Gdansk Airport to city centre by bus, train and taxi

Getting from Gdansk Airport to city centre

There is only one airport in Gdansk – Lech Walesa Airport. It is located about 15 km from the city centre and is easily accessible from the Gdansk Old Town, as well as from Sopot and Gdynia. Getting to and from Gdansk Airport to Gdansk city centre and Old Town is easy and cheap both ways – you can get to all those places without any problems by train, bus or taxi. Unlike some European airports, it quite cheap if you decide to use public transport, as there is no additional ticket needed – just a regular one. Much more expensive – and not always faster – is getting out of Gdansk airport by taxi.

Before you leave Gdansk Airport

It is possible and easy to reach most of the city districts from Gdansk Airport either by bus or by train. If you have not decided yet on where to stay in Gdansk, this article may help you choose the district that best suits your plans. If you have not decided yet what to do in Gdansk, another article list top things to do in Gdansk.

Free WiFi is available at Gdansk airport, you may use it to plan your trip and buy the bus ticket. There are also some bars and restaurants but expect prices to be much higher than outside. If you really need to grab a drink or a chocolate bar – check the self-service machine at the Gdansk Airport train station platform – it cheaper than buying it at the terminal. At the airport, you will find currency exchange as well, but the exchange rate is extremely low – it’s much better to get into the city centre and change money there.

Getting to and from Gdansk airport
Getting to and from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport

No matter if you land in the new or old terminal, it is very easy to find all means of public transport getting from Gdansk Airport to Gdansk city centre. All you need to do is to follow the line until you get to the desired place. Both the train station and the bus stop are very close to the airport.

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Getting from Gdansk airport to city centre by public transport - lines to follow
Going to the city centre by public transport – lines to follow at Gdansk Airport

From Gdansk Airport to Gdansk old town and city centre

By bus

There is a direct bus from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport to Gdansk old town and city centre. It arrives in front of the main railway station in Gdansk, as well as next to Brama Wyzynna – very close to Dluga Street in the Old Town.

The number of the line is 210 – it leaves the airport at least once an hour on weekdays, and once an hour on Saturdays, Sundays and public holiday. The journey lasts about 30 minutes if there is no traffic, but expect it to be longer in the morning and afternoon. One ride ticket (3,20 PLN) is enough, but if you plan to use public transport on that day, consider buying a 24-hour ticket (13 PLN) or buying Gdansk Tourist Card that includes transportation. You can buy the ticket from the driver, automatic ticket machine or using the Android App.

By Train

Currently, there is no direct train from the Gdansk Airport train station to Gdansk City Centre. However, if you are willing to accept one change in Gdansk Wrzeszcz, this is the most convenient way to get to the city centre. Regular ticket from Gdansk Airport to Gdansk City centre costs 6,5 PLN, but if you choose “Bilet miejski” you will only pay 3,5 PLN. It is not dependent on traffic, fast and comfortable. The trip with a change in Gdansk Wrzeszcz (usually you need to change platform), will usually last no more than 45 minutes. The only problem is that if you arrive at night, there are no trains from Gdansk Airport until 4.50 in the morning.

There are two train platforms at the Gdansk Airport train station. To get to the city centre, you need to enter the one closer to the airport. The other one serves trains going to Gdynia and Kartuzy (if you plan to go to Gdynia watch the screen carefully, as Kartuzy is different direction).

The ticket for the train may be obtained in the automatic ticket machine.

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Gdansk airport train station - ticket machine
Gdansk airport train station – ticket machine

Taxi Gdansk Airport to the city centre

Personally, I wouldn’t take a taxi from Gdansk airport, as the price is much higher than public transport. But if your plane lands at night, this might be the only available option. The airport recommends Neptun Taxi corporation – the risk you’ll be ripped off is lower, but still, expect to pay 50-100 (depending on the time and day) PLN for a ride from the airport to Gdansk or Sopot. Free Now taxis or Uber let you control your cost and estimate it before you reserve a taxi.

There is a line in front of the Gdansk airport separating the area where only recommended taxis are allowed to park and wait for passengers. You shouldn’t take a taxi that is behind that line unless it’s Uber or Free Now, but if you really need to, always check the price list of the taxi’s door. You should avoid non-corporate taxi – most frauds that occur are related to those that are private ones.

Getting from Gdansk airport to city centre by taxi - line separating recommended taxi area
Getting from Gdansk airport to city centre by taxi – line separating recommended taxi area

 

Getting to Gdansk Airport from the city centre

By Bus

Bus 210 leaves from Brama Wyzynna bus stop, and then stops opposite to the main railway station. Ticket for one ride (enough to get to the airport) costs 3,2 PLN. It stops just in front of the departures terminal.

By train

There are no direct trains from Gdansk city centre to the airport, but you can go to Gdansk Wrzeszcz and then change into PKM train that passes the airport. Be aware, that you never know from which platform in Gdansk Wrzeszcz the train to the airport leaves, and the information there is hardly visible. Just make sure you don’t go to Gdynia Glowna via Sopot. The whole journey should cost 6,5 PLN with a regular ticket, but it’s cheaper to ask for “Bilet miejski” that costs 3,5 PLN

By Taxi

You can take a cab from anywhere in the city, just make sure they do not fool you by taking a long way. Depending on the date and time, you should pay 50-100 PLN. Uber – though not considered to be a 100% legal company in Poland  – works fine and should take you to the Airport cheaper. Gdansk airport has a “Kiss and fly” area, which allows cars to enter the airport for no more than 15 minutes. Don’t let the taxi driver charge you for this parking ticket – it’s free.

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Getting from Gdansk airport to Sopot

By bus

There is a direct bus from Gdansk airport to Sopot city centre – line 122. It arrives in front of Grand Hotel – very close to the Monte Cassino street and the wooden pier. The journey takes about one hour, so it’s better either to have two tickets and validate the second one once the first expires, or to buy a 24-hour ticket.

By train

There is no direct train to Sopot. You need to get to Gdansk Wrzeszcz and then change lines.

By Taxi

Taxi from Gdansk Airport to Sopot City centre should cost 50-100 PLN depending on the company and time

Getting from Gdansk Airport to Gdynia

By bus

Except for some expensive transfer buses, there is no bus service from Gdansk Airport to Gdynia

By train

SKM trains leave every 30-60 minutes from the airport to Gdynia. This is not the main Gdansk-Gdynia train route that most citizens take every day, but the second line that goes outside the city, through nice landscapes around Tricity. The journey takes about 25 minutes and costs about 6-7 PLN.

By Taxi

Taxi from the airport to Gdynia should cost about 80-130 PLN. Uber or Free Now should be much cheaper. Beware, that the road the taxi is going to take tends to be jammed in the afternoon. We strongly recommend taking the train instead of taxi.

Transfer from Gdansk Airport to other cities

Regular transfer service to Koszalin, Torun, Bydgoszcz and Olsztyn leave from Gdansk Airport. Check airport website for more details.

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