Travel to Poland – Life hacking for independent travel

This article is an attempt to systematize and summarize everything that I know about Poland. I was in this country, probably 50 times already. Therefore, this material promises to be perhaps the most useful and informative on the whole blog. How to rent a room for 9 euros and for 2 zlotys to move from one city to another? Where can I eat cheap and tasty? How not to get lost in a strange city? And which Polish museums can be accessed for free? All this and much more read later in this article. We begin!

How to find the right transport in Poland (buses)?

Personally, I can advise you, first of all, to pay attention to local bus carriers. Most of them regularly sell their tickets from one city to another at a price of 2-10 zł. The only problem here is to determine the exact range of companies that transport in one direction or another. As a rule, the majority of carriers operate within the boundaries of the entire pair of regions (voivodships), and only a few companies operate flights throughout Poland. Next, I will give a list of bus carriers that you should pay attention to first.

Hotels in Poland for 9 euros

Any promotions and discounts, like butterflies of one day – appear and disappear. Sometimes you get right on one of these proposals. And it happens – they all get around you side by side. The only thing you can do here is to keep your finger on the pulse and regularly check the most “fish places”. Then your chances of getting the desired sale will be as high as possible.

Navigation in the city

In order not to get lost in the new city of Poland, I usually use two simple applications. The first is called maps .me. This is a convenient offline navigator that allows you to easily find the shortest way from point A to point B. The second one is called Jakdojade. This is not only a mobile application but also a popular Polish website that allows you to easily find the right transport. There are buses, trams, subways, city trains, and much more. Just enter the desired address, and the application itself shows you what public transport you can get there. Also here you can see the cost of tickets, the address of the nearest stop and the time of appearance of the nearest transport. The application works in almost all major cities in Poland. Believe me – this is a very useful thing.

Free museums in Poland

I do not know whether you are aware or not (I have already written about this many times), but many museums in Poland have free days. As a rule, these are weekdays. But on weekends, if you wish to buy lederhosen, you can also find free expositions for yourself.

What to see in Poland?

At the end of the article, I will publish here a selection of the most interesting places in Poland that are worth visiting. The selection is compiled “in my subjective opinion”, so if you wish, you can argue with me in the comments. So … Here is my personal TOP-8:

  • Belovezhskaya Pushcha (then you can compare what this national park looks like in Poland and Belarus).
  • Olsztyn + Mazury lakes.
  • Warsaw
  • Gdansk (+ seaside Sopot and a huge knight’s castle in Malbork)
  • Wroclaw and Ksiazh Castle
  • Krakow (+ underground city in the old salt mines of Wieliczka)
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum (by the way, the entrance to this complex is absolutely free)
  • Zakopane + Tatra National Park (one of my favorite places on the map of Poland, mountains of cosmic beauty + Lake Morskie Oko, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe)

Of course, this is only a general selection of interesting places. If you have something to add – write in the comments. We will compile this collection of tips together.