Is Poland Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Poland generally offers a high level of safety for solo female travelers. Polish cities are well policed and have a low crime rate. Streets are typically crowded even late at night, public transportation system is excellent and there are plenty of safe accommodation options. However, just like anywhere, it's always important to maintain common sense precautions, such as avoiding unlit and secluded areas at night and keeping an eye on your belongings at all times.

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How safe is Poland?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Poland, in general, is considered relatively safe, even walking alone at night. It's advisable, however, to remain vigilant, especially in larger cities where petty crimes like pickpocketing can occur. It's also suggested to stick to well-lit and populated areas at night and always let someone know your whereabouts for added security. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, don't hesitate to use reliable taxi services or public transportation. Remember, safety always comes first.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Poland is generally very safe. It is well-regulated, reliable and used regularly by locals and tourists alike. The major cities of Poland offer various modes of public transportation such as buses, trams and metro services which are monitored and maintained for the safety of its users. However, as with any public spaces, it's advised to always remain alert to your surroundings, especially in crowded places and at night.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Poland generally maintains a safe environment for all travelers, including solo female travelers. Most of the regions are secure with keen police patrol ensuring public safety. Occasional street harassment incidences are not prevalent. However, it's always advisable to be cautious, especially in major urban areas and during night hours, and try to blend in as much as possible to avoid attracting unnecessary attention.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Petty crimes such as pickpocketing or purse-snatching are relatively less frequent in Poland compared to other countries. Touristy areas, public transportation, and crowded places can be spots where this may occur. However, general vigilance and standard precautions can significantly minimize these risks. Polish cities are generally safe and people are respectful and mindful of private property. It's always recommended to keep an eye on your belongings and avoid flashing expensive items, but overall, the risk of falling victim to petty crimes in Poland is relatively low.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Poland is generally safe to drink. The water undergoes stringent quality checks and is filtered thoroughly. In some places, the old infrastructure might give the water a slightly unpleasant taste, but it is microbiologically safe. For added safety, you could use a water filter or drink bottled water, especially when you are travelling in some remote areas. Nevertheless, tap water in most areas, especially in the cities and tourist spots, is perfectly safe to consume.

Is Poland safe to travel?

4.9 /5

Based on 26 experiences

Group travel experience

Poland is really nice country. I recommend to visitors. I stayed in Wroclaw city, prices are cheap comparing to other countries. Accommodation easy and safe. It has lots of bridges and rivers you can take nice photos

Posted: April 17, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I spent 6 weeks in Poland. It was beautiful and very safe. I was alone everywhere, from the Masuria region to Zakopane. It's very easy to get around Poland, and the people are very nice. Their public transportation is great, and Uber is very reasonably priced.

Posted: September 12, 2023
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Family travel experience

Poland is very safe. I have been to Poland many times and I have never had any problems. I always travel to the south-east region: Krakow, Nowy Sacz, and the Tatras. Wonderful country and very good Polish food. Especially pierogi, borscht, trout, and much more.

Posted: September 7, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I must say that Poland has exceeded my expectations. What a beautiful country. Easy to navigate, clean, safe, with old world charm, inexpensive, hospitable for tourists, fantastic food, fairy-tale views and places. I used the Old Town in Krakow as my base, and visited Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains, went on a train trip to Wrocław, and even took part in a dumpling-making course, run by a local resident in the Kazimierz district in Krakow. I highly recommend it.

Posted: September 6, 2023
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Group travel experience

I visited Poland with a friend and felt like I was in a different world. Incredibly safe despite the language difference. Everything is orderly, clean, and beautiful, and the transport system is easy to understand. The architecture, nature, people, everything is unique. I hope to return there one day.

Posted: September 5, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Poland was never on my list of places to visit, but I had the chance to go there last June for three weeks and it was fantastic. I started in Gdansk, then went to Poznan, then to Warsaw, and finally to Krakow. All the time, I felt absolutely safe. The Poles were hospitable and friendly.

Posted: August 1, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Moving around Poland by myself, I really enjoyed it and felt very safe, even in the early morning hours. Excellent value for money, and the people were super friendly. I felt safe and confident eating, drinking and exploring alone. I highly recommend it to people interested in history, nature or architecture.

Posted: July 11, 2023
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Group travel experience

I was in Poland last year for three weeks, living in a camper. We would stop at parking lots etc. and never felt unsafe. I was in Gdansk, Torun, Poznan, Katowice, Wroclaw, Krakow and Zakopane. Poland is beautiful country with great food and it is very cheap. The only places where I felt weird were tiny towns that I passed through - people look at you as if they don't get many visitors, but that happens everywhere and we did not encounter any problems.

Posted: June 13, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I was in Warsaw and Krakow and I felt incredibly safe. People generally speak English very well, especially in tourist areas. Buses and public transport are efficient and I felt safe. I travel with a tripod and a camera and I set them up for pictures and I didn't have any problems.

Posted: April 9, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I traveled all over Poland last year and found it to be very safe. I also had no problems with the language - most people at least understand English, even if they cannot hold a conversation.

Posted: April 9, 2023
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Is Poland safe for women?

At night, the dark streets are safe, but drunk people are everywhere. They are sometimes a little insistent on asking for money, but other than that, no one bothers you. People don't really care what you do

Posted: April 23, 2024
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Zehra

Zehra

It's quite safe here, except for animals like dogs. I am generally scared of the possibility of being bitten by a dog, but I haven't experienced something like that. Thank God :) People are safe enough here. I can go anywhere without a doubt.

Posted: March 25, 2024
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Is Poland safe right now?

Before your visit to Poland, it's essential to check travel advisories for Poland, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States Government advises exercising normal precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 1, 2024
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises taking normal security precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 12, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Poland. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 7, 2024

Is Poland worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 26 experiences

Solo travel experience

I was in Warsaw and Krakow and I liked it very much. Great food and drinks. I used the Viator app to book walking tours. I also did a lot of walking on my own. I also went to Auschwitz for a one-day trip. Things there were also cheap.

Posted: November 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Last summer, I went to Poland alone, using InterRail. I really enjoyed it and couldn't understand why I hadn't gone there earlier. The people were friendly, and there was always someone who spoke English and wanted to help. I found the prices to be very reasonable. It was nice to walk among the buildings, often a mixture of new and old. Great urban squares with lots of people outside and pleasant temperatures.

Posted: September 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Safety in Poland