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Advice please on travelling between Gdansk, Olsztyn, Ketrzyn

AndrewBracknell 1 | -  
4 Aug 2009 /  #1

I'm visiting Poland (from the UK) in a few weeks with a friend.

We will based in Gdansk, but there is a plan to visit Olsztyn and Ketrzyn area (yes, alright - Wolf's Lair).

The current plan is to hire a car in Gdansk and to drive to Olsztyn & Ketzryn. However, the accounts of aggressive drivers etc. that I'm seeing on this forum have rather put me off. This would be my first experience of driving on the right, on a left hand drive car, after all.

Does anyone have a view whether it is feasible to do this part of the journey by bus/coach? Apparently Poland has a very good coach network, but the relevant websites seem to be mainly in Polish.

many thanks,

gumishu 13 | 6,144  
4 Aug 2009 /  #2
there is a rail connection between Gdańsk, Olsztyn and Kętrzyn

you can check them out on connection search which is also in English - if you find it difficult to use anyway just let know here sometime and certainly someone will check that out for you specific enough

aha it's a couple of miles from Kętrzyn to the Wolf's Lair itself but I'm sure there is some private transportation available

there are also coaches from Gdańsk eastward to Mazury (but it's a bit more difficult to search for such connections on-line)
31 Aug 2009 /  #3
Can you tell me roughly how long it should take to drive from Gdansk to Ketrzyn. Would you make it there and back within 1 day to see the wolfs lair.


ShawnH 8 | 1,501  
31 Aug 2009 /  #4
Depends on your level of interest. You could spend 4-6 hours there if you really wanted, which would make it a really long day.

It is a bit of a drive though. We did it from Krynica Morska and then on to Bialystok in one day. Only spent about 2-3 hours there though.

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