Radom is the second-largest city in Mazowieckie that gets little tourist traffic. The city was a centre of light industry, but is now battling high unemployment and eyeing a transition to a knowledge-based economy. There are few tourist sights and due to low demand the tourist infrastructure is lacking. As not many foreigners visit Radom, relatively few in the service industry speak English.
By planeIn Radom there are two airports.
Radom-Sadków AirportA former military airport that got transformed into an airport for passenger flights. Radom airport has achieved doubtful success so far and there are few operations.
- The other airport in the city is the general aviation airport in Piastów.
For scheduled passenger flights, the closest airport is Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW), some 10 km south of the center of Warsaw and 95 km north of Radom. It takes about 1 hour by car to get to Radom from there.
By trainNumerous trains throughout the day link Radom with other cities in Poland. For more distant connections, change at one of Warsaw's stations may be needed. The main station in Radom is at Prażmowskiego Street, and usually referred to as Dworzec PKP by the locals. The station is south of the city centre and is within a walking distance from the Żeromskiego Street. Public transportation links are very convenient, as many bus lines stop around there; the bus station with connections to other cities is also nearby.
Here are the travel times to some major cities that have a direct train connection with Radom:
- Białystok (about 4hr 20min)
- Gdańsk (about 7hr 40min to 10hr, due to ongoing construction works)
- Kielce (about 1hr 30min)
- Kraków (between 3hr to 3hr 30min)
- Łódź (about 3hr 20min)
- Lublin (about 1hr 30min)
- Warsaw (between 1hr 50min to 2hr 30min)
- Wrocław (between 6hr 30min to 7hr 20min)
By busPolskiBus runs a frequent shuttle from Warsaw (Metro Wilanowska) to Radom using comfortable intercity coaches. The shuttle runs approximately every 1hr 30 min except for nighttime. Consult the detailed schedule here: . Tickets are around 10 zł if purchased in advance.
The main bus station (Dworzec PKS in Polish) for long-distance connections is located at Prażmowskiego Street, just next to the Main Post Office (Poczta Główna) and the train station (Dworzec PKP). A number of buses also stop at bus stops in the proximity of the train station.
To get information about buses and prices, you can contact the station at +48 48 363 54 54. For domestic departure times, consult the following website: .
By carYou can easily reach Radom by car:
- from Warsaw, Gdańsk, Kielce and Kraków, by national road 7, E77: Gdańsk – Warsaw – Radom – Kielce – Kraków – Chyżne
- from Rzeszów, by national road 9, E371: Radom – Rzeszów – Barwinek
- from Lublin and Łódź, by national road 12: Piotrków Trybunalski – Radom – Lublin – Dorohusk
ParkingThere is a paid-parking zone in the centre of the city. This applies M-F 08:00-16:00. Parking costs 0.10 zł for every 3 minutes, with the minimum payment of 0.50 zł for the first 15 minutes. You can pay with coins using the parking meter or with your mobile phone (more details on the parking meter).
For the information on the coverage of the paid-parking zone, consult the city's website .
Public transportRadom is covered by a public transport network of 24 bus lines, numbered from 1 to 26. The full list of these routes can be found here (in Polish).
Two carriers in Radom operate the public buses, but the tickets are issued and controlled by one authority, Miejski Zarząd Dróg i Komunikacji (MZDiK). There are various tickets, but as a visitor you probably don't have to trouble yourself with most of them. A single ticket costs 3.80 zł, and there is a 50% reduction for children from the age of 4 till the end of education (includes university students), so the ticket costs 1.90 zł (in Polish: bilet ulgowy). Children until the age of 4 and seniors above the age of 70 travel for free. Be aware that you need to carry a document confirming your eligibility to the reduced fare. A single ticket is valid for the whole journey on the particular bus line. There is no time limit, but once you get off the bus, the ticket loses its validity. Make sure to validate the ticket in one of the validators by the door immediately after boarding.
Tickets can be purchased in any kiosk or a shop that has the sign bilety. Tickets can be also bought from the driver on-board, subject to availability, but an additional surcharge applies.
You can check the time table of the buses on this website (in Polish).
Museums and galleries
Academic Art Gallery "Rogatka"Corner of Malczewskiego and Kelles-Krauza streets, (Polish). Gallery of the Faculty of Arts of the Technical University of Radom. It is in a 19th-century toll-house building, where the entry to the city used to be.
phone: +48 48 362 43 29address: Rynek 11(Polish).
phone: +48 48 383 60 77address: ul. Domagalskiego 5 (temporary address)(Polish). Centre for contemporary art. Temporarily moved away from its location at ul. Kopernika 1 for the time of renovation.
