Essential tips on how to get to Gdansk and how to get to the center of Gdansk from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport. Connections to shuttles, trains, buses, ferries and taxis.
How to get to Gdansk connections with Lech Walesa airport
Gdańsk is located in northern Poland on the Baltic Sea in a metropolitan area called Trójmiasto , which includes the seaside resorts of Gdynia and Sopot . Below is a practical guide on how to get to Gdansk by plane, train, ship and bus, and on the connections between Lech Walesa airport and the center of Gdansk.
The city also offers excellent maritime connections with other states bordering the Baltic Sea, Gdansk being one of its main ports.
Gdansk air connections
Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport (Port Lotniczy Gdańsk im. Lecha Wałęsy. Initials GDN) , named after the former President of the nation, is one of the main airports in Poland and serves the area of the cities of Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is located within the city limits, precisely in the Matarnia , about 12 kilometers from the center of Gdansk , in a north-westerly direction.
The plane is certainly the easiest way to reach Gdansk , as its airport is served by several low cost airlines , which connect Gdansk to the main cities of Europe and the world. Among the low cost airlines that fly to Gdansk are: Ryanair , Norwegian , Wizz Air , Air Baltic , Jet Air and WOW Air .
Reach Gdansk by car
Gdansk is well connected with the main cities of Poland thanks to a good road network. On the occasion of the 2012 European Football Championship, the country was equipped with new motorways, which significantly improved the road system in Poland. The A1 highway connects Gdańsk with the cities of Torun , Lodz , Katowice . The S7 connects Gdańsk with Warsaw and Kraków .
Gdansk bus and coach connections
Gdansk is served by numerous low-cost bus companies and long-distance coaches, which connect the various cities of Europe with the Gdansk bus station , located behind the Central Railway Station ( Dworzec PKS : Ulica 3 Maje, 12, Gdansk) .
One of the bus companies that connect Gdansk with Europe is Eurolines , which connects almost all cities in Poland. Gdańsk has direct Eurolines running through Wroclaw and Torun .
Polskibus lines depart and arrive from the central station , which connects Gdansk with the main Polish cities.
Getting to Gdansk by train
Train Station , located to the left of the Old Town ( Ulica Podwale Grodzkie, 1 ), is called Gdansk Glówny and is easily recognizable by its historic brick building, built in the Dutch style.
PKP Intercity trains connect Gdansk with other cities in Poland and Europe. SKM trains connect Gdańsk with Sopot and Gdynia , about 35 minutes journey time.
Besides the central station there are two other smaller stations, namely Gdańsk Oliwa and Gdańsk Wrzeszcz .
Train tickets can also be booked online on the website http://www.polrail.com/
Gdansk ferry connections
Gdansk is the main port of Poland and one of the most important on the Baltic Sea.
There are numerous ferries connecting Gdańsk with Germany and the countries of Scandinavia, Finland and Sweden .
How to reach the city center from the port of Gdansk:
It is possible to reach the center of Gdansk from the port by bus or taxi, or by taking the small train at the Brzeżno , which is only 500 meters away from the passenger pier.
The shipping companies and the ferries that depart from the port of Gdansk are Stena Lines , Finnlines and Polferries . The port of Gdańsk ferry terminal is located at Westerplatte and Polferries .
Main ferry lines from the port of Gdansk:
Polferries : ferries Nynashamm (Sweden) – Gdansk.
Stenalines : Karlskrona (Sweden) – Gdynia.
Finnlines : Helsinki (Finland) – Gdynia. Rostock (Germany) – Gdynia.
In Westerplatte, as well as in Sopot and Gdynia, private boats and cruise ships can dock.
GDANSK CONNECTIONS: How to get from Gdansk Lech Walesa airport to Gdansk city center
Gdansk connections: Lech Walesa Airport – Gdansk by bus
The connections between the airport and the city of Gdansk are ensured by the buses of the public transport company ZTM ( Zarzad Transportu Miejskiego w Gdansku ), in particular by the bus n°210B , which leads from the Gdansk Lech Walesa airport to the Gdańsk Glówny trains , with a journey time of around 30 minutes.
The cost of the bus ticket to get to the center of Gdansk is 2.50 Zl (1.25 Zl reduced) for the ordinary line and 3.50 Zl (1.75 reduced) for the night line. On their website you can find all the bus timetables in Gdansk .
The following bus lines stop at Gdansk Airport :
Line 110 – terminus: Wrzeszcz Station .
Line 210 – terminus: Central Railway Station.
Night line N3 – terminus: Central Railway Station.
Gdansk connections: Shuttle from Lech Walesa Airport to Gdansk city centre
Private shuttle and minibus transport services are also available at Gdansk Airport .
MPA Polonia shuttle buses connect Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport with the center of Gdansk. The bus stop is located at the Mercure Hevelius in Terminal City and the cost is around 10 zlotys per person. MPA bus timetables : from 9.00 to 18.30 in conjunction with the arrival of scheduled flights.
Wagner Transport is another shuttle service that connects Gdansk Airport with the city centre . The shuttle stops at the Gdansk Central Railway Station: the journey time is 30 minutes and the cost of the ticket is 10 Zl. Online booking is recommended. Wagner Transport shuttle timetables : from 4.25 to 16.00 in conjunction with the arrival of the flights.
Getting to Gdansk by taxi from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport
Taxis to the city center can be found in front of the entrance to Gdansk airport. The distance from Gdansk airport to the city center is about 12 km and the fare is about 50 Zl (equivalent to 15 euros). The licensed taxi company is City Plus Neptun .