Fly To Rzeszow, Poland
Located in south-eastern Poland, just 90km from the border of Ukraine and Slovakia, Rzeszow with its fascinating historical old quarter, is the second most important city in the region after Krakow.
Rzeszow’s important location as a crossroads of trade in ancient Europe has made it a key town throughout history, but the city you see today is also popular because of its modern airport and its two excellent universities. In fact, around 50 000 students reside in Rzeszow.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Rzeszow do require a Visa for Poland. Make sure you leave enough time for Visa processing, and check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy is situated in the Polish capital of Warsaw. 54 Koszykowa Trade Centre, 6th Floor, UL. Koszykowa 54, 00-675 Warsaw. Phone: + 48 22 622 1031 / + 48 22 622 100.
See and do
The medieval old city dates back to 1354, and is a joy to explore with its old buildings and narrow streets. Sights to see include the ancient city hall, built in the late 16th Century, Rzeszow’s main square, a castle and two synagogues, one built in the 17th Century, and the larger one, built a century later and meticulously restored in the 1950s.
A highlight of a visit here is the underground Rzeszow Cellars, a maze of 25 separate cellars which are linked 10 metres underground along a 369m long tunnel. The oldest of these cellars was built in the 14th Century! Visitors will find all sorts of fascinating sights underground, including medieval city walls, iron gates and hinges and secret passages.
Other fascinating sites worth seeing while you’re in Rzeszow include the 18th Century Lubomirski Summer Palace, which now serves as the city’s law courts, the Bernardine Monastery, the Piarist Monastery Complex, the Church and Monastery belonging to the Reformati monks and the Farny Parish Church. There are a number of museums to explore, the most popular being the Ethnographic Museum, the City of Rzeszow Museum and a one-of-a-kind museum, the Museum of Bedtime Cartoons, where children meet their favourite cartoon characters.
The modern part of this beautiful city is full of busy shopping centres and offices – Rzeszow’s location close to the borders of the Ukraine and Slovakia make it an important outpost for the European Union. Aside from its fascinating historic sites, the town is also known for its excellent cuisine, which visitors can enjoy in a variety of local and international restaurants.
Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport – RZE
Located in the village of Jasionka, which is 10km from the centre of Rzeszow city, Rzeszów International Airport (code RZE) is Poland’s seventh busiest airport. The terminal building was completed in 2012 and has a capacity for 1.8 million passengers.
Food and beverage: There are 2 restaurants/ bars and 3 shops.
Currency Exchange: The airport offers currency exchange facilities and ATMs.
Lost Luggage: Report lost luggage immediately to the Lost Luggage Office located in the Arrivals Lounge, near the luggage feeder. Lost luggage office telephone: Lufthansa +48177178639; Ryanair +48177178638.
Airport Hotels: None at the airport. Nearby in the city: Hotel Aleksander, Hotel Eden, Hotel Rzeszow, Best Western Plus Ferdynand Hotel, Rzeszow Hotel Downtown.
Car Hire: Auto Europe, Cartrawler, Holiday Autos, Sixt.