Planning a Football Trip to Lodz? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets; to the stadium.
Football Trip to Lodz – How to get to Lodz & How to get around
Football Trip to Lodz – Fly to Lodz
The closest airport to Lodz is Lodz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport which is placed only 6 km from the city center. You can fly directly to lodz from London Stanstead and Nottingham, prices start at £25 upwards. From other UK airports you will have to fly via another country with Lufthansa offering good flight options from a number of cities.
The second airport situated close to Lodz is Frederic Chopin Airport in Warsaw. It’s located about 140 km from Lodz. You can fly directly from London, Liverpool, Biminghm and Doncaster.
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Directions from the Airport
Lodz Airport is located in the south-western part of the city, 6 km away from the city centre.
The Airport location ensures fast access to the very centre of Lodz (Piotrkowska Street) and the train station (Lodz Kaliska). It takes a few minutes to get to Lodz hotels and shopping centres. The Lodz Fabryczna train station may be reached in approximately 30 minutes.
Direct access to the Lodz Airport is provided by the Bus Line No. 65A and 65B. The bus stops are located in front of Passenger Terminal (see: Passenger Terminal map)
From/To the Railway/Bus Station Lodz Kaliska – Bus Line 65A or 65B ( detailed description see: Arriving by train)
From/To Railway Station Fabryczna – Bus Line 86 and then 65A or 65B ( detailed description see: Arriving by train)
Schedule 65A http://www.mpk.lodz.pl/rozklady/trasa.jsp?lineId=852&date=2018-02-07-10:11:22
Schedule 65B http://www.mpk.lodz.pl/rozklady/trasa.jsp?lineId=853&date=2018-02-07-10:11:22
Train from Warsaw Airport
See our guide to Warsaw for how to get from Warsaw Airport to the station.
The average journey time by train between Warsaw and Łódź is 2 hours and 10 minutes, with around 30 trains per day. The first train from Warsaw to Łódź leaves at 03:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays. The last train from Warsaw to Łódź leaves at 23:41. Note, there are no direct train services from Warsaw to Łódź. Travelling from Warsaw to Łódź by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
Taxis from the Airport
There are several taxi stands in front of the passenger terminal
A taxi from Warsaw Airport starts at around 90 Euros so probably only an option if there are 4 of you to split it
Football Trip to Lodz – Travel By Train
There are two main routes.
1London (United Kingdom) – Brussels (Belgium) – Cologne (Germany) – Łódź (Poland)
2London (United Kingdom) – Paris (France) – Frankfurt am Main (Germany) – Łódź (Poland)
Football Trip to Lodz – Travel By Ferry
It takes between 12 and 13 hours to drive to Lodz from Calais. Book tickets via DFDS Seaways
Football Trip to Lodz – Travel Around Lodz
Łódź can boast a well-developed network of bus and tram routes that traverse the city. The comprehensive website at www.mpk.lodz.pl features full English translation of content, including timetables for all routes, general information and ticket prices.
Football Trip to Lodz – How to Get to the Match
Football Trip to Lodz – The Stadium
Widzew Lodz – The club’s home stadium was the Stadion Miejski opened in 1930. The stadium, which was owned by the city of Łódź, had a capacity of 10,500 seats. In early 2015, it was demolished to make way for a new stadium with 18,000 seats. It was intended the new stadium will be completed by November 2016. The first match on new stadium was played on 18 March 2017, Widzew won against Motor Lubawa 2:0. 17,443 fans attended the game.
LKS Lodz – The ground has hosted football games since 1924. The stadium was built for ŁKS Łódź. Stadium had a capacity of 45,000 (record attendance: 21.08.1971 ŁKS – Polonia Bytom 0:0). It was demolished in 2014 and replaced by a single stand with a capacity of 5,700. As of 2017 ŁKS advanced to the 3rd tier of Polish football resulting in the Mayor announcing that the remaining three tribunes will be built. The work on the remaining tribunes is expected to start in 2018
Football Trip to Lodz – Getting to the Stadium
Widzew Lodz – From the Łódź Widzew railway station the stadium can be reached by municipal buses 75A, 75B, and 75C
From the Łódź Fabryczna railway station the stadium can be reached by trams 9A, 9B, and 13
From the Łódź Kaliska railway station the stadium can be reached by trams 8, 10A, and 10B
From the airport in Lodz the stadium can be reached by municipal buses 65A or 65 B -> at Łódź Kaliska railway station switch to a tram line 8, 10A or 10B
LKS Lodz – I’m struggling to find any directions online but presume when I get to Lodz I will be able to find it.
