Travel & Hotels

Travel & Hotels

Located in the center of Poland, Łódź is easily accessible by all means of transport:

By plane:

• to Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport

and then by bus, service 88A or 88B to Lodz Fabryczna station and then change to tram, line 12A or 12B (get off in Pomorska Street, at the “Matejki”, “Lumumby”, or “Konstytucyjna” stop – depending on your dormitory).

• to Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport  and then: by rail link, bus (service 175) or taxi to Warszawa Centralna Train Station (and then by train to Lodz), or by bus directly from the airport to Lodz.

• to Warsaw Modlin Airport and then directly to Łódź Kaliska Bus Station by “Modlinbus” or: by rail link*to Warsaw Downtown (and then by train or inter-city bus to Lodz).

* wait to validate the ticket when the train starts, as it’s valid for a specific number of minutes, rather than whole trip.

By train

frequent and fast connections with Warsaw (travel time: about 90 minutes), and with other cities in Poland Łódź currently has five railway stations: the central station Łódź Fabryczna (bus no. 58 and tram no. 12 link directly to UL Campus), the Warsaw-bound Łódź Widzew situated in the East of town, Łódź Chojny in the South, Łódź Żabieniec in the North, Łódź Kaliska, located in the Central-West part of the city (trams: no. 10, 12, 14; buses: 80, 99; tram no. 12 goes directly to the Campus). Note that, at present, the PKP is no longer the only railway operator. So, when you are buying a ticket, always say the time of departure, to be sure you get the correct operator’s ticket (major operators are: TLK, InterRegio and PKP Intercity).

By inter-city bus

to Łódź Kaliska Bus Station From Łódź Kaliska to the University

Campus you can take tram service no. 12 (direction Stoki).


There is a wifi free of charge at Chopin Airport and Lodz Airport. Also next to Warszawa Zachodnia cashier desk you can connect with WIFI.

Buses usually have wifi on board.

Currency and payments

Polish currency is Polish Zloty, often abbreviated by PLN or zl. 1 EUR is about 4 PLN. You can get the money from the ATM or exchange office at the airport.

In most places you can pay by card.

The taxi companies that operate from the Chopin airport all accept payments by card. However, not all taxi companies in Lodz accept them.

Ticket machines at Chopin airport accept cards.

Intercity trains also accept cards.

TAXI in Warsaw

There are three taxi corporations that are recommended by the Chopin airport:

 Taxi corporations





+48 22 811 11 11


+4822 578 98 00


+48 22 644 44 44

For safety reasons you are strongly advised to use licensed taxi services offered at Chopin Airport. Taxi tariffs should be clearly displayed in the car window. 
The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is approx. 40 PLN.

There are very often other taxi drivers at the airport asking people if they need a taxi. Just say “no” and go outside and there should be people in yellow vests that help to get one of the recommended taxis.

More information on rates and emblems of licensed taxis in Warsaw can be found here:

On the website you can check the maximum fares, as well there is a list of all licensed taxi companies in Warsaw.

TAXI in Lodz

When you arrive in Lodz use only licensed taxi services that belong to corporations and are marked with the emblem of the city. They wait in front of airport, train and bus station). Some of them below:

Bus and tram tickets in Lodz

The website of the company is

The timetables are different for work days, Saturday (sobota) and Sunday (niedziela). Trams are in service until midnight and at later hours they are not so frequent.

The 20 minute ticket costs 2,80 PLN and permits changes (40 min costs 3,6 and 60 minute costs 4,40). Ticket for the entire day costs 11 PLN.

Always validate the ticket after you enter the bus or tram. There will be an hour printed on your ticket and its validity will extend for the given time period. Day ticket is valid until 23:59 of the same day when it was validated. Time tickets permit changes. Tickets can be bought in newsagents, small shops, in machines located next to the most popular stops or in buses and trams in the first carriage. The machines in the vehicles accept only cards.


Upscale options

Andel’s **** (about 100 euro/night)

  • Very good location in the Manufaktura shopping and entertainment centre. Many restaurants nearby.

DoubleTree by Hilton **** (around 100 euro/night)

  • 15 min walk to Piotrkowska street


Average cost options

Stare Kino (around 55 euro/night)

  • Very good location close to the famous Piotrkowska street and Fabryczna trail station
  • New hotel with soul - 22 film apartments inspired by most popular polish movies and serials

Novotel Lodz Centrum **** (around 75 euro/night)

  • Very good location close to the famous Piotrkowska street
  • New hotel

Ambasador Centrum **** (around 70 euro/night)

Campanile *** (around 60 euro/night)

  • Very good location close to the famous Piotrkowska street


Budget options

Boutique Hotel’s  (around 35 euro/night)

  • Good location

  • Very good location close to the famous Piotrkowska street


Ibis Lodz Centrum ** (around 40 euro/night)

  • Great location next to Novotel, across the street from Piotrkowska
  • Simple business hotel

B&B Hotel ** (around 50 euro/night)

  • Good location
  • New hotel

Grand Hotel *** (around 40 euro/night)

  • Great location in the heart of Piotrkowska street
  • Interiors a bit outdated

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