The Herbowa Gate entrance is closed until further notice / The Crown Treasury and Armoury closed until further information
The Wawel Royal Castle is located on Wawel Hill in Cracow’s Old Town, about a 10-minute walk away from the Main Market Square and a 20-minute walk from the train and bus station.
Public Transportation
Nearest:
  • Tram stops – Wawel (ul. Św. Gertrudy, at the foot of Wawel Hill); Stradom (intersection of ul. Stradom and ul. Dietla; 5 min. walk
  • Bus stops – Jubilat (Aleja Krasińskiego – 10 min. walk); Stradom (ul. Dietla; 5 min. walk)

Bicycle
Bicycles are not permitted on Wawel Hill. Bicycle racks are provided at either entrance gate. Please lock your bicycle securely; Wawel Royal Castle is not responsible for damaged or stolen property.

Balice Airport
The airport is located 11 km to the east of Cracow’s city center, which can be reached by:
  • Train – the Kraków Lotnisko-Wieliczka Rynek Kopalnia line, stop: Kraków Główny
  • Agglomeration Bus Lines: 208 and 252 (daytime) and 902 (nighttime). The closest bus stops for the 252 line are Centrum Kongresowe ICE and Jubilat. Bus lines 208 and 902 depart from Dworzec Główny Wschód.

Parking

Parking Garages (cars)

The nearest underground parking garages (car parks):
Park and Ride (P&R)
Park and ride facilities are located near the following public transportation hubs: Czerwone Maki, Kurdwanów, Bieżanów

Street Parking
Metered parking (10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.) – multi-space meters
Nearest to Wawel: ul. Smocza, ul. Bernardyńska

Bus/Coach Parking
ul. Powiśle 11, 5-minute walk to Wawel.
According to the bus park owner, if this lot is full additional parking is available near the Wisła Kraków Stadium (Al. 3 Maja), which is only 1.5 km away and has 50 parking spaces for buses (coaches)

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