Muzeum Sztuki Współczesnejphone: +48 48 362 25 50address: Rynek 4/5Museum of contemporary arts. Established in 1990, it is the first contemporary arts dedicated museum in Poland. Boasts a collection of over 3,500 exhibits.
phone: +48 48 332 92 81address: Ul. Szydłowiecka 30(Polish). Open-air museum of the Radom region country side. Great place for a weekend visit. Try to get there during one of the numerous events they organize.
- Borki Reservoir (Zalew na Borkach)
- Kościuszko Park (Park Kościuszki), Contained by the following streets: Mickiewicza, Sienkiewicza, Słowackiego, Żeromskiego, 25 Czerwca.
- Old Garden (Stary Ogród), ul. Mireckiego. Established in 1820, it is the first public park in Radom.
phone: +48 48 362 72 15address: Ul. Żeromskiego 6(Polish). One of the most unique sights in Radom. Founded in 1468, it is one of the oldest Bernardine monasteries in the world.
phone: +48 48 360 05 62address: Ul. Kelles-Krauza 19(Polish). Neo-gothic church built in 1905.
- Holy Trinity Church (Kościół Świętej Trójcy), pl. Kazimierza Wielkiego. Baroque church founded in 1678. Build by the famous architect Tylman van Gameren.
phone: +48 48 362 76 67address: Ul. Sienkiewicza 13(Polish). Radom Cathedral, built between 1898 and 1918.
phone: +48 48 362 73 35address: Ul. Reja 6(Polish).
phone: +48 48 362 38 06address: Ul. Rwańska 6(Polish). One of the oldest churches in Radom, founded in 1360 by King Casimir the Great. Be sure to see the 17th-century chapel founded by Jan Kochanowski.
St. Stanislaus Garrison Churchphone: +48 48 362 72 39Plac Konstytucji 3 Maja 1. Built in 1902 as an Eastern Orthodox Church, it now serves as Roman-Catholic military church.
phone: +48 48 362 68 51address: Ul. Plac Stare Miasto 13(Polish). The oldest remaining building in the city, most likely built in 1216.
- Jewish Cemetery, ul. Towarowa. Built in 1831.
- Moniuszki Street
- Piłsudskiego Street
- Rwańska Street
- Żeromskiego Street
- Third of May Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji 3 Maja)
- Market Square (Rynek)
Tenement houses and other buildings
- City Public Library (Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna), ul. Piłsudskiego 12. - Library located in a neo-renaissance villa. Built in 1892.
- Glogier Family House (Kamienica Glogierów), ul. Sienkiewicza 12. Built in 1914.
- Resursa Obywatelska, ul. Malczewskiego 16.
- Trzebiński Printing Shop (Drukarnia Trzebińskiego), ul. Żeromskiego 28 (enter through the archway into the backyard)
- White Eagle Pharmacy (Apteka pod Białym Orłem), ul. Żeromskiego 5.
Concerts and performances
phone: +48 48 3620444address: ul. Żeromskiego 53Go to a performance by city's renowned chamber orchestra.
phone: +48 48 384 53 06address: Plac Jagielloński 15See a theatre play in the Jan Kochanowski Popular Theatre of Radom.
Festivals and events
Dni RadomiaThe city's annual festivity, taking place around the middle of June. Expect a large number of concerts, performances, exhibitions and more.
phone: +48 48 384 53 06address: Teatr Powszechny im. Jana Kochanowskiego, Plac Jagielloński 15A major theatre festival in Poland, combining theatre, science, criticism, arts, music and film. It is organized biannually since 1993.
KaziukiCelebration of the city's patron, Saint Casimir the Jagiellon, taking place in March. It is celebrated in early March. There are religious celebrations, sports and cultural events, as well as concerts.
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Dawnej im. Mikołaja z RadomiaAnnual festival of early music; takes place in October.
phone: +48 22 6825040address: Sadków AirportA biannual air show. The last festival was in August 2018. It is the biggest such event in Poland, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from all over Poland and abroad.
phone: +48 48 385 74 15address: Sala Koncertowa Urzędu Miejskiego, ul. Żeromskiego 53An annual Poland-wide festival of shanties.
phone: +48 483617000address: ul. Malczewskiego 29The Technical University of Radom, with some 10,000 students enrolled, is Radom's largest institute of higher education and offers a variety of courses and programs to choose from.
phone: +48 483631503address: ul. Żeromskiego 75Language school offering courses in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and French.
phone: +48 606108446address: ul. Słowackiego 84Language school offering courses in Arabic, English, German, Italian, Spanish and French.
