Today flying to Poland has become much easier due to a large number of airports around the country and the increased number of airlines that run busy flight schedules to them.
Air travel enables you to get to the largest Polish cities quickly and comfortably. Airports are situated in the vicinity of most of the largest cities in Poland. They are serviced by many international airline companies. Both international and domestic flights are available from airlines amongst them LOT Polish Airlines. Many low budget airlines fly into Poland.
Buses, trams, the Metro or taxis are not the only means of transport to take visitors on sightseeing trips around a city, especially around the historic centres. Some Polish cities also offer more unconventional modes of transport.
Poland by bicycle
Cycling along with hiking is one of the best ways of visiting and discovering Poland. For a successful cycling tour of Poland there are, however, some preparations to be made before starting out. An expedition into picturesquely located suburban areas is an excellent pastime for whole families. Cycling is one of the most popular forms of recreation in Poland today with cycling trails often running through forest lands. Many towns have cycling circuits around the more interesting parts near a town. EuroVelo has many trails around Poland. In Tourist Information Offices you will find more about the possibilities of visiting a region on your bicycle and there you will be able to buy specialist maps and guides about cycling in the region.
Having decided on a cycling holiday remember that you have to put your bicycle in the baggage wagon of the train. If there is no wagon of this type you have store your bicycle at the end of a wagon, trying not to block the exits.
In town there might be a problem with public transport and your bicycle. This is a problem with city or town buses. Bus drivers do not like to take cyclist with all their equipment, and in any case there is little room for bicycles on a bus.
Cyclists in Poland should wear a helmet. They should also have special insurance and carry with them a mobile phone for all events. When leaving your bicycle unattended outside a shop, for example, please leave it securely chained up.
Travel by rail
The railway network in Poland has been well developed hence most places can be reached by train. Intercity (express) trains run between the larger cities and commuters can reach the smaller destinations by regional or fast trains. Timetables and prices can be obtained at all railway stations and on the Internet.
Travel by car
While travelling in Poland by car, visitors should be aware of local regulations for public road users which may sometimes be different to those in other EU countries.
Although a journey by coach usually takes longer than by train, thanks to Poland’s intricate network of coach services, operated by both national
and regional carriers, commuters can ultimately reach any location in Poland by road.