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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘dzień dobry’
(djen dobry)
Polish
Plug combo ce
Electricity
230V/50hz
May-Jun
Sep-Oct
Best time to go
Spring
Autumn
Monday
HRS
12
12
MINS
31
31
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Currency
Złoty (zł)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 15, 2019 11:47AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
150zł
  • Hostel dorm room or low-cost guesthouse: 50zł
  • Meals in milk bars and self-catering: 40zł
  • Train/bus tickets: 30zł
  • Sundries: 10zł
Midrange
200–300zł
  • Room in a midrange hotel or pension: 100–120zł
  • Lunch and dinner in decent restaurants: 80zł
  • Train/bus tickets: 30zł
  • Sundries: 20zł
Top end (more than)
350zł
  • Room in the best place in town: 200zł
  • Lunch and dinner in the best restaurants: 100zł
  • Train/bus/taxi: 50zł
  • Sundries: 20zł

Visas

Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Poland from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Poland

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Poland

Poland has an extensive and reasonably priced rail and bus network, though it's not always terribly fast or efficient.

Train PKP Intercity trains offer affordable and fast service between major cities and on international routes. Slower PKP (Polskie Koleje Państwowe; Polish State Railways) trains run to smaller towns around the country. For train timetables, check www.rozklad-pkp.pl.

Bus Nationwide FlixBus/Polski Bus (http://global.flixbus.com) services links big cities and can be faster than trains on some routes. Elsewhere, buses are useful for remote towns and villages that aren’t serviced by trains.

Car Always handy for travelling at your own pace, but Polish highways can be narrow and crowded. Cars can be hired in many towns and cities. Drive on the right.

Health and safety

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Poland is a strongly family-oriented place and travelling with children doesn’t create any specific problems.For general suggestions on how to make a family trip easier, pick up a copy of Lonely Planet’s Travel with Children.

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Working and volunteering

Without a high standard of Polish, most people will need to arrange a job in Poland through an international company or be prepared to teach English. Teaching standards are high, however, and you’ll probably need a TEFL (Teaching English as...

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