University of Warsaw

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Warsaw University
(Warsaw, Poland)

The primary modes of transportation in Warsaw are city buses, suburban buses, trams and the underground train known as the metro. Hiring a car to get around the city is also an option, but it not often advisable due to the different driving side, the existence of trams on the main road, a confusing one-way road system and Polish signs that are not easy to understand.

Travel by Air

Fredric Chopin International Airport is the city's main airport, and it is approximately 10 km / 6 miles away from the city centre. From the arrival hall of the airport, visitors can take the bus or a taxi to get to the university, the city centre, or any place in Poland.

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Car Hire and Road Travel

Warsaw's surrounding countryside offers the visitor plenty of things to see and do. Just outside you can find mountains, lakes and lush forests. Kampinoski Park has abundant wildlife and extensive walking trails. The historical town of Zelazowa Wola is located 60 km / 37 miles from Warsaw and is Frederic Chopin's birthplace. Torun is situated farther afield. This medieval, walled town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it was here where Copernicus was born.

The main car hire firms are represented in the city of Warsaw so you can always rent a vehicle once you arrive in the Polish capital. For the most attractive deals we suggest you book your car in advance online. Our online booking service provides the most attractive prices from reputed companies including Avis, Budget, National and Hertz.

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Car Parking

Travelling around Warsaw by car can be dangerous, so it is not often advised. The roads in the city are poor and the road signs are usually incomprehensible. Also, Polish drivers are known to exceed the required speed limit. Visitors who are not familiar with the driving system in the city should not drive at all.

Car parking in the city is another problem because it is strictly restricted in both the New and Old Town. This makes available parking spaces very limited.

Travel by Trains and Rail

Warsaw has three railway stations both for intercity and international connections: the Western Warsaw Station (Zachodnia), the Eastern Warsaw Station (Wschodnia), and the Central Warsaw Station (Centralna).

To get to the university by train, visitors should get off at the Central Station, ideally located at the heart of the city centre. From there, they can easily get to the campus on foot, by bus, or by taxi.

Travel by Buses and Coach

Taking the bus is a practical way to get around the city. From the Central Station of Warsaw Railway, visitors can take a bus marked 175 to get to the university.

Travel by Taxi

A convenient means of getting to the university and around the city centre is by hiring a taxi. Taxis in Warsaw are metered and can be easily hailed from anywhere. Taxi fares are usually cheaper if hiring is done over the phone.

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