Only a thirty minute train ride from Gdansk railway station is the stunning castle of Malbork. This red brick, low rise castle seems to hover above the river Nogat and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful castles in the world and it’s not difficult to see why. The Teutonic Knights […]
The small town of Konstancin Jeziorna is an absolute gem and has been described as Poland’s “Beverly Hills” as it boasts some of the highest property prices in the whole of the country. Located about 21 km south of Warsaw, the leafy suburban summer resort is nestled within a forested area where you will find […]
One of the newest museums in the country, the POLIN museum of the history of Polish Jews opened in 2005 and has won much praise for it’s sensitivity in portraying a turbulent and painful history for the Jewish people who have lived in Poland. In 2016 the museum won the European Museum of the Year […]
The Warsaw Uprising Museum is a fitting testament to the men, women and children who courageously took up arms against the Nazis to try and reclaim their freedom. It’s a chapter in history that is little known outside of Poland but for many Poles the Warsaw Uprising embodied the fighting spirit and defiance of the […]
Located in front of the entrance to Brama Zielona (Green Gate) just before you enter Długi Targ is the Amber museum. The Baltic sea is famous all over the world for it’s amber and what better way to prepare yourself for the dozens of amber shops and merchants you will find when you enter the Old […]
If you’re not afraid of heights (and even if you are) we would highly recommend getting a ticket for the Ambersky Ferris Wheel experience. Tickets cost 28 zloty or 18 zloty for people under 1.40 metres and the ride offers a wonderful view over the Old Town of Gdansk. The Ferris wheel has become a […]
Visitors from the UK and Ireland are often surprised how close Poland actually is.
Flights times from most UK airports are between 2 hrs to 2 hrs 45 mins obviously dependant on which airport you are flying from and which one you are flying to.
Typically, the shortest flight time from the UK would be to Gdansk Lech Walesa airport in the north of Poland which averages about 2 hours but it’s not unusual if 10 minutes is shaved off the flight time if winds are favourable.
Warsaw and Krakow are typically 2 hrs and 40 mins away and the most easterly airport in Poland, Lublin, is only a few minutes longer.
Visitors from Northern Ireland can fly from Belfast to Krakow in approximately 2 hrs 45 mins. A flight from Dublin to Krakow would take slightly longer.
Surprisingly, there are no direct flights from the United States of America to Poland and so U.S. passengers would have to book a connecting flight with the U.K being the most popular connection.
The most popular airlines that fly to Poland are :-
These airlines alter their flight schedules to Poland throughout the year according to customer demand and holiday seasons so it is always worth checking each airline to see what options they have at any given time.
Prices tend to be fairly similar across these airlines although British Airways and LOT are generally higher. Ryanair, Wizzair and Easyjet are classed as “budget airlines” and it is possible to find a cheap flight to Poland if you are determined enough (or happen to be lucky on the day you book).
Finding the cheapest airline ticket can be something of an art and many column inches have been written about the optimum time to book. One specialist booking agent believes that the best time to book a ticket is “53 days in advance”. Try to avoid peak days such as weekends or just before Easter or Christmas.
When looking at budget airline websites it is worth remembering that they frequently have online promotions and at these times it’s possible to get a real bargain on your flight prices. One useful tip is to subscribe to the airline’s newsletter and whenever a promotion becomes available you should receive an email in your inbox.
This summer has been a bit of a mixed bag in Poland. Temperatures have still reached the mid and high twenties but there have also been some days when most of the country has seemed to be under water due to torrential rain. Temperatures appear to have stabilised again and the forecast for the country […]