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Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located northwest of downtown Chicago. The Blue Line “L” offers 24/7 service to the airport from downtown Chicago. If you’re traveling by bus, Route 250 from Dempster and Route 300 from Mannheim go straight to ORD. Driving to ORD from Chicago takes about 30 minutes via I-90 W.
Flight times are usually 10 hours from ORD to John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (KRK). Bus lines 208 and 292 and nighttime bus line 902 all service the airport. KRK has its own official taxi service and rental cars are available.
Visitors to Krakow enjoy enriching history and antique beauty. The Wieliczka Salt Mines is a fascinating site visited by travelers from all over the world. The Wawel Royal Castle epitomizes Poland’s regal character, while the Galicia Jewish Museum offers a necessary history of the country.
The Juliusz Slowacki Theatre puts on acclaimed theatrical performances. The Tatra Mountains are about two hours south of Krakow, lining the border between Poland and Slovakia and boasting regal hiking and nature exploration.
Krakow’s weather is on the colder side, with winter temperatures in the mid-30s and summer temperatures in the mid-70s on average. Rain is common year round, so don’t forget to bring umbrellas and wet weather clothes. Check official websites for pertinent customs information.