Flying from Krakow
airberlin links this splendid city to the rest of the world with daily flights from Krakow. John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK) is located in the village of Balice, 11 kilometers west of the city. The airport is connected to the E40 and E77 motorways, allowing access to the south and west of the country.
John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice Information
The airport began operations in 1964 for military purposes, but by 1993 the airport was opened to commercial traffic. Today John Paul II International is the second busiest airport in Poland, serving three to four million passengers annually. Flights run around the world via 16 airlines, with airberlin being one of the largest.
Two business lounges are located on the ground and first floors of Terminal 1, just past the airport security. Wait for your flight while utilizing a work station or enjoying a complimentary snack provided by this airport comfort zone.
Getting to the Airport in Krakow
A bus to John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice can be caught 24 hours a day from the city's central stations through lines 292, 208, or 902. If you are in a rush, a taxi to John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice takes about 15 minutes.
Arriving in Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.