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Travelling from Wroclaw to Warsaw without my Poland's Karta pobytu? Nobody will check my status?


555555
11 Sep 2015 #1
Hi, I'm an international student currently residing in Wroclaw and I applied for my student karta pobytu and had the stamp on my passport that I applied. I didn't receive my karta yet however I want to travel to warsaw only for the weekend so is it possible to travel by airplane? Will they check whether I have karta pobytu or not at the airport ?
Harry
11 Sep 2015 #2
Will they check whether I have karta pobytu or not at the airport ?

No they won't. But you really shouldn't bother flying: get the Pendolino, it's better and cheaper.
jon357 63 | 14,255
11 Sep 2015 #3
The last time I did it, the flight was about the same price and quicker.
OP 555555
11 Sep 2015 #4
@jon357
So I will not face any problem because of not having a karta pobytu in the airport?
delphiandomine 83 | 17,788
11 Sep 2015 #5
They won't check.

But really, by the time you get out to Strachowice, get the plane and then reverse in Warsaw, you wouldn't be much quicker than going by the Pendolino.
Harry
11 Sep 2015 #6
So I will not face any problem because of not having a karta pobytu in the airport?

No. They will not ask for a karta pobytu. All they care about is verifying your identity, not your immigration status. I have never been asked for anything other than my passport on any internal flight.

The last time I did it, the flight was about the same price and quicker.

The flight itself is quicker and cheaper. However, add on the taxi to Wroclaw airport (50zl each way, so 100zl in total), the time to get there, the hour and a bit of hanging about at the airport, and then the 90zl each way (180zl in total) for a taxi from Modlin to Warsaw, and the time needed, and it's cheaper and quicker, and better, to buy a first-class ticket for the train.
OP 555555
11 Sep 2015 #7
So you're saying that it would be better to travel to Warsaw by airplane but return back to Wroclaw by train? :) Thank you sooo much guys for all the info !!
Harry
11 Sep 2015 #8
So you're saying that it would be better to travel to Warsaw by airplane but return back to Wroclaw by train?

No. Get the train both ways. That's what I do myself. Buy a ticket 30 days in advance and first class is 79zl each way (I think second class is 59zl, or maybe 49zl, I don't know, I've never bought that ticket myself). If you buy on the same day for full price, it is 195zl first class (and maybe 149zl second class), which is still cheaper than the plane by the time you add the cost of the flight and the taxi to/from Wroclaw airport and the taxi from/to Modlin to/from Warsaw.

Thank you sooo much guys for all the info !!

We're happy to help; it makes a refreshing change to help people rather than read the rants about homosexuals/Jews/muslims that are sadly now accounting for the majority of posts here.
jon357 63 | 14,255
11 Sep 2015 #9
No. Get the train both ways.

I wouldn't, not least because there isn't that much difference between the price of a cab to the station and a cab to the airport - plus I get in the VIP lounge free so the journey is comfortable.

Also worth checking the LOT website for special offers. Last time we did it, we paid very little.
Harry
11 Sep 2015 #10
not least because there isn't that much difference between the price of a cab to the station and a cab to the airport

Even where you are Modlin must be about 90zl and the central station not much more than 40zl even in rush hour (if you wanted to take a taxi then). And then add 100zl (50zl each way) for a taxi from Wroclaw airport to the centre.

I get in the VIP lounge free so the journey is comfortable.

I've never seen the point of the VIP lounge. I get it free via one of my credit cards but never bother going there, much prefer to just go to the gate and sit there for ten minutes or so; plus the Mrs always wants to smell lots of perfume.

Also worth checking the LOT website for special offers. Last time we did it, we paid very little.

Good advice, but I've not seen Wroclaw for under 119zl, which makes it at best more than 50% more than the Pendolino.

Have you taken a Pendolino yet? The first class is very good indeed. There's even waiter service from the buffet car. And you don't need to pack your toiletries in tiny bottles and have your arse squeezed by somebody who looks for all the world like, well, best not mention that.
Gaucho 2 | 49
11 Sep 2015 #11
I know that Ryan Air checked if I had a valid EU visa when traveling with my passport. They put a stamp on the boarding pass.
jon357 63 | 14,255
11 Sep 2015 #12
Modlin

LOT to Wroclaw goes from Okęcie, not much difference for us in a cab due to the route used, and in any case last time we would have needed a cab at the other end anyway even if we'd gone by train.

I've never seen the point of the VIP lounge

I would find it a terrible affront to turn down free booze. It would go against all my principles and values. I would be heartbroken.

119zl, which makes it at best more than 50% more than the Pendolino.

We checked the train first and it was a lot more than that - perhaps because we wanted to travel on Friday afternoon.

When I go to Berlin each month, I always take the train - the first class dining car is very comfortable and it's cheap (Air Berlin have just put their prices up - I used tho sometimes go by plane and return by train for various reasons...) and we did think about the train first, however time was of the essence and comfort is an issue when we travel together.

I don't bother to pack liquid toiletries if I'm alone - solid deodorant is fine and a tube of toothpaste wherever I'm going costs pennies. If I'm with my other half, we need a checked in bag anyway for certain reasons, so no problem, and you still get that anyway on Eurolot.

Also remember there are mobility and other connected issues, so a cab to the airport, a G&T or six and a cab at the other end is good for us.

The OP should check the prices of both, using the PKP Intercity website and Momondo.co.uk. The new LOT website is more trouble than it's worth - probably just dandy if you a. use Windows 8 air b. like computer games.

And re. the OP's question, if he/she has a Schengen Visa (which as an international student he/she will) then there's no need to show a Karta Pobytu. The passport will be fine.

I know that Ryan Air checked if I had a valid EU visa when traveling with my passport. They put a stamp on the boarding pass.

They have to - it can be expensive for them if they let you fly and you don't have a visa. But within Schengen they aren't bothered and no need for a Karta Pobytu. Where were you travelling to/from.
OP 555555
12 Sep 2015 #13
@Gaucho
I didn't receive my Karta pobytu yet !!! and I'm using Ryan Air as well. All I have is a stamp on my passport that I applied and waiting for the decision. Would I get in troubles ? would they prevent me from travelling from Wroclaw to Warsaw ???


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