The best option is to choose direct flight to the newly opened Lublin Airport in Świdnik, however, it currently has only a few directions in its offer – this airport was opened in Autumn 2012.
Second best way is to choose the Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw – the capital city of Poland. Both public and private transport connections between Warsaw and Lublin are well developed.
- Lublin Airport in Świdnik
The Lublin Airport in Świdnik is located within 15km from Lublin city. You can take train, bus or taxi after arrival – travel takes approximate 20-30min.For more information see the: http://www.airport.lublin.pl/en/
- Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw
Lublin can be easily reached from the Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw, which is the main international airport in Poland.After arrival, students are advised to exchange about fifty euros into Polish currency (that is about 200zł) for immediate expenses such as e.g. tickets, taxi etc. Currency exchange point are called “kantor” and are located directly at the Warsaw Airport.
From the Frederic Chopin Airport to Lublin:
- By minibus from the Airport
Students can use minibus service departing from Terminal 2 coach bay on the Frederic Chopin Airport. It is situated just across the Arrivals Hall level exit. The bus stop is on the left hand after passing the zebra crossing. Cost of the minibus from Warsaw to Lublin is about 50 zloty – the ticket can be bought at the driver.
- By minibus from the Warsaw city centre
Students can reach Lublin by minibuses leaving from the area near Warsaw main railway station “Dworzec Centralny” (it is much cheaper than directly from the airport). At the F. Chopin Airport you have to take the bus no. 175. Ticket for this bus can be bought in newsagents at the airport (kiosk where you can buy newspapers, magazines etc.) – price of single-fare ticket: 2,20zł for students, 4,40zł for adults.Note, that students ticket (with 50% discount) may be bought by “students of foreign universities and secondary schools up to their 26th birthday – upon presentation of a valid ISIC card (International Student Identity Card)”.After about 30 min. on 175 bus, you should get off at “Dworzec Centralny” bus stop (Central Station will be on your left hand). To find terminal of minibuses, you have to go off the 175 bus when it will be standing before Marriot Hotel (with Central Station and Palace of Science and Culture at your back) – then go straight (on the right side of the hotel) – it will be written “Contbus” stop at the small Hotel’s parking. Ticket costs 25zł (student) and 30zł (adult). There are more less two-three buses in an hour – in approx. 30 minutes each. “Contbus” goes directly to Lublin – the last stop in Lublin is on the parking in front of the Lublin Castle. The journey usually takes 2,5 hours.For more information about Warsaw public transport (timetables, maps, ticket prices etc.): http://www.ztm.waw.plTo check “Contbus” timetable: http://busy.info.pl/rozklad-jazdy/contbus-rozklad-jazdy-warszawa-warszawa-okecie-lublin.pdf
- By coach “PolskiBus.com” from the Wilanowska Station
At the F. Chopin Airport you have to take the bus number 331. Ticket for this bus can be bought in newsagents at the airport (kiosk where you can buy newspapers, magazines etc.) – price of single-fare ticket: 2,20zł for students, 4,40zł for adults.Note, that students ticket (with 50% discount) may be bought by “students of foreign universities and secondary schools up to their 26th birthday – upon presentation of a valid ISIC card (International Student Identity Card)”.The bus no. 331 goes directly to the Wilanowska Station – you have to get off on the last bus stop. While arriving on the Wilanowska Bus Station you should look around to find terminal of PolskiBus.com – it has very characteristic and hard to miss modern red buses with white stork as logo. Tickets must be booked earlier (on-line via www.polskibus.com website). Price of a ticket depends on the day and hour of booking – the sooner, the cheaper. Prices are from 2zł up to 25zł approximately. Travel takes 3hours and the last stop is on the main Bus Station in Lublin (next to the Lublin Castle).For more information about timetables and reservation: www.polskibus.com
Health and accident insurance
International exchange students who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union, of the European Economic Area or Swiss nationals will be able to benefit from the European Health Insurance Card, which has to be obtained before departure from the corresponding home country.