There are 15 civilian airports in Poland. The largest and most developed one is Chopin Airport in Warsaw.
Polish airports are developing very dynamically and provide a good quality of service for domestic and international flights.
The development of airports and subsequent air connections make Poland more and more attractive for tourists. Every important tourist city has a good connection to the nearest airport. Apart from Warsaw, the most visited airports are Krakow and Katowice, ideal for travelers to the regions of Malopolska, Silesia and Podkarpacie. Airport of Mikolaj Kopernik in Wroclaw provides connections for the regions of Lower Silesia, the Opole region and the west-south side of Poland. In the north, the airports in Szczecin and Gdansk provide an ideal connection for the coast.
Polish airports are connected with major cities in Europe and through hub airports with cities around the world. Thanks to the charter and low-cost carriers, flights become cheaper and European tourists get good quality at affordable prices for their air travels.
International airports in Poland
The railway network in Poland is well developed, convenient and inexpensive. Main cities have direct international trains to cities such as Prague, Ostrava, Dresden, Berlin or Lviv, Kiev, Minsk, Grodno. Please note that tickets for international journeys must be purchased in advance.
Polish rail company offers variety of special offers with school, youth, student, family and group discounts.
Carriages have a few types of compartments including business compartments with plugs for laptops, “silent” compartments. There are also restaurant carriages.
Wi-Fi access is available in selected trains.
For groups is also offered:
- booking of entire carriages
- transport of tourist equipment
- meals reservations
Direct international rail connections
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS
The condition of Polish roads can be described as relatively good. In the vicinity of the larger cities, road surface improves every month. Local roads can be described as satisfactory.
Main cities of Poland are connected by either highways or motorways. In addition there are many dual carriageway and single carriageway roads. The surface of some of these roads has been deformed by ruts created by trucks.
VISAS – GENERAL INFORMATION
Citizens of EU travel visa free to Poland.
Visa-free travel to Poland is available to citizens of many countries outside the European Union.
Citizens of countries listed below do not require visa for a up to 90 days travel.
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR), Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela.
Detailed information on the rules of entry and stay in Poland can be obtained from Polish embassies and consular offices.
Money in Poland (notes and coins)
Currency: Zloty (PLN, zł), 1 zloty = 100 groszy
Coins in use:
PLN 1, 2 and 5
1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 groszy
Notes in use:
PLN 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500
You can exchange money everywhere in Poland, in big cities and small towns.
- you can use an ATM machine
- visit a bank
- currency exchange counter (in town or at a hotel reception desk)
All major foreign currencies may be exchanged for Polish money at a bank or exchange counter (identified by the name “Kantor”). Over the counters, exchange is available at larger hotels, at border crossings or in dedicated outlets across towns and cities.
Banks in larger cities are usually open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and until 1 pm on Saturdays (only selected ones).
“Kantors” are usually open from 9 am to 7 pm weekdays and until 2 pm on Saturdays.
24-hour services are usually available in larger major tourist centres such as train stations, border crossings and airports.
Cash dispensers (ATM)
In Poland, ATMs, which operate 24 hours a day, offer far easier access to your money than banks. They can normally be found near such places as banks, rail stations, airports, supermarkets, town centres and other places popular among visitors.
Payments by credit card
In Poland, the use of credit cards is widely accepted, particularly in major towns and tourist attractions.
Supermarkets, most stores accept cards. The most commonly used are MasterCard, Visa, American Express, both convex and electronic.
Euro – €
Please note that Poland is not a member of the Euro-zone. Polish legal currency is złoty. Some shops and service points accept payment in euro, their conversion rate may differ from the average daily rate.
Contactless payments with HCE (Host Crad Emualtion) technology and mobile applications (eg Apple Pay, Google Pay) are possible in Poland in many stores and service points, as well as in some online stores.
Before coming to Poland, we recommend checking with your bank whether your application and phone allow payments in Poland.
POLISH CLIMATE & WEATHER
There are four seasons in Poland – spring, summer, autumn and winter, in some descriptions there may be transition periods: early spring and early winter. Spring begins in March, bringing sunny days and sometimes rain and light frost, with daytime temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C. Summer can be very hot, with temperatures around 20-25°C. In recent years, temperatures have reached even 30-34°C. Summer begins at the turn of May/June and lasts until the end of August. In autumn, the weather is often changeable – from September to October there are moderately warm temperatures, while November is characterized by rains and cooler temperatures. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful period in autumn is the time of leaf color change – this time is called the Golden Autumn. In winter, the days become noticeably shorter. It is cold and cloudy, with snow and snow with rain. The average temperature in January is around -4°C, but it can drop as low as -35°C.
When to go?
The best times to visit Poland are May-June and September-October, when it is still warm and the number of tourists is smaller to discover amazing places. Winter is a perfect time to enjoy winter sports. When it comes to the organization of conferences and congresses, Poland invites you all year round, but it must be remembered that the months April-June and September-October are the most popular dates.