How to get here
First of all, an important hint - don't be surprised that £ód¼ is pronounced Woodge, rather than Lodz.
Polski Bus provides most convenient and comfortable bus connections. The £ód¼ Kaliska and Fabryczna stations can be reached from majority of Polish cities, as well as Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava, Bremen, Budapest, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Lviv, Munchen, Prague, Vienna, Vilnius and Zurich.
It is very convenient to travel to £ód¼ from Berlin with one change in Kutno. You can check train schedules and buy tickets here. From Kutno there are about 20 trains to £ód¼ Kaliska daily, leaving every hour.
From the train station in Kutno there are also minibuses of the Sandbus line, leaving to £ód¼ every 30 minutes (last connection at 8pm). The most convenient stop in £ód¼ is Ko¶ciuszki, Hotel ¦wiatowit. Tickets can be bought from the driver, the cost is about 12 PLN.
Another option is travelling by train via Warsaw, from every Polish city, Vienna, Prague or Berlin. From the Warszawa Centralna station, take a TLK or IR train to £ód¼ Fabryczna - they leave every hour. The ticket costs about 30 PLN. From the £ód¼ Fabryczna station, it is 5 minutes on foot the city centre (Grand Hotel, YMCA).
Lodz Airport is now offering direct connections with Dublin, East Midlands, London Stansted and Munich.
An easy alternative is flying to Warsaw (Warsaw Chopin Airport and Warsaw Modlin).
From the Chopin Airport, reaching £ód¼ is a matter of one hour by car with the A2 highway or 1,5 hours by train. From the airport, take the SKW train to the centre of Warsaw (Warszawa Zachodnia station). A single ticket can be bought in a vending machine for 4,40 PLN (about 1 euro), the trains leave the airport every 30 minutes. From Warszawa Zachodnia, take a TLK or IR train to £ód¼ Fabryczna - they leave every hour. The ticket costs about 30 PLN. From the £ód¼ Fabryczna station, it is 5 minutes on foot to the city centre (Grand Hotel, YMCA).
From the Modlin Airport it's easy to get to the £ód¼ Kaliska and Fabryczna stations with buses of the Modlinbus line. There are 5 connections per day.