Krakow Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2023

Warsaw is more famous internationally, but Krakow is the true gem of the Poland tourism scene. It was the capital of the country a few hundred years ago and it has far more interesting sights as well. Known for being affordable, Krakow is also one of the more beautiful cities in eastern Europe and should be on everyone’s list.

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Travel Costs to Krakow

Population 750,000
Area 1,250,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Polish zloty
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$46.37
1 USD = 4.0200 PLN
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Krakow

Krakow Hotel Seasons

Krakow Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar18.09 - 42.55
starstarstarstarstar24.47 - 59.57
starstarstarstarstar28.72 - 80.85
starstarstarstarstar57.45 - 138.30
starstarstarstarstar106.38 - 179.79

Krakow Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.38 - 19.15

Krakow Attractions Prices

Best tours in Krakow

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Wawel CastleThis former royal castle is now a popular museum. Free admission is offered at times.
adults
4.98
Bunkier of Modern ArtA well regarded modern art museum near the center of Krakow.
adults
children
2.49
1.24
Free walking tourThere are several very good free walking tours (tips appreciated) that leave daily from the main square.
everyone
0.00

Krakow Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel or hostel doesn't include breakfast you'll have many cheap options nearby.2.49 - 4.48
Budget lunchStaying with the filling local cuisine, and looking for milk bars or cafeterias, you can stuff yourself for very little in Krakow.4.23 - 6.97
Budget dinnerAvoiding very touristy places with English menus will allow you to eat well, even at sit-down places, for very little.6.72 - 12.44
Beer (pint)Finding cheap local lager will be easy. Imports will cost more, as usual.2.49 - 4.23

Krakow Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center21.89 - 23.38
Public bus from airport to city center1.00
3km taxi ride in Krakow2.74 - 4.98
Tram/bus ride in Krakow0.75
All-day tram/bus pass3.73

Getting to Krakow

Getting around Krakow

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When to visit Krakow

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January34231.3
February35231.3
March46311.4
April57421.7
May68482.2
June72573.3
July76593.5
August75593.2
September67502.2
October56411.7
November41321.6
December37271.3

Krakow Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar5:42am5:54pm
21 Jun4:31am8:53pm
21 Sep6:25am6:41pm
21 Dec7:36am3:40pm

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