The closest airport to Zakopane is John Paul II International Airport Cracow – Balice. Unfortunately it’s placed over 150 km from Zakopane. We dissuade from using train and off course taxis. The best way to reach Zakopane airport is to get to Cracow and from there catch one of numerous private microbuses. They courses from Cracow Bus Station several times a day and the way between Cracow and Zakopane lasts about 2 hours 20 minutes.