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    The Main Train Station

    by wroclawiak Updated Jul 6, 2013

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    The Main Railway Station

    There are changes for the better in buying train tickets in Wrocław. Some ticket machines have been installed (instructions in many languages) and the staff speak different languages (for sure in the IC train service office.
    There is no more Orbis travel agency in Rynek.

    Old text:from 2004.
    If you stay longer in Wroclaw and you need a train ticket you can buy it in the travel agency ORBIS in the Rynek (Market Square). In the train station you can have problems to purchase it because the main language spoken there is POLISH. First polish your Polish and then enjoy buying a ticket. ;-)

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    From the Airport to The city centre

    by EasyMalc Written Jan 13, 2013

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    Copernicus Airport Wroclaw

    Wroclaw's new airport terminal was built in time for the Euro 2012 Football Chamionship and is Ryanair's first Polish hub.
    Bus 406 runs from outside the Terminal building to the city centre and costs just 3Zl. If you haven't got any small Polish currency you can buy your ticket in the Ruch newsagents inside the terminal, otherwise you can get your ticket from the bus stop.
    Where you want to go when you get to the city centre will obviously determine where you get off but bear in mind that if you have luggage and need to change buses then it's not quite so comfortable as staying on the 406 Airport bus all the way into the city and railway station. If you do need to change buses then you will have to pay another 3Zl but it's still cheaper than taking a taxi.
    The internet link I've given below was the most useful. It may not immediately look user friendly but just put in your departure and arrival points and it works a treat.

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    By train or bus

    by Ben-UK Updated Nov 25, 2011

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    Wroclaw Glowny train station.

    The old castle-like train station in my pic was subject to major refurbishment as at June 2011, so I look forward to seeing the new station - it's located on ul. Pilsudskiego, about 15 minutes walk from the Rynek. Train services are excellent to many destinations, including Warsaw (385km), Krakow (268km), Lodz (242km), Katowice (190km). International destinations include Berlin, Budapest and Prague.

    The bus station is on ul. Sucha, just behind the train station. From England, the bus price is approximately 130 Pounds return (as at 2011). A large Polish carrier is Sinbad, I used them in 2011 and found them to be very good - below their website in Polish only :-

    http://www.sindbad.pl/pl/euroticket/index/

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    By train to/from Wroclaw

    by Airpunk Written Jul 23, 2011

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    Wroclaw Train Station
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    Wroclaw is located on two major train lines, one from Warsaw with Wroclaw and the other linking Krakow with Dresden in Germany. Beside that, several regional lines (e.g. to Klodzko or Dzierdzoniów) are available. While the Warsaw line can compete with other means of transport in terms of speed, train travel in Poland is often cheaper but slower than by coach. It is recommended to check always both alternatives in term of price and speed.
    The station itself is a beautiful huge building from 1855 – you can get lost in it easily. To the north side of it, you'll find the green ring separating the station from the old town. To the south, there is the coach terminal. When travelling from the station, please note that the departure platform of your train is given in Roman numbers (I-V) while the track is given in Arabic numbers (1-10).

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    By Plane to And from Wroclaw

    by Airpunk Written Jul 23, 2011
    Wroclaw Kopernikus Airport

    Wroclaw has an airport with connections to some of the larger cities in Europe. Ryanair and Wizzair offer low-cost flights to well-known places such as London-Stansted or Frankfurt-Hahn. Searching flights on their webistes and booking around three months in advance will usually get you to Wroclaw for an affordable fare. Other airlines in Wroclaw include LOT Polish Airlines and Lufthansa.
    The airport is connected with Wroclaw's train station by bus line 406. Fare for a single ride is 2,40 as of 2010. Tickets are not available from the driver, but from the newspaper shop in the terminal or the vending machine next to the bus stop. The button for single ride to the city centre is clearly marked on that machine. Buses run every 20 minutes during daytime, check their website below for the schedule.

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    By Coach to and from Wroclaw

    by Airpunk Written Jul 23, 2011

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    The coach terminal in Wroclaw

    Wroclaw is well connected within the network of Polish buses and coaches, most of which are run by PKS. As train connections in Poland are still a little behind western European standards (Although the high speed connection to Warsaw is excellent), coaches are a good alternative. Moreover, most of the smaller Polish towns are not served by train at all and where it does, the coach service is usually far cheaper. However, coach services are slower, sometimes much slower depending on route. A typical coach trip from/to Warsaw would take you around 5 to 6 hours.
    The coach station is located to the South of the train station. Tickets can be bought at the ticket counters or with the drivers. If you want to buy a return ticket, make sure that your return journey is operated by the same company. Other bus companies will not accept your ticket. On a large coach station as Wroclaw, you will receive information about the platform (peron) and bay of your bus. Be sure to know what is what as they are easy to mix up. The coach station is not specifically dangerous, but act with common sense and beware of pickpockets.

