Travel

Airports

The ‘Frederyk Chopin’ airport in Warsaw is about 10 kilometres from the centre. Transit time to and from the city centre takes about 15–45 minutes depending on traffic and the cost ranges from US$2 by bus, to US$15 by taxi.

There are three taxi companies officially licensed to operate from the taxi stand at the arrival hall (Level 1):

  1. ELE SKY Taxi
  2. SUPER Taxi
  3. SAWA Taxi

You should avoid taxi drivers operating inside the terminal building. Hotel shuttle buses and limousine services are also available.

Ground transport

If you want to drive in Poland you must have an International Driver's Licence (IDL), which you will have to purchase before coming to Poland. In Australia, you can get an IDL from the relevant motoring organisations in the state or territory where you hold your current driver’s licence.

International car hire companies operate in Poland. Roads are of variable standard, and there are few freeways. Highways between major centres can be very congested and driving habits are considerably less safe than in Australia.

Hotels

Poland has good choice of four and five-star hotels, including Radisson, Hilton, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Marriott and Westin. All hotels accept major credit cards and staff speak English.

Dining

There are plenty of good quality restaurants offering local and international cuisine. Most accept major credit cards.

Tipping

As a rule, tipping 10 per cent is expected.

Tourist attractions

Poland offers a wide range of tourist activities – Travel Poland has comprehensive information.