The location of Nowy Sacz is described by geographical co-ordinates:
49° 37'30'' N     20° 41'27'' E 

Approach to Nowy Sacz is possible almost by all means of transport, the city itself is situated at several important routes junction. 

Distances from Nowy Sacz to cities:

  • 101 km  Cracow
  • 160 km  Rzeszow 
  • 308 km  Lwow (Ukraine)
  • 354 km  Warsaw
  • 357 km  Budapest (Hungary)


The nearest airport to Nowy Sacz is in Cracow – Balice (111 km). It services regular flights to about 50 cities in Europe and North America. The airport website: www.lotnisko-balice.pl

A bit farther (144 km) is International Airport in Kosice (Slovakia): www.airportkosice.sk


Polish Railways Company (PKP) website with trains timetables: www.pkp.pl


Regular bus lines from and to Cracow (journey time – 2 h 10 min) are serviced by companies:

Search other connections here: www.e-podroznik.pl

Driving by car

There are three national routes passing through Nowy Sacz:

  • no 75 Brzesko – Krynica
  • no 28 Wadowice – Rabka – Limanowa - Nowy Sącz – Gorlice – Krosno – Sanok – Przemyśl – Medyka (state boundary with Ukraine)
  • no 87 Nowy Sącz – Piwniczna-Zdrój – Mniszek n/Popradem (state boundary with Slovakia)

While driving from Cracow one should follow the national route no 4 directing Rzeszow, then in Brzesko turn right onto the route no 75. The journey should take about 2 hours.