"Perhaps by train?" Poland Transportation Tip by evaanna
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Before you hire a car to travel around Poland, you should know a few things. The roads in Poland are rather narrow and there is a lot of traffic, there are hardly any motorways. You will often have to drive for hours behind a convoy of lorries breathing in their fumes, without any chance to overtake. So, while a car would be handy if you plan to visit smaller, otherwise inaccessible places, you would do better to take a train if you want to see the larger cities, like Warsaw, Cracow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lodz etc. The Inter-City trains are fast and reliable and of course if you get a couchette you have a whole day before you for sightseeing. Another option is to take a plane but the airports are not always close to the city centres, unlike the central railway stations where the trains arrive.
Hiring a car, you will also be in for parking problems in the big cities: you may have to park a long way from where you actually want to stop. So weigh up all the pros and cons and perhaps you will save yourself some money and hours of nerve-wracking driving.
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