Football Trip to Lodz – Getting Tickets
Wedzew Lodz – they have an online section on their website = https://widzew.com/web/bilety – you should be able to get one for any game if you are in Lodz
LKS Lodz – Tickets range in price from 15-35zł and can be purchased from the ticket office which is located between the stadium and the neighbouring Atlas Arena or all year round at the official club shop in Galeria Retkińska (Al. Wyszyńskiego 29). You will need an ŁKS supporters card to purchase a ticket and these cost 10zl and can be bought from the ticket office.
Football Trip to Lodz – Fixtures
When planning your football trip please note that the dates shown represent the weekend that the game is scheduled to take place and games are likely to change through the season and be moved for TV scheduling.
Wedzew Lodz – https://int.soccerway.com/teams/poland/ks-widzew-lodz/1658/
LKS Lodz – https://int.soccerway.com/teams/poland/lks-lodz/1671/
The schedule for kick-off times in Poland can be found our Planning a Football Trip to Poland page (COMING SOON)
Football Trip to Lodz – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Lodz – Where to stay
Popular Neighborhoods in Lodz
City Center – this neighborhood is where most of Lodz’s hotels, restaurants, and shops are located. Get in some retail therapy at Manufaktura or tour the Museum of History of the City of Łodz.
Lodz Ghetto – this historic neighborhood just east of the city center was once home to Lodz’s thriving Jewish population. There are still vivid reminders of their presence, such as the synagogue and large Jewish cemetery.
Baluty – this northern neighborhood has an abundance of natural beauty. Enjoy an afternoon picnic in Old Town Park or hike and bike in Lagiewnicki Forest.
Football Trip to Lodz – What else to see & do
Poland’s longest street – At 4.2km, Piotrkowska is the longest commercial street in the country – and probably the most eclectic. From its northern tip at Plac Wolnosci (Liberty Square) to the junction with Pilsudskiego, you’ll find a hotchpotch of architectural styles from the neo-baroque House of Schiebler to Wilhelm Landau’s Bank House, adding some art nouveau into the mix. Then there’s “Holly-Lodz”, the city’s take on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (it makes more sense if you remember how to correctly pronounce Lodz). Pavement stars honour Roman Polanski, a graduate of the city’s film school, and pianist Arthur Rubinstein.
The 19th century Izrael Poznanski Palace is next to the Manufaktura complex, where the textile magnate built his factory (and fortune). Now, the former home of Lodz’s second richest citizen is a lavish example of the city’s eclectic architecture.
Museum of the Factory, which tells the story of the city’s textile manufacturing boom.
The Central Museum of Textiles, in the classicist buildings of the White Factory gets down to the intricate stitches.
Museum of Cinematography celebrates Polish cinema with original film posters, props and filming equipment.
Museum of the Sewer, a restored red-brick subterranean reservoir accessed from Plac Wolnosci.
Zdrowie (meaning “health”) has gorgeous botanical gardens and stalls selling beer and street food. The prettiest, though, is Zrodliska. Founded in 1840 as a meeting spot for cotton mill workers, the original bandstand remains a focal point on the lawns, while the Palm House has paths winding between 140-year-old trees. The roof is occasionally raised to accommodate them as they grow taller.
EC1 now fully operational (Deathstar connotation intentional) Łódź is home to the most innovative Science & Technology Museums in all of Europe.
MS2 Modern Art Museum has one of the best contemporary art collections in Poland.
Football Trip to Lodz – Where to Drink
pretty much all the clubs and bars spill out onto the wide promenade of Piotrkowska Street. Most have outside seating for people-watching (in summer, at least) while ducking down a cobbled alleyway often reveals courtyards with a handful of drinking spots.
Lodz Kaliska is a labyrinthine pub/club with a chilled-out terrace and a terrifying loo with a one-way mirror (don’t worry, they can’t see you pee).
Just off the main stretch, Piwoteka Narodowa is where serious beer drinkers set up shop. The interior is dark and very man-cave: think beer paraphernalia on the walls and jumbled tables of drinkers. ( ul. 6 Sierpnia 1/3)
Chmielowa Dolina (ul. Piotrkowska 123 , Piotrkowska South) – The unassuming shop-like frontage is easily missed, but behind the basic exterior hides a true beer monsters’ paradise. Small breweries from around Poland and the Czech Republic rule the roost on 15 taps, but brews and bottles from many other countries are also on offer.
