Main train station in Krakow
Krakow is among the finest tourist destinations in Poland and is easy to reach. It features plenty of landmarks to be seen, a great atmosphere and an option for you to book that Krakow apartment you have been checking out on the internet ever since you decided to visit the city. There are many ways to reach the city of Krakow, but if you happen to be from Europe or if you are travelling from another nearby European country, then you can use a train. The main railway station in Krakow, which is called Dworzec Glowny is located near the Old Town. It is easy to reach and if you want to reach the centre of the town from the main railway station itself, you simply have to follow the signs saying “Wyjscie do centrum”. Otherwise you can walk up the ramp on the covered walkway until you reach the square. Once you reach the square you can turn to the left and then you should walk through an underpass. Thus you will reach Planty, which is the beautiful park that surrounds the Old Town in Krakow.
In the building of the main train station in Krakow Dworzec Glowny there is an information desk, a currency exchange and public telephones. There is also a bar and a restaurant, as well as a left-luggage office. Now, in case you want to travel with a train to other places in Poland and other countries in Europe as a whole, then there are six kinds of trains that you have to consider. These include the InterCity train, the Express trains, the EuroCity, the TKL, the normal and also the local trains. As it could be expected the EuroCity and the InterCity trains, as well as the express trains are quicker, but they are also more expensive than the normal trains. Besides that, the traveller should also pay for a seat reservation, which is additional money spent. Even if you travel with the InterRail Pass, you have to pay an extra sum of money for a seat reservation. Another option is to travel with the cheap railway line or TKL, as it is shortly called. These trains are not as cheap as the normal trains, since here you also need to pay extra for seat reservations. The classes of travel here are two-fold: first and second. The first class is more expensive, but it is also less crowded and far more comfortable. Travellers should also know that children who are under the age of four travel free, while children aged 4 to 6 years use 1/3 discount or 37 percent.
The departures from the main train station in Krakow Dworzec Glowny are indicated as “odjazdy’ and are displayed on yellow timetables. At the same time the arrivals or “przyjazdy” are shown on the white timetables. Those passengers who are in a hurry can buy their tickets on the train but there will be a small extra charge applied. They have to address the conductor as they board the train.
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