Uber out of KRK?

Old Jun 18, 19, 8:49 am
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Uber out of KRK?

I'm assuming this is fairly straight forward at the Krakow airport? Just checking

Edit: Just realized I used KRA instead of KRK in the title.

Moderator's note: duly corrected.

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Old Jun 18, 19, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by malgudi View Post
I'm assuming this is fairly straight forward at the Krakow airport? Just checking
Yes there's Uber but KRK is a bit farther out of town than places like WAW or POZ, so you might want to consider the cheap shuttle service also (it takes you to the main train station, Dworzec Glowny).
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Old Jun 18, 19, 11:49 am
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Thanks! Looking to get to hotel in Old Town (approx 10 miles away).
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Old Jun 18, 19, 2:23 pm
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An official taxi is PLN 86 (below EUR 20) max (fixed price). Uber is cheaper but many drivers are from Ukraine and drive aggressively. You may save a few EUR by using Uber, but I take the official taxi as this is more convenient.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 7:28 am
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The train service is 9 PLN (slightly over EUR 2). Duration: 19 min
Taxi/Uber - 50-70 min.
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Old Jun 19, 19, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by abeyro View Post
The train service is 9 PLN (slightly over EUR 2). Duration: 19 min
Taxi/Uber - 50-70 min.
50-70 minutes by taxi? Really?
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Old Jun 19, 19, 1:24 pm
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50-70 minutes by taxi? Really?
They probably got confused with Heathrow/M25... Jokes aside, 40 minutes with congested traffic (and if you are clueless about alternative routes like myself, taxi drivers clearly won’t be). Still, though, train is the best option if you ask me.

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Old Jun 23, 19, 12:05 am
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Thanks! But we will have luggage
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Old Jun 26, 19, 8:28 am
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There's also a bus service which goes right into the Old Town. There's a stop next to the Sheraton Grand.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 2:19 pm
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Related question - KTW

As I try to avoid having PLN cash, what are my cashless taxi options to/from town? It seems that the MyTaxi app (just renamed to something else) is working in Katowice, what about Uber?
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Old Jul 3, 19, 1:41 am
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Uber is indeed available in Katowice/Pyrzowice but I'd personally go for the mini-bus service (https://www.matuszek.com.pl/a_index.php?lang=en), which is run by a private business so nothing to do with public transport. Cheap-and-cheerful, very reliable, frequent services and it takes you straight to the train station (with just one stop in between).

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Old Jul 8, 19, 12:57 pm
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I landed at KTW and as the above post says, there were plenty of Matuszek buses just outside the terminal. However, as my hotel is ca 2 km from the terminus of the buses, I opted for the Uber option - it was 82 PLN (vs 20 for the bus) and the driver arrived within 5 mins of booking the trip. My other taxi app works, too (was MyTaxi, renamed to FreeNow - good one, too, works in a large number of European cities) for about the same price but indicated a 30 mins waiting time. There seems to be plenty of availability TO the airport, which is surprisingly far.
The regular taxis would charge about 140-160PLN.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by WilcoRoger View Post
I landed at KTW and as the above post says, there were plenty of Matuszek buses just outside the terminal. However, as my hotel is ca 2 km from the terminus of the buses, I opted for the Uber option - it was 82 PLN (vs 20 for the bus) and the driver arrived within 5 mins of booking the trip. My other taxi app works, too (was MyTaxi, renamed to FreeNow - good one, too, works in a large number of European cities) for about the same price but indicated a 30 mins waiting time. There seems to be plenty of availability TO the airport, which is surprisingly far.
The regular taxis would charge about 140-160PLN.
Given the difference in price (which is a lot more than I would have expected actually) it's not surprising the taxis are willing to wait around for a fare while the Uber drivers will mostly focus on the city, hence the availability in the opposite direction. Lately I've been finding Uber to be more expensive than other pre-booked options.

And it is far, I think in Poland only SZZ is farther from the centre.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 8:42 am
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And it is far, I think in Poland only SZZ is farther from the centre.
Nope – Zielona Góra & Olsztyn 'beat' everyone else in that 'league'

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Old Jul 9, 19, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by AlicorporateUK View Post
Nope – Zielona Góra & Olsztyn 'beat' everyone else in that 'league'

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Ha! Without wishing to upset anyone, I tend to forget that Zielona Góra actually has an airport. I still think SZZ is farther by about 5-10km though, at least going by google directions.

Also forgot that Szymany had appropriated the name of a city 60km away! Definitely straight out of the Frankfurt Hahn school of geography
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