By Plane -- Lublin does not have an international airport, but plans are afoot to build one at Swidnik, not far from the city. That facility, however, is expected to be finished only by 2012 at the earliest. For the time being, the best air route into Lublin is to fly into Warsaw's Fryderyk Chopin airport, and then take a train or bus to Lublin (about 3-4 hr.).

By Train -- Lublin is fully integrated into Poland's national rail network, and trains are a good option for travel to Warsaw (3 hr.) and Kraków (5 hr.). The train is also convenient for going to regional spots such as Chelm (1 hr.) and Puawy (45 min.). There's even daily international service to the Ukrainian capital, Kiev (14 hr.). The train station (PKP, Gazowa 4; tel. 81/194-36; is situated in a depressed part of town, about a 20-minute walk to the city center. A better bet to go from the station to the center is to take a taxi to the Brama Krakowska (Kraków Gate) at the entry to the Old Town (about 11 z) or take public bus no. 13. Bus no. 28 is a direct connection from the station to the State Museum of Majdanek.

By Bus -- Unlike the layout in many Polish cities, Lublin's main bus station (PKS; Aleja Tysiaclecia 6; tel. 81/747-66-49; is not located next to the train station, but much closer to the Old Town, about a 5-minute walk from the center of town. You'll find regular connections here to Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice, Zakopane, Lódz, Zamosc, and other cities. Several private companies also run buses and minibuses between Lublin and smaller regional cities such as Chelm, Puawy, and Kazimierz Dolny.

By Car -- Lublin is easily reachable by car. The drive to Warsaw is about 170km (106 miles) and takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on traffic. From Kraków, expect a busy 4-hour drive along mostly two-lane highway. Lublin itself can be tricky to negotiate by car. Have a good map ready once you near the city and be careful not to miss your exit on the highway.

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