How To Reach Poland
Poland, the country may have been put on the world map in popular opinion after the World Wars, but has been one of Centra Europe’s largest countries bordered by Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Belarus and Slovakia since time immemorial. Poland became a united kingdom in the early 10th Century and has been since known to host its capital in Krakow. Since it has such a huge landmass cover, you can easily reach Poland by land. But the air route is much better, faster and easier.
Poland boasts of three significant international airports, namely Warsaw Chopin Airport, Katowice International Airport, John Paul II International Airport. From India, you can take one of the connecting flights to Poland from Mumbai or Delhi quite easily. These flights may be low in frequency, and if the tickets are expensive then you may choose to fly to Berlin or Frankfurt or Moscow and then take a flight to Krakow or Warsaw. When flying internally in the country, you have a higher frequency of flights and more airline carrier options, the foremost being the national carrier LOT Polish Airlines.
Eurocity trains are the best to ferry you to Poland from cities like Berlin, London, Brussels, Prague etc. PKP Intercity is also another long distance service of Poland’s to connect Warsaw and outer cities like Prague, Kiev, Vienna, Berlin, Oberhausen, Budapest etc.
Since Poland is majorly landlocked, it is very easy to travel into the country by road. And since Poland is a part of the Schengen agreement, there aren’t any major checkpoints on the borders either. So you can very simply drive into Poland from neighbours like Germany, Lithuania, Czech Republic etc. You will still need your papers in place, passport and visa in hand. Checking is strict on non-EU borders, like Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Eurolines, Lux Express, Ecolines and Tiger Express buses are also great to take a cheap trip into Poland from neighbouring countries.
You can easily fly across the country with their national carrier LOT Polish Airlines or use the local buses or ferries to commute cross-country. The railway in the country is operated by Polskie Koleje Panstwowe (PKP) and there are many express trains called Express InterCity, Eurocity and Speedy InterCity also running between cities.
Warsaw and Krakow are two of the most important cities on most tourist trails, hence very well connected. For commuting within these cities, you have the option of public transport like buses, trams and bike systems. In Old Town areas of most cities you can also go from A to B by horse drawn carraiges.