Planning a Poland Trip

Poland ©Miss♥Blair/flicr

Poland ©Miss♥Blair/flicr

The way to get to Poland can be by plane, by train, by bus, by car or by ship. If you are going by plane, there are extensive connections to Warsaw from Europe as it is the major air gateway to Poland. You can also get there to Krakow’s Jan Pavel II Airport. From central Europe, there are many available low-cost carriers and you can also check out other cities such as Poznan, Wroclaw or Gdansk.

Getting ready the Zloty

Zloty (zl) is the main currency use in Poland today. It consists of denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 zloty. Other than these bills, there are coins such as 5, 2 and 1 zloty. Many might have thought that Poland is already part of the European Union and they could be using the Euro. However, the local currency is still more widely used in Poland though larger hotels do accept Euros.

To Poland by Train

The good thing about getting to Poland by train is you can save a lot of waiting time and checking time at the airport security. PKP is the national rail network which is very well integrated into the Europe-wide rail system. Either Warsaw or Krakow. If you are going from Prague or Vienna, Krakow is ideal. Otherwise, from Berlin to Moscow, you can take the train to Warsaw.

To Poland by Bus

Traveling internationally by bus is less popular than before as the budget air carriers became so much better for the prices versus the time savings. However, if you are just at the next border of Poland, getting there by bus is also a good choice as the trans-European carrier like the Eurolines allows you to get to large Polish cities very conveniently.

Getting to Poland by Car

If you can drive, accessing Poland by car is also a good alternative. The Polish highways are integrated into the larger EU highway grid and if you are entering from Germany or Slovakia, you do not have to show the passport anymore. Other such EU country that gives you the flexibility are entering from Czech Republic and Lithuania. The usual border controls are still taking effect for getting into Poland from Ukraine, Russian Federation or Belarus.

Going to Poland by Ship

This way to get to Poland is by ferry from any of the two ports in Sweden. You will arrive at Gdansk or Gdynia on the Baltic coast.


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