June 19, 2020

How to get to Gdańsk?

Getting to Gdansk should not cause problems. You can reach your destination by various means of transport. If you are on a round trip around Poland, a train will definitely be an efficient way to get to Gdańsk. There are direct rail connections with Warsaw, Krakow, Bydgoszcz, Poznań, Katowice, Wrocław, Szczecin and Olsztyn. The most efficient way is to get trains from Warsaw, they run every hour during the day. The journey from Warsaw takes, depending on the train standard, between 2 hours 47 minutes to 3 hours 39 min Detailed information on rail connections as well as the option to purchase a train ticket is available at https://www.intercity.pl/pl/

Line buses are another popular means of transport in Poland. The line supporting the most connections is the FLIXBUS line. Contact: https://www.flixbus.pl/

In addition to the line mentioned above, there are other, smaller companies. Comprehensive information on all bus and train connections can be found at: https://www.e-podroznik.pl/

Gdańsk also has an international airport, Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport. Traveling around Poland, you can fly to Gdańsk from the largest Polish cities, such as Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław, Katowice and Lublin. These connections are via Warsaw and operated by LOT Polish Airlines. Contact: https://www.lot.com/pl/pl/book-flight

Some will definitely go to Poland by car. Travel by this means of transport will run smoothly if you choose a convenient route. And so, when traveling from Warsaw, we recommend choosing the national road S7. It is a modern and convenient expressway, where travellers using passenger car do not pay any tolls. When you set off on our journey from cities such as Łódź or Toruń, you can take an equally modern A1 highway. Here, however, there is the obligation to pay tolls. You make payments whenever leaving the highway. The table of fees can be found at https://a1.com.pl/oplaty-a1/oplaty/

If you want to reach Gdańsk from abroad, there are several options to choose from. The fastest way will be by air. Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport has an extensive network of connections with airports in many European cities, served by airlines such as Lufthansa, SAS, Wizzair, Ryanair, Eurowings, airBaltic and Finnair. Connection map: https://www.airport.gdansk.pl/flight-information/where-we-fly-p3.html

For those who like to travel by train, we recommend the international connection Berlin - Gdańsk. Trains between the two cities run once a day, seven days a week. You can reach Gdańsk also by trains with a stop at the stations in Poznań or Szczecin. There is also a regular, direct rail connection between Gdańsk and Vienna.

Also the FLIXBUS buses run regularly on the Berlin-Gdańsk route.

Good news for travelers from Sweden – one can reach the port of Gdansk six days a week, and in the summer season daily from the Swedish Nynäshamm by choosing the ferry POLFERIES. Detailed information is available at: https://polferries.com/

You can also choose a ferry route from Karlskrona, served by the STENA LINE. However, this ferry sails to the port of Gdynia, a city located in the immediate vicinity of Gdańsk, from where you can easily reach Gdańsk by public buses and a city train.

If you are traveling by car and want to visit Gdańsk, we recommend choosing expressways and highways. And so, for example, coming from Berlin, it's best to follow the A2 highway, passing the city of Poznań on the way, which is worth visiting (you can also tour it with Yellow Walkative! Umbrellas). Then use the S5 roads through Gniezno and 15 via Toruń (also worth stoping and taking tour with us!) to A1 and with it directly to Gdańsk.

You have probably heard many stories that nobody speaks English in Poland. In fact, that’s not necessarily true. The customer service points at most of the airports, railways and bus stations have services in many languages. There are also tourist information offices manned by people who speak English and help you get around. Don’t be afraid – come to discover Poland and make sure you do it with Walkative!

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