Travel to Warsaw
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, and 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. To the city centre you can use the Polski Express coach service(www.polskiexpress.pl) or the buses of the local public transport authority, ZTM (www.ztm.waw.pl). The bus no. 175 takes you to the city centre in 30 minutes. Bus no. 188 leads to the eastern part of Warsaw. The night bus no. 611 departs every half hour at night.
The road conditions in Poland 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 main route to Warsaw is no. E30, which leads from Lodz, Poznan and Berlin from west and from the Belarus border from east. Route no. E77 connects Gdansk, Warsaw and Cracow. Route no. E67 leads from Wroclaw.
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 - 60km/h.
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. For more information please visit www.pks.pl.
The largest bus station is the Western Warsaw Coach Station (Dworzec PKS Warszawa Zachodnia), address: 144 Jerozolimskie Street. It operates buses for national and international destinations. The Warsaw Station (Warszawa Stadion) in Zieleniecka Street is a smaller bus station both national and international. Polish Express (Polski Express) operates buses for national destinations departing from the ul. Jana Pawła II and from Okecie Airport.
The Polish Railways (Polskie Koleje Panstwowe, PKP) has a very 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.
Warsaw has three large railway stations:
Central Warsaw Station (Warszawa Centralna) is located in the city centre. You can find here a pharmacy, post office, exchange bureaux, ATM-s, shops and newsstands, stack bars, bookshops, internet cafés and tourist information.
Eastern Warsaw Station (Warszawa Wschodnia). From here you can reach the the right-bank, eastern parts of Warsaw.
Western Warsaw Station (Warszawa Zachodnia). From this station you can travel on with coatch.
Stations Warszawa Sródmiescie, Wschodnia, Zachodnia, Powisle, Ochota and Wilenska operate suburban trains.