Niebostan translates as State of Heaven, so think of the entrance as an industrial Stairway to Heaven with a factory-like Pearly Gates. The café describes itself as ‘Percentages, Letters and Sounds’ – so that’s booze, books and music. A slightly older arty crowd (UL Piotrkowska)
PiwPaw – This Warsaw franchise was the first multi-tap bar in Poland to break the 20 tap barrier and they didn’t stop there and one of their three Warsaw locations topping their tap count at 97. They decided to raise the bar with their new Łódź location and the tap total comes in at a whopping 104 which makes it the largest in Poland! (ul. Piotrkowska 147)
Peron 6 – House of Beer – Ideal place for true beer drinkers. Over 170 kinds of beer from all over the World. Would you like to try Japanese or Scandinavian beer? No problem! In Peron 6 they have almost everything! Pub is situated on Piotrkowska Street, very close to the Freedom Plaza
Central Pub. It’s situated in the cellar of wonderful tenement house at Piotrkowska Street, in very center of the city. Piotrkowska St no. 171, Szczecin)
Pijalnia (Piotrkowska, 92) – Situated in the heart of Piotrkowska Street, Pijalnia is a pub provided with a strong Polish identity and, at the same time, a place where foreigners can feel a very international atmosphere. All the walls of this peculiar bar are covered (or we should say decorated) with copies of ancient newspapers that recall the history of Poland.
Iron Horse is a dream pub. Amazing interior with Harleys suspended on the ceiling, great company, life performances, enormous offer of drinks and friendly service, those are the main advantages of Iron Horse pub. Pub is situated near Piotrkowska Street, only few minutes walk from the city center. (Sienkiewicza St. Lodz)
Football Trip to Lodz – Where to Eat
Manufaktura – One of Lodz’ most prominent attractions, the Manufaktura is an entire complex containing an abundance of shops and dining establishments within the walls of a refurbished textile factory. It’s a local hot spot, especially so during the warmer times of year. Address: Drewnowska 58, Łódź, Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-9pm – Website: www.manufaktura.com
Anatewka – Jewish restaurant filled with religious artefacts and old-world items, serving tasty meat and fish dishes. Offerings are kosher down to the vodka. Live music plays on some nights (you’re likely to happen upon one on a Friday evening). Address: ul. 6 Sierpnia 2/4, Lodz, Website: www.anatewka.pl
Cesky Film – Cesky Film offers you traditional Czech cuisine and is particularly well-known for their goulash . The waiters are friendly and offer good service; prices are reasonable. – Address: Tymienieckiego 25a, Lodz, Website: www.ceskyfilm.pl
Lokal is all about combining local produce (such as regional goat cheeses from Drużbin, available on a cheese board with a pint of Łódź beer or a glass of selected wine) with contemporary techniques, and traditional recipes with the dietary requirements of the modern diner. Liver parfait with blackcurrant, hummus with green peas and cumin, pickled herring with marinated apple and onion jam, and grilled goat’s cheese with buckthorn yoghurt and sugared rhubarb… And these are only the appetizers! For your main course you can order a Polish stir-fry of vegetables with broccoli purée, hazelnuts, and lemon oil, or beef cheeks on carrot pancakes with apricot mousse and blackcurrant jam. Everything you find here is locally sourced and ingeniously crafted for a marvellous modern-day Łódź experience
Piwnica Łódzka is a restaurant that offers modern interpretations of often forgotten, old-fashioned dishes from the region. Its chef Sebastian Spychała has been named an ambassador of the Łódź region and triumphed during the April edition of Restaurant Week in 2016. The most typical dish recreated by Spychała is zalewajka – a traditional sour rye soup made with potatoes, kielbasa and onions, similar to the better-known żurek. Śledź pod pierzynką (literally: herring in a blanket) is a typical regional appetizer inspired by Russian cuisine, and consists of herring covered in a cream sauce with potatoes and apples. Piwnica Łódzka also serves knedle – potato dumplings filled with plums and beef and served with sweet cabbage – and pork tenderloin with sour rye sauce, sauerkraut, and prażoki – another type of potato dumpling.
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