Lódz's Wadysaw Reymont Airport (Gen. Stanisawa Maczka 35; tel. 42/688-84-14; www.airport.lodz.pl) is small, though several budget carriers, including Ryanair, fly here from various cities in the U.K. and continental Europe. The airport is a 15-minute drive southwest of the city center. On arriving, take bus no. 55 to get to the main street, Piotrkowska. A ticket for the 30-minute bus ride costs 2.40 z. A taxi into town will run about 40 z.
Most trains, including the Warsaw express trains, arrive and depart from the main station: Fabryczna (pl. Salacinskiego 1; tel. 42/194-36; www.pkp.pl). Fabryczna is a 10-minute walk from the center of town. A taxi to the center will cost about 10 z. Some trains also arrive at and depart from suburban Kaliska station (ul. Unii Lubelskiej 3/5; tel. 42/194-36) or Widzew station (Sozbowa 8; tel. 42/194-36), so be sure to check your ticket.
The main bus station (pl. Salacinskiego 1; tel. 42/631-97-06; www.pks.lodz.pl) is situated just behind Fabryczna train station, about a 10-minute walk from the center of town or a 10-z cab ride. Lódz has excellent bus connections to all of Poland's major cities and is a central hub for buses throughout the south-central Polish region.
Lódz lies at the geographic center of Poland and at the crossroads of several major highways, including the main E75 highway that runs from Gdansk to the Czech border. Figure on about a 3-hour drive from Warsaw and Wrocaw, and about 4 hours south from Gdansk. Once in Lódz, paid street parking during working hours will cost 1 z for the first hour and 2 z for every hour after that.
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