City shoppingThe best place for city shopping is Żeromskiego Street and the adjacent streets. There you will find numerous shops with clothes, shoes and others. Many Polish and international banks have their branches at Żeromskiego too. Almost opposite of the city hall (where Mickiewicza and Żeromskiego streets meet), there is also Galeria Rosa which has a number of shops inside.
address: ul. Limanowskiego 71Buy local non-pasteurized beer from one of Radom's first micro-breweries. It is said the recipes date back to a few hundred years ago.
RadomiankaLocally made cocoa cake with whipped cream. Ask for in restaurants and confectioneries.
Galeria 'Echo'phone: +48 48 333 21 56address: ul. Żółkiewskiego 4
phone: +48 48 3618 776address: al. Grzecznarowskiego 28
'Senior' Department Storephone: +48 48 360 00 39address: Plac Jagielloński 8
- Galeria Fenix
Galeria Słonecznaaddress: ul. Chrobrego 1
BudgetAt the M-1 Mall (M-Jeden in Polish) there is a small food court with McDonald's and KFC, as well as a pretty good sit down restaurant called Sphinx. There are a few other McDonald's restaurants in town.
- Bar Mleczny "Sezam", ul. Moniuszki 23. A remainder of the communist era, this milk bar offers fairly decent dishes for as little as 2 zł. Worth a visit for a 1980s-like experience.
phone: +48 48 362 11 25address: Ul. Żeromskiego 46a
- Samira Kebab Cafe Bar, ul. Malczewskiego 9/11, +48 48 362 26 41. A Lebanese restaurant, serving delicious kebabs and other Arabic dishes at very competitive prices.
Słonecznikphone: +48 48 362 63 73address: Ul. Moniuszki 22Cafeteria-style place serving Polish and European cuisine. A place to go for a quick meal, a cake and a coffee; nothing special though.
phone: +48 48 618 61 05address: Wolanów/near Radom, Kowalanka 30Traditional Polish restaurant.
Casablanca Piano Cafephone: +48 48 385 85 45address: Ul. Piłsudskiego 11Styled after the movie Casablanca, this restaurant serves Polish and European cuisine. Also very popular to go there for a couple of beers. Nice music plays in the background.
Green Zebraphone: +48 48 363 84 04address: Ul. Focha 12The city's first vegetarian restaurant. Extravagant design, friendly atmosphere.
phone: +48 48 383 66 94address: Ul.Kielecka 153Traditional restaurant decorated in a highland style.
phone: +48 502 553 658address: Ul. Szewska 14A family restaurant. Great place to visit with your children where they can engage in a number of educational activities and eat.
phone: +48 48 363 63 00address: Ul. Żeromskiego 17
Panie i Panowiephone: +48 48 340 22 79address: Ul. Piłsudskiego 13
phone: +48 48 363 77 63address: Ul. Piłsudskiego 13A cosy restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Piano bar every Tuesday.
phone: +48 48 384-60-95Wielogóra/near Radom, ul. Warszawska 98/100 in the Hotel u Grubego. Traditional Polish restaurant.
phone: +48 48 332 18 46address: ul. Zagłoby 2, 26-600 RadomFamily restaurant in Radom with all the best polish food. Such as hand made "dumplings", "fish", "burgers:, "steaks", "schnitzel", "pasta" and much more. Be sure to visit this place if you ever travel to Radom.
phone: +48 48 340 00 24address: Ul. Słowackiego 11In the Europejski Hotel, this restaurant offers a variety of Polish and International cuisine.
Bars and pubs
Jack Rocksphone: +48 509 482 362address: ul. 11-ego Listopada 99fTwo-storey cosy pub with live music.
phone: +48 48 382 02 02address: Galeria ROSA, ul. Żeromskiego 52Bar and restaurant. Has bowling and pool. Karaoke every Tuesday and Thursday at 21:00.
Nasza Szkapaphone: +48 48 362 27 84address: ul. Dowkonta 2A small, but lively pub next to the train station. Popular for watching football matches.
phone: +48 48 384 88 78address: ul. Moniuszki 26The first restaurant in Radom with in-house microbrewery. Go for a meal and chase it with one of the 4 kinds of beer brewed in Pivovaria.
Tawerna Messaaddress: ul. Malczewskiego 8Sailors' tavern.
Babie Latophone: +48 48 369 93 75address: ul. Rwańska 7Ladies club and cafe. Apart from numerous drinks and cocktails, food and desserts are available too.
