Transport

AIR TRANSPORT

 

By air, you can reach Poland from any major city in Europe in just 2-3 hours. There are thirteen civil airports in the country, providing services in the field of domestic and international passenger transport. The largest and most important airport is the Fryderyk Chopin (former Okęcie) in Warsaw, maintaining direct connections with cities in Poland and in over thirty countries in Europe and in the world.

 

The main Polish carrier is LOT Polish Airlines, a member of Star Alliance. Also reputable airlines operate in Poland, such as Lufthansa, Emirate Airlines, British Airways, and so-called low cost carriers - Wizz Air, Ryanair, easyJet and others.

ROAD TRANSPORT

 

Poland has over 383,000 km (238,000 mi) of public roads, including 1,388 km (862 mi) of highways and 1,107 km (688 mi) of expressways. Over 252 km (157 mi) of Polish motorways and 395 km (245 mi) of expressways are currently under construction.

The use of the A1, A2 and A4 motorways is subject to a fee depending on the section length and vehicle type.

In addition, drivers of vehicles and vehicle combinations with a permissible total weight of over 3.5 tons are obliged to pay fees for using all national roads through the via TOLL system (www.viatoll.pl).

In Poland, a liter of gasoline and diesel costs around 5.5 PLN (1.3 EUR), 1 liter of autogas - around 2.5 PLN (0.6 EUR).

The network of fast bus lines is well-developed, serving domestic and foreign routes.

Car rental companies in Poland operate from large international networks, e.g. Hertz, Europcar, Avis, as well as smaller, local companies that often offer good quality services and competitive prices.

 

www.express.pl

www.wypozyczalnia-aut24.pl

www.furgon.eu

 

RAILWAY TRANSPORT

 

Poland has one of the highest average density of rail networks in the world - its length is about 20 thousand. km (12,500 mi). By rail you can travel all over Poland and abroad. Thanks to direct rail connections, you can get to Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Kiev, Lviv, Minsk, Moscow, Prague, Vienna and Vilnius.

The main Polish rail carrier is the PKP Group (Polish State Railways). Train tickets can also be purchased

online.

 

www.intercity.pl

 

MARITIME TRANSPORT

 

Poland has permanent ferry connections with Denmark and Sweden. Ferries depart from Świnoujście, Kołobrzeg, Gdynia and Gdańsk to Ystad, Trelleborg and Copenhagen, Nexø, Karlskrona and Nynäshamn. The cruises are carried out by several Polish operators who, in addition to passenger services, offer cargo transportation.

 

www.polferries.pl

www.stenaline.pl

www.unityline.pl

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