Car border crossings
Poland’s neighbours are Germany, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia. Below we present a list of border checkpoints for motorists:
Lubieszyn, Kołbaskowo, Rosówek, Krajnik Dolny, Osinów Dolny, Kostrzyn, Słubice, Świecko, Gubinek, Olszyna, Łęknica, Przewóz, Jędrzychowice, Zgorzelec, Sieniawka, Porajów.
With the Ukraine
Medyka, Korczowa, Hrebenne, Dorohusk, Zosin.
Terespol, Koroszczyn, Sławatycze, Kuźnica Białostocka, Połowce, Bobrownik.
Gołdap, Gronowo, Bezledy.
With the Czech Republic
Bogatynia, Zawidów, Czerniawa, Jakuszyce, Przełęcz Okraj, Lubawka, Golińsk, Tłumaczów, Paczków, Kudowa Słone, Głuchołazy, Boboszów, Konradów, Trzebinia, Pietrowice, Pietraszyn, Chałupki, Cieszyn-Boguszowice, Cieszyn, Leszna Góra, Jasnowice.
Zwardoń, Korbielów, Chyżne, Chochołów, Łysa Polana, Piwniczna, Konieczna, Niedzica, Barwinek.
When visiting Poland you may also wish to visit one of the neighbouring countries. It is essential, however, to enquire with the consulates of the countries of your choice which documents are necessary to cross their borders.
While planning to visit Lwów, which is situated 300 kilometres from Krakow, you may use your own vehicle or a regular coach services running between the two cities. Unfortunately, border formalities on the Ukrainian side may be very lengthy.
EU citizens do not need an entry visa.
EU nationals are only required to show a valid ID to cross the Slovak border. From the High Tatra, Pienieny and Beskid Śląski mountains it is easy to cross into Slovakia to experience wonderful flora and fauna and a different culture. During winter time it may be difficult to travel to Slovakia by road as the passage throught the mountains may be obstructed by snow.
There are two checkpoints enabling entry into Russia, or more precisely the Kalingrad District. The first is the ferry service between the Polish port of Gdynia and Kalingrad. The other is by road No 51 through the border checkpoint in Bezledy.
To enter Russia you need a visa and an invitation or confirmation of a hotel booking.
Grodno is situated about 80 kilometres from Białystok. The city is famous for its interesting historic sites. To visit Belarus you need a visa.
EU nationals are only required to show a valid ID to cross the Lithuanian border. The city of Vilnius is situated 70 kilometres from the Polish border and is worth a visit due to its historic centre and a variety of Baroque architectural landmarks, now listed by the UNESCO as World Heritage.
The Czech Republic
EU nationals are only required to show a valid ID to cross the Czech border. During winter time it may be difficult to travel to the Czech Republic by road as the passage through the mountains may be obstructed by snow. Prague is reached about one hundred kilometres from the Polish border by roads E 65 and E 67.
EU nationals are only required to show a valid ID to cross the German border. A network of first-class roads makes it easy to drive to Berlin and other towns in east Germany to and from Poznań and Wrocław.