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Ilawa is a town in Masuria, Poland.

Map of the centre

Get in[edit]

Unfortunately there are no international connections, but Iława has good domestic connections with almost all major cities in Poland.

  • Warsaw - 8 times per day (3h journey)
  • Kraków - 6 times per day (6-7h journey)
  • Gdańsk - 8 times per day (1.5-2h journey)
  • Olsztyn - 7 times per day (1h journey)
  • Poznań - 3 times per day (3h journey).

Schedules can be found on the PKP website [1]

There are two train stations - 1 Iława Główna and the smaller 2 Iława Miasto. Not all trains stop at Iława Miasto so try to get out at Iława Główna.

Get around[edit]

Public transport served by ZKM has 7 bus lines. A single ticket costs 2.80 zł.

Taxis are available and tend to be cheap. Tipping is not obligatory. The cheapest taxi corporations are Wodnik and Hallo Taxi. The most expensive taxis are at the train station.


The neo-barocque town hall of Iława was destroyed in World War II, but rebuilt with German money, and is now a landmark of German-Polish friendship

Sadly, much of Iława was destroyed in World War II. However, some interesting attractions have survived.

Church of the Transfiguration
  • 1 Church of the Transfiguration, Kościelna 1, +48 89 648 26 41. Built in 1317-1325 in Gothic style.
  • 4 Baroque sculptures on the main street - Jupiter, Junona, Meduza and Herkules (first half of 18th century) obtained from the palace in Kamieniec Suski
  • Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Secessionist villas and palaces
  • Medieval fortified settlement (grodzisko) on Wielka Żuława island (the biggest inland island in Poland)
  • 2 Town Hall, Niepodległości 13. From the 1910s.
  • 3 Watermill. Unfortunately nowadays the building is hidden large commercial panels and threatened by destruction.


  • Water sports: sailing, kayaking on Jeziorak lake
  • Fishing
  • Bike rental
  • Horse riding





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