Travelling to Wroclaw
Above: LOT has lots of flights in Poland, he he
Below: Why fly when you can Dr. Zhivago it up?
Wroclaw has its own international airport on Strachowice (Wroclaw, ul Skarzynskiego 36), roughly 12km from the city centre. It's a bit smaller than those in other Polish cities, but functional nonetheless. It will be rebuilt soon as the new terminal is on the way! From here you can get to Warsaw, Alicante, Barcelona, Bolon, Burgas (from 2010.06.12), Bristol, Brussels, Cork, Doncaster Sheffield, Dortmund, Dublin, Dsseldorf, Dsseldorf Weeze, East Midlands, Eindhoven, Forli, Frankfurt Hahn, Frankfurt am Main, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Malaga (from 2010.06.25), Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Shannon. Many of these routes have been added recently courtesy of Ryanair, Wizzair and other budget airlines, and the chances are more hot destinations will follow!
OK, so Polish trains aren't exactly the fastest or most modern the world has ever seen. For many, however, arriving by rail is always the way to go... See the world fly by in a relatively quick express train or take in the country air during a cruise on a regular train (even though you could probably run faster!). An intercity train to Warsaw, for example, will only take you at least five hours and one to Krakow around four and half. Poznan at least is a relatively easy jaunt of two and half hours. Of course, Poland is not where it all stops: Budapest, Dresden, Hamburg and Prague are all just a few stops away... Find the Dworzec Glowny (Main Train Station) in the south of town on ulica Pilsudskiego. Check our map online for precise location!
Maybe the thought of spending a whole day on a bus is not exactly high on your list. Just remember one thing: this is about as cheap as it gets! Yeah, sometimes you can find some great deals with discount airlines (if you buy thirty years in advance, with no guarantee... or something), but buses provide a steady, affordable alternative. And if you're a big fan of movies dubbed-over in Polish then this is certainly the option for you! Private coach companies will gladly take you to Prague or just about anywhere in neighbouring Germany (and beyond). For domestic routes, just look for three letters: PKS. Find the bus station at the back of the Main Train Station.
Wroclaw is very well connected, at least by Polish standards. Three international roads cut through this fair city, the greatest of which is dubbed the A4, meaning you can cruise at top speed in either direction - towards Germany or over towards Krakow in Malopolska. Having said that, the reality of driving in Poland is a little less rosy. This country still has the highest accident rate in all of Europe and most of the smaller roads are fit only for SUVs. All the same, if you like being in control (and having an adventure!) then this is the way for you.
Mike from United Kingdom Reply
I'm arriving in Wroclaw airport on Monday and needing help on getting to our hotel in central Wrocalw without getting ripped off by a taxi or anyone? What advice is out there please? Thanks.
tile from Germany Reply
does someone know if exists bus/train from guben to wroclaw? any site for search?
Paul from Ireland Reply
about 20-30 min - a lot depend on the hour ;) rush hours can be longer
sevde sevim from Turkey Reply
i wonder how many minutes it takes from airport to the city center with buses.
Christmas Akpodiete, Esq. from Nigeria Reply
I congratulate you all for the designs, however, it can be developed, Wroclaw is a beautiful city, i have been there twice and i will be there in two months time, i look forward to your improvement.
Ruben, Armenia from Russia Reply
First of all. The list of the home countries does not include Armenia. Could someone please advise which is the best way to come to Worclaw from Warsaw ? And what is the cost per person ?
tommy from United States Reply
this website is not as accurate as it could be
Charles from United States Reply
I found the page useful and I'd like to know whether there is a direct train between Wroclaw and Vienna and how long it would take. I seem cannot find this information anywhere. Thanks.
Chief from United States Reply
What's with all the rubbish LOT jokes? Come on guys, that caption under the first photo is really shabby--I thought you were clever!
Keith Evans from Poland Reply
I used to travel back and forth between Poland and the UK by bus a few years back. Since the low-cost airlines started on these routes, however, it doesn't seem to make much sense to go by bus thee days - apart from being a LOT longer, it is also often considerably more expensive by bus. I think the days of long-distance bus travel are numbered.