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How do I get from Wroclaw Airport to City Centre?
One of the most enchanting Christmas city break destinations and unique places to visit in Europe, Wroclaw is a charming city located in western Poland along the Odra River. Dotted with spires, bars, and cobble-stoned squares, this Polish gem may not be as popular as its well-loved neighbour Krakow but nevertheless it offers an abundance of things to do and is home to one of the most underrated Christmas Markets in Europe! So if you’re planning a weekend getaway to Wroclaw and are left wondering how to get from Wroclaw Airport to city centre by public bus, this step-by-step guide features all the information you need to know to make it hassle free!
How far is Wroclaw Airport to city centre?
Wroclaw Airport is located ~12km (~7.5 miles) directly west of Wroclaw Old Town.
Bus journey time, cost and purchasing tickets
The absolute cheapest way to travel from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre is by public bus. The public bus which goes from Wroclaw Airport to central Wroclaw is bus no. 106. Depending on the traffic, the bus journey from the airport to the centre of the city will take you 40-50 minutes, and currently only costs 3.40PLN (£0.63/$0.86) for a single ticket (note: this is subject to change).
You can purchase your bus ticket at the machine located at the exit of the arrivals terminal in the airport – I have also read that you can purchase one using the machine on the bus via card payment only, but I would recommend getting it from the machine in the arrivals terminal to be safe (this is what I did, so I have no experience of buying onboard). Make sure you validate your ticket upon entering the bus using the machines provided (note: this will stamp a date and time on your ticket).
Tip: In Wroclaw, tickets for public transport are usually sold by duration (e.g. 15 mins, 30 mins, 60 mins etc.) so you buy a ticket to last you as long as your journey will take. Your journey time starts as soon as you validate a ticket upon entering public transport. If you run out of time on your first ticket, you will need to validate a second and so on.
Wroclaw Airport bus no. 106 timetable
The service between the airport and the city is frequent, with buses departing from the airport every 15-20 minutes from the early hours of the morning right through until just before midnight. To find the exact timetable (because it differs on weekdays and weekends) check out this 106 bus schedule – you will need to click on the bus stop for the departure times to appear (e.g. airport).
How to get from Wroclaw Airport to city centre by bus – a step by step guide
Purchase your bus ticket from the machine located at the exit of Wroclaw Airport arrivals terminal.
Upon exiting Wroclaw Airport arrivals terminal, turn right. You will see a bus stop a stone’s throw away – head towards this and find the stop for bus no. 106. (note: see the section above titled Wroclaw Airport bus no. 106 timetable for information on where you can find the exact times buses depart from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre.)
When it arrives, board the bus and validate your ticket using the machines inside the bus. Take a seat for the next 40-50 minutes and enjoy the journey.
If you are going to Wroclaw Old Town, I would suggest you alight at Renoma bus stop in central Wroclaw (Renoma is a shopping centre and should be easily visible from the bus). If you need to get to the Main Railway Station or Main Bus Station, then continue past Renoma to Dworcowa (the last bus stop on this route before the bus makes the return journey back to the airport).
Tip: Dworcowa is the closest bus stop to the Main Railway Station (Wroclaw Główny) and the Main Bus Station (located beneath Wroclavia shopping mall).
From Renoma bus stop, make your way to your Wroclaw accommodation by foot or tram. Rynek (the main Market Square in Wroclaw) is a short walk from Renoma (~12 minutes), but if you are going north of the Old Town I’d recommend you use a tram. I walked to Ostrow Tumski (~30 minute walk) and it was a bit of a trek with luggage – hence I used the tram to get back to Renoma to catch the bus back to the airport at the end of my trip!
Tip: If you want to use trams to get around Wroclaw, I’d recommend using Google Maps to plan your journey. It will tell you exactly which stop to go to, which tram to get on, and the departure/arrival time of said tram. Just select the transit option and it will plan your public transport for you.
After a fantastic few days in this gorgeous city, follow these instructions in reverse for how to get from Wroclaw city centre to Wroclaw Airport using bus no. 106!
Other options for transport from Wroclaw Airport to city centre
Alongside public bus, the only other real options to get from Wroclaw Airport to city centre is via Uber, Taxi or private transfer, but these are going to be the most expensive options in comparison to using super affordable public transport. For a Taxi from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre you can expect to pay in the region of 55-70PLN (~£10-13 or ~$14-17). Currently, an Uber from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre will cost around 40-50PLN (~£7-£9 or ~$10-$12). Private pre-booked transfers from Wroclaw Airport to the city centre are likely to be pricier than Taxis and Uber.
Tip: If you are planning on using a taxi to get from Wroclaw Airport to the city, be sure to ask the price before you get in the car.
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