

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Krakow is January. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Krakow?

Average Krakow flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

NYC - KRK

Price

$523 - $1,033

KRK

Temperature

28.4 - 62.6 °F

KRK

Rainfall

1.2 - 3.1 inches

Peak Season:  The best time to book Krakow flights and accommodations is during the summer months, when the sun is shining and people flock the city streets enjoying the summer warmth.  The busiest time of year to visit the spiritual heart of Poland is between the months of May and September, though Holy Week, which falls anywhere between the last weeks of March and mid-April, sees a swell in tourists looking to participate in the Easter holiday festivities.

Off Season: The chilly lull that sets in after the winter holidays discourages visitors from checking out Krakow in the cold. However, this means Krakow cheap flights are plentiful in the months of February and March. If you’re after snow then you’ll find it in Krakow, usually snow-clad from mid-December to mid-March. It is a popular destination for skiers as it is within a short drive to several ski resorts. Autumn is an excellent time to find cheap flights to Krakow and discount accommodations, with the added bonus of seeing the turning leaves transform the city.

When is the best time to book a flight to Krakow?

Summers is the peak time to visit Krakow, so expect long lines and big crowds. If you must visit in summer a great time is July as the month is full of lively festivals, from street theatre to jazz attracting thousands of locals and tourists. Spring and autumn are recommended as the best times to book flights to Krakow. Typically, the weather is good in spring and the autumn foliage is stunning. If you enjoy the snow and cold weather, then mid-December to mid-March is best.  Plan to book your flights at least 3 to 4 months in advance to take advantage of the best deals.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Krakow?

The cheapest day to fly to Krakow is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Thursday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Krakow?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Krakow. Flights at noon are usually the most expensive.

Krakow Travel Guide

From the sidewalk cafes and the cobblestone squares, to the dozens of churches and the historic Jewish quarter; everywhere you visit in Krakow has a story to be told. From the moment the flight to Krakow lands, it’s clear you’ve arrived in one of Europe’s most historical cities. If there’s one thing Krakow has, it’s a lot of soul. Marked by tragedy during the Nazi regime and rebuilt to become Poland’s fourth largest city, Krakow oozes character from the cracks of its war-torn walls to the tops of its church spires.

Krakow has become a major European tourist destination and it’s no wonder – travelers booking flights to Krakow have the option of touring some of the world’s oldest churches and museums or visiting one of the best-preserved medieval city centers in Europe. Krakow was made even more appealing to tourists after the 1993 movie “Schindler’s List”, which depicted the plight of Polish Jews from Krakow to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Today, travelers of many religions board flights to Krakow to tour world-famous art museums, eat at kosher restaurants and partake in Poland’s cultural events.

What’s the weather like in Krakow?

Krakow experiences distinct seasons with transitional, temperate periods between fiercely cold winters and comfortable summers. Temperatures between the months of December and March can sink as low as 23 degrees, while the summer heat peaks at 75 degrees.  Booking cheap flights to Krakow in the spring or fall will land you in a dry, continental climate with very little precipitation and average temperatures that hover around 57 degrees.

How long is the flight to Krakow?

Flying to Krakow from the United States requires that you make at least one stop, as no airlines offer direct flights. If you’re flying from New York, plan to spend a minimum of 9-10 hours in transit; from Miami, the trip takes between 11 and 12 hours. Flights from the West Coast take longer, so you can expect at least 13-14 hours of travel time from either L.A. or Seattle.

Which airlines fly to Krakow?

Krakow is home to one airport, the John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice. A limited number of carriers fly into Krakow, but a regular schedule of flights make it easy to get in any day of the week. Several major international carriers, including British Airways, KLM, and Lufthansa operate frequent flights into Krakow. Other airlines that serve the airport are Air Berlin, Austrian, Swiss, and Norwegian. The budget carriers Easyjet and Ryanair also serve Krakow.

What should you pack for a flight to Krakow?

Krakow experiences cool temperatures and frequent rainstorms for much of the year, so it’s important to pack a jacket or warm layers. During the summer months, which are most popular with tourists, temperatures often rise to the low 70s. Rainstorms are possible any time of year, so an umbrella or rain jacket is a must. No matter when you’re traveling, walking shoes are essential for navigating Krakow’s historic cobblestone streets. When it comes to the dress code, anything goes — Krakow teems with backpackers and international visitors, so you can expect to see a wide variety of clothing styles. Many bars and restaurants are casual, so formal evening wear is usually not necessary.

