Nicolaus Copernicus Airport (Skarzynskiego 36; tel. 71/358-13-81; www.airport.wroclaw.pl) is a decent-sized airport with flights throughout Europe, including to London's Luton and Stansted airports. The airport is about 14km (8 3/4 miles) northwest of the city center. To get to town, take bus 406, which will drop you just behind the train station . The trip costs 2.40 z. Leave about 40 minutes for the journey (more during rush hour). Taxis to and from the airport cost about 60 z.
At press time, Wrocaw's main train station, Gówny (Pisudskiego 105; tel. 71/717-16-74; www.pkp.pl), was undergoing a thorough multiyear renovation. The station was still operating, but entry was possible only through a confusing warren of tunnels. Leave extra time before departures to find your platform. The station is a tourist site in its own right: a spooky-looking multi-turreted castle dating from the 19th century. It's about a 15-minute walk to town from the station, or you can take a taxi (around 8 z). Wrocaw is well served by rail, and connections to major Polish cities are frequent, though the bus is usually a quicker bet for getting to Warsaw.
The main bus station, Dworzec Centralny PKS (Sucha 1/11; tel. 300/300-122), is a giant Quonset hut of a building situated just behind the main train station, making it convenient for connections between bus and train. To get to the center, walk about 15 minutes or take a taxi (around 8 z). The layout is a little confusing, but there's a large timetable (departures in yellow) in the main information hall. There's also a helpful information booth where you can get information on departure options. Long-haul buses run to and from Warsaw, Lódz, and Katowice, among other cities. Wrocaw is a regional transportation hub, and frequent buses serve the main destinations, including Kodzko, Swidnica, and Jelenia Góra.
Wrocaw lies on the main four-lane highway (A4) linking the German border with Kraków, so getting here from Germany or Kraków is easy. The stretch from Kraków to Katowice will cost a toll of 8 z, but it's well worth the money because of the time you save. Once in Wrocaw, finding a parking spot may prove a challenge. Public metered parking costs 3 z per hour in the immediate center and 2.10 z per hour in other areas. Buy tickets from special machines in parking areas and display your ticket inside the car on the dashboard.
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