Łódź is located at the intersection of the A1 motorway, leading from the north to the south of Poland, and the A2 motorway, leading from the west to the east through Poznań and Warsaw. It’s connected with Wrocław by the S8 expressway. Such a developed road network makes the city accessible for car transportation.
The EXPO-Łódź trade fair and congress center (al. Politechniki 4, 93-590 Łódź) is located in the city center in close proximity to many attractions of Łódź and the Łódź-Kaliska railway station (1.6 km).
Łódź offers direct rail connections with major Polish cities, including Warsaw (20 direct connections a day on working days, 14 - at weekends, the trip lasts about 1.5 hrs.), Kraków (about 5 hrs.), Wrocław (about 4,5 hrs.) and Gdańsk (about 5,5 hrs.). The current timetable is available here. Łódź Agglomeration Railway that connects Łódź with other cities and towns in the province, such as Sieradz, Zduńska Wola, Łowicz, Kutno, Zgierz, Koluszki and Skierniewice, has been available for several years.
You can reach EXPO-Łódź hall by public transport:
» from Łódź-Kaliska railway station - bus number: 52, 65A, and tram number: 10A, 10B, 14, 18
» from Łódź-Fabryczna railway station - bus number: 57, 77
Łódź offers direct bus connections with Prague (trip - about 8 hrs.), Brno (about 7 hrs.), Vienna (about 9 hrs.) and also Kraków (about 4,5 hrs.), Toruń (about 2,5 hrs.), Gdańsk (about 5 hrs.), Kołobrzeg (about 13 hrs.), Krynica Zdrój (about 8,5 hrs.). PKS buses depart from three bus stations in Łódź. OKbus provides comfortable connections with Warsaw airport (Okęcie and Modlin).
» PKS Łódź: bus station Łódź-Kaliska, Łódź-Fabryczna, Północny station,
» Flixbus: bus station Łódź-Fabryczna,
» OKbus: bus station Łódź-Kaliska
Łódź is located at the intersection of the A1 motorway, leading from the north to the south of Poland, and the A2 motorway, leading from the west to the east through Poznań and Warsaw. It’s connected with Wrocław by the S8 expressway. Such a developed road network makes the city accessible for car communication. Estimated time of a car trip from Warsaw is about 1.5 hrs., from Gdańsk - about 3 hrs., from Krakow - about 3.5 hrs. and from Wrocław - just over 2 hours.
EXPO-Łódź Parking space – a car park for exhibitors (entrance from Politechniki Avenue), can accommodate 200 cars and has designated spaces for people with disabilities and buses.
Other parking spaces:
Parking at 21 Skorupki Street (at the MOSiR hall) - parking spaces for about 400 cars with spaces for coaches.
The streets, squares and car parks in the city centre are a paid parking zone (valid on working days from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.). The amount of the fee depends on the parking time and the parking zone. There are two subzones: Zone A in the inner centre, with more expensive parking fees, and the Zone B in the outer centre, with cheaper parking fees. You must buy a parking ticket in a parking meter and then place it behind the windshield of the car so that it is visible. You can pay with coins (parking meters don’t give the change), with a credit card or with a mobile phone via services provided by the largest mobile operators. There are also other paid parking lots in the city centre, both guarded and non-guarded. Large parking lots are also located at all shopping and service centres. Some of them are free, including parking lots in Manufaktura, Pasaż Łódzki, Port Łódź, and some of them (Galeria Łódzka, Sukcesja) offer free parking for the first three hours. Underground parking at Łódź Fabryczna station is paid, similar to the airport parking.
Touring coaches can stop in the city centre in a number of designated places such as by the Manufaktura shopping centre (5, Karskiego Street), on the Wolności Square, in the Sienkiewicza Street (in front of the Sienkiewicza Park), in the Wolborska / Podrzeczna Streets, in 71, Przędzalniana Street or 31/33, Wólczańska Street. You can park the coach for free for up to 15 minutes in the woonerf in the Traugutta Street.
You can travel around the city using numerous means of transport such as a taxi, city bike, city electric scooters or public transport which includes trams and buses (also night lines).
Time tickets are valid in Łódź (up to 20, 40 and 60 minutes); there are also one-day and short-term tickets, such as the weekend or 5-day ones. You can buy them at stalls, ticket machines located at bus stops in the city centre, at railway stations, as well as on buses and trams. In most of them you can pay with coins and/or a payment card, however some of them support payment cards only. Visitors in Łódź who spend nights at accommodation establishments in the city can take advantage of the special offer of the Tourist Ticket. The ticket was introduced in September 2018 and it’s a perfect solution for visitors who wish to move around the city using the means of collective transport. You can reach EXPO-Łódź hall by tram number: 15 and 17 and buses number: 55, 74A, 74B, 77 (bus stop al. Politechniki - POLITECHNIKA).
When you travel around by taxi, it is the safest to use the services of those taxi companies, which have clearly defined rules for calculating the travel cost. So instead of getting into a taxi waiting at a taxi stop, we recommend ordering one by phone or via a dedicated mobile application.
Phone numbers to taxi companies:
Bobas Taxi +48 780 007 100 (children car safety seats avaliable)
Green Cab Taxi + 48 42 666 44 44
Rydwany Miasta +48 512 50 40 30
Mer. C Radio Taxi +48 42 650 50 50, +48 800 650 50 50
Nova Taxi +48 800 111 111, +48 42 111 111
Radio Taxi 919 +48 42 19191
Taxi Plus +48 800 500 500
TeleTaxi +48 800 400 400
Since April 2018, there’s an electric scooter rental company operated by the Blinkee company in Łódź. You can rent a scooter starting with installing a mobile app and registering in the system. Once you pay your initial fee, you can start using the scooter network. You can ride as far as the battery allows you (max. 80 km) You can even leave Łódź. You have to remember, though, that the scooter must be returned within the designated area. Maximum speed of the vehicle is 45 km/h. The fee is PLN 0.59 per minute (PLN 0.50 for students). When the vehicle is parked the fee is PLN 0.09 per minute.