Getting around Wroclaw

Above: They even go south of the river in Wroclaw! Below: Take care! These are considered optional by many Polish drivers...

By taxi

Fancy an adventure in Polish culture? Do you like rally racing? Well, then travelling by taxi is your best bet! Polish cabbies are known for their aggressive - but effective - driving as well as their eagerness to share opinions on just about anything. How's the government doing? What's the weather going to be like in a year? Should you invest in bonds? The taxi driver will have all the answers to these important questions. Moreover, he'll probably share them with you whether or not you ask... Remember to call for a cab instead of snagging one from the ranks. The call is usually free and you'll save anywhere from 5-30% on your fare.

By car

Once again, this is an option for the adventurous... Polish roads are decent at best and Polish drivers in general share some of the aforementioned cabbie characteristics. Add to that some unusually complicated road signs and strict limitations on traffic within Old Town areas, and you've got yourself a potential headache. All in all, it's probably better to take advantage of the surprisingly good public transport. If you do decide to take your own wheels, however, remember that most parking spots in and around the centre are not free. Get a parking pass from a kiosk or from the automated machines which dot the street.


By public transport

Every major city in Poland has a quite good public transportation system. In Wroclaw, you'll have no problem getting to your destination on a train, tram or bus. Tickets will cost you anywhere from 1.25-3PLN, depending on whether you're travelling during the day or night, taking an express or buying a discounted ticket (students, seniors, etc.). Anticipating a slightly longer stay? Take advantage of the 1, 5, 10, 30, 60 or 90-day passes available. Buy your tickets at one of the many kiosks around town or at one of the handy automated ticket machines.

Comments

Jan neale
United Kingdom

The ticket vending machines are appalling......I fully agree with Basil from the united states!!! I've not found one that worked properly!!!!!

Reply Oct 9th, 2016
Sonia
Poland

Www.jakdojade.pl - this website finds best ways how to get to your destination. Works for all the cities of Poland. It finds bus/tram/etc connections, also tells you how to walk somewhere - gives you all important informations.

Reply Jan 19th, 2013
Basil
United States

The system itself is fine, but the ticket vending machines, far from being handy, are non-functional monuments to incompetence. The touch screens barely work, the coin slots eat your coins and don't register them, the bill slots spit the bills back at you like they were designed to do that instead of accept them, and the card reader kind of works, sometimes, for some cards. Whoever designed the machines should be ashamed and fired.

Reply Sep 25th, 2012
Helen
United Kingdom

How can i get from Wroclaw to a ski area by public transport?

Reply Jan 30th, 2012
Dana
Czech Republic

Hi, How can i get to airport Wroclaw (WRO) from train station WROCLAW GLÓWNY? thx for help

Reply Sep 29th, 2011
Kuba
Poland

There you go Jan: http://www.wroclaw.pl/schematy_komunikacji_zbiorowej,1.dhtml

Reply Jan 26th, 2011
Jan Nosek
Czech Republic

Hello, does any map of public transportation in Wroclaw exist? How can I find bus stop near place I stay and place I want to go?

Reply Jan 25th, 2011
MArek
Poland

Here you can download the PDF timetable. Buses from the main station in Wroclaw - in the first column you will find the destination - just simply scroll down to find Nysa: http://www.wroclaw.pl/komunikacja_autobusowa.dhtml

Reply Oct 25th, 2010
Sven
Norway

I want to go to Nysa to explore the town and the surroundings there for 1 day. Where do I find busroutes on the net. I would prefer to rent a car and a driver in Nysa. Is there any chanse of doing so ? Thanks !

Reply Oct 22nd, 2010
Mike
United States

Check the tourist info on the market - you can rent a bike from them

Reply Apr 13th, 2010
roger
United Kingdom

do they have a bicycle hire facility in the city centre, where I could hire a bike for 3 or 4 days, just to get around?

Reply Jan 14th, 2009
David Turner
United Kingdom

It would be nice to have some indication of how much the travel passes cost.

Reply Feb 6th, 2008
Tymot 2V
Poland

Yes, about the drivers it's fact indeed. I'm a Wroclaw driver and if I woud like to talk about way habbits, i would tell about the driver change a track without indicator, thats more awful. There should be sam informationboard about it, before you arrive here.

Reply May 29th, 2007
Keith Evans
Poland

I think your comments about Polish drivers are a bit out of date - for sure the standard of driving is not as good as it should be but in the 5 years I have been living here it has DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED - as a pedestrian I now often see cars stopping for me as I get ready to walk on a pedestrian crossing - now you wouldn't have seen that a few years back, believe me!

Reply Dec 18th, 2006