Getting there & away
The bus terminal is in the centre, near the Protestant church. Buses to Mrągowo (6.20zł, 40 minutes) run every couple of hours; change there for Olsztyn (15zł) or Kętrzyn (10zł). Ten buses go to Giżycko daily (8zł, one hour) and there’s one service to Suwałki (15.50zł, 1¾ hours). Six buses depart daily to Warsaw (35zł to 50zł, five hours) in summer.
From May to September, boats leave Mikołajki for Giżycko (adult/concession 48/35zł, three hours) at 10.30am and 3pm and Ruciane (40/32zł, 2½ hours) at 10am and 2.20pm. Round trips on Lake Śniardwy (25/18zł, 1½ hours) sail on a regular basis, and there are also combination routes available (eg Mikołajki–Lake Śniardwy–Ruciane–Mikołajki; 62/50zł, five hours).