If you have GPS, then you will easily find Zalipie. Zalipie is located off the road number 973. If not, then you must get a very detailed map of Malopolskie which you can buy in some of the petrol station shops but not in all. From Krakow there are several routes to reach Zalipie. If possible try to avoid the always clogged up main road to Bochnia and Tarnow and try one further north which is number 79 and then change onto 973 going south. On the way to Zalipie we took that road and it made us cross a river by ferry which was good fun.
You could come to Zalipie by public transport but buses are rather rare, so it’s probably not the wisest idea. They start in Tarnow. I’ve seen a non-descript bus stop in Zalipie but no timetable. Keep in mind that Zalipie is rather spread out.
By ferry across Wisla river
If you travel on road number 973 from Nowy Korczyn to Borusowa and further down to Zalipie you need to use a ferry. There are only three such ferries in all of Poland.
The ferry barge is connected by a steel wire to the wire that is spanned across the river. There is only space for two cars at any one time. When we were there the ferry kept going back and forth because there was always someone waiting. It works from 5.15 am till 9 pm every day.
A foot passenger costs 1 PLN and a car up to 2,5 tons costs 5 PLN. The prices are marked on the ferry but only in Polish.
Transportation's slow in Zalipie
A local bus will take you from Tarnow to Zalipie for about 5zl, but the easiest and best way to reach here, is by car.
Once there, you walk through the village, everything is accessible on foot.
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