Finally, after several years of reliving the Eastern European 'wild wild 90's' at the temporary bus station down the road, visitors to Wrocław can arrive at a simple but sleek underground terminal meeting all 21st century standards. Those who remember the previous iteration of the station, described by previous editors as 'grim and uncouth' and 'an unofficial day care centre for drunks and lunatics,' and dubbed by one of our readers as 'the cesspool of Wrocław,' can rest assured that the new 'dworzec' is nothing like that; it's clean, organised, handicapped-accessible, and you'll find functioning departure and arrival displays, bus schedules, lifts, and lockers within easy reach. Ticket windows are open from 6:00 until 22:00, but the International Travel Desk is open 24/7 and will sell domestic and international tickets to you during the night hours; keep in mind that for most domestic routes you can simply purchase your ticket from the bus driver (FlixBus and NeoBus are a notable exception). Best of all, the nearest exit spits you out directly opposite the back entrance of the main train station, making for a nice, functional transportation hub.
Of course, no 21st century train or bus station in Poland can be complete without a shopping centre attempting to gobble it up, and this one is no different; you'll find the station encased in Wrocław's newest shopping behemoth, Wroclavia. This situation is not without its advantages, since the upstairs food court is a welcome step-up from the shady eateries offered by the main train station (and is a heck of a lot closer than city centre, convenient for travellers waiting for a connection). However, one major thing detracts from viewing the mall's presence as benign: travellers are essentially forced to walk through it to get to the 'Dworzec Autobusowy' tram/bus stop on ul. Borowska, from which public transportation departs towards the Old Town; a bit of a jerk move, if you ask us.
Once you've fought off the shopping temptations and made it to the stop, getting to city centre is easy: tram 15, running every 12 minutes or so, will take you to the 'Rynek' stop, as will bus K. During the night, buses 245 and 247 run about once per hour, and you can also catch buses 243 and 253 leaving from a second 'Dworzec Autobusowy' stop between the bus station and the train station (ul. Sucha). Confusing, we know - to make it easier, you can use the wroclaw.jakdojade.pl website or jakdojade app to plan your journey. All in all, you should have no trouble getting to city centre even during the dead of night.