Emergency phone numbers
999 – Ambulance
998 – Fire
997 – Police
112 – general emergency phone number for mobile phone users
The Polish currency is the Polish złoty (PLN), subdivided into grosze. Polish złoty coins: 1, 2, 5 złoty and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 grosz; and banknotes: 10-, 20-, 50-, 100-, 200-złoty. It is best to exchange currency at the banks or currency exchange bureaux. Credit cards are accepted in shops, travel agencies, flight booking agencies, petrol stations, etc. If your credit card has been lost, report it immediately by calling the following phone numbers +48 22 515 31 50 or +48 22 515 30 00 (24/7).
Road traffic regulations
Traffic regulations are compliant with those in other EU countries. Speed limits on Polish roads:
50 km/h for all vehicles in built-up areas during the day
60 km/h for all vehicles in built-up areas from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am
130 km/h on motorways
110 km/h on expressways
90 km/h on dual carriageways outside urban areas
The international driving licence is accepted.
National holidays and non-working days
During the week: Saturdays and Sundays are non-working days. During the year: New Year's Day (1 January), Epiphany (6 January), Easter – movable (Sunday and Monday), Labour Day (1 May), Constitution Day (3 May), Corpus Christi (Church holiday, movable, always on Thursday, 60 days after Easter), Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August), All Saints’ Day (1 November), Independence Day (11 November), Christmas (25–26 December).
Tourist information centres are located near railway stations, at airports or in city centres. They are market with a letter "i" (or sometimes IT). Standard opening hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. In the peak season (June-August) or during weekends, the tourist information centres are open even until 9:00 pm. You may obtain information in person, by phone or by e-mail. Tourist information centres provide information about tourist attractions, assist in planning the sightseeing route, help in finding accommodation, provide information about public transport fees and about cultural events. They offer free-of-charge city plans, leaflets with information about cities and regions, information booklets and guidebooks. You can also order a taxi, book a table at a restaurant or obtain help in renting a car at a touring information centre.
The list of tourist information centres is available at: https://www.polska.travel/pl/informacja-turystyczna/