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Balice (John Paul II) airport 11km west of Krakow centre has flights from the UK and Ireland with airlines including British Airways. There are buses, trains and taxis into the centre.

Those intent on travelling by train will find it a long haul by Eurostar to Brussels, changing there for a sleeper to Berlin, and in Berlin for a train to Krakow. The journey will take you just over 24hrs.