By Train -- Jelenia Góra is the main transportation center for this part of Lower Silesia and has decent rail connections with Wrocaw (3-4 hr.) and neighboring towns.
By Bus -- Buses link Jelenia Góra to cities across southern Poland, and buses are generally a quicker option than trains for reaching regional cities. Frequent buses link Jelenia Góra to the mountain resorts of Karpacz and Szklarska Poreba. Figure on around 8 z each way. Note that going from Karpacz to Szklarska Poreba and vice versa is not as easy on public transportation. Inquire at the helpful tourist information office in either town to figure out the best transportation option.
By Car -- Jelenia Góra lies on the E65 highway, linking this part of Poland with the Czech city of Liberec. It's an easy 90-minute drive from Wrocaw and about an hour from Liberec. Szklarska Poreba is on the same highway, just 10km (6 1/2 miles) from the Czech border. Karpacz is more remote. To find it, follow Poland Route 367 south out of Jelenia Góra about 10km (6 1/4 miles). Figure on about 15 minutes for the journey.
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