Practical informations


If you have lost your property or have been robbed, do not lose your heart! Provided you cannot contact us directly, you should go to the nearest Police station (POLICJA – Komisariat Śródmieście) ul. PCK 2, tel. 641 24 52, where you will be asked to go through an official procedure and to make a statement. When your Polish language skills are not good enough, we suggest that you ask your Mentor or a Polish friend to accompany you. Be prepared to spend some time at the Police station, since it takes a while before you are given a certificate about the event and the missing items. That certificate is important particularly when you have lost your credit cards or some official documents from your home country, e.g. you may need this document to freeze your bank account. It is also needed to your insurance to refund you.

If you have left some of your belongings on the train, go to the Lost Property Office (BIURO RZECZY ZNALEZIONYCH) at the railway station.


If you are a visitor, resident or student in Poland and have a driving licence issued in the European Union, EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), you are allowed to drive a car. Your licence remains valid on the Polish territory until the expiry date indicated on it.
The driver in Poland is obliged to have a driving licence and a third-party motor insurance (OC) purchased for a particular car. Furthermore, the vehicle must be equipped with a warning triangle, a high visibility vest, and a small fire extinguisher.

Traffic in Poland is on the right-hand side of the road.
Speed limits are measured in km/h (kilometres per hour) and are as follows:
– built-up areas 50 km/h (5 am – 11 pm), 60 km/h (11 pm – 5 am)
– outside built-up areas 90 km/h
– single carriageways 100 km/h, dual carriageways 120 km/h
– motorways 140 km/h

Using headlights on vehicles both night and day throughout the whole year is obligatory.
Seat belts must be used in both front and back seats.
Polish law requires special car safety seats for children up to the age of 12 and up to 150 cm tall.
It is prohibited in Polish law to use mobile phones while driving; however, you may use a loud-speaking phone system.
Legal alcohol limit is 0 promille (per mille).
Using radar-warning systems in your vehicle is illegal.