Wroclaw is situated strategically between Prague, Warsaw and Berlin, each reachable by car in less than 4 hours. Under the National Road Construction Programme (2014-23) 107 billion PLN will be spent on the construction of 3 900 km of motorways and expressways as well as 57 new ring roads, allowing quick and convenient road transport across Poland. It is already appreciated by logistic companies transporting goods to and from such ports as Rotterdam (9.5 h, 1000 km), Bremerhaven (7 h, 760 km), Hamburg (6.5 h, 630 km) or Tricity (5 h, 550 km).
Constantly developing railway infrastructure (67.5 billion PLN to be spent by the end of 2023) is an interesting alternative to the road freight, e.g: Schavemaker freight terminal in Kąty Wrocławskie has a direct connection to Moerdijk in the Netherlands (30 h). Not only is it more efficient – one train substitutes 40 trucks – but also more eco-friendly: CO2 reduction up to 70%.
Multiple destinations available from the Wroclaw Airport
Yet one more extremely attractive option of moving to and from the capital of Lower Silesia Region, is offered by the Wroclaw Nicolaus Copernicus Airport. Located in the South-West part of Wroclaw, 10 km away from the city centre, near Wroclaw motorway bypass, it is easily accessible for passengers. The airport provides its services to network carriers such as Lufthansa, Swiss, Air France and KLM, low-cost carriers like Ryanair and Wizz Air and also charter airlines hired by tour operators.
With so many various operators the airport offers a wide range of direct flights to major hubs of Europe: 19 daily connections to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Warsaw and Zurich, 3 daily flights to London (Luton and Stansted) and flights to 17 of the largest capital cities of the continent.
Strongly integrated transport system within the city
As far as the public transport within the city is concerned, Wroclaw is one of the most innovative cities in Poland. One can choose between buses, trams, city bikes (2,000 bikes for rent, 200 bike stations and as for June 2018 there were 435 km of bike routes), electric cars and scooters rental, and suburban railway. According to the Mobility of the Employees of Wroclaw BSS Sector Report published by ARAW in 2018, 71% of employees get to work using public transport and 23% use bikes or motorbikes. Mobility is recognized as a pillar of Wroclaw’s Smart City strategy programme. The city is aiming for integrated transport system and development of eco-friendly solutions. Every citizen has access to the URBANCARD system. Not only it allows easy travel around the city due to its pre-paid system, but also provides numerous discounts at various facilities.