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Poland has seen its share of tragedy, but has grown into a successful country swathed with history and culture – a true testament to the people of Poland and all they’ve accomplished. Poland was a central hub for Nazi forces during World War II, but when you book a flight to Poland today, you’ll see a place moving forward as one of Europe’s more modern countries. What once was a country feared by its own residents, today’s Poland is friendly, safe and welcoming to tourists. It’s no doubt that travellers booking cheap flights to Poland will be captivated by the country’s rich history.
Its endless scenery, national parks and nature reserves keep tourists booking flights to Poland each year. Poland’s location on the Baltic Coast gives travellers a foray into the great outdoors, while other visitors choose to explore the country’s old cities and cobblestone streets. Many travelers booking Poland flights take a day of remembrance and pay their respects at nearby concentration camps before moving on to explore the cultural lifestyle including music, theater and literature that keeps Poland moving ahead. Whether your trip takes you to the old city of Krakow or present-day Warsaw, booking flights to Poland will leave travellers wanting more from this fascinating country.
Summers in Poland average temperatures of 19 C, and get hotter the farther inland you go. Winters can be extremely cold, especially inland from the Baltic coast, where temperatures average -5 C in Warsaw. It rains throughout the year, especially in the southern mountains.
The climate in Poland is a tourist’s dream – warm summers, blue-skied autumns and snowy winters. May to September and July and August are the busiest travel months and when most foreign travellers book flights to Poland.
The winter months are usually off-season, unless you are a skier. Szklarska Poreba, in the western part of the Karkonosze Mountains, Szczyrk and Zakopane, in the foothills of the Tatras, south of Krakow, are the best-known resorts. Elsewhere, the winter months can be very dreary and very cold but cheap flights to Poland and discount accommodations can be found.
LOT, the national carrier, flies domestically to other cities in Poland (Gdansk, Bydgoszcz, Szczecin, Poznan, Zielona Gora, Wroclaw, Lodz, Katowice, Krakow and Rzeszow).
All the major car-rental companies are represented here – Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar – but road quality varies somewhat.
PKP, the Polish State Railways, offers service on three types of trains: intercity, eurocity and expresses. The country is well connected with good services from Warsaw.
PKS, the Polish Car Transport Company, offers intercity bus services. There are also lots of private bus companies that offer services throughout the country.
Warsaw has a good underground train system. Trams operate in several cities including Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Poznan, Wroclaw, Szczecin, Katowice.
The following chart gives approximate journey times from
(in hours and minutes) to other major cities and towns in Poland.
(prices quotes are from London)