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Autokary from London (Heathrow) to Krakow or Rzeszow


atlantic 14 | 57  
24 Mar 2008 /  #1
Hi, I'm wondering if someone knows of the names of websites of companies that operate coach buses that travel from the london area to Southern Poland? I'm looking for a good deal. I've never traveled from the UK to PL via road, so I don't want to get ripped off, but I also want to take some baggage along with me. Two large suitcases. Thanks in advance.
jkn005 1 | 127  
24 Mar 2008 /  #2
eurolines.com

nationalexpress.com/eurolines/home/hp.cfm

They travel to Krakow and to other cities in Poland.
Kowalski 7 | 621  
24 Mar 2008 /  #3
interbus.com.pl/en/
voyager.pl
orbis.com.pl
Uncle Bob 2 | 82  
24 Mar 2008 /  #4
National Express serves 55 destinations in Poland

nationalexpress.com/eurolines/destinations/poland.cfm

But why anyone would want to travel to Poland by coach is beyond me.
OP atlantic 14 | 57  
24 Mar 2008 /  #5
Well, I'll be flying from New York to Heathrow, and then I was considering taking a coach bus as an alternative cheaper form of transportation, in addition to seeing Europe by road. I believe it would come out to about 750 USD going this route. There is also a flight from New York to Dublin, then Dublin to Krakow, for about 910 USD. So I wonder if its worth saving the 160 or so. Anyway, I'll be looking into this some more. Thanks for the wuick responses.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
24 Mar 2008 /  #6
Maybe worth checking out cheap flights from London to Poland... lots of cheap flights with Wizz Air, Ryan Air and Central Wings. I wouldn't be surprised if you could get a flight for a lot less than a bus.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
24 Mar 2008 /  #7
I was considering taking a coach bus as an alternative cheaper form of transportation, in addition to seeing Europe by road.

It's not worth it. You won't even notice which country you're in. Plus, it's a thirty hour trip, and a good deal of it will be at night.

If you do take the coach. Stops are every four hours... for about 15mins.
The last thing you want to do is lug luggage across London, wait for a bus and then put up with a cramped seat.
Don't forget: there is no left luggage office in London. So it might be a struggle.
Let the airline transfer you and your luggage.
OP atlantic 14 | 57  
24 Mar 2008 /  #8
The thing about Wizz, Ryan, anf the other low cost carriers is the fact that they'll charge extra for baggage, and they do not fly into Heathrow, or Gatwick, so I would have to be transferring between airports. As far as seating is concerned, I don't need to be that confortable to fall asleep, I can do it just about anywhere :) Anyway, I'll be looking into this more and more.
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
24 Mar 2008 /  #9
Central Wings has a direct flight from Gatwick to Krakow.
peterweg 37 | 2,319  
24 Mar 2008 /  #10
Most people use the coach to travel to Poland, Victoria coach station is packed with Poles and other Eastern Europeans. I don't think there were any English people when I went there.

The coach is often much cheaper than flying, take booze because its generally a drinking party. If you have additional luggage you pay more, that didn't stop my friend having to site on her bag because the luggage compartments were full - so arrive early. Coaches travel direct to

Victoria from the airports .

toandfromtheairport.com/heathrow.html

This is a complete list of Operators from Victoria

tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1220.aspx
LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
24 Mar 2008 /  #11
The coach is often much cheaper than flying, take booze because its generally a drinking party.

Really? I guess it sounds like fun for say the first 5 hours, but then I'd have had enough.

Seriously though, you can get a return flight for £40 if you time it right... how much cheaper is the coach (excluding beer LOL)?
OP atlantic 14 | 57  
24 Mar 2008 /  #12
The coach is often much cheaper than flying, take booze because its generally a drinking party.

That sounds rather appealing.

Anyway, the tickets for the coach bus going to Poland is about 50 pounds each way. Its actually more or less equal in price (traveling by air vs. traveling by road). The only thing is that, the airline I will be traveling will from New York to the UK, allows 2 bags of 22 kg each. Centralwings allows only one I believe? of 20kg? With the option of purchasing an additional allowance of 12 kg. Also, I need to look at the times of arrival and departure. because I dont think I want to be sitting at the airport overnight, waiting for my flight. Hmmm, maybe another airline flys to Gatwick from Krakow, or Rzeszow?

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