Fly To Wroclaw, Poland
For travellers on the hunt for cheap flights to Wroclaw, comparing offers from various airlines is just one way that we aim to make things easier for you. But we don’t just help you get there – we also help out with some useful things you’ll need to know once you arrive in this amazing Polish city.
The city lies on the River Oder (or Odra, as it is called in Polish), and is the biggest city in Western Poland. It has a rich history dating back to the dawn of civilisation – way, way back when Bohemia was a nation rather than a trend. To give you some idea of how this history adds to its appeal, you may also be interested to know that the city is selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2016.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South Africans need a Tourist Visa to visit Poland, which typically lasts for up to 90 days. Applications and queries are done via the Polish Embassy in Pretoria (contact 012 430 2631 for more information). All the usual documentation will be required – copy of ID, proof of return flight tickets and accommodation and various other paperwork.
- The South African Embassy to Poland is situated at the following address: IPC Business Centre, 6th Floor, UL. Koszykowa 54, 00-675 Warsaw (about four hours and 15 minutes from Wroclaw). Telephone: +48 22 622 1031.
See and do
While you’re in the city, be sure to check out some of its most noteworthy highlights. These include the Multimedia Fountain, Szczytnicki Park with its Japanese Garden, the Zoo (it’s the oldest and biggest zoo in Poland), Botanical Garden that was founded in the early 1800s, Racławice Panorama, Ossolineum, Wrocław Palace, Museum of Architecture, Piast Brewery, Wroclaw Opera and Słodowa Island. You may want to take a passenger ferry on the Oder River to absorb the sights.
Shopping highlights include places like Renoma, a 1930s department store; Galeria Handlowa Sky Tower, the tallest building in the EU; Wrocław Market Hall; Galeria Dominikańska; Magnolia Park or some of the few smaller boutiques found around the city. Wondering what you can take home as a memento? Cepelia traditional items are easily found, silver jewellery is another option, while ice cream at Barton Ice-Cream in Arkady Mall is highly recommended to take home to your hotel!
There is an excellent public transport system in Wroclaw, which comprises bus lines, a number of tram lines and private taxicabs. You can also hire a car if you prefer, but if you’re keen to try a fun and rewarding way to get around; there are loads of bicycle paths throughout the city. You can rent bikes from Wroclaw City Bike at decent rates.
Wroclaw Airport – WRO
Wroclaw–Copernicus Airport – this modern building lies about 10km southwest of the city centre, and has everything from banking to restaurants and anything else you may need after landing from your flight to Wroclaw.
Food and beverage: Coffee Heaven is the place to get coffee and other refreshments – other options include The Whitehouse or even Legendario if you’re in need of a beer after your Wroclaw flight.
Currency Exchange: Currency Express is located in the free access area on the ground floor. There are also ATMs in the same area.
Lost Luggage: Head to the Lost Luggage counter if you can’t find your bags, or ask the nearest information desk where you can get a report to fill out.
Airport Hotels: Nearby hotels include Park Hotel Diament, Hotel Wieniawa, Palac Alexandrów, Hotel Wieniawa, Platinum Palace and quite a few others.
Car Hire: Rental companies available include Europcar, Sixt, Avis, Hertz and Budget to name but a few.
Airport Hub: Wroclaw Airport (code WRO) is a hub for Ryanair, Wizz Air, Lufthansa and a number of other airlines, with flights served across the world.