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Sanok is a town in the Polish region of Podkarpackie in Poland. It is in a picturesque location along the San River near foothills and parks, and offers many recreational opportunities.

Market square in Sanok
Skansen, the open air village museum in Sanok
San river in Sanok

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Sanok is served by PKP intercity trains, as well as local and regional bus services. The 1 Sanok railway station, is on Dworcowa street a little southeast of the center. There are connections from Rzeszów and Jasło.

By bus[edit]

There are several direct bus connections from Rzeszów and Kraków. Tickets from Rzeszów should cost around 15 zł while most tickets from Kraków go between 25 and 30 zł. Sanbus, Galicja and Neobus [dead link] are only a few companies that offer connections from Rzeszów.

By car[edit]

Sanok is linked by various highways to other towns and cities in southeastern Poland. The DK28 road links Sanok with Krosno in the west and Przemyśl in the east.

Get around[edit]

Sanok is compact and many points of interest are easily accessible by foot. Taxis congregate near shops in the central area, and fares tend to be low.


  • 1 Open Air Village Museum, Aleksandra Rybickiego 3, +48 13 463 16 72. An ethnographic museum known throughout Poland. It contains 200 buildings and shows daily life as it was in the 19th and early 20th century. Rural Architecture Museum of Sanok (Q773526) on Wikidata Museum of Folk Architecture, Sanok on Wikipedia
  • 2 Royal Castle. Built in the 14th century on a hill with steep slopes in the town. The castle houses an exhibition of the impressive artwork of Polish artist Zdzisław Beksiński. Sanok Castle (Q1629927) on Wikidata Sanok Castle on Wikipedia
  • 3 Orthodox Church (Cerkiew Świętej Trójcy), Zamkowa 16.
  • Traces of Jewish history, including former synagogues.


Sanok lends itself to casual exploration. Set out on foot from the Rynek (town square) and explore the sights of this quaint town. In addition, Sanok is close to the Bieszczady Mountains and numerous parks.

  • [dead link] KH Sanok. Sanok's best known sports team is its ice hockey club, which plays in the Polish equivalent of the premiership. Matches take place in the new Sanok Arena.


You can find most necessities (and more than a few luxuries) in the various shops in the centrum area. Outdoor markets are an excellent source of locally-grown foods.




Sanok provides a full range of accommodations, including new and modern full-service hotels, budget hotels, and hostels. Compared to major Polish cities such as Warsaw and Kraków, prices are modest.

Go next[edit]

Sanok is close (approximately 40 km) to the Bieszczady National Park, a largely pristine environment suitable for hiking and exploring.

This city travel guide to Sanok is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.