Several budget airlines fly into Warsaw and Kraków, Poland’s two most popular cities, but there are also an increasing number of flights into Gdańsk, Wrocław and Poznań from major Western European destinations.

Poland has rail connections with all its neighbouring countries. Several direct trains arrive daily in both Kraków and Warsaw from Prague, Budapest and Vienna, while Poznań, Wrocław and Warsaw all have regular connections to Germany.

Several Polish bus companies, including Eurolines (t 22/621 3469, w www.eurolines.pl), provide services from all major European capitals to Warsaw, KrakÓw, Gdańsk and other Polish cities. On the southern border, there are daily public buses to Zakopane from the Slovakian resort of Poprad.

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