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June 18, 2020
How to get to Wroclaw?
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The easiest way to get to Wroclaw is of course by plane. You can easily fly to Wroclaw’s Copernicus Airport with Ryanair or Wizzair from countries such as Great Britain, Ireland, Italy and France. Municipal bus number 106 (and 206 at night, on the same route) runs directly between the airport and the city centre. The regular ticket for single ride by public transport is 3.40 PLN (0.80 EUR) and you can purchase it in a machine at the bus stop (both by cash or card), or inside the bus (in the bus only by card with EMV contactless payment- machine does not print paper ticket for you, it remembers your credit/debit card's number). Bus stop closest to Wrocław's central square (Rynek), most hotels and attractions is called Świdnicka. Going a little further you may reach the final destination of 106 and 206, which is Main Railway Station. Just next to it, in Wroclavia shopping mall, there is the central bus station (Wrocław POLBUS-PKS). Area of train and bus station is a major communication hub, where you can switch to many trams and buses, and with them reach any place in Wrocław. Another way, a little faster is taking the Wro Airport Express shuttle bus, which takes you to Galeria Dominikańska shopping mall, next to central square (Rynek). Galeria Dominikańska is a big communication hub as well. Ticket for the shuttle is 10 zł (2.50 EUR) and you can purchase it from the driver both by cash and card. Ask airport staff about the shuttle's schedule or look for characteristic blue buses. Please remember, that just like in most cities around the world, taxi from the airport is much cheaper when you order one by phone. Taxis waiting by the terminal are more expensive. Popular taxi company in Wrocław is called Wikar, and their number is +48 71 3420777. It's always worth asking about the price before getting in the car. Fair price for a ride between city centre and airport should not be more than 50 PLN (12,5 EUR), much above it sounds like a scam. UBER and BOLT work in Wroclaw as well.

Low-cost airlines are not the only means of transport to reach Wrocław. Another option with reasonable prices are buses by Flixbus. There are connections between Wrocław and many other cities abroad- Berlin, Prague, Dresden, Budapest, Vienna, as well as Poland -Kraków, Warszawa, Łódź, Gdańsk and Poznań. It's worth booking your trip in advance, tickets will be cheaper this way. You can find full offer and prices at www.flixbus.com

Alternatively, you can take the train. There are international connections with Berlin, and every big city in Poland. It's worth knowing that there are few types of trains in Poland. InterRegio and TLK trains are the cheapest trains that stop only in the biggest cities on the line (www.pkp.pl). A direct train between Kraków Główny (main station) and Wrocław Główny (main station) takes about 5.5 hours and costs around 50 PLN (12.50 EUR) on TLK and 45 PLN (11 EUR) on InterRegio trains (www.pkp.pl). There are also direct TLK and InterRegio trains from Warsaw to Wrocław, but the trip takes 6-8 hours and costs about 60 PLN (15 EUR). Tickets are sold from the ticket offices located in the main hall of the train station or from the machines on platforms. It’s not necessary to validate your ticket before getting on board. As mentioned above, train and bus stations are well connected with the entire city by many trams and buses. You can get to the main square (Rynek) area on foot in about 15-20 minutes heading north. It's faster though by public transport - buses 145, 146, N, K and trams 8, 9, 11 to name only a few.

You have probably heard many stories that nobody speaks English in Poland. In fact, that’s not necessarily true. The customer service points at most of the airports, railways and bus stations have services in many languages. There are also tourist information offices manned by people who speak English and help you get around. Don’t be afraid – come to discover Poland and make sure you do it with us!

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