Getting to and around the city of Krakow

Flights to Krakow land at John Paul II International Airport (KRK) 7 miles west of the city center. The fastest way to get from the airport to the city center is to take the train located near the passenger terminal. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes. The airport is served by two regular bus lines and a night line; they take 35 minutes to reach the city. Taxis are also available outside the arrivals hall.
If you want to take a taxi from the airport after your flight to Krakow lands, save some money by phoning and reserving a cab ahead of time. If you forget, you can still catch one at the arrivals gate. Public transportation is very easy to manage, and cheap and efficient too. Trams and buses go all the way to the outskirts of city without draining your wallet. Don’t forget to validate your ticket by punching it at the orange validation boxes. Plain-clothed metro officials are known to charge hefty fines for unvalidated tickets.

What are some things to do in Krakow?

Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland, with a vibrant history that dates back more than 1,000 years. Start your trip with a visit to the city’s expansive main square, or Rynek Glowny in Polish, which dates back to 1257.  Voted the best public square in Europe by the Project for Public Spaces (PPS) the square can keep you busy for hours with its many outdoor cafes, street performers and shops. Wander around the stunning Cloth Hall, climb the Town Hall tower, or tour St. Mary’s Basilica. Make sure your camera or phone batteries are fully charged — the main square is packed with photo opportunities.

Wawel Castle is another Krakow must-see. This picturesque castle sits atop Wawel hill, overlooking a bend in the Vistula River. Visit the castle’s many exhibitions, explore the ornate Wawel Cathedral, or simply enjoy the views of the city from the grounds. To avoid the crowds, book tickets in advance and try to get to the castle as soon as the gates open.

One of the best ways to explore Krakow is by bike. Book a guided tour, or rent a bike to explore on your own. Take a break from the cobblestone streets with a ride by the river, or pedal out beyond the Old Town borders to see how locals live. When you work up an appetite, stop by a bar mleczny, or milk bar, for a hearty traditional meal, or stop by any local bakery to try a slice of sernik babci, a classic Polish cheescake.

Krakow is a popular starting point for day trips to the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camps. These sobering sites provide an education and a firsthand look at the atrocities of World War II; for the full experience, hire a guide. To make the two-hour journey, take a train or bus from Krakow.

Tips for your stay in Krakow

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous Austrian composer, was born in Salzburg and his birthplace is one of the most heavily frequented tourist attractions in town.
  • The Salzburg Music Festival and the Salzburg Easter Festival also produce musical excellence, with classical, orchestral concerts held in the spring and summer.
  • The savings don’t have to stop once you’ve found a cheap flight to Salzburg: The Salzburg Card is a staple for any Salzburg visitor, and is available at smoke shops around the downtown area and several hotels. In addition to discounted fares on Salzburg’s busses and trains, the Salzburg Card will gain you free entry into several attractions, such as Mozart’s birthplace, the Baroque Museum and the Hellbrun Zoo.
  • Public toilets in Poland don’t normally use the pictures of men and women. A triangle, or the words “dla panow” means gentlemen; a circle, or the words “dla pan” is the ladies.
  • Need something to watch while you’re packing for your Salzburg cheap flight?  See“The Sound of Music”,the award winning musical starring Julie Andrews. Scenes from the movie were filmed in downtown Salzburg, and tours are available for avid fans looking to visit the locations where their favorite songs were shot.
  • Constructed in 1077 and still overlooking the city of Salzburg today, Hohensalzburg Castle is one of the largest and most well preserved fortresses in Europe.  The castle was never conquered by impending enemy troops, and the Fortress Museum chronicles its steadfast history.
  • Take a tour of St Peter’s cemetery and visit the grave with seven crosses. According to legend, Sebastian Stumpfegger is buried here and is said to have murdered his seven wives by tickling them to death.

Finding Flights from Krakow

When your visit to Krakow comes to an end, you can choose from multiple airport transportation options. The easiest is the 17-minute train ride from the city center. Neobus and Tiger Express offer inexpensive shuttle rides, or you can hop on public bus lines 208, 252, or 902. Taxis also make the 7-mile journey, but traffic can cause significant delays.

Although the Krakow airport is small, it is well-connected by air to other cities in Europe. Cheapflights makes it easy to book flights to the U.S. on British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, LOT, and Airberlin. Norwegian and Brussels Airlines connect you to cities around Europe, and EL AL Israel Airlines provides direct flights to Tel Aviv in Israel. If you’re looking for cheap flights, look to Jet2, Ryanair, and Easyjet.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Krakow?

If you book a flight to Krakow, you will be flying into J. Paul II Balice, which is the city’s only airport. Krakow J. Paul II Balice (KRK) is located 6.5 mi from the center of Krakow.

Other local departures to Krakow from the United States