Kraków has a well-developed network of public transport. Trams and buses offer frequent services and reach all parts of the city. A detailed and updated map of connections is available on MPK S.A. website.
Good source to find out about routes and plan your journey in some cities in Poland (including Kraków) is to use the application called Jak dojadę.
It is also available for mobile phones as an app.
Tickets can be bought from vending machines (with the menu in English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish) on some stops and on board. All types of tickets must be validated in the ticket puncher immediately on boarding the vehicle.
Tickets are more expensive than a pass e.g. monthly for the entire municipal transport network or individual line(s). As the pass is individualised, to buy it for the first time you need to prove your identity, and when buying it at the reduced rate for students, you also need to provide a valid student identity card. Your first Kraków Pass is available only from selected locations:
- ul. św. Wawrzyńca 13 (Mon-Fri, from 8 am to 4 pm )
- ul. Powstańców Wielkopolskich 6 (Mon-Fri, from 9 am to 5 pm )
- ul. Podwale 3/5 (Mon-Fri, from 9 am to 7 pm )
- Krowodrza Górka tram terminal (Mon-Fri, from 11 am to 7 pm )
- os. Centrum D bl.7 (Nowa Huta) (Mon-Fri, from 9 am to 7 pm )
- ul. Medweckigo 15 (Mon-Fri, from 11 am to 7 pm )
You are entitled to a reduced tariff for students (50%) if you are a holder of a valid Polish student's card or valid ISIC or Euro<26 card (with the last two you also should have your student ID card from your home university).
While travelling between the cities in Poland (by trains, buses) bear in mind that each of them has different rules and conditions. Visit their websites or information points in order to find out if you are entitled to a discount.