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    WROCLAW - GDANSK by Eurolot

    by wroclawiak Written Jun 19, 2011

    Eurolot has launched direct flieghts from Wroclaw to Gdansk. The tickets start from 195 zł,
    app. 50 €, not cheap. But if you calculate and compare with train tickets and travel time you will propbably opt for flighing.
    The main problem is that the Eurolot.com is only in Polish now [june 2011]. Well done Eurolot!!!!!!
    Eurolot stuff have a really good idea to promote the Polish language in the world.

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    WROCLAW-GDANSK by Ryanair

    by wroclawiak Updated Jun 18, 2011
    Polish seashore flying to Rygge.

    There are no direct flights between Wroclaw and Gdansk with Ryanair. But there good connections via Oslo Rygge. Check it. If you pay with Mastercard prepaid and you travel with hand lagugge the ticket will cost you sometimes less than the intercity ticket. This is a little bit risky travelling like that. Flying with Ryanair you book two separate tickets. If the first plane is delayed and you have less than one hour for changing the planes it can happen that you miss the next plane and you will have to buy another ticket for a lot of money or you get stuck in Rygge. Read carefully the conditions. I've traveled this way many times and I've never got stuck anywhere.
    The direct flight from Wroclaw to Gdańsk offered by Eurolot costs aroud 50€.

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    Travelling without ticket.

    by wroclawiak Updated Apr 21, 2011

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    Don't try to travel without the proper ticket. The ticket prices are not so high . But if you travel without any and you are cought by ticket collectors you can start playing a nice cat and mouse game with them.
    They don't wear any unfirom and enjoy hunting for free riders.

    The bad times have come for free riders. There are more and more ticket collectors hunting for those travelling without ticket. I had seen only one ticket collector a year till 2010 . Now there are more and more. I think that Adrenalin junkies only would enjoy travelling without a ticket now.

    Good Luck!

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    Train tickets-international desk

    by TarjaH Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In main railway station, Wroclaw Glowny, you probably cannot get service in English but you are able to sit down and take your time if you go to international desk.
    When you come in from the main entrance, turn right and go until you have sliding doors left to you. I had the train and the destination information already printed but on this desk you are able to check these with a ticket seller from computer.
    If you want to make sure that you have a seat, book your ticket to an eurocity or an intercity train.

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    The City Airport

    by cheekymarieh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are very few flights to Wroclaw airport from outside of Poland. Flights come from: Frankfurt (6 times a week), Munich (2 flights a day), and Copenhagen (daily).

    The city is connected to Warsaw with regular daily flights.

    The airport is situated to the south west of the city and is served by bus number 406. The service runs three times an hour to the main railway station.

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    Driving in Wroclaw

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 30, 2010
    Wroclaw here we come!

    Driving in Wroclaw is not that difficult. The major through roads are 4 lanes, with traffic lights at the crossings.

    Actual Wroclaw road works

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    Parking at Wroclaw

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jul 30, 2010

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    Wroclaw parking meter

    Much od down-town Wroclaw is payed street parking. Parking tickets can be bought from parking ticket machines. Parking rates starts at PLN 1.00 for every 20 or 30 minutes. Additional parking time costs varies.

    Secure car parks charge PLN 2.00 to 5.00 per hour. Overnight parking costs are between PLN 25.00 and PLN 50.00.

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    Wroclaw Trams

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 29, 2010

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    Classic model Wroclaw tram
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    Wroclaw has a dense tram network with frequent service. The trams are operated by the Miejskiego Przedsiêbiorstwa Komunikacyjnego (MPK). It struck me that some very old models were still in service; they looked like undestructable models ofRussian quality. New Skoda build 16T type trams that look futuristic have started service and a new batch is on order.

    Riding the trams is cheap. For your convenience just buy a day ticket for PLN 10.00.

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    Wroclaw Train Station

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 28, 2010

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    Wroclaw Glowny
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    The Wroclaw Train Station or Wroclaw Glowny was constructed from 1855 to 1857 at the startpoint of the Upper Silesian Railway. The design was by architect Wilhelm Grapow.
    At the time the location was at the South edge of town. This building replaced the earlier Dworzec Gornoslaski station dating from 1842.

    Till 1945 the station was known as the Breslau Hauptbahnhof. In the beginning there was just one platform served by the 200 meters wide building with a restaurant, VIP rooms and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class waiting rooms.

    In 1899 five new platforms were added serving 13 tracks. The facade of the Main Hall was remodeled in the English style.

    After World War II Wroclaw became part of Poland and the station's name changed into Wroclaw Glowny.

    Wroclaw has rail connections with Klodzko, Legnica, Oleœnica, Opole, Poznañ, Œcinawa, Walbrzych and Jedlina Zdrój.

    During my 2010 visit the front and the main square of the station were in full reconstruction.

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