Nowy Sacz lies at a northern latitude of 49.4 and at an eastern longitude of 20.4, in the heart of the Nowy Sacz valley, between Gorlice and Limanowa, not far from the border with the Slovakian Republic.
Area - 60 sq. km
Population - 85,000
Highest elevation - Majdan hill - 387 m above sea level
Lowest elevation - Wielopole - 272 m above sea level
Perimeter - 42.3 km
Length of all streets - 230 km
Length of rivers - 18 km
Good bus, train and city transportation make it easy to take trips to attractive places in the nearby Beskid Mountains, including the well known resorts of Kyrnica, Muszyna and Piwniczna. There are 45 city and suburb bus lines. The PKS bus service ensures travelling ease and pleasure and offers bus connections to Warsaw, Lublin, Lodz, Krakow, Katowice, Rybnik, Rzeszow, Przemysl, Zakopane and Bardejova (Slovakia). In the city there are two helicopter landing fields (near the hospital and in Biegonice).
Nowy Sacz lies at the intersection of two major communication routes: Wadowice - Przemysl no. 28, and Krakow - Krynica no. 75 (with a branch to Piwniczna - no. 87).
Nowy Sacz has direct railway connections with the largest cities of Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Gdynia), and also with Budapest (Hungary) and Kosiyce (Slovakia). One can buy tickets at the railway station and it is possible to pay with AE, MC or VISA credit cards.
Distances between Nowy Sacz and other cities in Poland