Public transport in Kraków
Getting around in Kraków is pretty easy. Kraków has a fairly dense public transport system which consists of tramways and bus lines.
One-way ticket for a municipal bus or a streetcar (tram) is 6 złoty (an equivalent of roughly 1.3 Euro). You can buy it at newsstands and from ticket machines at downtown stops and in some buses and tram cars. If there is a ticket machine in bus or tram it is located at the front part of the bus or in the first cart of the tram. Drivers sell 60-minute tickets worth five złoty. Immediately after boarding you should put the ticket through the ticket puncher and keep it till you reach your destination.
A 20-minutes ticket allowing for changing lines costs 4 złoty (PLN), its 60-minutes equivalent is 6 złoty (in fact it is the same one as a one-way ticket, you can use at either as a one-way ticket with no time limit or as a 60-minute ticket while changing lanes) and 90-minute ticket has been priced at 8 złoty. The prices of unlimited-travel passes for all municipal buses and streetcars have been set at 17 złoty for a 24-hour ticket, at 35 złoty for a 48-hour one, and at 36 złoty for a 72-hour pass, while a seven-day unlimited-travel ticket costs 50 złoty. Tickets are valid for the stated period starting with their first punching on a bus or a tram (don't punch your ticket any more till its expiration).
All of the above-mentioned tickets are good for municipal bus services within the city limits only. A one-way ticket for buses going beyond the administrative boundaries of Kraków - bus numbers from 200 to 304 - costs 4 złoty (so-called "bilet aglomeracyjny"). More info: www.mpk.krakow.pl/en/
The official Polish unit of currency is Złoty (PLN). Major convertible foreign currencies may be changed into Polish złoty at banks, hotels and at private currency-exchange offices (in Polish "kantor"). In general, traveler's checks can be cashed and all major credit cards are accepted. The current exchange rate can be found here. There are many ATM machines located in vicinity of banks. They accept MasterCard and Visa cards.
Poland lies in the zone of moderate climate, intermediate between the marine and continental climates and the weather can be rather changeable. For current information, see Forecast. There is usually changeable weather in Poland in March/April. The temperature can be unexpected, ranging from -5 till +15 °C.
Poland's power grid supplies 230 V/50 Hz current; round, European-style, two pin plugs are used.
Direct connections are available with almost all countries. Prefix to Poland +48
Emergency phone number
112 – Emergency (Hospital service, fire, rescue)
997 – Police
998 – Fire
999 – Hospital service
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