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Życie w Krakowie

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Life in Kraków

Public transport

The cost of a student monthly ticket (tram&bus) is 53 PLN (13 EUR).

The Krakowska Karta Miejska (KKM) is a card for city transportation which you can buy in any MPK outlet (for example at Podwale Street 3/5) and extend its validity in any ticket machine.

The best option is to purchase a semester ticket which costs 220 PLN (52 EUR).

The transportation card can be registered digitally on the student ID card.

Navigation in mobile app

Jak dojadę is a popular Polish website and mobile app that finds the quickest and most convenient public transport connections. The website is also available in English.

You may use either the website or download application from app shop.

Withdrawing cash from ATM

You may withdraw cash from a local cash dispenser (in Polish called ‘bankomat’), however you will be charged a bank provision. ATMs are located next to all banks and almost in every corner of the street. The majority of shops accepts payments by pay pass, however some of them require the payment to be higher than 10 PLN.

Opening a Polish bank account

If your stay does not exceed a period of three months a Polish bank account is not a must-have. Otherwise, it is advisable to open an account. In order to do so, usually the only required document is a passport or an identity card.

Bank opening hours

In general, banks are open Mondays to Fridays from 8 AM or 9 AM until 6 PM, some of them are also open on weekend.