Zielona Góra's situation near the Polish-German border, the proximity of major traffic arteries and the surrounding nature are great assets of the town. Zielona Góra has a very favourable geographical location. The international routes and railway lines intersect in its vicinity, connecting Scandinavia with the south of Europe and Warsaw with Berlin. International road E65 and national roads No. 3, No. 27 and No. 32 run nearby. Furthermore, over 200 km of motorways are to be built near the city: A2 Paris – Moscow, A3 Szczecin – Prague and A4 Brussels – Kiev. Our city is 160 km away from Berlin, 290 km from Prague, 130 km from Poznań, 160 km from Wrocław and 413 km from Warsaw. The city has direct rail links with Świnoujście, Kołobrzeg, Terespol, Katowice, Warsaw, Konin, Szczecin, Poznań, Wrocław, and Gdynia.
There are two airports near Zielona Góra: the passenger and cargo airport at Babimost, and sports and other purposes airfield at Przylep. The communication network of the city is one of the best in Poland owing to the modern system of ring roads, among other things. Zielona Góra is situated amidst the tree-covered hills – the woods alone constitute about 45% of its area. The name of the city (the Green Mountain) renders its character very well. Most of the outer housing estates are surrounded by hilly woodland area. The number of green areas within the city itself is also substantial. Over 260 species of trees and shrubs, including 81 natural features of historic significance can be found here.