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Driving to Krakow

A Motorists guide to Krakow - directions, parking and more

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Arriving / Parking

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Krakow was the capital of Poland until 1918, when the country gained independence and this honour went to Warsaw. Now, despite no longer being the administrative and financial hub of the country, Krakow has become a cultural centre, having been awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2000.

The city counts 28 museums in total, and the art galleries attract more than seven million people annually. Thirsty art lovers can quench their need in one of the city’s many bars, in fact the town centre boasts more bars per square metre than any city centre in the world.

Map of the area

Speed limits around Krakow

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Krakow to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Krakow
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Warsaw, Poland248 km (154 miles)

Budapest, Hungary288 km (179 miles)

Bratislava, Slovakia295 km (183 miles)

Vienna, Austria331 km (206 miles)

Prague, Czech Republic395 km (245 miles)

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic429 km (266 miles)

Gdansk, Poland483 km (300 miles)

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