P r a c t i c a l i n f o
|Mini English-Polish Dictionary
|English Word/Phrase||Polish Word/Phrase||Pronunciation (approx)|
|Sorry||(same as above)||(same as above)|
|Good morning||Dzień dobry||Dschen dobree|
|Good evening||Dobry wieczór||Dobree vecher|
|Good-bye||Do widzenia||Doh vitsenya|
|ASKING for HELP|
|Do you speak English?||Czy mówisz po angielsku?||Tshi moovish po angyelskoo?|
|Could you help me?||Czy możesz mi pomóc?||Tshi mozhesh me pomoots?|
|I do not speak Polish||Nie mówię po polsku||Nye moovye po polskoo|
|I do not understand||Nie rozumiem||Nye rozoomyem|
|Repeat, please||Proszę, powtórz||Proshe, povtoosh|
|Please speak more slowly||Proszę, mów wolniej||Proshe, moov volnyey|
|Where is ...||Gdzie jest ...||Gdzhie yest ...|
|Draw the way to ... please||Którędy do ...||Ktoorehndy doh ...|
|train station||dworzec kolejowy||dvozhec koleyovy|
|bus stop||przystanek autobusowy||pshistanek autobusovy|
|city center||centrum miasta||centrum myasta|
You can reach Kraków by:
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DIRECT FLIGHT TO KRAKÓW
There is an international airport Balice in Kraków. Balice has direct connections to
Budapest, Chicago, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, Tel Aviv, Vienna, Warszawa and Zurich.
(see current flight schedule).
The flights to Kraków are operated by the Polish Airlines LOT, Lufthansa, British Airways, Austrian Airlines and Swissair.
The airport is located about 16 km from the centre of Kraków. You can reach it by a taxi (approx. 40 polish zloty i.e. about 10 Euro)
or public bus number: 192 or
208 (tickets - 2.5 pln each -
are available in trafika kiosks at the airport; remember to punch an extra ticket per each big piece of your luggage i.e. exceeding 60 cm length).
Also bus number X08 goes
between the airport Balice (Port Lotniczy) and the city Center (Filharmonia) - ticket price is 4.0 pln.
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INTERNATIONAL TRAIN OR BUS
It is also possible to reach Kraków by an international train or bus.
There is a lot of connections from different European cities.
As heavy construction is going on at the central railway station in Cracow, and no public transportation is available in the vicinity, we recommend you the following way to get to your hotel:
after getting off the train, you should go up (or take a lift) and take a taxi on the upper level of the railway station. For example: a taxi to the Novotel-Bronowice hotel costs about 5-6 Euro, at nights can be more.
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FLIGHT TO WARSZAWA
There is an international airport Okecie in Warszawa, located about 10 km from the center of the city. Okecie has a direct connections to Amsterdam,
Athens, Barcelona, Beirut, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Chicago, Cologne / Bonn, Copenhagen, Dublin, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt,
Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istambul, Kaliningrad, Kiev, London, Lvov, Lyon, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, New York, Nicea,
Odessa, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Riga, Rome, Sofia, St.Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Toronto, Tunis, Vienna, Vilnius, Zagreb, Zurich,
as well to some others airports.
(Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport timetable).
To reach Kraków from the ariport OKECIE you can:
There are many trains (Inter City and Express) from Warszawa to
Kraków and from Kraków to Warszawa daily in the train summer timetable.
The Central Railway Station in Warszawa is located about 10 km from
the airport Okecie. We recommend you to take Airport City bus (avoid taxis in Warszawa -
they are very expensive for foreigner!)
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From the main Railway Station and Bus Station
the Institute of Nuclear Phisics (IFJ) can be easily reached by public transport:
From the airport Balice:
- you can take a bus number 130 and get off at the final stop.
Then take a bus number 173 (at the same stop) and get off at «Motel Krak» (two stops)
- see bus lines map
- you can take a tram number 4 and change from tram to bus number
at the «Bronowice Wiadukt» stop (under the viaduct) and get off at «Motel Krak» (one bus stop)
- see tram lines map
- you can take a bus number 208 (ticket price - 2.50 pln)
and get off at the «Bronowice Wiadukt» on request stop.
Please note that while using public transport special tickets should be validated by one of the vending machines placed inside the vehicle. Public transport tickets
(the same for buses and trams) can be purchased at most of the newspapers stands as well as from the bus- or tram-driver (at some additional cost). There are several types of tickets:
- 2.50 pln fare for a single trip
- 3.00 pln fare for a 60 minute trip
City map I (INP & ICS environs)
City map II
Map of Poland
The currency of Poland is zloty (abbreviation - zl). It's international code is PLN. 1 zloty = 100 groszy (abbreviation - gr).
Coins are: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 gr, and 1, 2, 5 zl. There are also 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 banknotes (see Banknotes and coins).
Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airports, hotel
receptions and banks and in many small exchange offices called
"kantor" located all around the city centre (these usually offer the best exchange rates).
Here are current average exchange rates from National Bank of Poland.
International credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Eurocard) are accepted in a majority of hotels, in many shops & restaurants,
and can be used in most cash machines ("bankomat").