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Cheap flights from Manchester to Krakow

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Manchester MAN
Krakow KRK
one way
Wed 25 Sep

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Flights from Manchester to Krakow

Fancy booking flights to Krakow from Manchester? We’ve put together a guide to all those essential things you need to know before booking your cheap flights from Manchester to Krakow.


Manchester Airport Overview

Before you hop on board your flights from Manchester to Krakow, you should first get to know a few things about Manchester Airport. Manchester has a very large international airport and is the third busiest airport in the UK with over 27 million passengers passing through every year. There are several public transport options available to get you to and from the airport. The Metrolink service from Cornbrook station to the airport runs frequently every 12 minutes, with journeys along the 15-stop line taking approximately 35 minutes. Trains running from Manchester Piccadilly station to Manchester Airport they take around 20 minutes. They run every 10 minutes, 7 days a week, through train operators TransPennine Express and Northern Rail.

You’ll find a good selection of shops after you pass through security, as well as plenty of cafes and bars to while away your time before boarding your Manchester to Krakow flights.


Krakow Airport Overview

When you land in Krakow, you’ll be arriving in Kraków John Paul II International Airport which is located just 11 km west of the city centre of Krakow. This is the second busiest airport in Poland and handles around 6 million passengers a year. When travelling from the airport to the city centre you can take the public train or bus services. By train, the SKA1 suburban line operates from the Airport to Kraków Główny (Main railway station) and further to Wieliczka. It takes around 17 minutes to get to the city centre, and further 20 minutes to Wieliczka (for the Salt Mine). 

Public buses link the airport during the day (lines 208, hourly, and 252, every 30 minutes) and during the night (line 902) with the main railway station in Kraków (Kraków Główny railway station) and the central bus station (Kraków Główny RDA). 

Prefer your own set of wheels? Rent a car with Ryanair Car Hire if you’d rather to make your own way around Krakow.


What to Expect on arrival at Krakow?

When you fly Manchester to Krakow, you can look forward to checking out plenty of interesting attractions in and around the city. The Old Town of Kraków, dates back to the 13th century and is one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe. Located inside the old town is one of the most recognisable and iconic buildings in Krakow, the Cloth Hall. Wawel Castle is a castle residency located in central Kraków. Built at the request of King Casimir III the Great and is a UNESCO world heritage site. At the foot of the castle is the Wawel Dragon Statue, dedicated to the mythical Wawel Dragon.


Five fun facts about Krakow

  • Stephen Spielberg’s movie Schindler’s List was shot in one of Kraków’s Jewish quarters, called Kazimierz. Most of the quarter’s houses are still decorated with Stars of David. 
  • On one of the towers of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary – every hour Mary’s hymn is performed, the melody which is always interrupted in the same place. This symbolizes the legend of the trumpeter, who in 1240, with the sounds of music, wanted to warn the townspeople about the attacking enemy, but was shot by an arrow.
  • According to Polish legend, a dragon lived at the foot of Wawel hill who required regular offerings of livestock, so he didn’t end up eating the local people. He was slain either by the sons of King Krakus (the city’s founder), or by a cobbler’s apprentice, depending on who is telling the tale. There is now a statue close to Wawel castle commemorating the legend.
  • The UNESCO-listed Wieliczka salt mine, near the medieval city of Kraków, extends over 190 miles in length and drops to a depth of almost 500ft.
  • It is believed that under St. Gereon’s chapel there is a chakra that emanate intensive power. This power can heal illness and gives a strong boost of energy.


From Manchester to Krakow: Practical Information

Once you’ve booked your cheap flights from Manchester to Krakow you’ll be pleased to know that Krakow has warm, sunshine-filled summers with temperatures averaging around 23°C  through June, July and August. However, Krakow can also have very cold winters with temperatures dropping as low as -5°C in December, January and February. When winter takes over and nights become longer, Krakow transforms into a winter wonderland, filled with thousands of fairy lights and a massive Christmas tree. 

When you fly Manchester to Krakow, be sure to change your currency from pounds to Polish złoty. Looking for accommodation before your Manchester to Krakow flights? Check out Ryanair Rooms for some great deals on places to stay as well saving you money on your next Ryanair flight.