Krakow's main station: See location map

Krakow Glowny is Krakow's modern main station, Glowny being Polish for main.  The station was completely rebuilt in 2014 and integrated with the adjacent Galeria Krakowska shopping centre.  The old station building dating from 1847 was closed, and now houses a museum.

small bullet point  The station in pictures

small bullet point  Which platform for your train?

small bullet point  Ticket offices

small bullet point  Left luggage, toilets, ATMs, WiFi


small bullet point  Food & drink, supermarket

small bullet point  Taxis, buses, trams

small bullet point  Walking to & from the old town

small bullet point  Suggested hotels in Krakow

The station in pictures

Krakow Glowny platforms

Platforms.  There are 5 island platforms numbered peron 1 to peron 5 serving 10 tracks.  Steps, escalators & lifts take you down to the main passageway & ticket hall below.  Note the deck above the platforms, where there's a taxi rank & car park - if you want a taxi go up, not down.  Photo courtesy of

Krakow Glowny main passageway

Main passageway, lined with shops & cafes...  This spans the width of the station underneath all the platforms, with the Galeria Krakowska shopping centre at its western end and doors to the bus station at its eastern end.  There are steps, escalators & lifts up to each platform, clearly signed peron 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Photo courtesy of

Krakow Glowny ticket hall

Ticket hall.  The ticket hall is underneath the platforms, running parallel with the main passageway and linked to it by cross-passages.  Here you'll find international and domestic ticket windows, a travel centre, left luggage lockers, toilets & seating.  This photo is taken looking east, there's a Burger King at the far end and a couple of cafes on the left.  This and following photos courtesy of

Entrance to Galeria Krakowa & Krakow Glowny

Main entrance. The main entrance to the Galeria Krakowska shopping centre on Pawia Street is also the main entrance to Krakow Glowny and marked with the Polish Railways PKP logo.  You walk in, go down one level, then walk through the shopping centre directly into the main station passageway underneath the platforms.  Follow the signs to Dworzec Glowny / Railway station.

Tip:  To enter & leave the station directly without walking through the Galeria Krakowska, see the advice here.

Krakow Glowny, the old station building

The old station building closed in 2014 and now houses the History Land museum,  It's immediately south of the Galeria Krakowa shopping centre on its own square.  It's alongside the railway, but south of the new station's platforms.

Tip:  The covered pedestrian walkway to/from the new station (by-passing the Galeria Krakowska) is just out of shot to the left.

Which platform for your train?

Ticket offices

Left luggage, toilets, ATMs, WiFi

  Cafe Cavarious, Krakow Glowny

Cafe Cavarious, between the main passageway & ticket hall.  Note the departures screen!  Photo courtesy of

Food & drink

Taxis, buses, trams

  Pedestrian walkway from Krakow Glowny towards the old town

The covered pedestrian walkway from the ul. Lubicz exit of the new Krakow Glowny station to the old station square.  Photo courtesy of @superalbs

Walking to & from the old town

City sights

Suggested hotels in Krakow

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