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Friday, May 15, 2009

How to get to | Poland

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.

Poland

Source: Marcin Bialek

There are many ways to easily get to Poland - train, bus, car, Baltic ferry, or by air. Overland distances can be large with correspondingly long travel times. Several airlines fly to Poland (mostly Warsaw and Krakow), including:

  • Star Alliance - Adria, Austrian, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Swiss, TAP, Turkish
  • Oneworld - British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Malev
  • Sky Team - Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, Czech, KLM
  • Other selected - some European low cost carriers

TIP Poland is good to include on alliance around the world tickets. On Star Alliance the LOT hub provides useful access to Eastern European destinations. On Sky Team and Oneworld, some connections to/from Asia without (much) back-tracking are available through Aeroflot and Finnair respectively.

TIP Longhaul fares from Poland can be relatively cheap compared with from some other Western European countries.

2 comments:

dave said...

KTW - Katowice
This airport is serviced by many of the budget carriers as well as having Star Alliance connections to major European cities.

Also a much nicer airport to use compared to KRK - Krakow.

Busses run between KTW and KRK so it is easy to connect between the two (Throw in a daytrip to the main square in Krakow, one of the nicest city areas in the world).

- Aus_Pol

The Global Traveller said...

Thanks for the tip Dave.