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Basic information

  • Area: 293.25 km² (113.2 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +4842
  • Currency: Złoty (PLN)
  • Population (EST): 744,541
  • Official language: Polish
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Łódź – Getting Around

Airport Transfers

Łódź is served by the Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport (LCJ), which is located 6km south-west of the city centre. Two bus companies operate direct services that connect the airport to Łódź Kaliska and Łódź Fabryczna Stations. Taxi’s are located outside of the terminal, but remember to check they a registered and reputable company, such as TeleTaxi. The total fare between downtown Łódź and the airport should cost approximately 20 - 25PLN.

Bus

The local buses provide an economical way to travel, but can be slightly intimidating as all the descriptions in bus stops are in Polish only, nevertheless bus drivers will do their best to help tourists with travel plans. Local buses are run and operated by MPK Łódź, while minibuses transport passengers to other cities in the country, such as Warsaw.

On Foot

The heart of the city is small enough to explore by foot, and many attractions are located within walking distance of one another. The best way to see the city is to buy a map and wander around the historical streets and alleyways.

Rickshaws

A fun way to travel up and down the beautiful Piotrkowska Street is by rickshaw, where drivers will take you any distance for just 2.50zl in the daytime and 4 zl at night. Drivers are also prepared to take passengers to other locations in the city for an additional fee.

Taxi

Taxi’s are relatively cheap in comparison to cities such as London, and they can be hailed in the street or at one of the cities taxi ranks. Before getting in a cab ensure that they have a permit, and an official taxi sign on top of the vehicle, as there are a number of non-licensed cabs operating in the city. Several respected taxi car numbers are 9622 and 9191, both offer a safe and convenient way to travel, along with fixed and reasonable fares.

Train

Łódź Fabrryczna is the central train station for domestic trains, while long distance and transit trains depart from Łódź Kaliska station. Unlike the buses, announcements and information are provided in English and well as the Polish language. Tickets can be purchased in automated machines, or in the ticket offices inside of the station during normal opening hours.