1. Arrival to Poland & Travel to Kielce
a) how to get to Poland…
At the time air connections are rather expensive, however, already cheap flyers have began flying to Kraków(Cracow), Warsaw and Katowice from most of European capitals. You can check the connections on www.airpolonia.com or www.skyeurope.com or www.wizzair.com It is also possible to come by bus as there are many connections with Poland these days ( www.eurolines.com ) or by train. Krakow/Warsaw has direct train connections with: Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Oder, Leipzig, Bukarest, Bratislava, Kosice, Kijev, Lwow, Odessa, Budapest.
b) how to reach train/bus station from the airport in Cracow and Warsaw…
From Balice Airport in Krakow you need to go to the city centre by bus number 208 or 192 to reach Dworzec Główny Wschód(Main Railway Station). It will take you about 35 minutes. Nearby the Main Bus Station is situated. You can find bus schedule on www.mpk.krakow.pl
From Balice Airport you can also take fast railway line to the centre of Kraków. The train service provided by Przewozy Regionalne Sp. z.o.o is the fastest link between the centre of Krakow and the airport. Travel time is 18 minutes. The train station is located 200 m from the T1 international terminal. For travel between the terminals and the station, we advise you to use the free Shuttle Bus service. The Shuttle Bus awaits at the rail station and transports passengers between the international (T1) and the domestic (T2) terminals and then comes back to the station.
See the timetable (Kraków Airport – KRAKÓW Main Railway) on http://www.krakowairport.pl/en/3/176/35
One-way ticket price: 10 PLN
Ticket can be purchased:
* on a train, from train attendant
* on a train, from automated cashier
* in terminal T1 (from automated cashier located near center exit)
* at Kraków Main Train Station (at ticket counters or from automated cashier located at Platform 1)
From Okecie Airport in Warsaw (Warsaw Chopin Aiport) take a bus number 175 to reach the Main Railway Station (Aleje Jerozolimskie-Dworzec Centralny) in Warsaw . It will take you about 25 minutes. Don’t take taxi! It is said that the most well-paid job in Warsaw is to be a taxi-driver on the Okecie Airport… Bus schedule is on the website www.ztm.waw.pl
c) how to get to Kielce from Warsaw and Krakow
Kielce is situated in the south-eastern part of Poland: about 120 km from Krakow, 180 km from Warsaw.
To get to Kielce from Krakow it would be the best to take a train (it costs about 6,5 EUR) or a bus (about 6 EUR). It will take you about 2 hours.
To get to Kielce from Warsaw take a train (about 8 EUR) and your travel will last about 3 hours. Please take care of your luggage while your trip by train.
You can check train schedule on www.pkp.com.pl .
After some time for sure you will reach Kielce… Somebody will pick you up from the station.
In urgent cases you may need a taxi. Below you can find telephone numbers to the most known taxi companies in Kielce:
EUROPA . ul. Bąkowa 24a, tel. +48-21-362-24-42
ISKRA ul. Jagiellońska 109, tel. +48-41- 366-40-40
RADIO TAXI ul. Manifestu Lipcowego 95/31, tel. +48-41-331-11-11
ŁYSOGÓRY ul. Piotrkowska 12, tel. +48-41-360-00-00
LIDER ul. Działkowa 24, tel. +48-41- 345-88-88
Check web site of the following operators who offer regional flights in Poland:
1. Eurolot: http://eurolot.com
2. PLL LOT: www.lot.com.pl