Travel to Poland
There are several possibilities to get to Poland, thanks to the extensive transport network outside and inside the country.
Warsaw-Okenice Fryderyk Chopin Airport is located 10 kilometres from the town centre. It's one of the most modern airports in Central and Eastern Europe, which is also very well-equipped. Here you can resort various services of post office, bank, exchange bureaux, cash machines, transit hotel, restaurant, fast-food bar, coffee bar, souvenir shops, car rental and tourist information office. The airport offers flights to national and international areas. The domestic airport is adjacent the international terminal. Other domestic airports are in Gdansk, Krakow, Katowice, Poznan, and Wroclaw. Many airlines offer flights to Poland: Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT (the main carrier in Poland), Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Lufthansa, Swissair, SAS, Wizzair, SkyEurope, CentralWings.
To some areas in Poland it's the best way to go by car or by motorcycle, it can be far more interesting than by train or by bus. But it can be also more risky. The road conditions are not so good, as in other countries in Western Europe. Also there aren't too much motorways (max. 400 km in whole Poland). Poland uses standard international traffic signs. Major routes are signed with "E", motorways with "A". The legal driving age in Poland is 17 years. Traffic drives on the right. Use of seat belts is obligatory. Driving with headlights is obligatory at all times from 1 October to 1 March. Maximum permitted alcohol to blood ration is 0.02%.
motorways - 130 km/h
main roads - 100-110 km/h
within built-up areas - 60kph.
Bus stations are usually in the city centres. The Polish bus company is PKS, but there also are several other private bus companies. To travel by bus is usually cheaper, than to travel by train. There are some areas in Poland, where you can choose only buses because the terrain is so sticky.
The Polish Railways (Polskie Koleje Panstwowe, PKP) has a well developed, serried rail network connecting not only the major cities in Europe, but also any part of Poland. You can choose express trains (which are faster, more comfortable and of course more expensive) and fast trains. Furthermore there are 2 classes: the 2nd class is cheaper, the 1st class is more comfortable and expensive. Polish railway offers also Eurocity and Intercity trains since 1992, which assure the most convenient way of transport between bigger cities without stopping on their route. On most of the train stations you can find restaurant, post office, newsstand, shops, snack bars, toilets.
Travellers can find ferry terminals in Gdansk and Cewinoujscie, from which they may travel to Copenhag, Ronne, Nynashamn, Ystad.
Incontestable, that to discover Poland by bicycle is one of the most interesting way of travelling. Poland has a well developed and well kept cycling trails, together thousands of kilometres long, which are on Western Europe standard. The cycling trails lead many times in beautiful landscapes far away from the noisy cities. Cyclists can use services of hostels, mountain huts, rural accommodations, hotels, and bike hire centres.