Practical Information

Important Telephone Numbers


999 Ambulance

998 Fire Brigade

997 Police

112 Mobile Phones Holders Assistance




Main airports: Warszawa, Kraków, Wrocław, Katowice, Gdańsk, Poznań, Łódź, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Zielona Góra

National airlines: Polish Airlines PLL LOT

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Main harbours: Gdańsk, Szczecin, Gdynia, Świnoujście, Police

Main Fair Connections:

Świnoujście - Ystad (Sweden), 
Świnoujście - Trelleborg (Sweden),
Świnoujście - Kopenhaga (Denmark),
Świnoujście - Rønne (Denmark) in summer only
Kołobrzeg - Nexø (Denmark, Bornholm)
Gdańsk - Nynäshamn (Sweden)
Gdynia - Karlskrona (Sweden)

National Sailing Company : Polsteam

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Main International Railway Connections from Warsaw to: Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratyslawa, Budapest, Kijew, Koln, Lwow, Mińsk, Moskow, Praha, Odessa

National Rail Company: Polish Raillways PKP

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Main International Roads

International Driving Licence is obligatory.

E65 – DK3/S3 Czech Republik – Poland – Sweden (by fairry)
Jakuszyce - Zielona Góra - Gorzów Wielkopolski - Szczecin -
Świnoujście - Ystad

E30 – DK2/A2 Germany – Poland – Russia
Świecko - Poznań - Warszawa - Terespol - Mińsk - Moskow

E40 – DK4/A4 Germany – Poland – Ukraine
Zgorzelec - Wrocław - Opole - Gliwice - Katowice - Kraków -
Tarnów - Rzeszów - Medyka - Kijew

Rent-a-car companies:



Traffic regulations

These are compatible with the regulations in UE countries. Speed limits on Polish roads are: 50 km-h for all vehicles in built+up areas during daytime and 60 km/h from 6pm to 6 am; 130 km/h on motorways; 110 km/h on express roads; 90 km/h on two-lane roads out of the city.



Public Holidays and non working days

Non working days are Saturday, Sunday, New Year’s Day (January 1st), Epiphany (January 6th), Easter (Easter Sunday and Monday are moveable holidays), Labour Day (May 1st ), the anniversary of the Constitution of Third May (May 3rd ), Corpus Christi (moveable, always Thursday, 60 days after Easter ), Assumption (August 15th), All Saint’s Day (November 1st), National Independence Day (November 11th ), Christmas (December 25th and 26th).



The Polish currency is the zloty (PLN) divided into 100 groszy. Coins in circulation: 1, 2, 5 zloty and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 groszy. Banknotes: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 zloty. Money can be changed at banks or exchange bureaus. Credit cards are accepted in shops, travel agents, airlines agencies, petrol stations, etc. Loss of the credic card should be reported immediately +48 22 515 31 50 or +48 22 515 30 00 (open 24 h).


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Tourist Information

Tourist information centres can be found in the vicinity of railway stations, at airports or in town centres. They are marked with internationally recognised ‘I’ symbol (or sometimes IT - Informacja Turystyczna).
The opening times vary depending on the seasonal traffic. The standard opening times are between 8 am and 4 pm. During the holiday peak season (June to August) or on weekends they may stay open as late as 9 pm. Information can be obtained in person, by telephone, e-mail or fax. Tourist information centres can help you plan your sightseeing route around town or find overnight accommodation. They will also tell you about public transport fares, organised events or the local tourist attractions. Information centres also supply promotional leaflets about the town and the region, street maps, information booklets and guides. Advice is also given, for example, about local Accident & Emergency facilities, specialist shops and current discount price offers for tourists. You can also ask them to call for you a taxi, reserve a restaurant table or help you hire a car.

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