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Malopolska. How to get to?

Send Print Download added: Marek Martynowicz | 2017-11-30 12:13:54
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The advantage of the Małopolska voivodeship is its convenient transport links: road, air and rail.

In the Małopolska region, the total area of 15,200 sq. km is 61 cities, including 3 cities with poviat status, ie: Kraków, Tarnów and Nowy Sącz. The area was divided into 22 poviats (counties) and 182 communes.


In Małopolska there is a very well developed transport infrastructure. The communication framework of the Małopolska voivodeship consists of two main routes, which are fragments of international routes: E77 Gdańsk - Warsaw - Krakow - Zvolen - Budapest, which has the national road no. 7 and E40, with the A4 motorway, part of the trans - European corridor of the Berlin - Wrocław relations. - Katowice - Lviv - Kiev (CORRIDOR III).

The main road system of the voivodeship consists of national roads, including the A4 motorway, with a total length of 1,004.9 km, and voivodeship roads of a total length of 1,374.9 km.


Located in the Małopolska John Paul II International Airport Kraków Balice (the second largest airport in Poland) served nearly 5 million passengers in 2016, and the daily capacity of its Cargo terminal is 35 tons. The airport offers connections to most major cities in Central and Western Europe - more than 80 scheduled and charter flights in the summer of 2016. In September 2017, direct flights to the United States (Chicago) were launched.


Direct trains to Prague, Budapest, Berlin and Vienna depart from Krakow. The European transport corridor TINA III runs through the region.

You can read about rail transport within the region in the following article:,railway-lines-in-malopolska.html


Rail transport is supplemented by bus transport, mainly by private carriers, which also reaches smaller towns where there are no railway lines.