International Relations Office

Getting to & living in Lodz

How to get to Lodz

Located in the centre of Poland, Lodz is easily accessible by all means of transport:

• by plane to Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport:
(www.lotnisko-chopina.pl), and then by bus no. 175 or by taxi to Warszawa Centralna Train Station (www. pkp.pl) or by bus directly from the Warsaw airport to Lodz

• by plane to Lodz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport: (www.airport.lodz.pl)

• by train: frequent and fast connections with Warsaw (travel time: below 2 hours), and with other cities in Poland. Lodz has three main railway stations: the central Lodz Fabryczna, the Warsaw-bound Lodz Widzew, and Lodz Kaliska with international transit trains. Be aware of several countrywide operators that use separate tariffs.

• by bus: to Lodz Kaliska bus station with PKS (www.pks.lodz.pl), Polski Bus (www.polskibus.com), Eurolines (www.eurolines.pl).

Information about bus tickets

• by car: Lodz is near (20 km) to the crossroads of two major Polish motorways, A-1 (E30) and A-2 (E75). The development of Lodz as a primary transportation centre will enter a new phase of progress with the completion of an expanded European road system.
It will include the following highways (click on gray font to see current status map):
A-1 from the Scandinavian countries via Gdansk, Torun, Lodz, Czestochowa, Katowice to the Balkans
A-2 from London via Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Poznan, Lodz, Warsaw, Minsk to Moscow
S-8 from Paris via Strasbourg, Cologne, Dresden, Wroclaw, Lodz, Warsaw, and from Geneva via Munich, Prague, Wroclaw, Lodz, Warsaw.

Accommodation

The University has 10 dormitories with a capacity of over 4,000, which are situated in a wide campus area called Lumumbowo, packed with greenery and resembling a park. The university campus offers modern rooms within walking distance from most faculty buildings.

Dorm number XIV is located in Matejki Street.

Map of the Campus, the red arrow points at Dorm no. XIV:

Virtual tour round the Campus

Candidates who would like to stay in the dormitory during studies, should fill in the Accommodation request (eng) and send it by e-mail (iso@uni.lodz.pl) or by post:
Univeristy of Lodz
International Relations Office
Matejki 21/23
90-237 Lodz, Poland

The University of Lodz offer double and triple rooms, and accommodation cost will be 270-400 PLN (70-100 Euro) per person per month. You will be asked to pay a deposit of 700 PLN (in cash) per person, which will be paid back at the end of the Academic Year. So please make sure to have about 1,000 PLN for the first month.
Most dormitories offer two adjacent double rooms that are arranged into a suite, which feature a bathroom, and a cooking facility. There is Internet connection in every room, a large shared kitchen on every floor, and a shared laundry room in the building.

City transport in Lodz

Even while taxi may be a default choice for the first trip from the station to the Campus (around 20-25 PLN weekdays, 30 PLN nights and weekends), most of your getting around Lodz will be done by considerably cheaper  public trams and buses, all operated by local MPK – Lodz sp. z. o. o. (online timetable) – see also our Guide on the city transport topic.

An online tool called Jakdojade.pl transport finder can be used to show different options of getting from one place to another on the street map – it has an English language version, and will be especially helpful during street renovation actions, which take place periodically in some parts of the city centre.

 

Some pictures of the renovated Dorm number XIV (21/23 Matejki street):

(getting there from Lodz Fabryczna Station – road map)
(getting there from Lodz Kaliska Station – road map)  
(getting there from Lodz Widzew Station – road map) 
(getting there from Lodz Airport – road map)  

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