TRANSPORT INFO
ZAKOPANE Poland

Area Code 01820 $1= 3.75zl, EU=4.4zl Feb 2, 2004


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TRAIN
T Train Station ul. Smrekova Crowded.
Left luggage service (not in main hall).
Train service to/from Zakopane is slow - bus is by far the best option to Krakow, limited train services.
Reserving train tickets is easier and quicker at Orbis travel agency. Staff speak English.
Krakow 3.5 hr, Czestochowa 6 hrs, Olsztyn 13 hrs, Katowice 5 hrs, Warszawa 6 hrs. Poznan 12 hrs. Gdynia 12.5 Szozecin 14 hrs, Lods 8 hrs.
Help: If you know the fares above, please report to itis2@itisnet.com

BUS
B1 Bus Terminals ul. Kosciuszki+ul. Chramcowki
Private and public buses to Krakow
(10-12zl.)runs from ul. Kosciuszki, hut in front of Hotel Podhale. Private ones are cheaper.
Bus to:
Katowice:
32zl, 4hr. 7:20, 14:15, 16:00
Warsaw: 531zl, 8.5hr 8:30, 22:00
99 info below. The prices probably increased by 20% at least by 2004.
Border town - Lysa Polana: 2.80zl, Many 6:10-7:30,
Poprad (Slovakia): 10zl, High Season 2/day 7:20, 13:05, Low Season: Th,F,Sa, Su 10:45 (Please confirm because there are only 2 buses/week going the opposite way according to staff at the Poprad bus station).
Border crossing Slovakia/Poland via Javorina/Lysa Polana
Can take bus from Poprad, Stary Smokovec or Tatranska Lomnica to the border (Javorina) Lysa Polana.
from Poprad the ticket costs: 33sk, 6sk for large luggage.
The last stop is in a parking area, continue walking along the main road, cross a small bridge, you'll pass through customs - banks are operating on both sides of the border. From the Polish side there are regular public buses to Zakopane - 3.20zl. or you can take one of the many private minibuses waiting there - 4zl.
The route is scenic,through many mountain villages.
There is also a bus directly from Poprad to Zakopane, it leaves daily during the high season and holidays at 16:50, on Th, Sa 6:00, it stops in the high Tatras on route.

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