Car Hire Krakow Balice International Airport
Address & Contact DetailsAirport-terminal1-arrival Hall, Kapitana Medweckiego 1, Balice, 32-083. Tel: +48 601 200 702
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Find your perfect hire car at Krakow Balice International AirportYou know you’re somewhere special when the entire city is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Fly into Krakow Balice International Airport, pick up your Avis hire car, and experience this extraordinary city and the region beyond.
Plan your journey from Krakow Balice International AirportDowntown Krakow can be reached in 30 minutes from Krakow Balice International Airport by taking Królowej Jadwigi. It’s one of the few Polish cities to have escaped the devastation of the Second World War.
Some people say that Krakow, the former capital of Poland, has a special energy that comes from the chakra stone. This mystical stone is said to lie beneath a chapel on Wawel Hill, a limestone outcrop that dominates the city. Legend says the stone protects against evil. While the fragment of the wall that is said to contain the chakra is fenced off, visitors can still visit the splendid courtyard of the nearby Krakow Royal Castle.
The Rynek Glowny, Krakow’s medieval square, is the largest of its kind in Europe. Stop by one of the ancient synagogues in the Jewish Old Quarter, where you’ll also find Leonardo da Vinci’s portrait of Cecilia Gallerani. Artists have frequently made Krakow their home, including the likes of poet Czeslaw Milosz and the composer Krzysztof Penderecki. It’s no surprise then that there are plentiful concert halls, theatres and art galleries to visit here, notably the National Museum.
Krakow is also a thriving university town, with over 200,000 students. Take advantage of the many cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues that cater to all.
With an Avis hire car, your journey in and around Krakow will be an unforgettable experience.
Beyond KrakowIt’ll be difficult to tear yourself away from Krakow, but there’s so much to see and do in Poland.
Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial
It’s a sobering trip, but Auschwitz-Birkenau is a site worth visiting to learn about the scale and barbarity of the Holocaust. Take the A4 from Krakow, and arrive in just over an hour. Auschwitz was the largest and most infamous concentration camp during the Second World War, and its history is depicted at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
A two-hour drive from Krakow on the DK47 will lead to Zakopane. This town serves as a gateway to the Tatras Mountains. It’s also the winter sports capital of Poland. Take the funicular to the top of Mount Gubalowka, and visit the old mountaineer cottages in Zakopane. Enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks and explore Krupowki, the area of town lined with restaurants, cafes, and more.
Leave Krakow and drive for two hours via the E77 to arrive at the Niedzica Castle, located in the beautiful Dunajec Valley. This fortress was built in the 14th century and overlooks Czorsztyn Lake, surrounded by limestone cliffs. For those who want to experience a stunning piece of remote Poland, this is the place to do it.
Discover Poland with your Avis rental car. All you have to do is drive.