Practical Tips

 

Prices in Warsaw


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Warsaw is the most expensive city in Poland, but comparing to other European capital cities it is still quiet cheap. If you are staying in Warsaw for a longer time then we recommend doing shopping in one of the big supermarkets which offer best prices for all everyday-use products and food.

Police and Safety


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Warsaw is very safe city, definitely not less safe than most of the West-European capitals. Of course it is always wise to stay cautious. In all tourist areas in Warsaw there are police officers patrolling the streets so it gives an extra feeling of safety.

Time zone holidays opening hours in Warsaw


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Warsaw lies is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1). Like most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Poland Time, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour; 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Money exchanging banks in Warsaw


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There are many money exchange points in Warsaw which can be used by travellers. Our advise is to avoid any exchanges in banks due to much worse rate of exchange – banks add very high commission on each transaction.

Weather / when to come to Warsaw


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Best time of the year to visit Warsaw is probably from May to September as there is a big chance of nice, warm and sunny weather in this period. During the summer however some occasional downpours happen but generally July is the warmest month.

Arriving to Warsaw by car


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If you plan to visit Warsaw by car, please remember about having you driving license and car’s registration documents with you. Foreign driving licenses are valid in Poland. Travelling on Polish roads is free, except just a few short ways but none of them is around Warsaw.

Arriving to Warsaw by Train


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Warsaw has very good connection with rail network. It is in the centre of national network having direct connections with all important cities and regions in Poland. It also has a couple of international connections and probably will have more in the near future as a lot work is being done during the EURO 2012...

Arriving to Warsaw by Plane


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Main airport in Warsaw and also the biggest one in Poland is Frederic Chopin International Airport at Okecie. It is pretty small comparing to airports in other European capitals but at least it is located within city borders. Distance between airport and city centre is approx 12 km.
 
 
 

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