Gdansk Airport to city centre by bus, train or taxi

written by Maciek Bogdanski

Getting from Gdansk Airport to the city centre

There is only one Gdansk Airport – Lech Walesa Airport (Port Lotniczy im. Lecha Walesy). It is located about 15 km from the city centre, in the Rebiechowo district. Gdansk Airport is easily accessible from the Gdansk Old Town, as well as from Sopot and Gdynia. Getting to and from Gdansk Airport to the 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, with the train being the best option. Unlike some European airports, it is 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 or airport transfer service.

Gdansk airport to city centre – at a glance

In the table below, you will find the comparison of the most popular transportation options from Gdansk Airport

OptionCostTimeFinal destinationChange
Train5,5 PLN35-45 minutesMain train station (Dworzec Glowny)at Gdansk Wrzeszcz
Bus line 2104,8 PLN40 minutesMain train station (Dworzec Glowny)Not needed
Taxi50-100 PLN25-60 minutesGdansk Old townNot needed
Train5,5 PLN25 minutesGdynia main train stationNot needed

My tip: My first choice is always the train, as the road connecting Gdansk Airport to the city centre is often blocked by traffic jams.

Before you leave the Airport

It is possible and easy to reach most of the city districts from the 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 lists the top things to do in Gdansk.

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If your plane lands in Gdansk during the day, it is worth checking out the Tourist Information Office at the airport. They should have some free plans of the city to give out.

Getting to and from Gdansk airport
Lech Walesa Airport in Gdansk

No matter if you land in the new or old terminal, it is very easy to find all means of public transport getting from the 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.

From Gdansk Airport to city centre by public transport - lines to follow
Gdansk Airport – routes to bus, train, and taxi

From Gdansk Airport to city centre

By Bus

The bus stop is located just in front of the terminal, just about 50 metres away. There is a ticket vending machine at the bus stop.

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

The number of the line is 210 – direction “Gdansk Glowny”. It leaves the airport at least once an hour on weekdays, and once an hour on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. 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 (4,80 PLN) is enough, but if you plan to use public transport on that day, consider buying a 24-hour ticket (22 PLN) or buying Gdansk Tourist Card that includes transportation. You can buy the ticket from the driver, an automatic ticket machine or using the Android App. If you buy tickets from the machine, remember to validate them on-board.

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Below are the nearest real-time departures towards Gdansk city centre:

Bus lineDestinationEstimated Departure
210Dworzec Główny20:55:01
210Dworzec Główny21:35:00

Another way to get from Gdansk Airport to the city centre is bus line 120. It leaves the airport 2-3 times per hour on weekdays and once an hour on weekends. This bus doesn’t go directly to Gdansk city centre, but to the bus/tram station “Lostowice Swietokrzyska”. You may change there to the bus or tram going to the city centre (check jakdojade.pl for the best route).

Below are the nearest real-time departures towards Lostowice-Swietokrzyska:

Bus lineDestinationEstimated Departure
120Łostowice Świętokrzyska20:55:10
120Łostowice Świętokrzyska21:42:00
120Łostowice Świętokrzyska22:07:00

If you land in Gdansk at night, there is a night bus N3 going to the city centre or to Gdansk Wrzeszcz. The journey to the city centre lasts about 45 minutes, while to Gdansk Wrzeszcz it’s only 15 minutes. The night fare is the same as during the day and the ticket costs 4,8 PLN.

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By train

Currently, there is no direct train from the Gdansk Airport train station to the city centre. However, if you are willing to accept one change in Gdansk Wrzeszcz, this is the most convenient way to get to the Old Town. A regular ticket from Gdansk Airport to Gdansk Glowny costs 5,5 PLN It is not dependent on traffic, fast and comfortable. The trip with a change in Gdansk Wrzeszcz will usually last no more than 45 minutes. The only problem is that if you arrive at night, there are no trains until 4.50 in the morning. So, probably the only way of getting to the Gdansk City Centre is to take a taxi or a night bus.

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Tip: during the rush hours, the train gets really crowded. Take a seat and keep your baggage close if possible

There are two 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 a different direction).

You may check the nearest departures from the station here.

The ticket for the railway may be obtained in the automatic ticket machine that is located on the platform, or from the staff on-board.

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

Taxi from 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. So if you really need a taxi, Gdansk Airport recommends Neptun Taxi corporation – the risk you’ll be ripped off is lower, but still, expect to pay 50-100 PLN (depending on the time and day) for a taxi ride from Gdansk airport to city centre. There is a line in front of the airport separating the area, where only recommended taxis are allowed to park and wait for passengers.

