Lublin has an excellent public transportation system consisting of buses and trolley buses, but unless you're staying outside the center, you probably won't need them much. A car will be useless for getting around, since the Old Town and a major portion of the main street, Krakowskie Przedmiescie, are off limits to autos.

On Foot -- Once in the center, you'll find walking the easiest way of getting around. Elsewhere, you'll want to use public buses or taxis.

By Bus/Trolley Bus -- Lublin's public transportation (Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacji/MPK; tel. 81/525-32-46; is cheap and efficient. Buses are a good way of getting to the train and bus stations, as well as out to the State Museum of Majdanek (bus no. 23, trolleybuses no. 156 and 158) and the Open Air Village Museum (bus nos. 5, 18, and 20). Buy tickets (2.40 z) from newsagents or directly from drivers.

By Taxi -- Taxis are useful for reaching outlying hotels as well as for getting from the center of Lublin out to Majdanek. You can hail them from the street, but watch out for rogue drivers and always make sure the driver turns on the meter. There are several reliable cab companies, including Dwójki (tel. 81/196-62) and Mercedes (tel. 81/196-63).

By Bike -- Traffic is relatively heavy, and bike-rental places are few and far between (ask at the tourist information center). But there are a few designated bike lanes in Lublin. The ride out to Majdanek (about 5km/3 miles) is fairly pleasant if you stick to the sidewalks, and once you're at the sprawling concentration camp, you'll be happy you brought your own two wheels.

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