Białowieza is a quite large village (2000 inhabitants) in the middle of Białowieza Forest. There are several shops and restaurants, and ATM machine, three research institutes, and many traditional wooden houses.
We plan a field trip to the strict reserve in the forest so bring outdoors clothes and waterproof boots with you.
Getting to Białowieża
Białowieża is located 240km east from Warsaw and only 2km west from the Polish state border (which is also the eastern border of EU/Schoengen zone).
We will organize a bus departing from Warsaw Chopin Airport on 16th Sept in the afternoon and returning on 20th around noon. If you cannot or don’t want to use the bus, there is a connection from Warsaw East Railway Station.
Please note that Warsaw has two airports: Chopin operating regular and some cheap flights, and Modlin operating cheap flights only.
Chopin Airport is within city limits and there are regular city buses operating there. Modlin is located 40km north from Warsaw and you will need a transfer bus to get to the city or to the Chopin Airport. Please, check the destination airport and arrival time when planning your journey.
If you arrive early on Saturday, or the day before, it’s worth to spent some time in Warsaw. City bus 175 goes takes you from the Chopin airport to the city centre, shopping malls, and the Old Town (a journey takes approx. 35 min).connection