Piła is a former German town of Schneidemühl, situated on the old pre-WWII Polish-German border. Piła is the largest town of the northern part of Greater Poland Voivodeship. It is located on the river Gwda, approx. 90 km north of Poznań. There's a birthplace of Stanisław Staszic, a priest and reformer living in 18/19 c.
Both Poznań and Bydgoszcz airports're locared about 1,30 h from the city.
The bus station (ul. Kwiatowa 18) is conveniently located in front of the main station Pila Glowna. There is a couple of daily buses to Poznan, Krakow, Warsaw, Kolobrzeg as well as one per day to Wroclaw and Berlin.