Getting around Zakopane

Above: Ride the river Left: Horse around Below: Or risk a run in with Jaws on the cablecar

By taxi

Zakopane is a small town, so its best to try and walk around, as far as possible. If you do need to get a taxi, phone for one - its 30 percent cheaper than grabbing one from a taxi rank.

By car

You can hire a car to get around, but if you plan to spend most of your time in the town centre, think carefully. It is probably not a bad idea to have a car during the summer season, but in the winter, the roads are often blocked, and you'll need chains for your tyres to get anywhere.

By public transport

Sleighs in the winter and carriages in the summer for the tourists make Zakopane picture postcard pretty, but for all practical purposes, go for the state bus service (PKS) or for the burgeoning number of small minibus operators who can ferry you to the popular setting-out points at the bottom of the The Tatra Mountains. Pick them up from Zakopane's Central Bus Station (Dworzec Autobusowy), ten minutes' walk from the town centre. By cable car and train

Most visitors at some stage try to take the cable car to Kasprowy. Book your ticket early, unless standing in a queue for a few hours is your idea of a holiday. The cable train to Gubalowka is not usually quite so oversubscribed, however. Take it to the top, then walk back down again - it only takes 20 minutes or so back to Zakopane's town centre.

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yvonne
United Kingdom

Beautiful place friendly people been three times now would recommend it we always go by bus as you see more xx

Reply Jun 28th, 2015
Rahul Sharma
India

Great place great people beautiful scenic drives & spots around Zakopane ....but remember not to forget to Book your ticket early for the cable car, unless standing in a queue for a few hours is your idea of a holiday :))

Reply Jul 20th, 2012
Bill
United Kingdom

Do the buses from Zakopane to Szczawnica carry bicycles? There would be 5 bikes in the group which could be a problem. We will be there in May.

Reply Jan 12th, 2010
Stan
United Kingdom

I'll be taking the horsey ride!

Reply May 27th, 2009
MK
United Kingdom

I will be in Zakopane in August 09 and want to book a day trip, rafting down Dunajec Gorge. Any suggestions for a reputable company. I will be travelling with my sister (Two mature yet fit females)

Reply May 4th, 2009
karl schiele
United Kingdom

a great site l can not wait for augest this year l am only going for 3 days but next time l am going to stay longer.

Reply Jun 13th, 2008
Teddy
Australia

great site, helped me out in my assigment, jestem polakiem, super strona nara

Reply Jun 6th, 2008
michael boyd
United Kingdom

can i ski in middle of April? can you recommend hotel or b&b close to ski lift? whats last bus from krakow to zakopane?

Reply Feb 25th, 2008
michael boyd
United Kingdom

can i ski in middle of April? can you recommend hotel or b&b close to ski lift? whats last bus from krakow to zakopane?

Reply Feb 25th, 2008
Anne
United Kingdom

Q. In the winter time does the town provide shuttle service/ pick-up points to take you to the ski slopes. Its not much fun carrying your ski gear and having to walk miles to the slopes.

Reply Nov 6th, 2007
mrs cebeci
Turkey

ý will see all of these places. Thank you for your help. I is good.

Reply Sep 18th, 2007
kruk
United States

by donkey : )

Reply Mar 14th, 2007
john finnegan
Ireland

great site, will review when i come back!!

Reply Dec 23rd, 2006
David Long
United States

An excellent site. Has helped me so much in the planning of my trip this winter. Keep it up. I'll spread the word. On my return I will review all the restaurants, bars, activities I tried.

Reply Dec 19th, 2006