- By train - a train goes each way every hour or so, costs around 20 zł, takes two hours.
- By bus - buses leave from Regional Bus Station in Kraków (RDA - Regionalny Dworzec Autobusowy) really often. Price and time of travel is similar to trains.
- By car - Route 4/E40 or A4 motorway.
There is public transportation with around 30 bus lines, but most attractions are in the historic centre so you'll manage on foot.
- Medieval urban layout of Old Town with tenement houses and Main Square with 14th century Gothic/Renaissance City Hall in the middle.
[[File:Tarnow Rynek 20080708 4154.jpg|thumb|upright|Regional Museum on Main Market Square.]
- Remains of defensive walls and two fortified towers
- Bimah - remain of the old synagogue
- Gothic Tarnów Cathedral (14th century) and late Gothic wooden Holy Trinity Church (16th century)
- complex of a Bernadine Abbey
- Tarnów Railway station, built in 1906 based on the design of E. Baudisch, the station was the site of Tarnów rail station bomb attack which was carried out by a Polish-German agent on August 28, 1939, just days before the German invasion of Poland.
- Tarnowski Castle ruins, located on a nearby St. Martin's Hill, the 12th century fortification towered over the city until it fell into utter disrepair and was eventually dismantled and used in the construction of Bernardine church and monastery. Parts of the stonework are said to have been fitted to various buildings surrounding the town square. What remained of the castle was largely covered during construction of a mound which was never completed. Today the ruins are frequented by the residents of Tarnów and surrounding villages, as they provide a picturesque view of the city.
- World War I cemeteries, Gorlice–Tarnów Offensive cost 300,000 men their lives. Many of them have never been identified and today they rest in war cemeteries, often marked with commemorative statues, in towns surrounding Tarnów.
- Regional Museum in Tarnów. Three buildings in the city: the Town Hall, the house at Rynek 20-21 and Ethnography Museum at ul. Krakowska 10.
Although Tarnów has been scarred with communist tower blocks, the Town Square and the area surrounding it provide a spectacular view.
- St. Martin's Hill, the location of the Tarnów Castle ruins (see above), provides and excellent view of the old town.
- Town Hall Tower, the ticket costs 10 PLN. There are additional artifacts, including local mammoth tusks, on the way to the tower; visitors will also be able to see the fully functional mechanical clockwork of the town hall clock.
- Tower of the Tarnów Cathedral, no service available to the public, however, it has been said that one can talk to the rector about accompanying the janitor to the tower.
There are several parks and two cinemas.
- Town Hall, there are many souvenirs, pictures, postcards, and books about Tarnów available at the front desk. One of the noteworthy items is an album containing old photos of Tarnów, it includes rare photos of Gorlice-Tarnów offensive during the First World War, and the aftermath of the Tarnów rail station bomb attack (see above).
Most restaurants are on ul. Krakowska and in the Old Town.
A lot of cafes and pubs it the Old Town.