Zywiec is a winter sport city in southern Poland, situated southwest of Kraków and very near to Bielsko-Biała. The most famous Polish beer Zywiec is made there. The city is in the Beskids and this part of the mountain range is named after the city Zywiec Beskid (1725m). There is also a big lake in the town.
Many passengers also choose Katowice Airport (KTW). It's the airport situated 100 kilometres northeast of Żywiec, but the way leads all via a motorway and two-lane roads and by car it takes about 90 minutes to get from the airport to Żywiec via S1/DK1/S69 roads. The airport has direct connections with over 30 destinations across Europe and Asia. The airport is a base of [Wizzair] and has strong network of Wizzair flights:
When travelling from the airport take the S1 Express Road heading Katowice, then go via S1 to Tychy. In Tychy drive DK1 (don't change any road, it's just the change in nomenclature!) to Bielsko-Biala. If travelling by car from Katowice take the motorway to Bielsko-Biala and then follow signs south to Zywiec. The road from Bielsko-Biala to Zywiec however is single-carriageway and good views can be had of the surrounding countryside.
The town is also accessible by coach and train from Katowice, the nearest major city. The train fare from Katowice should be about 13/14zl and the journey should take about two hours. The town is also served by the Warsaw-Budapest line, with one train a day going in each direction.
The town is not particularly big and the historic centre itself is certainly walkable, but a ticket for the town bus service, covering all parts of the town can be bought for 2zl.
The brewery of the famous Zywiec beer is worth a visit, and in summer boats can be hired to swim on the lake.