Krakow lies in the southern part of Poland on the Vistula River in a valley
at the foot of the Carpathian Plateau. Approximately 300 km (190 miles) north is Warsaw, the capital of Poland and 100 km (60 miles) south are the Tatra Mountains, forming the southern border of the country.
Thanks to its location Krakow is perfectly connected with large cities in Poland, Europe and worldwide. Direct connections are available to many European cities (Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Paris, London, Brussels, etc.) from:
International airport in Krakow (approximately 15 km from the city centre) http://www.krakowairport.pl/en
International airport in Katowice (approximately 100 km from Krakow)
By plane: Krakow Airport - Balice (KRK) offers direct flights to the following cities: Alicante, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels, Bydgoszcz, Cagliari, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Dublin, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf Weeze, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Kiev, Hamburg, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London, Madrid, Malaga, Lviv, Milan, Munich, Newcastle, Oslo, Paris, Poznan, Prague, Rome, Stavanger, Stockholm, Trapani, Warsaw, Vienna. http://www.krakowairport.pl/e
By car: Many national roads and motorways intersect in Krakow, among others the A4 running directly from the German border.
By train: The city also offers convenient direct railway connections with most of the bigger towns in Poland, and Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Hamburg, Kiev, Lvov, Prague, Vienna and Žilina.