Line separating recommended taxi area
Line separating Gdansk airport recommended taxi zone

 Other Taxis from Gdansk Airport

You shouldn’t take a taxi that is behind that line, unless it’s Uber, Bolt or Free Now. There are reports about taxi drivers overcharging their passengers, and those reports are usually related to non-corporate cars. If you really need to take a car other than the recommended Gdansk Airport taxi, always check the price list of the taxi’s door.

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Uber, Bolt and Freenow

They all function in Poland just like the regular taxis, but they are cheaper. All of them will take you from the airport. If you decide to take a FreeNow from Gdansk Airport – remember to register in FreeNow Android App or FreeNow Apple App. With a discount code maciej.bog4 you will receive a voucher for 20 PLN (about 5 EUR). Free Now taxis or Uber let you control your cost and estimate it before you reserve a taxi.

Transfer from Gdansk Airport to the city centre

There are several companies that offer transfer service from the airport to the centre of Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia, or to other popular destinations in Pomerania. They need to be booked in advance, but they may take more passengers and the price is cheaper than for the taxi. You may check the price list and book the transfer service Elite Taxi and Black Taxi. Gdansk Airport transfer service may be arranged for you for an extra fee by some airlines (e.g. Wizzair) if you travel with them.

Staying at the Gdansk Airport

What if you don’t have the time or opportunity to go to the city centre? Your first option – if you arrive at night, is staying at the airport or in a nearby hotel. There are two hotels within walking distance: Hampton by Hilton and Sleep&Fly Motel. Other hotels are a bit further and would need to arrange a transfer from the airport.

If you decide to stay at the airport, there are not many things to do. There are some restaurants and duty-free shops, but mostly in the departure lounge. Except for that, there are no services that may keep you busy. There is a chapel (mess is celebrated on Sunday at 10 am), a Post Office (Monday-Friday 12-16) and Tourist Information (Monday-Saturday 9-17, Sunday 9-14).

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Getting to Gdansk Airport from the city centre

Once you finish your stay in Gdansk, you may need to go back to the airport to catch your outward flight. Getting to Gdansk Airport from city centre is just as easy as the other way.

By Bus

Bus 210 leaves from Brama Wyzynna bus stop (direction Osowa PKP), and then stops opposite to the main railway station (Gdansk Glowny). A ticket for one ride (enough to get to the airport) costs 4,8 PLN. It stops just in front of the departures terminal.

By train

There are no direct trains from Gdansk city centre to the airport. What you can do is to 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 5,5 PLN with a regular ticket.

By taxi

You can take a taxi from anywhere in the city, just make sure they do not fool you by taking a long way. Depending on the date and time, going with a taxi Gdansk Airport should be reached in 30-40 minutes and cost 50-100 PLN. Uber works fine and should take you to the airport cheaper. Bolt works fine as well. Gdansk Airport has a “Kiss and fly” area, which allows cars to enter for no more than 10 minutes. Don’t let the taxi driver charge you for this parking ticket – it’s free. Neptun is the taxi corporation recommended by the Airport.

Gdansk Airport Parking

Kiss & Fly parking

This is the zone just in front of the terminal, where you have free 10 minutes to say goodbye before you enter the airport. Your car needs to leave the Kiss&Fly zone in 10 minutes. Otherwise, you need to pay 20 PLN for every 10 minutes. This is to ensure there will be a opportunity for every passenger to get with his luggage as near the airport as possible. Be careful as there are some misleading billboards with lipstick directing you to paid parking.

P1 Gdansk Airport Parking

P1 parking is also a short-term parking, paid for every 10 minutes, but rates are significantly lower. You have to pay 2 PLN for every 10 minutes below 2 hours, then 9 PLN for every hour.

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P3-P6 Gdansk Airport Parking

Those parkings are a bit further from the terminal, and they are dedicated to a longer stay. The higher the number after the “P” letter, the further is the parking from the terminal, and the lower is the rate.

You may compare all the rates here.

If you are considering coming to Poland through other airports, check our articles on getting from the airport to the centre of Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan.

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3 comments

Joanie March 25, 2023 - 11:36 am

Thx for the info. Do the machines for bus tickets take credit cards?

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admin March 25, 2023 - 9:50 pm

Yes, they do.

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