Public transport in Krakow is well developed, punctual and convenient as most of the buses
stop at or around the station square. When sightseeing in the centre we recommend walking. It’s not to save money on tickets but as most of the points of interest are in the centre they are all within easy walking distance. In fact none of them are really served by buses or trams.
If you do take a tram or bus make sure you validate your ticket, punch it in the ticket machine, immediately. If you travel with large luggage remember to buy a ticket for this as well. TIP – there are many types of tickets. Try to estimate how
many trips you plan during the day. Buy a 24 h ticket as they are the best for full day visiting plan. Note that buses numbered 201 to 286 (eg. 208 Railway Station-Airport) leave the city limits zone - when using these buses and leaving the city limits you must use zone tickets (strefowy – the yellow one) though the price is the same, in fact just buy some extra single tickets and use them to leave the city limits. For details go to tickets section.
Last update April 2007