Rzeszow travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rzeszow

Elegant, classy, and historic, Rzeszow is one of the most appealing of all Polish cities. Not far from the splendors of Krakow and the Tatra Mountains, it's a pleasant place to base yourself as you explore southeast Poland.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Rzeszow

1. It Has a Beautiful Old Town

Rzeszow (pronounced jez-o) has been thriving since the 13th century, and highlights of the Old Town include Market Square, the 19th-century Jewish Cemetery, and street after street of shops and bars.

2. Underground Is as Fascinating as Above

Built over a 500 year period, Rzeszow's Underground Tourist Route connects cellars across the Old Town and is a completely unique way to get around the city center.

3. There Are Some Superb Museums

Rzeszow's museum collection is as good as any regional city, with an excellent collection of Polish art in the Regional Museum and some beautiful folk costumes at the Ethnographic Museum.

4. The Nightlife Is Brilliant

With places to drink like the Underground Pub (on the tunnel route) and hip spots like the Lychee Cocktail Bar, Rzeszow is a fine destination for bar hoppers.

5. Unbeatable Day Trip Destinations

Krakow is less than an hour away by car, and Lancut is even closer, with its superb vodka museum and castle to explore.

Where to Eat in Rzeszow

Stary Browar Rzeszowski on Market Square mixes cosmopolitan cuisine and fine beers, while Bellanuna Osteria is a great Italian eatery. Meals in general will come to around zł25 - zł35.

When to visit Rzeszow

Rzeszow in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 48
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rzeszow in July
Estimated hotel price
C$ 48
1 night at 3-star hotel

July and August are probably the best times to visit, offering the best weather and events like the International Festival of Polish Folklore. Winter can be appealing too, with ski resorts not far away.

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How to Get to Rzeszow


Rzeszów International Airport (RZE) is just five miles away from central Rzeszow. MPK buses 51 and 53 run into town and cost zł2.80, while taxis cost zł50.


Rseszow has good rail connections to other Polish cities. The journey from Warsaw takes just under seven hours and costs about zł70.


From Warsaw, take the E77 to Radom, then the E371 to Rzeszow. The E40 runs across country from Krakow.


PolskiBus and FlixBus run services from Krakow and Warsaw into Rzeszow.

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Where to stay in Rzeszow

Some standout hotels in the city include the Grand Hotel Boutique and the Bristol Tradition and Luxury Hotel.

Popular neighbourhoods in Rzeszow

Śródmieście - literally "city center", Śródmieście is Rzeszow's Old Town, hosting attractions like the Market Square and the Lubomirski Palace.

Nowe Miasto - Rzeszow's New Town may not have the sheer elegance of the center, but it does have bars and restaurants like Royal Pub and Galaktyka.

Lancut - a few miles to the east, Lancut is a beautiful medieval city, with a gorgeous castle, the superb vodka distillery museum, and two of the oldest surviving synagogues in Eastern Europe.

Where to stay in popular areas of Rzeszow

Most booked hotels in Rzeszow

Bristol Tradition and Luxury
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 107+
Hotel Polonia
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 53+
Hotel Forum
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C$ 57+
Hotel Prezydencki
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 88+
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How to Get Around Rzeszow

Public Transportation

Local buses cover all of the city and charge zł2.30 per journey.


Expect to pay a meter drop of zł7, then zł4 per mile.


Car rental companies include Budget and Europcar and rates should be around zł50 per day.

The Cost of Living in Rzeszow

Shopping Streets

Grundwaldzka in the city center is the major shopping area, with boutiques like Reserved and Pretty One, but it's rivaled by Millenium Hall, a mega mall in the New Town.

Groceries and Other

Supermarkets include Carrefour and Spar, where 12 eggs will cost around zł6.

Cheap meal
C$ 5.17
A pair of jeans
C$ 88.72
Single public transport ticket
C$ 1.03
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