Essential tips on how to get to Gdansk and on how to reach the center of Gdansk from Gdansk Lech Walesa airport. Shuttle connections, trains, bus, ferries and taxis.
How to get to the airport Gdańsk Lech Walesa
Gdansk is located in the North of Poland and the Baltic Sea, in a metropolitan area call Trójmiasto, which includes the seaside resorts of Gdynia and Sopot. Below, a practical guide on how to get to Gdansk by air, by train, by ship and bus, and the links between the Lech Walesa airport and the Centre of Gdansk.
The city also offers excellent maritime links with other States bordering the Baltic Sea, being Gdansk one of its main ports.
The international airport of Gdansk Lech Walesa (Port Lotniczy im ń Gda sk. Lecha Wałęsy. Acronym GDN), dedicated to the former President of the nation, is one of the main airports in Poland and serves the area of the city of Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia. Gdansk Lech Walesa airport It is located inside the city limits, of neighbourhood Matarnia, at about 12 kilometers from Gdansk Center, North West.
The plane is definitely the easiest way to reach Gdansk, because its airport is served by several low cost airlines, which connects Gdańsk to the major cities of Europe and the world. Among the airlines flying to Gdansk There are: Ryanair, Norwegian, Wizz Air, Air Baltic, Jet Air and WOW Air.
Reach Gdansk by car
Gdansk is well connected to the main cities of Poland thanks to a good road network. On the occasion of the European Football Championship 2012, the country has set up new highways, which have improved the traffic viability in Poland. The A1 motorway connect the cities of Gdańsk Torun, Lodz, Katowice. The S7 connects Gdansk with Warsaw and Krakow.
Gdansk bus and coach links
Gdansk is served by several low cost bus companies and long-distance coaches, which link the various cities of Europe with the bus station of Gdansk, located behind the main train station (Dworzec PKS: Ulica 3 Maje, 12, Gdansk).
One of the bus companies connecting Gdańsk with Europe is Eurolines, which connects almost all the cities in Poland. Gdansk has direct lines Eurolines passing by Wroclaw and Torun.
From central station, in addition to, arrive and depart the Polskibus, which connects Gdansk with major Polish cities.
Arrive in Gdansk by train
The railway station in Gdansk, located to the left of the old town (Ulica Podwale Grodzkie, 1), is called Gdansk Główny and is easily recognizable by its historic brick, built in Dutch style.
PKP Intercity trains connects Gdansk with the other cities of Poland and Europe. SKM trains connect Gdańsk with Sopot and Gdynia, in about 35 minutes.
In addition to the central station there are two other minor stations, i.e. Gdańsk Oliwa and Gdańsk Wrzeszcz.
You can book your train tickets online on internet http://www.polrail.com/
Gdansk ferry connections
Gdansk is the main port of Poland and one of the most important in the Baltic Sea.
There are numerous ferries connecting Gdańsk with Germany and the countries of Scandinavia, the Finland and Sweden.
How to reach the city centre from the port of Gdansk:
It is possible to reach the Centre of Gdansk from the harbour by bus or taxi, or taking the train to the railway station Brzeżno, only 500 meters from the passenger Pier.
Shipping companies and ferries from port of Gdansk are the Stena Lines, the Finnlines and Polferries. The Ferry Terminal at the port of Gdansk is located at the Westerplatte and Polferries.
In Westerplatte, as well as in Sopot and Gdynia, private boats can dock and cruise ships.
GDANSK LINKS: How to arrive from Gdansk Lech Walesa airport in Gdansk City Center
Gdansk links: Lech Walesa Airport – Gdansk in bus
The ’ transfer between airport and city of Gdansk are insured by the bus public transport company ZTM (Zarzad Transportu Miejskiego w Gdansku), in particular by bus # 210B, which leads from Gdansk Lech Walesa airport to the train station in Gdańsk Główny, with a journey time of 30 minutes.
The cost of the bus fare to get to the Centre of Gdansk is 2,50 Zl (1,25 ZL reduced) for the ordinary line and 3,50 Zl (1,75 ridotto) night line. On their website you can find all Gdansk bus timetables.
The following bus lines stop at the airport in Gdansk:
Line 110 – terminus: Wrzeszcz Station.
Line 210 – terminus: Central Railway Station.
Night line N3 – terminus: Central Railway Station.
Gdansk links: Shuttle from the airport to the Centre of Lech Walesa Gdansk
At the airport in Gdansk are also available shuttle services and private minibus.
The shuttle bus of MPA Poland connect Gdansk Lech Walesa airport to the Centre of Gdansk. The bus stop is located at the hotel Mercure Hevelius, at the Terminal City, and it costs about 10 zloty per person. Bus timetables MPA: from 9.00 at 18.30 with the arrival of flights.
Wagner Transport is another Shuttle service that connects the airport of Gdansk City Centre. The shuttle stops at the central train station in Gdansk: the journey time is 30 minutes and the ticket costs 10 Zl. It is advisable to online booking. Wagner Transport shuttles timetable: from 4.25 at 16.00 to coincide with flight arrivals.
Getting to Gdansk with the taxi from Gdansk Lech Walesa airport
Taxis to the Centre are located opposite the entrance to the Gdansk airport. The distance from Gdansk airport to downtown is approximately 12 km and the fare is approximately 50 Zl (equivalent to 15 euros). The taxi company authorized is City Plus Neptun.