Public transport in Gdansk is a convenient way to explore the city. The fares are acceptable, and if there are no traffic jams caused by some roadworks, accidents or extreme weather, it’s pretty punctual. All the buses and most of the trams are modern, with air-conditioning in summer and heating in winter.
Gdansk is one of the biggest and most interesting cities in Poland. It combines both the historical background and the modernity of western European standards.
We are not going to write here what you might see and do in Gdansk when you come here as a tourist, and what are the best things to see in Gdansk. We will try to give you some hints on what to expect if you want to move here, to live and work in Gdansk
Gdansk train and bus station Train and bus are the most common way of travelling through Poland. Both the railway and bus station in Gdansk are conveniently located close to the city centre, which makes it the easiest way to come to and to leave Gdansk. Gdansk railway station Gdansk …
If you stay in Gdansk for a longer time, it’s worth visiting Gdynia. Although the city has a very short history – which can’t compare to Gdansk, its modern architecture and seaside make it a great destination for a one-day trip.
Have you come to Gdansk with a camper car? This is a relatively new form of travelling in Poland and there are not a lot of places prepared for campers. However, there are at least four places where you may come with your camper car in Gdansk.
Moving sand dunes are located about 100 kilometres from Gdansk towards the north, near small city Leba. This is a sandy area close to the sea, that moves with the wind, with the average speed of several metres per year. So although dunes will not move in front of your eyes, if you look closely, you will see how the grains of sand are captured by the wind and moved – this is how the process takes place. Going to Leba is a good idea if you have a spare weekend, or plan to go towards Szczecin on your trip to Poland.
Every year in July, thousands of Gdansk citizens and visitors come to the Lower Gdansk – district where usually nobody comes. This is because of FETA- International street and open-air theatres festival, that takes over the district for one weekend.
Camping in Gdansk If you come to Gdansk during a long trip, it is possible that you have a tent with you and would like to put it up somewhere to save some money. Unfortunately, it is not possible to put up your tent wherever you want. Unless you want …
St Dominic’s Fair in Gdansk is one of the biggest commercial open-air events in Europe. It was established in 1260 by Pope Alexander IV, and since then has been annually organized in the streets of Gdansk – with the short period of break during and after the Second World War. Until 2003 St. Dominic’s Fair started in August and lasted for two weeks. Since 2004, it starts on the last Saturday of July and lasts for three weeks.
Mevo – public bike system in Gdansk was launched in March 2019 and is still supposed to develop. So far there are only 30% of the bikes available and the system is suffering from initial setbacks, but once put in its full operating capacity, it is going to be a great complement to the public transport in Gdansk.