An excellent geographical location is the main advantage of Łódź. City is situated in the center of Poland, at the junction of two motorways: A1 (north – south) and A2 (east – west) and main railway lines. Our city is located only 130 km (80 miles) from the capital city of Poland – Warsaw, the journey takes around 2 hours.
Air travel enables you to get to the largest Polish cities quickly and comfortably. Airports are situated in the vicinity of most of the largest cities in Poland. Many low budget airlines fly into Poland. There are two international airports in Warsaw (Warsaw Modlin Airport and Warsaw Chopin Airport) and one in Łódź (Łódź Reymont Airport).
Arriving from abroad, you will probably enter Poland at Warsaw Chopin Airport. From there, you may either take a direct bus to Łódź or get to the Central Railway Station (Dworzec Centralny) in Warsaw and take a train to Łódź from there (it also applies to Modlin Airport). Please be advised that the express buses have limited passenger capacity and are often booked up. There is also a railway connecton with Warsaw Chopin Airport leading through the center of Warsaw. The line is operated by two railway carriers. Warsaw Chopin Airport can be reached by Urban Rapid Rail (SKM) line S2 and it is also operated by Masovian Railways which are launching KML airport trains. The best way to get from central Warsaw to the Warsaw airports is to travel by ModlinBus. Tickets may be purchased online, at airport sales kiosk or directly on the bus in cash or with credit/debit card. You can also easily get from Łódź directly to the Warsaw airports using ModlinBus.
There are direct flights from Łódź to Amsterdam, Dublin, East Midlands, London, Stansted, Munich and Oslo Rygge. A taxi stand and a municipal transport stop (service 55, 65) is in the direct neighborhood of Łódź Reymont Airport. There is also line L which connects airport with train stations. To get to the univeristy campus you have to take a bus (55) and then at the bus stop called POLITECHNIKI change the bus to the tram (15, 15A). You have to get off the tram at the stop called POMORSKA-KONSTYTUCYJNA, final destination is 80 meters away.
POLISH STATE RAILWAYS
The railway network in Poland is well developed. You can reach most places in the country by train. Intercity trains (express) run between the larger cities and you can get to other localities taking the regional or fast trains. Timetables are available at railway stations and on the Internet. Intercity TLK (Low Cost Train) trains run between Warsaw and Łódź They stop at 2 stations: Łódź Widzew and the final destination – Łódź Kaliska.
You can travel to Poland by bus using one of the many international firms, such as PolskiBus, Eurolines, Eurobus, Orbis Transport, Euro-Trans and many others.
Tickets are available at newsstands, they allow unrestricted travel around the city and are valid for journeys.
You can buy tickets for 20 minutes – 2,60 zł, 40 minutes – 3,40 zł and 60 minutes – 4,40 zł, you can also buy 24-hours ticket and it costs 12 zł.
Taxi 6400-400 (tel.: (+48) 42 6400 400, (+48) 800 400 400)
Taxi Dwa-Dwa (tel.: (+48) 42 196 22, (+48) 800 222 222)
Taxi MPT 19191 (tel.: (+48) 42 19 191, (+48) 800 500 919)
Taxi Plus (tel.: (+48) 42 650 05 00, (+48) 800 500 500)
Avis: 35 Gen. S. Maczka St. , 94-328 Łódź, tel.: (+48) 607 036 308
Express (C.H Manufaktura): 5 Karskiego St., 92-103 Łódź, tel.: (+48) 42 632 80 44
Hertz (Centrum): 68 Kościuszki St., 90-432 Łódź, tel.: (+48) 605 150 420
Hertz (Lublinek): 35 Gen. S. Maczka St., Łódź, tel.: (+48) 42 686 60 01
Tourist Information Center: 87 Piotrkowska St., 90-423 Łódź
tel.: (+48) 42 638 59 55, (+48) 42 638 59 56
Tourist Information Point at Manufaktura
tel.: (+48) 695 131 113
Tourist Information Point at Old Market: 1 Stary Rynek , 90-001 Łódź
tel.: (+48) 42 661 46 66, (+48) 42 656 82 84
Tourist Information Point at PKP Lodz Kaliska: 55 Karolewska St., 94-023 Łódź
tel.: (+48) 42 205 42 00
Tourist Information Point at Władysław Reymont Łódź Airport: 35 Gen. Maczka St., 94-328 Łódź
tel.: (+ 48) 42 253 14 03
EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
GENERAL EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR MOBILE PHONES: 112
Fire Brigade: 998
Municipal Police: 986
Police Helpline: (+48) 42 651 50 07
Traffic police: (+48) 42 665 25 00
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