The main traffic artery going through the Moravian-Silesian Region – the highway D1 (the former D47) lies about 16 kilometres as the crow flies (around 22-30 km by car) from the Lachian Gate. Near Ostrava, it joins the Polish highway A1. In order to get to the Lachian Gate of Beskydy, you take exit no. 336 – Butovice and follow the road 464 in the direction to Příbor, which then joins the road I/58 near the town of Sokotnice (after that you just follow the signposts).
The second and a little more complicated option is to take exit no. 330 - Hladké Životice (and then follow road I/57 through Kunín to Nový Jičín).
From Bohemia /form South Moravia
When travelling from Bohemia (the Lachian Gate – Prague: about 360 km /3.5 hours by car), it is convenient to leave D1 via exit no. 311 – Bělotín to the international road E 462 (I/48, or more precisely D 48), which leads from Bělotín through Nový Jičín to Příbor. The road then continues to Frýdek-Místek and the boarder with Poland near Český Těšín (connection to the Lachian Gate from Poland via the road S1).
From Poland / from Ostrava
When arriving from Poland via A1, we recommend leaving A1 in Ostrava (exit no. 361) and after you go through Ostrava, join highway D56 (only with a vignette) in the direction towards Frýdek-Místek and then in Frýdek-Místek change direction towards Hranice na Moravě and Příbor to the international road E 462 (I/48, or more precisely D 48 – however, the whole way has not yet been rebuilt to a highway, so watch out, the maximum allowed speed in the Bělotín – Rachaltice stretch is 90 km/h! The highway stretches may even be used without a vignette).
It is also possible to get to the Lachian Gate (Příbor) via 1st class road no. 58 (leads around the Leoš Janáček Airport in Mošnov) from Ostrava. Before getting to Příbor, it crosses the international road E 462 (I/48, more precisely D 48).
From Beskydy / from Slovakia
The road I/58 then continues to Frenštát pod Radhoštěm (about 13 km far from the Lachian Gate) and Rožnov pod Radhoštěm (about 23 km far from the Lachian Gate). This is the main guideway connecting Beskydy and the Lachian Gate) and also the nearest connection to Slovakia (via Makov). The border is around 35 kilometres away from the Lachian Gate.
In the Lachian Gate
Within the Lachian Gate, Kopřivnice is connected to Příbor via the mentioned road no. 58, Hukvaldy is accessible through Lubina via the 3rd class road (no. 480) or through the local parts Vlčovice and Mniší via the 3rd class road (no. 486), which connects road I/48, or more precisely D48/E 462, in Rychaltice. The shortest way between Hukvaldy and Příbor is via the narrow 3rd class road (no. 4863).
Kopřivnice and Štramberk basically form a double-city connected by a built-up area. As the main traffic artery, road no. 480 goes through Kopřivnice and continues through Štramberk and Závišice to Veřovice. A road leading through the historic centre of the city of Štramberk turns left from road no. 480 on the border of Kopřivnice and Štramberk and then via the 3rd class roads to Nový Jičín.
For better orientation in the town there is a traffic sign system directing people to tourist and sports attractions within the town.