Domestic Transportation in Poland

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Public transport is well developed in Poland. Buses (urban and suburban) operate all over the country. There are trams and night buses in the large urban centers and the Warsaw metro works from 5 am to midnight approximately. A taxi can be a good means of transport for getting around town and you usually order one by telephone from one of the many companies. Find out on the spot the telephone numbers for calling them (displayed on the roof or the side of taxis) and the different fares charged.
Maps of Urban Networks
Map of Warsaw public transport (in Polish)
Map of the Warsaw metro (in Polish)
Urban Transport Agencies
Warsaw Transport Authority
Warsaw Metro
List of transport authorities for other towns
Find an Itinerary
Calculating a bus itinerary in Warsaw (in Polish)
Travel times between metro stations in Warsaw
Metro schedules in Warsaw
Taxi Companies
Taxis in Warsaw
Taxis in Krakow
Taxis in Gdansk
Taxis in Wroclaw
Taxis in Poznan
Taxis in Zakopane

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Warsaw - Frederic Chopin (WAW) 10 km / 6 miles PLN 37-45 / 15-30 min PLN 2.80 / 30 min - Available
Lodz - Lublinek (LCJ) 6 km / 4 miles 10-15 min - - -

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

The domestic fleet (LOT) is modern. In winter, provincial airports are often closed because of fog.
Rail Companies
Polish Railway Company
Inter-regional transport
Regional transport
Warsaw's suburban trains


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Lot Major yes Yes
SkyEurope low cost no Yes
WizzAir low cost no Yes
GermanWings low cost no Yes
CentralWings low cost no Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

Polish roads are relatively dangerous especially because of the state they are in and general driving conditions (damaged roads, potholes, poor signposting, poor lighting, expressways crossing small towns, pedestrians and horses on the roads). Headlights must be on day and night from 1 October to 1 February.
Driver's License
Your national driver's license may be accepted. If your driver's license does not have a photo or in case of doubt, it is better to take an international driver's license with you.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
You must be at least 21 and have had your driver's license for more than two years.
Rental Agencies
Rent A Car Poland
Express Rent A Car
Auto Europe
Tolls or Taxes
Road Maps
Road map (in Polish)
Map of Poland (in Polish)
Map of Poland (in Polish)
Find an Itinerary
Map and itinerary search (in Polish)
Parking Facilities
Parking in town is regulated and you often have to pay in the center of large urban areas. You pay at a meter in the street, using coins. Authorized places are not always marked out on the ground.
All towns have parking lots, underground or on the surface, right in the center or on the outskirts, with connections to public transport.

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
Side of the Road For Driving
Speed Limits
50km/h in town, 90 on main roads, 130 on motorways.
Safety Belts
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
0.2 g/liter of blood
National Roads Organizations
General Directorate of national roads and motorways
National Council for Road Safety

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    Krzysztof Balcerzak, CKC on 17 Dec 2015 related to Domestic Transportation in Poland

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