How to Travel Around Poland on a Budget

Poland is a fascinating country in Central Europe, bordering Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Baltic Sea and Lithuania. The country has a rich cultural history, and has also become an exciting European destination for tourists after the fall of communism. You do not need a big budget to travel to this country as there are many affordable destinations for tourists to enjoy. Keep reading to learn how to travel around Poland on a budget.


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    Firstly, you need to finalise your budget and determine the amount you are willing to spend to travel round Poland.

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    The next step is to look for airfares, you can contact some travelling agencies and see what they have to offer and then call the airlines to see what they will charge without you taking help from any travelling agency. Poland’s national airline, LOT, often has the best deals for people travelling to and around Poland.

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    Once you reach Poland, it will be best for you to travel by trains, trams and buses as Poland has the finest transport services in that part of the world. For your convenience, you can buy transit pass for a day, week or even a month in Warsaw and other cities.  While travelling between cities, use trains as their second class is priced reasonably.

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    Before reaching your destination you can easily book hotels on the internet. You will be able to find a hotel according to your budget as there are many offering great deals for tourists. You also do not need to worry about the language as most of the hotels in Poland have English speaking staff who will be there to help you around.

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    If you are looking for delicious and cheap food then you must eat at milk bars, these are called "Bar Mleczny" in the Polish language. These restaurants serve traditional Polish foods which include potato pancakes, pierogi and kielbasa. You will be able to find these milk bars in almost every town. The food will be filling, leaving you satisfied and wanting more.

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    Being in Poland will give you a cultural experience and for that you need to travel through Warsaw’s old town on foot.  You need to save some money in order to see sights like the Warsaw Uprising Museum, Our Lady of Czestochowa and the Wieliczka Salt Mines.

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