Poland destination information

All you need to know before visiting Poland

Poland summary

Poland is a medium sized country with around 38M Polish. Official language is Polish. Poland uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Poland is Zloty (PLN).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 90
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 18

ATMs in Poland are Very common. Internet speed in Poland is on average 11.0 Mbps. In Poland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Warsaw
🗣️ Polish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 38M ☀️ ~8 °C 🌧 ~50 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 313k km2 (121k mi²)
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Socket 🔌

Poland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

Languages 🗣️

  • Polish


Currency 💱

1 PLN = 0.25 USD

Poland uses the Polish z?oty (symbol: z?), code PLN.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 z?otys. Z?oty is subdivided into 100 groszs. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 z?otys and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 groszs.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Poland. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Expected to tip

Tipping is quite common in Poland and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Poland (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Poland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Poland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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Calling ☎️


To call Poland, dial +, then 48 (the country code for Poland), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Poland, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 85 .

international: + 48 85 1234567
calling local: 85 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Poland is on average 11.0 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Poland is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 23.40 PLN, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 6 telecoms: Aero2, Orange, Play, Plus, Sferia or T-Mobile.


Rules 🚗

In Poland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 120 km/h (74 mph) on expressways, 140 km/h (86 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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