Bufet artystyczny Czekoladaphone: +48 48 384 53 31address: Plac Jagielloński 15
Marcusphone: +48 48 362 34 05address: ul. Żeromskiego 39
phone: +48 48 361 73 89address: ul. Chrobrego 31Student club in the basement of the Faculty of Economics.
Alibiphone: +48 48 361 73 73address: ul. Malczewskiego 29Student club in a 19th-century basement of an ex-Russian garrison building.
phone: +48 48 385 39 00address: al. Grzecznarowskiego 2Lounge club.
phone: +48 530 110 110address: al. Grzecznarowskiego 2Minimum age: 25.
phone: +48 48 369 01 43address: ul. Struga 7a
phone: +48 601 29 54 39address: ul. Plac Stare Miasto 11
phone: +48 48 383 06 99address: Al. Grzecznarowskiego 2Largest venue in Radom, with 1000 people capacity. Concerts are organized on a regular basis. Bowling and pool available too.
phone: +48 48 360 22 14address: Ul. Limanowskiego 34/40Youth hostel.
phone: +48 48 365 63 63address: Ul. Chorzowska 1.
Hotel „Centralny Ośrodek Szkolenia Maszynistów”phone: +48 48 369 95 90address: Ul. Józefa Ignacego Kraszewskiego 1.
phone: +48 48 384 77 54address: Ul. Czarnieckiego 70.
phone: +48 48 340 25 85address: Ul. Prażmowskiego 17
phone: +48 48 368 91 00address: ul. Narutowicza 9.
phone: +48 48 360 88 77address: ul. Bulwarowa 15
phone: +48 48 321 50 85address: ul. Warszawska 98/100 Wielogóra k. Radomia
phone: +48 48 365 54 05address: Ul. Puławska 8
phone: +48 48 363 87 45address: ul. Planty 4The oldest continuously operating hotel in the city.
phone: +48 48 384 01 91address: ul. Poniatowskiego 4
phone: +48 48 363 27 08address: Ul. Focha 12.
phone: +48 48 362 88 88address: ul. Malczewskiego 18
phone: +48 48 340 00 21address: ul. Słowackiego 11
InternetThere are few internet cafés (Polish: kawiarenka internetowa) spread around the city.
- Cafe Internet, ul. Słowackiego 195, Phone +48 48 384 79 95.
- Multi Fox, ul. Okulickiego 58/70, Phone +48 48 360 83 72.
- Reama, ul. Żeromskiego 71, Phone +48 48 363 20 95.
- Szuflandia, ul. Skłodowskiej-Curie 7, Phone +48 48 363 41 59.
There is also an increasing number of hot-spots. You can find them in several restaurants such as McDonald's, KFC, Fanaberia, Cafe Parkowa, or Pivovaria. The Radom Technical University's main campus also has hot-spots. There are also free hot-spots in the following locations: Galeria Fenix (shopping centre), the Plac Jagielloński area in front of the theatre, Żeromskiego, Moniuszki, Mickiewicza and other streets in the city centre, and many other locations.
PhoneThe Radom area code is 48, which is the same as the Polish country code. To dial a phone number from Radom you will have to dial +48 48 X from outside the country.
phone: +48 48 362 52 52address: ul. Beliny Prażmowskiego 2
As a foreigner, you are likely to be a target of any crime just as much as if you were local. Crimes targeting solely tourists are unheard of.
Radom was a pioneer of the Bezpieczne Miasto (Safe City) programme, later followed by other cities in Poland, by introducing a full-scale campaign since 1997. There are 61 CCTV cameras around the city, mostly in the centre, that have helped to reduce the number of criminal offences.
- Warsaw - 100 km away, the capital of Poland is within easy reach, with numerous trains and buses leaving throughout the day.
- Wsola - 10 km away from Radom is Wsola, home of Witold Gombrowicz Museum . Address: Wsola, ul. Witolda Gombrowicza 1, 26-660 Jedlińsk.
- Czarnolas - Visit the museum of the great renaissance poet, Jan Kochanowski.
- Kazimierz Dolny
- Iłża - 30 km south of Radom, Iłża is a great place for a one-day visit. The remains of the 14th century castle are a must-see.
- Orońsko - Visit Centrum Rzeźby Polskiej , the Centre of Polish Sculpture. See the manor house of the painter Józef Brandt. Open daily except Mondays. Admission: adults 5 zł; children, students 3 zł.
- Domaniów - About 20 km west of Radom. Home to a 500 ha artificial lake; good place to go in the summer if you are a water-sports enthusiast. There is a little pier where you can rent a sailing boat or a kayak.